VICTORY DEFERRED

HOW AIDS CHANGED GAY LIFE IN AMERICA



JOHN-MANUEL ANDRIOTE

 

John-Manuel Andriote began reporting on HIV/AIDS while he was working on a master’s degree in journalism at Northwestern University in the mid-1980s. By then two of his friends, both in their twenties like Andriote, had already died from AIDS. Hysteria about the growing epidemic threatened to boil over as headlines, such as LIFE magazine’s screamed “Now No One Is Safe From AIDS” when actor Rock Hudson in July 1985 announced his own AIDS diagnosis.


Andriote committed himself then to using his skills as a journalist to document and report the terror that stalked gay men - and the extraordinary heroism he witnessed in the gay community. After three decades, that commitment remains strong - reinforced by Andriote’s own 2005 HIV diagnosis.


Besides reporting on HIV/AIDS in America, Andriote’s work has taken him to some of the global epidemic’s hardest-hit areas in Africa and the Caribbean. Over the years he has expanded his health and medical focus to include writing on other infectious diseases, health care, and pharmaceuticals, in reporting for print and web-based publications including The Atlantic, Huffington Post, and the Washington Post.


Andriote regularly speaks from his firsthand experience as a journalist and as a gay man living with HIV to university and other audiences, and as a subject matter expert for the news media.


Please visit Andriote’s personal website (jmandriote.com) for further information.

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