Yale University

Researchers Reflect On Three Decades of HIV Research

It has been 35 years since the first case of HIV/AIDS was recorded in Connecticut, and since then, Yale has been at the forefront of scientific interventions to address the challenges posed by the epidemic.

Elaine O'Keefe, who currently serves as the executive director for Yale's Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, was one of the first public health practitioners to work on the epidemic. She vividly recalls the grave circumstances brought upon certain New Haven residents by the advent of HIV/AIDS in the 1980s.

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Published: Sunday, October 9, 2016