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The Lancet Gives High Praise to ‘Righteous Rebels’ Book

In its June issue, The Lancet, one of the most prestigious medicine journals, gives high praise to Righteous Rebels: AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s Crusade to Change the World. The book details the inspiring, untold story of the world’s largest AIDS organization that provides free HIV treatment to underserved people in 39 countries. Read more...

‘Righteous Rebels’ Book Signing at World AIDS Museum

In South Florida, at the World AIDS Museum on December 8, AIDS Healthcare Foundation co-hosted a book signing for Righteous Rebels: AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s Crusade to Change the World. The book was released in stores and online on November 15. Read more...

Martin Niemoller’s Relevant, Cautionary Poem ‘First They Came For…’

As a candidate, Donald Trump talked endlessly about instituting mass deportations — and specifically targeted Mexicans. Now that he’s been elected president, all Americans should consider the big-picture ramifications of his plan and rhetoric.

One person who understood the larger dangers of targeting a group of people is Martin Niemoller, a German theologian and Lutheran pastor who spent several years in a concentration camp. Read more...

Book Excerpt: In ‘Righteous Rebels,’ Dr. Esther Schumann Saves A Near-Death AIDS Patient

During the research for Righteous Rebels: AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s Crusade to Change the World, I met with the inimitable Dr. Esther Schumann. She was widely considered one of the most effective doctors at AHF, and the following book excerpt shows why — she never gave up on her patients. Read more...

Jamie Schield Remembers the Little Known History of AIDS Activism in Texas

With little fanfare, in American cities outside New York and San Francisco, men and women fought heroic battles against politicians and government bureaucrats who refused to address the major public health crisis that was the AIDS epidemic. In Dallas, one such activist was Jamie Schield. Read more...

During the Obama Presidency, Tens of Thousands of Americans Living with AIDS Have Died

During President Barack Obama’s nearly eight years in office, between 2009 and 2016, tens of thousands of Americans living with AIDS have died. Contrary to what many Americans think, AIDS has not gone away — and people are still dying needlessly. Read more...

In the Fight to Control the Global AIDS Epidemic, Discrimination Can Be Lethal

In the middle of Dongdan Park in Beijing, China, next to a volleyball court, there is a yellow demarcation line that gay men rarely cross. A few miles away, at Mundanyuan Park, deceased gay men have been buried alongside a condom-littered, bush-shrouded dirt trail that’s used as a secret cruising spot for sex. Read more...

Defining the American Dream

Last week, presidential campaign season kicked off with the first televised debate between Republican candidates. With that debate, and over the coming months, we’ll hear much talk about the “American Dream.” Rarely, however, do politicians define it in a satisfactory, all-encompassing way, if at all. Read more...

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