When AIDS was first reported in 1981, scientists disagreed about what caused the disease and how it was spread. Controversies continued when two different research groups claimed credit for identifying the virus called HIV as the cause of AIDS in 1984. These and related debates shook the scientific world and affected the development of AIDS research and prevention.
"This title offers a historical overview rather than a medical explanation of the disease... The book has no illustrations and the presentation would be dry to average browsers. However, the time line, glossary, and index will be useful tools for researchers."
-- School Library Journal (September 2003)
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