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CEUfast Blog - Category: AIDS HIV

Written by Kristal Roberts 
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A lot has changed since the HIV epidemic hit the United States in the 1980s, but nurses have always been at the helm of treating these patients since the beginning.

Nurses have worked all over the U.S. to care for HIV/AIDs patients from the hospital units to  their homes.

Today, nurses continue to play a critical role.

Written by Julia Tortorice
Photo by: ChiLam Ly (Flickr)

Photo by: ChiLam Ly (Flickr)

As I look back on the AIDS pandemic over the last 32 years, I'm amazed at how far we have come in finding treatments for this horrible disease. Clinically discovered in 1981, and classified by the CDC in 1982, AIDS has claimed around 30 million lives throughout the world. AIDS, itself, remains incurable, although we are on the verge of some breakthroughs, and we do have medicines to try to hold the disease at bay. HIV, the virus responsible for AIDS, is manageable with certain drug therapies. The healthcare industry and nonprofit organizations worldwide have made dramatic progress in the fight against AIDS. Here's how.

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