Since the 1980s, AIDS has killed more than 20 million people worldwide. But at the beginning of the epidemic, the American government and the media regarded the disease as a “gay plague,” primarily affecting New York. Few articles were written about it. Alon Reininger, a nurse during his military service in Israel, was the first photographer to give the disease a human face.
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