Global Health

The Discovery of AIDS, 25 Years Later

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On June 5, 1981, the Center for Disease Control published its first report on what has come to be known as Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, or AIDS. Guests talk about the devastating effects of the disease in the past quarter-century.


Drew Tillotson, clinical psychologist; surviving partner of Archie Harrison, an AIDS victim profiled by NPR from 1987 to 1988

Richard Knox, NPR science desk correspondent

Andrew Moss, professor of epidemiology at UCSF

Noerine Kaleeba, founder, the AIDS Support Organization, Uganda; currently with UNAIDS



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