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The June 5 1981 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report generated coverage in the mainstream media (Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle) about a mysterious illness (they called it a "gay cancer") that had killed five young gay men in Los Angeles. It was the first mention of what later became known as AIDS. The term AIDS was first used on July 27 1982 by the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Human immunodeficiency virus infection / acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is an infectious disease of the human immune system caused by infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

It causes the gradual degeneration of the body's immune system.

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