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Pride In Our Health

Jun 4, 2021

On June 5, 1981, the CDC published a note in their Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report that five gay men in Los Angeles had been treated for a rare fungal infection of the lungs caused by a severely weakened immune system. What nobody knew at that time was that this would be the first officially reported case of AIDS in the US. 40 years later, the search for an HIV cure continues.

The lifesaving advancements made since those early dark days are the legacy of researchers and advocates who worked tirelessly under the shadow of a terrifying new disease. Let’s hear from one of those people.

Today’s guest is Dr. Kenneth H. Mayer, Fenway Health Medical Research Director and Co-Chair of The Fenway Institute.