HIV/AIDS History And The Normal Heart | WOSU Radio

HIV/AIDS History And The Normal Heart

Mar 16, 2017

This week marks the 30 year anniversary of the FDA approval of AZT, a landmark treatment for HIV/AIDS. We discuss the history of the disease and how it is treated and discuss The Short North Stage’s production of the play, “The Normal Heart,” which documents the early days of the AIDS Crisis.

The Normal Heart at the Short North Stage will have performances on March 16 and 17 at 8 pm and on March 19 at 2 and 7 pm.


  • Dr. Michael Para, associate dean for Clinical Research in the College of Medicine and Public Health, HIV researcher at OSU Wexner Medical Center
  • Kate Adams, Pharmacy Manager and Clinical Specialist at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation in Columbus
  • Rick Gore, co-founder of the Short North Stage
  • Elliott Lemberg, director of “The Normal Heart” at the Short North Stage