The View From Here


2011 marks the 30th year of AIDS. "The View from Here" is a special year-long series to mark the anniversary. Leading advocates, doctors, researchers, politicians, philanthropists, educators, public health professionals, journalists and celebrities are answering the same set of questions each month. 
 

The View from Here: Mark Leno & Scott Wiener

They are two leaders by example: California State Senator Mark Leno and San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener. The openly-gay public officials recently came to Magnet, our community health center in the heart of the Castro, to get free rapid HIV tests and remind gay and bisexual men of the importance of being tested for HIV every six months.
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The View from Here: Cyndi Lauper

Since the very beginning of her career, singer Cyndi Lauper has been a fearless advocate for LGBT rights. She has inspired generations of people to show their true colors, and when she fights homophobia and stigma she also fights HIV. In recent years, she has worked tirelessly to raise awareness about HIV prevention among women.
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The View From Here: Dr. Gottlieb & Dr. Volberding

Dr. Michael Gottlieb authored the first report to the CDC in 1981 identifying virus that would be known as AIDS. Dr. Paul Volberding started the nation’s first medical program dedicated to treating HIV at San Francisco General Hospital. They have been caring for patients since the very beginning of the epidemic, and their commitment to prevention, care, and treatment continues today.
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The View from Here: David Furnish & Bob Haas

Without generous donors, none of our work is possible. Without smart and passionate people leading top philanthropic organizations, progress is lost. That's why we need people like David Furnish and Bob Haas in our corner. They tell us what keeps them up at night, and what gives them hope, in this edition of The View from Here.
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The View from Here: Jeanne White-Ginder & Judith Light

Few people did more to mobilize our country’s initial response to HIV/AIDS than Ryan White. He changed the face of AIDS at a time when our nation needed it most. His legacy lives on through the Ryan White CARE Act, the largest federally-funded program for people living with HIV/AIDS. It also lives on in hearts of his mother Jeanne White-Ginder and actress/activist Judith Light.
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The View from Here: The Policy Makers

We’ve come a long way in the last three decades, particularly regarding our federal government’s response to HIV/AIDS. But we still have a lot of work to do, especially among minority communities. In this edition of "The View from Here," two of our nation's most influential policy makers tell us what keeps them up at night and what gives them hope.
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The View from Here

CEO Neil Giuliano launches a new year-long series, "The View from Here." Leading advocates, policy makers, medical professionals, researchers, philanthropists, educators, public health professionals, and celebrities will answer the same set of questions each month.
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