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August 11, 2016
Richard began his CDC career as an Epidemic Intelligence Service [EIS] Officer from 1978 to 1980. Within a year of finishing the EIS Program, he moved to the Venereal Disease Control Division of CDC. That was just about the time when the initial MMWR [Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report] report of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in homosexual men was published in June of 1981. Very soon after that, he began to work on this newly emerging disease, which later became known as AIDS [acquired immune deficiency syndrome].
Interviewed by Dr. Mary Chamberland
“SELIK, RICHARD,” The Global Health Chronicles, accessed September 25, 2020, https://globalhealthchronicles.org/items/show/6869.