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Decades on, particularly for those of us living relatively privileged lives in the West, the horror wrought by the AIDS pandemic seems to be a thing of the past. Memories of Liz Taylor and red ribbons seem very much part of a previous century for most of us, and much of the fear associated with the disease softened through complacence. In a post-azt world, where the syndrome has found ways of being medically managed, and the likes of Magic Johnson show that the debilitation wrought by the affliction can be sidestepped, the entire issue of HIV/AIDS has become for many simply background noise, some blood-borne transmissible disease with clear ways of avoiding its reach with a few minor safeguards. When the mysterious, deadly symptoms »

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