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In Their Own Words: NIH Researchers Recall the Early Years of AIDS
  The Iceberg of HTMLV-III/LAV Infection  
   
  Because AIDS symptoms can take 10 years to develop, only a small fraction of the epidemic was visible in 1985.  
     
  Because AIDS symptoms can take 10 years to develop, only a small fraction of the epidemic was visible in 1985  
     
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