PACCT II The Big Picture

As the organizer and host of CitiHope’s PACCT program, I offered the following Big Picture perspective on the Global AIDS Pandemic: AIDS as we know it is 25 years old. When I was a pastor in San Francisco in the early 1980’s, we began hearing about a strange new form of cancer among gay males in San Francisco and New York City. The medical establishment called it “GRID” (Gay-Related Immune Deficiency). By 1984, HIV was