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HIV/AIDS: 30 Years of an Epidemic

It's been 30 years since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first cases of AIDS in the June 5th, 1981 issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. While knowledge and education about the disease, caused by HIV, has increased and the rate of death has decreased, new cases of HIV diagnoses continue to occur. There still remains much work to be done.

30 years of HIV/AIDSTo mark 30 years of the fight against HIV and inspire a renewed sense of urgency to see lives saved and the end of an epidemic, several government agencies are collaborating with community-based and faith-based organizations, researchers, health professionals and those affected by HIV to bring events and programming to create a path forward to the end of HIV/AIDS. Below are not only events planned for this year, but information about the basics of HIV, how to prevent contraction of the virus that causes AIDS and links to facts to keep you and your loved ones safe and in good health.

 
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