Announcement Date: January 1, 1988
  • U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop mails a report to over 100 million U.S. households encouraging condom use during sex, and an honest talk between parents and their kids about how you can and cannot get AIDS.
  • The first needle exchange programs are set up in Tacoma, WA as well as San Francisco, CA to help prevent HIV infections among injection drug users.
  • The U.S. Congress passed a ban on the use of federal funds for needles exchange programs based on the idea they promote drug use.
  • Women named fastest growing population with HIV.

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