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The disease we now know as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) first manifested in the United States in 1981 as a cluster of cases of Pneumocystis jiroveci (carinii) pneumonia and an unusual cancer, Kaposi’s sarcoma, among previously healthy gay men in Los Angeles and New York. The CDC formed a task force to undertake surveillance and conduct epidemiological and laboratory investigations. A total of 159 cases of this new illness were reported in 1981. In 1982, the CDC issued the first precautions to be followed by individuals who might have contact with blood or other bodily fluids. HIV disease has caused pharmacists to forge new ground in many areas — knowledge of infectious diseases, ethics, patient education and counseling, prevention, patient empowerment, cultural empathy, infection control, and the integration of research findings into clinical practice.
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