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How a 1980s AIDS Support Group Changed The Internet Forever

As the AIDS epidemic spread, Ben Gardiner took to the nascent internet — and shaped the way we share health information online

BBen Gardiner was a larger-than-life mainstay of San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood in the 1980s. He had wavy white hair, big eyebrows, and a bushy beard…




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