History of HIV & AIDS
HIV and AIDS are viruses that impact the human immune system. As of the early 21st century, the virus is considered a global pandemic, impacting nearly every country around the world. While the origins of the disease have been hard to identify by...
AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which originated in
non-human primates in Central and West Africa. While various sub-groups of ...
The history of HIV and AIDS is a short one, and the origins of HIV are disputed;
yet since it was first reported just over thirty years ago AIDS has become one of ...
The origin of AIDS and HIV has puzzled scientists ever since the illness first came
to light in the early 1980s. For over twenty years it has been the subject of ...
In July 1981, the New York Times reported an outbreak of a rare form of cancer among gay men in New York and California, first referred to as the "gay cancer"; but medically know as Kaposi Sarcoma . In 1984, Institut Pasteur of France discovered what they called the HI
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The history of HIV and AIDS in the USA began in 1981, when the United States of
America became the first country to officially recognise a strange new illness ...
Scientists identified a type of chimpanzee in West Africa as the source of HIV
infection in ... For many years scientists theorized as to the origins of HIV and how
The history of the domestic AIDS epidemic began in illness, fear, and death—but
we ... Henry Waxman convenes the first congressional hearings on HIV/AIDS.
First American AIDS Clinic Opens. In September 1982, the CDC uses the term
acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) for ...
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) of humans is caused by two
lentiviruses, human immunodeficiency viruses types 1 and 2 (HIV-1 and HIV-2).