30 Years of AIDS (Rebroadcast)

Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 2:06 p.m.
30 Years of AIDS (Rebroadcast)

Thirty years ago, Dr. Anthony Fauci was a young researcher when the first cases of AIDS were reported. He reflects on the epidemic and new efforts to find a cure.

On June 5, 1981, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported five cases of otherwise healthy, gay men in Los Angeles with the same strange pnuemonia. One month later, twenty-six more gay men had it. But now they were also appearing in San Fransisco and New York City. The disease was called GRID – Gay Related Immunodeficiency Disease, until it began affecting people of all genders, races, ages and sexual orientations. Dr. Anthony Fauci is head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. He’s been involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS since it began. He reflects on the history and future of the epidemic.

Guests

Dr. Anthony Fauci

director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH.

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