In the period October 1980-May 1981, 5 young men, all active homosexuals, were treated for biopsy-confirmedÂ Pneumocystis cariniiÂ pneumonia at 3 different hospitals in Los Angeles, California. Two of the patients died. All 5 patients had laboratory-confirmed previous or current cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and candidal mucosal infection. Case reports of these patients follow.
In honor of National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day,Â I’m republishing my article on the first report documenting