October 29


Flashback: “1983 – Having Claimed 558 Lives, AIDS Finally Made It to the Front Page”


“The greatest regret of my career is that I didn’t try to do more to improve our coverage of AIDS.”@DavidWDunlap: nyti.ms/1tLOWGx

A prominent New York Times reporter takes a look back on the fight against HIV / AIDS. David W. Dunlap has worked at The Times for 39 years. He recalls the early news coverage of AIDS and compares it to The Times’s coverage of the arrival of the Ebola virus in the US.

This is the search for a proper perspective from a public health standpoint. It also is a stark reminder of how far we have come in the fight against HIV / AIDS.