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Washington, D.C.: National Museum of American History Marks 30th Anniversary of HIV and AIDS

June 3, 2011

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History is marking the 30th anniversary of the first reports of HIV/AIDS with a special exhibit examining the health, scientific and political responses to the epidemic. "HIV and AIDS 30 Years Ago" includes press coverage, photographs and prevention materials created by the gay community from 1981 to 1987. In "Archiving the History of an Epidemic: HIV and AIDS, 1985-2009," the museum's Archives Center presents materials including posters from AIDS-related films like "Philadelphia" and "Longtime Companion." Also on display is a panel of the AIDS Memorial Quilt honoring Roger Lyon, who died shortly after his 1984 testimony to Congress about the new disease. The exhibit's online offerings may be viewed at For visitor information, telephone 202-633-1000 or 202-633-5285 (TTY) or visit

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Adapted from:
Miami Herald

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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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