Thirtieth anniversary of the first reported cases of AIDS – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. It has been 30 years since the appearance of an article concerning five previously healthy, young gay men in Los Angeles. They were diagnosed with an infection that usually appears only in individuals with substantial immune system damage. Dr. Anthony Fauci, an institute director at NIH reminds, the disease ultimately would be referred to as AIDS.
Fauci: The amount of medical and biomedical research advances has been breathtaking, but in the same time we must realize that even 30 years into the pandemic, we still have a number of important challenges, both scientific challenges and implementation challenges.
Narrator: For more information on HIV/AIDS research, visit www.niaid.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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