The first report - June 5, 1981David Thorsén
David Thorsén reflects on the forty years that have passed since the first official report of a new disease was published. What reactions did it generate in the US and Sweden, and what can we learn from the early report and its place in the official history of HIV and AIDS?
Voices about the early years
She had a story on a new, unpleasant disease.
Nobody wanted to publish it. In the Swedish journal Läkemedelsvärlden (2011) journalist Inger Atterstam tells about when she wasn’t allowed to write about AIDS. (Only in Swedish.)
Reflections on 35 Years of AIDS
Anthony S. Fauci (at the time NIAID Director) looks back at the first reports of AIDS in 1981 and offers perspective on advances in treatment for HIV infection.
Life Before the Lifeboat
AIDS pioneering physician Paul Volberding in conversations with some of San Francisco's courageous leaders from the earliest days of the AIDS epidemic.
First AIDS Patients Diagnosed 35 Years Ago
On June 5, 1981, the CDC published the first documentation of AIDS. Treatments have been developed over the years but there is still no cure.