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Mid-1970's-1986 history
These are some of the most important events that occurred in the history of AIDS up to 1986.
The History of AIDS
Find out who were the first popular faces in the U.S. to die from AIDS.
In Their Own words
Documents how NIH researchers answered such questions when asked to recall the early days of HIV/AIDS.
State Origin: The Evidence of the Laboratory Birth of AIDS”
The true history of the origin of AIDS can be traced throughout the 20th Century and back to 1878. On April 29 of that year the United States passed a “FEDERAL QUARANTINE ACT”.
Where have we been...where are we going?
In July 1981, the New York Times reported an outbreak of a rare form of cancer among gay men in New York and California. This "gay cancer" as it was called at the time was later identified as Kaposi's Sarcoma, the face of AIDS.
History of the Quilt
In June of 1987, a small group of strangers gathered in a San Francisco storefront to document the lives they feared history would neglect.
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