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‘A Very Eerie, Strange Time’: Remembering AIDS Before It Was Officially Identified in Spring 1981

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    1981 George Bellinger and Friends
    George Bellinger, Jr. (lower left) in D.C. in 1982 with friends, only one of whom is still alive. Courtesy of George Bellinger, Jr.
    1981.FrankPIzzoli
    Rob Kilgallen, 28, left, and Frank Pizzoli, 26, right, celebrating 1978 NYC Pride Parade.Courtesy of Frank Pizzoli
    Tim Murphy

    Tim Murphy

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    Tim Murphy, based in Brooklyn, has been writing about HIV/AIDS for 25 years, for publications and organizations including TheBody, TheBodyPro, POZ, New York Magazine, The Nation, Housing Works, and Lambda Legal.