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And the Band Played On

Dr. Robert C. Gallo was a researcher at the National Cancer Institute, who was working on a cure for leukemia when he isolated the retrovirus HTLV-I. Precisely what happened at this time remains...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2020, 3:01 pm (UTC)

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And the Band Played On

In And the Band Played On, Dr. James Curran works for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), serving as leader of the task force investigating the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Dr. Curran is the the...

Latest answer posted December 19, 2019, 7:49 pm (UTC)

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And the Band Played On

As Shilts makes clear, the Federal government was slow to acknowledge the spread of the HIV virus because, at that time, it was stigmatized as a "gay" disease, something that only affected gay men,...

Latest answer posted December 13, 2019, 9:17 am (UTC)

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And the Band Played On

Watching the docudrama And The Band Played On is great way to learn about America's response to the AIDS crisis that took the lives of so many gay men during the 80s and 90s. Since big cities like...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2020, 3:29 pm (UTC)

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And the Band Played On

The slow and inadequate response to the AIDS crisis by the federal government is now considered one of the most shameful chapters of contemporary American history. Ronald Reagan was elected in 1980...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2020, 2:19 am (UTC)

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And the Band Played On

In Randy Shilts's comprehensive book on the start of the AIDS crisis, it seems like the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) begins to figure out that AIDS can be transmitted through...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2020, 2:00 pm (UTC)

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And the Band Played On

Randy Shilts is a journalist who died from AIDS-related complications in 1994, and his 1987 book And The Band Played On: Politics, People and the AIDS Epidemic goes a long way to exposing the...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2015, 5:27 pm (UTC)

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And the Band Played On

Hindsight is 2020, so what we know now, almost 35 years after the book's publication, is vastly different than what the collective "we" knew when AIDS was rapidly decimating communities and still a...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2020, 4:45 pm (UTC)

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And the Band Played On

And the Band Played On, a two-hour movie originally made for HBO, details the chaos and bureaucratic infighting that affected the first few years in the fight to stop what is now known as Acquired...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2019, 3:15 am (UTC)

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And the Band Played On

Arguably, HIV/AIDS did not become part of the national conversation in the United States until 1985. The nation began to take notice, particularly when children became infected with the virus via...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2016, 12:26 pm (UTC)

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And the Band Played On

In the early 1980s, when AIDS had just been identified by the medical community and the public first became aware of it, an atmosphere of near hysteria (this is only a slight exaggeration) seemed...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2019, 4:15 pm (UTC)

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And the Band Played On

There is evidence from research studies suggesting that the declining mortality rate from AIDS and HIV-related illnesses may have reduced people’s concerns about contracting and transmitting...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2019, 4:22 am (UTC)

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