#5 – The History of Singapore’s Fight Against AIDS (A Conversation with Roy Chan)

AIDS is an illness that still carries social stigma and moral indignation. The situation was especially worse during the 1980s and 1990s when most patients died painful deaths and moral panic influenced public rejection of those from marginalised communities. Today, we speak to Professor Roy Chan, President of Action for AIDS, on the early fight against AIDS in Singapore, its impact on the gay community, how things have changed since then, and what Singapore still needs to do to decisively defeat the disease.

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