THIS DAY IN HISTORY June 5, 1981: AIDS Epidemic Recognized by Medical Community

#tdih 1981 The CDC published a medical study about five gay men, plagued by a mysterious autoimmune disease, in June 1981. It formally marked the start of the AIDS epidemic in the U.S. In the decades that followed, people organized to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS, to find a cure, to educate people about treatment and prevention, and to create a culture of compassion instead of fear around it. This includes activist organizations like ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power). #PrideMonth



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