The Early Years of HIV/AIDS

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Science  29 Nov 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5599, pp. 1728-1730
DOI: 10.1126/science.1078050

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It is almost 20 years since HIV was first isolated and identified as the cause of AIDS. This Viewpoint by Gallo of the Insitute of Human Virology in Baltimore, Maryland, provides an insider's view of the frustrations and triumphs that led to the discovery of HIV as the cause of AIDS.