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jan 14, 1987 - Progress in AIDS stigma & SA Government 'Recognizes' HIV/AIDs

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President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia announces his son has died of aids, a landmark in the campaign against the stigma of AIDS in Africa. In the UK the first specialist AIDS hospital ward was opened by Princess Diana. She did not wear gloves when shaking people hands with AIDS was widely reported in the press.
The apartheid government recognized that AIDS had the potential to become ‘a major problem’, even though there were very few reported infections. African Research and Education Pupperty Programme (AREPP) is founded as a community based educational trust in South Africa. Its goal was to break down racial, cultural,language and educational taboos and barriers on HIV/AIDS in South Africa. At this time in South Africa, HIV/AIDs has not been fully recognized.

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jan 14, 1987
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~ 37 years ago

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