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30 years of AIDS moments to remember

Thirty years ago, the CDC published its first mention of the HIV virus. In honor of that anniversary we take a look back at the most important moments in AIDS history.

Click through the timeline to see the people and events who will forever live in our memories. The graph underneath shows the trends of HIV/AIDS-related deaths, HIV diagnosis and the prevalence of those living with HIV or AIDS during this time period.

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