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Life Ball 2013

Life Ball 2013

Since 1993, the annual ball – organised by Gery Keszler and Torgom Petrosian’s non-profit organisation AIDS LIFE – has raised funds and awareness for people living with HIV and AIDS. For 2013 the theme is “1001 Nights”, depicted in the Life Ball Stylebible. Several events precede the ball itself, including a fashion show and opening […]

The ‘Berlin Patient’: Demystifying AIDS?

On Apr. 28, 1984, the human immunodeficiency virus was defined as the pathogen responsible for AIDS at a press conference held in Washington D.C. This statement was given by Margaret Heckler, Secretary of Health and Human Services and the man who claimed to have discovered the virus, Dr. Robert Gallo. Heckler announced that a vaccine […]

AIDS: Rights Now

A shirtless young man in his early twenties stood on a table holding a red umbrella, with the words, ‘my body, my business’ written across his chest and chanting “Sarkozy lies, millions die.” With a final shout, he then jumped off to join the boisterous band of protesters, who marched on through the exhibition hall, […]

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