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July 16, 2019

AIDS TREATMENT NEWS full archive now online

I published 423 issues of the twice-monthly newsletter AIDS Treatment News, from 1986 through 2007. We allow re-use, and until recently there were various copies of the newsletter online throughout the web, accessible by search engines. But web content decays with time, and recently we learned that some issues were no longer online at all - a problem for researchers studying the history of the AIDS epidemic.

So we have uploaded the entire archive (about 34MB). You can reach the archive by visiting this link (you do not need to sign in to anything). To search the archive, we suggest downloading it into a folder on your computer; then you can search locally within that folder. Note that there are 3 folders in the archive; this is explained in the Readme file.

We found the download procedure confusing. At least on our setup (Google Chrome running on a MacBook Air), you get a message "Leave site? Changes you made may not be saved" (after a delay while Google's server creates a ZIP file for faster downloading). You must reply to that message by clicking Leave -not Cancel, or the download will not happen. (We had thought we were getting a timeout warning, and clicked Cancel.)

We did not make any changes to the content in preparing this archive. It should be the same as what went out in the printed newsletter up to 33 years ago. There is still cleanup we should do - but at least the full information is now available to everybody.


CC: This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. Note: this license applies to all articles in the AIDS Treatment News archive, except a few of those signed by an author other than John S. James.

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