"Images on AIDS and Sexuality"
A booklet published in tribute to Siddhartha Gautam by ‘his friends’. Booklet tells a short story of the life and activism of Siddhartha Gautam, who died January 13, 1992. Gautam was involved with social justice groups concerned with Bhopal gas victims and AIDS patients.
The Indian-American (September 1991)
September 1991 issue of the Indian-American containing articles about the victimization of AIDS patients in India, how San Francisco Indian-Americans won minority status, the role Sonia Gandhi played in India’s oldest political party, the challenge to New Delhi in the new world order, and a nature article about hippopotami.
Letter to the Indian Minister of Health and Family Welfare
Letter of unknown date addressed to India’s Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Nirman Bhavan, expressing concern about how the Indian Government is handling the AIDS/HIV public health crisis. The letter asks that the government provide more public education about preventing the disease as well as remedy the deficient sanitation standards in India’s hospitals.
A letter of unknown date describing the AIDS/HIV public health crisis of India. The letter written by a ‘group of Indian academics, journalists, and activists’ shows concern for the way the Indian Government is handling the treatment of those with the virus and the prevention of the spread of the disease. The letter asks the recipient to write to the Health Secretary in India, Mr. R.L.
Correspondence from South Asian AIDS Action
Letter from South Asian AIDS Action dated October 1991 in regards to the effectiveness of the AIDS demonstrations of August 1991 and how the organization will proceed to achieve the goals outlined in the letter. A calendar of events in New York was included in the letter.
"Treatment of AIDS Patients in India Protested"
News India article published August 23, 1991 about a demonstration outside San Francisco Indian Consulate in which a crowd protested the inhumane treatment of HIV/AID patients in India. Demonstrators met with consular official to air grievances.
India Abroad article, dated August 9, 1990, written by Ajit Jain, describes how Dr. R. Balakrishnan and H. Ram are coordinating demonstrations to bring attention to the worsening AIDS health crisis in India. Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention and India AIDS Action planned a demonstration on August 13 outside Indian Consulate in Toronto, CA.
"India AIDS Action Demonstration in NY"
Article written by Manisha Mirchandrani for the India Monitor dated August 19, 1991. This article summarizes an August 13th demonstration organized by India AIDS Action to protest the AIDS policies of the Indian government. Protesters said the policies and pending legislation regarding AIDS/HIV patients deny basic human rights and are contrary to World Health Organization guidelines.
"Protests on India's AIDS Policy" / "AIDS Bill Is Called Repressive"
Two news articles from clipping from India Abroad dated August 23, 1991. ‘Protests’, written by Brinda Chugani, summarizes the coordinated multi-city protest on August 13, 1991. Demonstrators wanted to bring attention to AIDS policies of India. ‘AIDS Bill’ was written by K.S. Nayar and summarizes how the Indian government is taking action regarding AIDS and why its actions are ‘repressive’.