40 years ago, the first cases of AIDS were reported in the US

Deotis McMather is pictured asleep in bed at the San Francisco General Hospital's Ward 5B -- the first AIDS hospital unit in the nation. After being diagnosed with AIDS, he returned to his apartment, where all of his belongings had been thrown out onto the street.


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