August 13, 1998: For The First Time In 10 Years The Bay Area Reporter Prints No Obituaries For AIDS Victims
On this day August 13th, 1998 for the first time in over a decade The Bay Area Reporter printed no obituaries.
Every week BAR reported dozens for gay men who succumbed to the plague known as AIDS. But on August 13th, 1998 three years after the release of the first effective HIV drugs for the first time in over a decade The Bay Area Reporter had no AIDS related deaths to report.
AIDS deaths in New York City also plummeted by 48 percent accelerating earlier gains attributed to improved drug therapies