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<p>Currently president of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Karen Hoffmann&nbsp;was a new IP at Detroit Medical Center 38 years ago. She recalls the day in 1981 when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention&nbsp;released a report&nbsp;on the first cases of what eventually would be called AIDS. <em>Hospital Infection Control &amp; Prevention</em> talked to Hoffmann about the IP experience during the epidemic in the following interview.</p>

IPs Held the Line When AIDS Epidemic Hit U.S.

‘There was so much fear’