Top 55 AIDS Quotes

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“To me, AIDS is an international epidemic and every country can be affected by it. Therefore, it can be discussed on an international level. Unfortunately, AIDS doesn’t require a visa.”

― Abbas Kiarostami

“I have serious hearing loss. I’m challenged if I don’t have my hearing aids in.”

― Al Jarreau

“Early in 1986, the World Health Organization in Geneva still regarded AIDS as an ailment of the promiscuous few.”

― Barton Gellman

“Throughout the early and mid-1990s, the Clinton administration debated the merits of paying for AIDS testing and counseling of vulnerable populations overseas.”

― Barton Gellman

“In the wealthy industrialized nations, effective drug therapies against AIDS became available – AZT as early as 1987, then combinations of antiretroviral agents in 1996. The new drugs offered hope that fatal complications might be staved off and AIDS rendered a chronic condition.”

― Barton Gellman

“Drug manufacturers could afford to sell AIDS drugs in Africa at virtually any discount. The companies said they did not do so because Africa lacked the requisite infrastructure.”

― Barton Gellman

“In Africa through the 1990s, with notable exceptions in Senegal and Uganda, nearly all the ruling powers denied they had a problem with AIDS.”

― Barton Gellman

“In 1995, Glaxo bought Burroughs Wellcome and became the presumptive leader in AIDS therapy.”

― Barton Gellman

“The AIDS is a disease that is hard to talk about.”

― Bill Gates

“AIDS itself is subject to incredible stigma.”

― Bill Gates

“The ideal thing would be to have a 100 percent effective AIDS vaccine. And to have broad usage of that vaccine. That would literally break the epidemic.”

― Bill Gates

“It doesn’t upset artists to find out that artists used lenses or mirrors or other aids, but it certainly does upset the art historians.”

― Chuck Close

“In fact, a large majority of those have died and of those expected to die of AIDS, as well as of those who are infected with the virus, are in sub-Saharan Africa.”

― Claudio Hummes

“From 1989 to 2000, I was focusing in on my children. I hadn’t realized the world had changed a lot. AIDS had happened, for starters, and so many people in the arts died or were affected.”

― Daphne Guinness

“The radical right is so homophobic that they’re blaming global warming on the AIDS quilt.”

― Dennis Miller

“AIDS had won gays sympathy; they no longer seemed the privileged brats that the general populace had resented in the 1970s.”

― Edmund White

“African-American women account for 67 percent of all newly diagnosed female AIDS cases.”

― Elijah Cummings

“I think we all realize that anyone can – and has – gotten AIDS. So there’s obviously still a lot to be done.”

― Eric McCormack

“AIDS is a shared truth – it’s not selective in its wrath.”

― George C. Wolfe

“As long as we do not know how the cell works, we don’t know the kind of havoc the AIDS virus creates in the cell.”

― Gunter Blobel

“George W. Bush is very popular in Sub-Saharan Africa. Why? Because of PEPFAR, the President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief.”

― Hillary Clinton

“Black people do not have AIDS because AIDS is a ‘black disease’; black people are getting AIDS because most of them are immoral.”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“I’m in awe of the AIDS workers in Africa who teach there, year in and year out.”

― Jordana Spiro

“AIDS is a plague – numerically, statistically and by any definition known to modern public health – though no one in authority has the guts to call it one.”

― Larry Kramer

“AIDS was allowed to happen. It is a plague that need not have happened. It is a plague that could have been contained from the very beginning.”

― Larry Kramer

“You can’t get AIDS from a hug or a handshake or a meal with a friend.”

― Magic Johnson

“Small aids to individuals, large aid to masses.”

― Maria Mitchell

“The AIDS virus is not more powerful than God.”

― Marianne Williamson

“If I were offered a cochlear implant today, I would prefer not to have one. But that’s not a statement about hearing aids or cochlear implants. It’s about who you are.”

― Marlee Matlin

“AIDS is a judgment we have brought upon ourselves.”

― Mary Whitehouse

“Popular ideas about AIDS are based on a hypothesis that does not stand up to scientific scrutiny.”

― Nate Mendel

“My son has died of AIDS.”

― Nelson Mandela

“I have a file of letters and bits of ephemera from friends who have died. I have had lots of friends who died of AIDS.”

― Rachel Maddow

“If a country denies it has AIDS, that country will inevitably become an even greater victim.”

― Richard Holbrooke

“The male elites that run most countries are exceedingly uncomfortable with the subject of AIDS because it’s a sexually transmitted disease.”

― Richard Holbrooke

“AIDS is the revenge of the rain forest.”

― Richard Preston

“The ’50s were terrifying with nuclear bomb stuff but boring in a social way, and then the ’60s were happening, and remember, there was no AIDS.”

― Robert Klein

“This AIDS stuff is pretty scary. I hope I don’t get it.”

― Robert Mapplethorpe

“I’d worked for, during one period, for a PR firm, and for a while Rock Hudson was a client of ours, so I knew him well, and I knew when he had AIDS, that he had AIDS, but I would not write about that.”

― Robert Osborne

“I have an AIDS ribbon tattooed on my arm.”

― Ryan Lewis

“I came of age during AIDS and the terror of that and the sadness and the death and the overwhelming despair.”

― Ryan Murphy

“On December 17, 1984, I had surgery to remove two inches of my left lung due to pneumonia. After two hours of surgery the doctors told my mother I had AIDS.”

― Ryan White

“Most recently my battle has been against AIDS and the discrimination surrounding it.”

― Ryan White

“The school I was going to said they had no guidelines for a person with AIDS.”

― Ryan White

“The music aids the message, it’s there to punctuate and abbreviate and shape the silence.”

― Saul Williams

“Questions have also arisen about AIDS being transmitted to hemophiliacs via blood transfusions.”

― Serge Lang

“Roughly speaking, this hypothesis asks whether drug use causes some of the diseases officially associated with AIDS, such as immunodeficiency and Kaposi’s sarcoma.”

― Serge Lang

“India has an enormous amount of AIDS awareness.”

― Sharon Stone

“To date, nearly 100,000 Hispanics have died with AIDS. Since Hispanics are the fastest growing minority group in the United States, our challenge is even greater.”

― Solomon Ortiz

“The pandemic of AIDS is a gender-based disease.”

― Stephen Lewis

“I’m grateful for doing those drugs, because they kept me from getting laid and I would have gotten AIDS.”

― Steven Tyler

“AIDS occupies such a large part in our awareness because of what it has been taken to represent. It seems the very model of all the catastrophes privileged populations feel await them.”

― Susan Sontag

“HIV’s never been proven to cause AIDS. HIV ain’t ever killed anybody.”

― Tommy Morrison

“I can cure AIDS, and I will.”

― Yahya Jammeh

“AIDS today is not a death sentence. It can be treated as a chronic illness, or a chronic disease.”

― Yusuf Hamied
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