Special Collections

The AIDS Quarterly/The Health Quarterly

The AIDS Quarterly/The Health Quarterly special collection includes two nationally distributed news and documentary series produced for public television by WGBH Boston, The AIDS Quarterly and The Health Quarterly, which reported on the AIDS crisis. AIDS, also known as Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, is a chronic, potentially life-threatening condition caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). According to the press release, The AIDS Quarterly intended to “remedy the lack of detailed, current information on the epidemic.” Executive Editor Renata Simone cited the “urgent need for clear and up-to-date information about research developments and treatment, about how the government is responding to AIDS and how ordinary people are coping.”