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HIV and AIDS Thirty Years Ago

HIV and AIDS Thirty Years Ago

HIV and AIDS Thirty Years Ago looked at the public health, scientific and political responses in the early phase (1981-87) of the global pandemic. This showcase was located in the museum’s Science in American Life exhibition (now closed), which focused on the connections among science, culture and society in American history. The display featured photographs, magazine covers and other graphics plus equipment that Dr. Jay Levy used to isolate the virus in his lab at the University of California, San Francisco, a copy of the Surgeon General’s 1986 report presenting the government’s position, samples of the drugs AZT and Retrovir and public health information pamphlets from AIDS service organizations.