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HIV and AIDS History | MEN R US.CO.UKIt's a Sin
Five part drama written by Russell T Davies following the lives of a group of gay men in London in 1981 on the cusp of the HIV and AIDS epidemic.

“It’s A Sin” Simplifies The Reasons Why The AIDS Crisis Was So Devastating | BuzzFeed News | 3 Mar 2021
“It’s a Sin” is about AIDS in England & Americans should remember that when they watch it | LGBT Nation | 5 Mar 2021
‘It‘s a Sin’ taught me I need to confront shame as a gay man | Huck | 18 Feb 2021
The Unique Catharsis of 'It's a Sin' | Vice | 1 Feb 2021
 ‘It Would Be Friends Of Friends, Then Your Friend’: The It’s A Sin Era, Remembered By Those Who Survived It | Huff Post | 29 Jan 2021 
It’s a Sin is a love letter to 1980s gay culture – and hate mail to the era’s homophobic hegemony | BFI | 22 Jan 2021
It's a Sin review – Russell T Davies Aids drama is a poignant masterpiece | The Guardian | 22 Jan 2021
Meet the Exuberant Young Stars of Russell T Davies’s New ’80s-Set Drama, ‘It’s A Sin’ | Vogue | 11 Jan 2021
It's A Sin (Trailer) | Channel 4 | 7 Jan 2021 | 2m 30s

HIV and AIDS History from Wikipedia, Avert and the Terrence Higgins Trust
HIV/ AIDS in the United Kingdom | Wikipedia
History of HIV and AIDS overview | Avert
Our History: Terrence Higgins Trust | Terrence Higgins Trust

AIDS: The first 20 years | Simon Garfield
AIDS: The first 20 years (part one) | The Guardian | 3 June 2001
AIDS: The first 20 years (part two) | The Guardian | 3 June 2001

How Edinburgh became the AIDS capital of Europe
In the mid-1980s Edinburgh became known as the Aids capital of Europe. A new deadly disease, cheap heroin and the hardline attitudes of the authorities were the ingredients for a public health disaster.
How Edinburgh became the AIDS capital of Europe | BBC | 1 Dec 2019

How a typo created a scapegoat for the AIDS epidemic | Maclean's 
A 1984 study planted the seed that would lead the media to falsely demonize Gaëtan Dugas as Patient Zero of an epidemic that would kill more than 700,000 people in North America.
How a typo created a scapegoat for the AIDS epidemic | Maclean's | 17 Apr 2019
COVID-19: Patient zero: why it’s such a toxic term | The Conversation | 1 Apr 2020

The VITO Project
Created in association with the Cinema Museum to promote dialogue between different generations of LGBTs. The series provides an alternative space for LGBTs of all ages to watch films and share ideas.
The VITO Project | ReShape
Vito Russo | Wikipedia

The End Of Innocence | BBC/ Fine Cut | 1995HIV AIDS HISTORY | MENRUS.CO.UK
In 1995, the BBC made a documentary based on the book by Simon Garfield (see below) highlighting the shameful attitudes of the British public and politicians during the 80s and early 90s towards HIV/AIDS awareness, education and gay men.
The End of Innocence, part 1/ 6 | BBC Documentary/ Fine Cut | 1995
The End of Innocence, part 2/ 6 | BBC Documentary/ Fine Cut | 1995
The End of Innocence, part 3/ 6 | BBC Documentary/ Fine Cut | 1995
The End of Innocence, part 4/ 6 | BBC Documentary/ Fine Cut | 1995
The End of Innocence, part 5/ 6 | BBC Documentary/ Fine Cut | 1995
The End of Innocence, part 6/ 6 | BBC Documentary/ Fine Cut | 1995

Forty films with HIV and AIDS storylines and/ or themes
Links to Wikipedia 

Who's to say what makes a film worth watching, but one of our volunteers fancies himself as a bit of a film critic and has put a star next to the films which are some of his favourites.  

  1. An Early Frost (1985)
  2. Parting Glances (1986)
  3. Tongues Untied (1989)
  4. Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt (1989)
  5. Longtime Companion (1989)
  6. The Living End (1992)
  7. Peter's Friends (1992)
  8. Zero Patience (1993)
  9. And the Band Played On (1993) 
  10. Philadelphia (1993)
  11. The Cure (1995)
  12. Jeffrey (1995)
  13. Kids (1995)
  14. Boys On the Side (1995)
  15. It's My Party (1996)
  16. The Line of Beauty (1996)
  17. Drôle de Félix (2000)
  18. The Hours (2002)
  19. The Trip (2002)
  20. Angels in America (2003) 
  21. Rent (2005) 
  22. A Home at the End of the World (2004)
  23. Life Support (2007)
  24. The Witnesses (2007)
  25. Born in 1968 (2008)
  26. Precious (2009)
  27. We Were Here (2011)
  28. How to Survive a Plague (2012) 
  29. Philomena (2013)
  30. Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
  31. The Normal Heart (2014)
  32. Holding the Man (2015)
  33. 120 BPM (2017)
  34. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
  35. Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo (2017)
  36. United in Anger: A History of ACT UP (2012)
  37. Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)
  38. 1985 (2018)
  39. Mapplethorpe (2018)
  40. Every Act of Life (2018)

More
AIDS: Doctors and Nurses tell their Stories (2017) | Gay Films | 2 Mar 2019 | 26m
QED BBC1 1987 Fuide to the AIDS virus | KillianM2 TV Archive | 7 Jul 2015 | 28m 24s
Out on Tuesday: Section 28; UK AIDS Campaign; "Playing Gay" | kurvapicsa | 5 Aug 2014 | 51m 30s
 Dr Fauci on 30 years of AIDS | HIV Gov (USA) | 31 Aug 2011 | 47m 7s

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