Announcement Date: September 1, 1982
  • Community-based clinics were formed in New York City and San Francisco to address the health and social support needs of those getting sick. As most cases were among gay men, the initial title given to the illness was gay-related immunodeficiency (GRID). By September of 1982, however, cases of rare illnesses were reported among injection drug users, people receiving blood transfusions, as well as heterosexually-active people resulting in the Task Force to rename the disease to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
  • AID Atlanta is founded and currently services as the oldest AIDS Service Organization (ASO) in the Southeast.

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