On this date in 1981, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that five gay men in Los Angeles were suffering from a rare pneumonia found in patients with weakened immune systems. They were the first recognized cases of what came to be known as AIDS.
Wow. It's amazing to think how far we've come in 27 years. It's also mind-boggling in some respects to think about how far we have to go yet in this fight.