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AIDS Activist Group Co-Founder Reflects On World AIDS Day, Progress Made Since The 1980s

An Indian sex worker lights candles forming the shape of a ribbon as part of an awareness event on the occasion of World AIDS Day in Siliguri on December 1, 2018. - World AIDS Day has been observed today since 1988 to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic. (Diptendu Dutta/AFP via Getty Images)
An Indian sex worker lights candles forming the shape of a ribbon as part of an awareness event on the occasion of World AIDS Day in Siliguri on December 1, 2018. - World AIDS Day has been observed today since 1988 to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic. (Diptendu Dutta/AFP via Getty Images)

Nearly 40 years after HIV/AIDS was first detected, more than 30 million have died. Here & Now’s Peter O’Dowd talks with one of the co-founders of ACT UP — the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power — on World AIDS Day on what progress has been made since the 1980s.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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