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So i think it's there's been a fundamental shift in how things are treated and i think especially amongst younger people how hiv aids is is viewed but i i wanna i wanna talk to you about about your experience it seems that since the discovery of hiv the disease is definitely been stigmatized can you describe what life was like for you during the aids epidemic of the nineteen eighty s well the question of stigmatization what's there from the very beginning and i think i wrote this book as a way of exploring the dominant narratives of hiv aids which as you pointed out shifted in nineteen ninetysix during the advent of protease inhibitors of medications that greatly increased life expectancy for people living with hiv hey it's a new change the landscape completely but i i'm fearful that if the narrative is constructed entirely around the pharmaceutical interventions that that changed the world we're overlooking the fact of life for the thirty six million people last time i counted still living with hiv aids in the world which has to which pharmaceutical interventions have no power to help in other words steak will racism mass incarceration aids in prison criminalization women and aids those are things that were there from nineteen eightyone but the story tap the dominant narrative is more the storytelling of aids than it is the.

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