Lessons from the AIDS Crisis for the Coronavirus Pandemic

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As scientists rush to come up with more accurate data and science to explain the mysterious and sudden Covid-19 pandemic, some of those touched by the HIV epidemic are seeing parallels with events of 40 years ago.  We reflect on lessons from the early days of the HIV epidemic and how they might apply with the novel coronavirus.


Sandra R. Hernández, MD, president and CEO of the California Health Care Foundation

John Cunningham, executive director, National Aids Memorial