NIH in History

NIH's early HIV Test Kit on Display in NYC until September 15

The NIH Office of History’s Stetten Museum loaned an early HIV test kit and a 1983 notice to blood donors about AIDS to the New York Historical Society’s new exhibit “AIDS in New York: The First Five Years.” The exhibit explores the impact of the AIDS epidemic on personal lives, public health and medical practices, culture, and politics in the first years (1981–1985) of recognition of the mysterious and fatal disease. The exhibit opened on June 7 and will run through September 15, 2013. Find out more at
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History Mystery

The NIH Catalyst thanks the many readers who responded to the NIH Office of History’s mystery photo that appeared on the back page of the May–June 2103 issue ( We hope to share the results in a future issue.