Updated 31 May 2019

Story of a virus

From whispers of 'gay plague' in the early 80s to 40 million infected today, the story of HIV/AIDS is one of the most fascinating in history. Here it is in distilled form.

The history of HIV/AIDS, though grim and often unrelenting, is also one of the most fascinating stories of our time.

This timeline brings it to you in distilled form, with all its greatest heroes and villains, all its key moments of hope and despair.

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