Today, the LSHTM Library & Archives service hosted a short HIV/AIDS gems of the collection session for some visiting American students from Oklahoma State University. As the students were attending a summer school based at the University of Cambridge on HIV/AIDS in the United States and Transnational Politics and Culture it seemed appropriate to include a few items from the papers of Joseph Sonnabend, whose papers are a wonderful source for early responses to AIDS in 1980s New York City. In additional to the United States material I also included UNAIDS material from the Piot collection that included key international developed such as the establishment of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the United Nations Special Session on the 25-27th June 2001. Finally, no HIV/AIDS gems session would be complete without a large selection of HIV/AIDS prevention campaign materials from the UK and Europe including posters, postcards, condoms, bumbags. trading cards and sugar sachets.