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MMWR Podcast Discusses First Published Account Of AIDS

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: MMWR Podcasts: The AIDS Epidemic, Pneumocystis Pneumonia — Los Angeles 1981
In this podcast episode, Sonja Rasmussen, editor-in-chief of the MMWR, speaks with Harold Jaffe, CDC’s associate director for science, about an MMWR report published in 1981 on Pneumocystis pneumonia. Rasmussen notes, “This report was later acknowledged as the first published account of what would become known as human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS. It was the first of many MMWR reports that led to a better understanding of this new condition” (12/1).