World AIDS Day: History of the Epidemic

A short history of the HIV and AIDS epidemic.
3:00 | 12/01/11

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Frankly I don't moving on my -- just months ago was spreading so quickly. Doctors now say it's a national epidemic. Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or aids it has already claimed 636. Victims killing 261. Researchers offer little hope for future victim. No one knows what causes aids or other -- it. But there is now conflicting scientific evidence that aids can be transmitted through blood transfusions. Finally spent the last five years. -- fighting the virus inside and infectious fear and ignorance surrounding. And Allentown business school with my mind because I sent them. The ferry and -- Aids cases in the world jumped by 56% last year more than 73000. People -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- it to my first child. I hemorrhage. And was transfused. With seven kind of glad. Four years later I found out that I had been infected. With the AIDS virus. And had unknowingly. Passed into my daughter Ariel through my breast -- And my son -- In year around. America has not being -- -- it's. But we're getting closer. And we remain committed to. Find its. There was -- -- there was nothing venues -- the it's. Ou pool. Coach was expected in the womb of the mother already starting today. Then forest office into a culture of poverty and a country that high in March punishes those who have that. Yeah. The drugs -- Into special session it is very often about war. Today -- -- the war which needs to be fought against needs. -- asked the congress to commit fifteen billion dollars. What the United States is trying to. Help prevent. -- -- -- Responsive to into the and a mother passes the again that. 20. We do have the tools the science is there. You combined that. What we've learned what we understand what you know how did you. You speak seriously. An ambitiously of being able to eliminate pediatric aids. Donors have been especially generous over the years and let us not short change. It makes no sense. In any way. Good news. I think all of us need to fight night from -- Okay.

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