Laurie Friest smiled ruefully last week as she read a 1984 Des Moines Register headline: "AIDS virus cloned; vaccine predicted in 6-8 months."
"Yeah, right," Friest said. "The way HIV replicates, I don't know how they'll ever get a vaccine."
Friest knows a lot about the history of AIDS and HIV, the shifty virus that causes it.
Today marks 30 years since scientists first detected the deadly disease in a cluster of California men. The virus already was quietly spreading on that day in 1981, and it started killing Iowans by 1983.
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