This year marks an important milestone in our nation's history -- 35 years since the discovery of HIV/AIDS. This hour, we look back to see how far we've come in understanding, treating, and destigmatizing HIV/AIDS in America.
We hear from educators, researchers, and local residents. And we take your comments and questions, as well. Has HIV/AIDS affected your life or the life of someone you care for?
- Dr. Thomas Lawrence Long - Associate professor-in-residence in the UConn School of Nursing and curator of the Josephine A. Dolan Collection of Nursing History
- Dr. Robert Heimer - Member of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at Yale and a professor at the Yale School of Public Health
- Karina Danvers - Director of the New England AIDS Education and Training Center -- Regional Partner at Yale University AIDS Program
- Larry Danvers - Husband of Karina Danvers
- LaToya Tyson - Prevention Program Manager at AIDS Connecticut
Lucy Nalpathanchil and Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired on September 30, 2016.