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

TargetHIV's June 5, 2018 blog reminded us that this was the day 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 Library of tools produced over the years on topics like how best to engage people in HIV care and HIV community planning and our 2021 blog, AIDS at 40: Envisioning a Future We Never Imagined.

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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.

30 Years of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program presents videos, infographics, and a look back at the history of the RWHAP.

Ryan White Planning Councils: You Make the Difference is a 1996 orientation video that almost got lost. It's back.

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