23-Year-Old AIDS Mural in the Castro District Defaced with Graffiti

Painted in 1998, the mural Hope for the World Cure, at Market and 15th Street in the Castro district, is one of the most powerful public artworks about the chaos and solidarity of the AIDS crisis in San Francisco and worldwide. In late December 2021, approximately one-third of the two-story mural was defaced with graffiti. Restoration will cost an estimated $50,000, according to public relations.

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Fauci Documentary Remembers AIDS

Early in the film a split screen shows the 80-year-old doctor and his 45-year-old self treading the same pathway to work, opening the same door, waiting in the same elevator, walking down the same hall, and entering the same office to type on different computer keyboards. Fauci had become media-worthy for his involvement with AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). Reading the first reports of PCP and Kaposi’s Sarcoma in young gay men, Fauci sensed it was a new disease. “I got goosebumps.”

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