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Ending Aids


With the end of the HIV epidemic in sight, Dr. Valenti is looking to reignite HIV awareness and rally public support to fund the effort. All proceeds of book sales will be donated to Trillium Health’s Fund to End the HIV Epidemic by 2020.

This fund is overseen by Trillium Health’s Innovation Institute, led by Dr. Valenti. Book proceeds support innovative outreach strategies to reach people at risk for HIV, make HIV testing more widely available, and overcome financial barriers to the once daily HIV prevention pill (PrEP).

AIDS Timeline

1980s

 

1981

On June 5, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), describing cases of a rare lung infection, Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP), in five young, previously healthy gay men in Los Angeles. All the men had other unusual infections as well, indicating that their immune systems were not working; two had already died by the time the report was published. This edition of the MMWR marks the first official reporting of what will become known as the AIDS epidemic

 

1982

In January, the first U.S AIDS clinic is established in San Francisco.

 

1987

By the end of the year, more than 41,000 people had died of AIDS in the U.S.

1990s

 

1991

The Visual AIDS Artists Caucus launches the Red Ribbon Project to create a visual symbol to demonstrate compassion for people living with AIDS and their caregivers. The red ribbon becomes the international symbol of AIDS awareness.

 

1994

AIDS becomes the leading cause of death for all Americans ages 25 to 44

 

1999

The World Health Organization (WHO) announces that HIV/AIDS has become the fourth biggest killer worldwide and the number one killer in Africa. WHO estimates that 33 million people are living with HIV, and that 14 million have died of AIDS.

2000s

 

2000

On April 30, President Clinton declares that HIV/AIDS is a threat to U.S. national security.

 

2009

Newly elected President Barack Obama calls for the development of the first National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States.

2010s

 

2012

The FDA approves the use of Truvada® for pre-exposure HIV prophylaxis (PrEP) in July.

 

2016

The United Nations AIDS Program (UNAIDS) reports that 17 million people were receiving HIV treatment as of December 2015, doubling the number of people in treatment compared with 2010.

SEE COMPLETE AIDS.GOV HIV/AIDS TIMELINE

Timeline content provided by www.cdc.gov