Though it seems like most Americans have all but forgotten about the AIDS epidemic, associate editor Nona Willis Aronowitz, a confessed child of the ’90s, today publishes a tribute slideshow dedicated to the cultural icons that initially shaped her understanding of HIV and AIDS:
While standard sex ed classes certainly helped millions of young people understand the basics of HIV, AIDS, and safe sex, at the forefront of much of the public awareness were music, movies, tv shows, and sports. Here, a roundup of the key moments in pop culture that gave the AIDS epidemic a face and a context.
Remember Pedro, Kids, Eazy-E, and Keith Haring? Nona does.
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