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Reflections on the HIV Epidemic: One Nurse’s 30 Year View

In 1985 HIV was still called HTLV III and a new blood test was approved to test people with risk factors. You were considered at risk back then if you were a gay male (especially if you were Black or Hispanic or your partners were), if you shared needles for illicit intravenous drug use, if you had a blood transfusion, were a recent immigrant from Haiti, or were born to a mom who had AIDS…. (read more)