We Still Have Work to Do; 30 Years of the AIDS Epidemic

by Accidental Bear

The San Francisco AIDS Foundation, with the help of about 100 volunteers, installed a giant red ribbon on the hillside of Twin Peaks Sunday, May 22 to commemorate 30 years of the AIDS epidemic. The foundation worked with organizers of the pink triangle installation in conceiving of the idea and the ribbon will remain on display until June 19. SFAF pointed out that every day in San Francisco, two more people are newly infected with HIV, and more than 56,000 are infected nationwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first cases of the virus that causes AIDS on June 5, 1981. Next week’s Bay Area Reporter will mark that somber anniversary.

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