How Johnson & Johnson Has Pioneered in the Battle Against HIV/AIDS

By Kate Morgan
Oct 13, 2021 1:15 PM ET

On the 40th anniversary of what would become the first AIDS diagnosis, we look at the groundbreaking strides the company has made—and continues to make—toward a world without the disease.


Forty years ago, in June 1981, a mysterious disease emerged in California and New York. It would soon become one of the most well-known—and urgent—health challenges of our time.

Today, there are some 38 million people in the world living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Each year, 1.7 million more are newly infected with the virus.

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