Quotes about AIDS

It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance. Elizabeth Taylor

I don’t think President Bush is doing anything at all about Aids. In fact, I’m not sure he even knows how to spell Aids. Elizabeth Taylor

AIDS obliges people to think of sex as having, possibly, the direst consequences: suicide. Or murder. Susan Sontag

AIDS occupies such a large part in our awareness because of what it has been taken to represent. It seems the very model of all the catastrophes privileged populations feel await them. Susan Sontag

The AIDS plague has so fed into America’s current need to disown the sexual revolution that it has been hard to determine whether the new disease is just a convenient excuse or truly a new Black Death. Erica Jong

Both the Moral Majority, who are recycling medieval language to explain AIDS, and those ultra-leftists who attribute AIDS to some sort of conspiracy, have a clearly political analysis of the epidemic. But even if one attributes its cause to a microorganism rather than the wrath of God, or the workings of the CIA, it is clear that the way in which AIDS has been perceived, conceptualized, imagined, researched and financed makes this the most political of diseases. Dennis Altman