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Today marks 40 years since the first case of AIDS was reported.

We stand in solidarity w/all people living with or affected by HIV, & we remember our friends/family who have died from AIDS-related illnesses.

Our mission: #endAIDSby2030.


Since the start of the epidemic 77.5 million people have become infected with HIV and more than 34 million have died of AIDS-related causes.

However, HIV is more than a disease.

It's an issue of social justice.

No one should be infected and no one should die. Image
In the past 40 years, we have made huge progress in turning the epidemic around: 75% of all people living with HIV are now on treatment. That’s more than 27 million people, on treatment today.

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On this day, in 1981, 5 cases of what came to be known as AIDS, were reported in @CDCMMWR—changing the world.

Today, the Lancet journals reflect on the science and people behind #40YearsOfHIV/AIDS response through a special collection of content ➡️
Months later, Kenneth Hymes et al. published an article in @TheLancet describing Kaposi's sarcoma in a group of young homosexual men in New York, suggesting a sexually transmissible disease might have a role in the pathogenesis of the rare cancer.

In 1984, Philippe Van De Perre et al. and Peter Piot et al. provided early data on #AIDS in Rwanda and Zaire.

Udani Samarasekera talks to Peter, Director of @LSHTM, about the first African research project on AIDS, @UNAIDS, and hopes for the future:
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