Film star Rock Hudson discloses that he has AIDS.
Ryan White , a 14-year-old seventh grader who is also a United Methodist, begins his successful fight to attend a public school in Kokomo, Indiana that had banned him because of fearful students and their parents. For months, he is forced get his lessons through a telephone hook-up at home. After he wins in court, he is harrassed by other students and vandals break windows in his family's house and slash the tires of their car.
June 24. The magazine Christianity and Crisis publishes "Fear and Healing in the AIDS Crisis" by Lee Hancock, its first article on AIDS.
January. New World Outlook, the UM mission magazine published by GBGM, publishes a story on AIDS ministry, "Growing in Compassion" by Nancy A. Carter.
June. California-Nevada, New York, North Georgia, and Rocky Mountain Annual Conferences adopt resolutions on AIDS.
This timeline has been prepared by Nancy A. Carter from GBGM resources, her personal archives, the New York Times, the CDC, UNAIDS and other sources. Please send additions and corrections to her at email@example.com.
Credit line: This HIV/AIDS Timeline by Nancy A. Carter is online at http://gbgm-umc.org/health/aids/timeline.html, part of the web site of Health and Welfare Ministries, General Board of Global Ministries, The United Methodist. This document may be freely reviewed, quoted, reproduced or translated, in part or in full, provided the author and source is acknowledged. It may not be sold or used in conjunction with commercial purposes without prior written approval from Health and Welfare Ministries.
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