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AIDS activist group ACT UP organized numerous protests on Wall Street in the 1980s. The group's tactics helped speed the process of finding an effective treatment for AIDS. Tim Clary/AP hide caption

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How To Demand A Medical Breakthrough: Lessons From The AIDS Fight

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More testing for HIV infection is one of the steps needed to halt the spread of the virus. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Halting U.S. HIV Epidemic By 2030: Difficult But Doable

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Though his politics are right of center and he lobbied hard against the Affordable Care Act, Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch also has been key to passing several landmark health laws with bipartisan support. Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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How Sen. Orrin Hatch Shaped America's Health Care In Controversial Ways

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ACT UP demonstrators shout and carry posters outside the 1992 Republican National Convention. Gregory Smith/Corbis/Getty Images hide caption

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Larry Dearmon (left) and Stephen Mills pose on their wedding day at Lake Tahoe in 2013. Courtesy of Larry Dearmon hide caption

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A Couple Reflects On A Loss From AIDS That Brought Them Together

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Girls at the St. John's Community Centre in Nairobi, Kenya, attend an event supported by PEPFAR, the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Ben Curtis/AP hide caption

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Praise For The Global HIV Program That Trump Wants To Cut

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Dr. Robert Redfield, named CDC director Wednesday, spoke during the Aid for AIDS "My Hero Gala" in New York City in 2013. Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Aid for Aids/Getty Images hide caption

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Dr. Mathilde Krim at the World AIDS Day Symposium presented by the Foundation For AIDS Research and the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in 2002. Krim had a knack for helping people talk about HIV/AIDS rationally, colleagues say. Theo Wargo/WireImage hide caption

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Pioneering HIV Researcher Mathilde Krim Remembered For Her Activism

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Researchers are working on a new way to deliver anti-HIV drugs. A six-pointed device (artist's rendering, above) folds up to fit inside a capsule. One swallowed, the capsule dissolves and the device opens up and slowly dispenses the medication. Partners Healthcare / Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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A memorial honoring victims of the AIDS epidemic sits across the street from the former St. Vincent's Hospital site in New York City, where many of the early victims of AIDS were diagnosed. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Christopher Harris was diagnosed with AIDS in the 1980s. He was told he would live about a year. An early member of the Atlanta Buyers Club, he's now 73 and has a daughter and three grandchildren. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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How A Slip Of Paper Impacted An AIDS Diagnosis

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The Tataya Mato week at Jameson Camp in Indianapolis is a free sleep away camp for children impacted by HIV/AIDS. Peter Balonon-Rosen/Indiana Public Broadcasting hide caption

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Between Swimming And Archery, This Camp Helps Kids Overcome The Stigma Of HIV/AIDS

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Members of ACT UP hold up signs and placards during the Gay and Lesbian Pride march in New York City, June 26, 1988. The New York Historical Society/Getty Images hide caption

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ACT UP At 30: Reinvigorated For Trump Fight

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Men protesting in support of more money for AIDS research marched down Fifth Avenue during the 14th annual Lesbian and Gay Pride parade in New York in 1983. Mario Suriani/AP hide caption

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Researchers Clear 'Patient Zero' From AIDS Origin Story

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The Epidemiologist Who Crushed The Glass Ceiling And Media Stupidity

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