One of the many ACT UP demonstrations, took place on March 28, 1989 at City Hall. It was the biggest AIDS demonstration with 3,000 people protesting Ed Koch’s AIDS policy.   “ACT UP New York records 1969, 1982-1997 [bulk 1987-1995] D.” ACT UP New York records. Accessed December 05, 2017. http://archives.nypl.org/mss/10#overview.
Saint Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center
This hospital reported one of the very first AIDS cases in the nation. It became one of the primary health centers for AIDS in New York City.  Thomas Rzeznik, “The Church and the AIDS Crisis in New York City.” U.S. Catholic Historian 34, no. 1 (2016): 143-65.
The AIDS Crisis in New York City
The AIDS Crisis in New York City Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, more commonly known as AIDS, first emerged in the United States in the year 1981. Cases of the disease were first reported in Los Angeles and New York when young, previously healthy gay men began developing unusual infections as a result of weak immune …