In 1983 Dr. Jay Levy and his lab colleagues at the University of California at San Francisco also isolated the virus. Levy used this equipment to collect cell cultures and tally cells during his HIV research.
In 1985 the first commercial HIV test became available. Using a technique developed in the 1960s and 1970s, the test identified HIV antibodies. It also sparked intense debates about privacy and the potential misuse of test results.
Rumors of exotic new disease among gay men in New York Native
CDC reports 5 cases of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in Los Angeles
CDC reports 26 cases of Kaposi’s sarcoma in Los Angeles, New York City
Similar cases reported in injection…
AIDS service organizations founded in major cities
“GRID” (gay-related immune deficiency) and “AIDS” terms in use
3 cases in hemophiliacs reported
“Homosexuals” asked not to donate blood
AIDS connected to cases in Africa
Drs. Luc Montagnier, Françoise Barré-Sinoussi and colleagues discover the viral cause
Denver Principles on the rights of people with AIDS
First candlelight vigils
Term “safe sex” in general use
3,064 cases of AIDS reported, cumulative…