Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, June 26th, 2001
"HIV is characterized by a relatively long gap between infection and major illness," said Dr. Peter Piot, executive director of the UN's Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). "Its natural dynamic is to show up first among those at heightened risk, while at the same time it gradually moves across the whole of the sexually active population."
The first official documentation of the disease that came to be known as AIDS was made on June 5, 1981, in a nine-paragraph...
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