More on activism from retired UCSF professor Art Ammann. Here he discusses the need for global activism to confront HIV/AIDS worldwide.
“Why is a person going to change their behavior — why is a government going to change its behavior? They’re not going to rudy the literature and go over things and say, “We’re going to do this,’” Ammann said. “It really has to come from the people.”
In earlier posts here and here and here, I explored the role activism played in the early days of the epidemic and continues to play today. In an earlier post, Ammann voiced the frustration of a pediatrician trying to call attention to young people with AIDS — a cause taken up and championed by the activists.