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In Their Own Words: NIH Researchers Recall the Early Years of AIDS
  Tracking the Epidemic  
   
  Graph shows steady climb in AIDS cases between 1981 and 1987. In late 1985, the death rate began to slow but remained high.  
     
  Graph shows steady climb in AIDS cases between 1981 and 1987. In late 1985, the death rate began to slow but remained high.  
     
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