This is the story of the early years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic as it has never been told before: through the voices and notes of the people who took phone calls made to an LGBTQ+ helpline. From 1983 to 1991, Switchboard volunteers supported people living with HIV, their loved ones, and people scared of it. In the first of three special episodes that start Season Two of The Log Books, Tash and Adam hear from survivors, a nurse and a doctor, and the people who were among the first to tackle what became a crisis.Content warning: Illness, death, and ill-treatment and discrimination of people living with HIV and AIDS.The Log Books — stories from Britain’s LGBT+ history and conversations about being queer today. Produced by Shivani Dave, Tash Walker and Adam Zmith, in partnership with Switchboard - the LGBT+ helpline. With thanks to the Bishopsgate Institute and the BFI National Archive.For more information about the themes in this episode, take a look at:From organisations:All about HIV from the Terrence Higgins TrustAll about PrEP from PrepsterNational Aids Trust, the UK’s HIV rights charityPositively UK, advocates for and supporters of people living with HIVPositive East, health and wellbeing for people living with HIVNAM AIDS Map, which grew out of Switchboard!Tonic Living, which seeks to build LGBT+ affirming retirement communitiesTV:BBC Horizon Killer in the Village from 1983Podcasts:From Probably True with Scott Flashheart:Doctor part 1 Doctor part 2PlagueBooks: Policing Desire by Simon WatneyThe End of Innocence by Simon Garfield AIDS: Don’t Die of Prejudice by Norman FowlerMusic by Tom Foskett-BarnesArtwork by Natalie Dotohttps://www.thelogbooks.orgSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/thelogbooks. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.