Although all eyes and ears were on the blockbuster Contagion this weekend.
Glutzer had not been just a nurse, but organized clinical trials with Quest Clinical Analysis, which still runs HIV trials today. When experts launched a clinical trial testing suramin, a drug used to take care of the tropical disease sleeping sickness and among the first substances tried against HIV, Goldstein and his partner registered. Nonetheless, We Were Here manages to deliver a perspective of hope: Despite the fact that the individuals in the film could find their community collapsing around them, these gay men worked hard, never to save themselves, but to save one another. They registered for medical trials with unidentified outcomes and they petitioned drug and policymakers companies, whilst they themselves had been dying. (more…)