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    • APRIL 1983: Public Health Department Reports First Confirmed AIDS Cases
    • JUNE 1983: Imperial AIDS Foundation Founded in San Jose
    • 1983: County AIDS/KS Foundation Forms
    • 1985: ARIS Project Founded in Living Room of Bob Clayton
    • 1985: Necessities and More Founded, an HIV/AIDS Support Group and Fundraiser
    • OCTOBER 2, 1985: Actor Rock Hudson Dies of AIDS
    • JANUARY 1986: Supervisors Create County AIDS Task Force and Appoint Ken Yeager as Chair
    • FEBRUARY 4, 1986: County Allots $60,000 to ARIS After BAYMEC Lobbies Board of Supervisors for AIDS Funding
    • NOVEMBER 4, 1986: Lyndon LaRouche’s Prop 64 AIDS Quarantine Initiative Defeated
    • 1987: Dr. Marty Fenstersheib Starts HIV Early Intervention Clinical Program
    • March 1987: Larry Kramer Founds ACT UP: AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power
    • MARCH 17, 1987: County AIDS Task Force Issues First Report
    • MARCH 19, 1987: FDA Approves AZT, the First Drug to Treat AIDS
    • MAY 31, 1987: President Ronald Reagan Mentions AIDS for the First Time
    • MARCH 1988: San Jose City Council and County Board of Supervisors Pass Ordinances Prohibiting Discrimination Against People with HIV/AIDS
    • JUNE 7, 1988: Lyndon LaRouche’s Second AIDS Quarantine Initiative, Prop 69, Defeated
    • NOVEMBER 8, 1988: William Dannemeyer’s AIDS/HIV Mandatory Reporting Initiative, Prop 102, Defeated
    • MAY 1989: AIDS Memorial Quilt Displayed in San Jose
    • APRIL 8, 1990: Ryan White, an 18-year-old Hemophiliac Who Contracted AIDS From a Blood Transfusion, Dies
    • AUGUST 18, 1990: Congress Passes Ryan White CARE Act
    • SEPTEMBER 16, 1990: First Walk For AIDS in South Bay
    • JANUARY 1991: The Leslie David Burgess Lifetime Achievement Award is created to rec
    • JULY 1994: Bob Sorenson Steps Down as Executive Director of ARIS; Norm Robinson Hired
    • 1993-1994: Highest Annual AIDS Death Rates
    • 1995: Partners for AIDS Care and Education (PACE) Clinic Opens
    • DECEMBER 5, 1995: Major Medical Breakthrough With Development of First Protease Inhibitor
    • SEPTEMBER 30, 1995: AIDS Grove Dedicated Near Children’s Discovery Museum by Assemblyman John Vasconcellos
    • NOVEMBER 7, 2014: The Health Trust Renames and Dedicates the Jerry Larson FOODBasket
    • JUNE 2016: County Allocates $6 Million Spread Over Four Years for the Getting to Zero Campaign