June 9, 2020 Today’s anniversary has been marked by many online. Matthew Hodson, the chief executive of HIV information service AIDSmap, said, “AIDS broke the hearts of lovers, friends and families left behind.
It devastated an entertainment industry that offered haven to gay and bi men in homophobic times. It deprived us all of a rich cultural heritage and a generation of gay men of their community elders.“AIDS is not over.
680k people died of HIV-related illnesses last year. These deaths were preventable. When HIV is treated it won’t be passed on during sex (#UequalsU).