Nov 1986

Friends Boldly Form “Stop the AIDS Quarantine Committee”

In California, a fringe group called “Prevent AIDS Now Initiative Committee” (PANIC) successfully places a draconian measure on the statewide ballot. Known as Proposition 64, it would create de facto concentration camps for people living with HIV/AIDS. Shockingly, the majority of voters support the initiative. In Los Angeles, Michael Weinstein, Chris Brownlie (featured in the video), and their friends take a bold stand, forming “Stop the AIDS Quarantine Committee.”  Through aggressive advocacy and tireless public outreach, the quarantine committee is instrumental in defeating the ballot measure in November 1986. Fighting for what’s right will be one of AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s most enduring traits.