Threads of Remembrance : Spread of Information

Early reporting on AIDS, was often inaccurate, and helped to spread fear and intolerance of those affected. As new information was discovered about the disease, AIDS and health organizations struggled to cut through the misinformation to provide the facts. For instance, The American Red Cross was still trying to educate the public about the fact that HIV/AIDS cannot be transmitted through casual contact in 1996, though this fact was discovered in 1984.