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AIDS Epidemic at 20 Years: The View from America

May 22, 2001, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Ford Foundation released a report on the public's perception of the AIDS epidemic in America. This release is in advance of the National Symposium on AIDS convening on June 5, which will, among other things, take up these findings. According to the 64-page report, "when asked to name the most urgent health problem facing the U.S., more than one in...
20 Years of AIDS

According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), May 31 marked the 20-year anniversary of the first discovery of AIDS. Perhaps not surprisingly, the Web has seen a corresponding flurry of activity devoted to the history and current status of research on the disease. The CDC has posted this site, which collects research findings from the Centers' Morbidity and Mortality Weekly...
World AIDs Day Map

Created by Lex Talkington Design, Inc. this visually stimulating and engaging website takes visitors into the AIDS pandemic and how it has affected children throughout the developing world. After a brief introduction, visitors will be presented with a rotating series of images that profile different children from Thailand, India, Kenya, and a host of other places. Upon clicking each icon, visitors...
HIV and AIDS: 30 Years Ago

In June of 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that several otherwise healthy young men were dying of diseases usually seen only in elderly or immune-depressed patients. Soon the CDC realized they were dealing with what become known as HIV, which is the virus that produces AIDS by effectively impairing the human immune system. This compelling website was created as part of...