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UConn Exhibits Mark 35 Years of HIV/AIDS


Three exhibitions at the University of Connecticut explore the social and political history of HIV/AIDS and mark 35 years since the first cases were diagnosed.

Associate professor-in-residence, Dr. Thomas Lawrence Long, said the idea came to him while teaching a course on AIDS and culture.

“One of the things that struck me,” he said, “was that most of our undergraduates have never lived in a world without AIDS. Many of them were completely unaware of the struggles that HIV-infected people and their families encountered in the 1980s.” Long was a recent guest on WNPR’s Where We Live.

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