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Ep 12 HIV/AIDS: Apathy Will Kill You

Ep 12 HIV/AIDS: Apathy Will Kill You

Update: 2018-01-2322
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This is it, y'all: the season finale. This week we’re talking about HIV/AIDS, one of the biggest pandemics of modern times. We were fortunate enough to speak with three individuals who have had vastly different experiences with HIV/AIDS. Frank Iamelli, who took care of many of his friends throughout the epidemic, Hillel Wasserman, who has been living with HIV since 1987, and Brryan Jackson who was diagnosed with AIDS when he was only 5 years old. In this episode, you'll get a glimpse into their stories and then we'll fill you in on all of the biology, history, and present state of HIV in the world.
Don’t forget to tune in next week for our special bonus episode where you will get to hear more of Frank, Hillel, and Brryan's stories in depth. In the meantime, here are a couple of links to Brryan's website and Being Alive LA which you'll hear more about next week!
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JesJr Hopkins

Boo

Dec 16th
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Xiao Forrest

I agree that politics are everywhere but in this case taking about it is necessary. A large contributing factor of why this disease was not treated as quickly/aggressively as other public health risks is because of the group most affected. Like in many previous episodes we see that there is a history of ignoring or neglecting diseases that don't directly affect the majority and/or the socially enfranchised in the white/European/rich countries. Plus part of the podcast is about the histories and the historical impacts of the epidemics and laws and stuff are parts of history

Dec 4th
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Taylor Harrell

Xiao Forrest You’re right I can agree with that but I can’t help but sense a personal level of political input and that’s what irritates me. I totally get what you are saying though it does make sense to include the historical politics on the topic.

Dec 5th
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Taylor Harrell

Great episode but please god leave the politics out! I’m so sick of not being able to listen to or watch literally anything without politics coming into play.... why is it so hard to not mention polical bs?! It’s sadly inescapable.

Dec 4th
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Athena&TheOwl

Taylor Harrell The conduct of the Reagan Administration had a huge effect on the treatment and funding for Aids in the USA. Protest groups like ActUP had to repeatedly petition the government to take any action at all. It was and remains an intensely political disease. From International relations, religion, Scientific funding and social attitudes, there is no way to separate the story of HIV and AIDS from global politics. I highly recommend 'And the band played on' and 'How to survive a plague' for the full story.

Apr 23rd
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denis

Taylor Harrell yeah... not sure how you can leave politics out of this when it was a major contributor to this disease. find a safe space, cry a little, and come back and discuss.

Apr 19th
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Ep 12 HIV/AIDS: Apathy Will Kill You

Ep 12 HIV/AIDS: Apathy Will Kill You