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30 Year Anniversary Illustrates Remarkable Progress

Group of peopleAcross the nation this past year, those involved in the ongoing effort to battle HIV/AIDS commemorated the 30-year mark since medical professionals realized in 1981 they were facing a new and mysterious virus that was starting to claim lives and turn into a dangerous epidemic.

The anniversary illustrates the astonishing progress that has been made since the discovery of what was originally called Kaposi’s sarcoma, and then GRID (Gay-Related Immune Deficiency). The condition, which had not yet been definitively linked to a virus in 1981, was renamed Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) by the U.S. Center for Disease Control in 1982. More...


Ryan whiteThe Faces that Defined AIDS

Looking back at the 30-year history of HIV/AIDS, Ryan White would have to be considered one of the key historical figures.

Who was Ryan White and why was he so important? Longtime participants in the fight against HIV/AIDS can picture Ryan White’s face in an instant. More…


Aging with HIV: A Growing Issue

Two older women sitting at a tableThroughout the 30-year history of HIV, there have been continually changing issues, and one of the newly emerging challenges is the need for specialized care for an aging group of HIV-positive people.

That would have seemed beyond anyone’s wildest dreams in the early years. And while it is certainly a positive, it also means those who provide care for older Americans need to develop programs and policies never thought of in years past. More…


Ryan White Part A Program Office
Broward County Governmental Center Annex
115 S. Andrews Ave., Room A300
Fort Lauderdale, FL
33301
Phone:  954-357-5390
TTY: 800-995-8711
Fax:  954-357-5897
Hours: Weekdays
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

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