Wednesday marked World AIDS Day across the globe – 40 years since the CDC officially reported the first cases.
The theme for this year’s anniversary: End inequalities. End AIDS.
Today, nearly 38 million people worldwide have HIV and nearly a quarter of them don’t have access to care.
Closer to home, there are about 8,000 people in Oregon that have been diagnosed with HIV.
Tonight we hear from a local doctor fighting the virus and a former nurse who was treating AIDS in the 80s, and contracted HIV himself in 1985.