To date the function of World AIDS Day and what it signifies has been an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. This year WAD is celebrating its sweet 16, and to me it should be a circumspect celebration of man and life.
The documentary How to Survive a Plague, chronicling American gay activists' response to the early days of the HIV epidemic, has been nominated for Best Documentary at the 85th Academy Awards.
The moving film is described as "the story of two coalitions… whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition".
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