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The History of HIV/AIDS: Remembering and Applying Lessons Learned to the Present

June 6, 2018

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CDC MMWR on First AIDS Cases in 1981

HIV.gov's June 5 blog reminded us that this was the day 37 years ago was when the first AIDS cases were reported, in a CDC a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) on five cases of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) among gay men in Los Angeles. There is value in such recollections: commemoration of loss, inspiration from struggles lost and won, and perhaps to pick up on the lessons learned and apply them to the present. It is in this spirit that HRSA's HIV/AIDS Bureau has produced over the years a number of resources to capture the history of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP). Below are highlights. 

See our tools produced over the years on topics like how best to engage people in HIV care and HIV community planning

Legacy of Care is a video recap of the 20-year history of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program: a journey of exceptional courage and hope.

Living History provides a historical overview of the RWHAP with a timeline, video and audio stories, and focus stories on populations served by the program.

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program: 25 Years of Passion, Purpose, and Excellence presents videos, infographics, and a look back at the history of the RWHAP.

The Evolution of Ryan White HIV Care is a 2016 guest editorial by Dr. Laura Cheever, HRSA Associate Administrator for HIV/AIDS on change in HIV care.

Ryan White Planning Councils: You Make the Difference is a 1996 orientation video that almost got lost. It's back. Stay tuned for the Spanish language version.

Video orientation to Ryan White Planning Councils for prospective new members.

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