Aids : A New Era For America Essays

1331 Words May 15th, 2015 6 Pages
During the 1980’s the world was evolving, everything seemed possible as everything was being created. Shows to watch your favorite musician play their top hits, creation of cell phones to keep in touch with everyone. It was a new era for America, which seemed as if nothing could go wrong. In 1981 an unknown disease strikes five gay men. No one knew about this disease and what it was capable of doing to America. Soon after this report went public, doctors across the country had people fleeting in with similar cases to the five gay men. This soon became known as AIDS (HIV). A disease that was transmitted from five gay men, to an entire population. Many people pointed fingers at the gays for this disease until a famous actor was then diagnosed with it too. This disease caught the media’s eye, as clinics constructed all over the country.
Beginning of AIDS
The 1970’s was a troubling time for America, we were just getting over the end of the Vietnam War where we had lost many American soldiers. However, America began to welcome the change that would occur in the 1980’s. So much change was going on, it was difficult to keep track. The first ever Music Television station came to be which had changed the industry of music forever. Fans were able to keep in touch with their favorite artists through television. New technology was being created which lead to America becoming a faster paced society. Everywhere you would turn your head something different was happening. One thing that…

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