Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture
You don’t have to look sick to have AIDS, 1980s-1990s
Before a test was available, people with AIDS usually had to manifest symptoms of another infection, such as Kaposi Sarcoma or pneumonia, to learn their status and often died shortly after. HIV tests made it possible to begin treatment far earlier and with better success, but only if people sought testing before symptoms arose.
Publisher(s):AIDS Health Project