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1970

1970
  • Enters USA
  • Scientists remain ignorant of the growing epidemic

1981

1981
  • AIDS is detected in California and New York
  • First cases among gay men, then injection drug users

1982

1982
  • AIDS is reported in several European countries
  • The name AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrom) is created

1983

1983
  • Reported among non-drug using women and children
  • Experts become confident that the cause is infectious
  • 3,000 AIDS cases reported in the USA
  • 1,000 of those reported cases died

1984

1984
  • Scientist identify HIV as the cause of AIDS

1985

1985
  • AIDS is found in China and has now been seen in all regions of the world.

1986

1986
  • Over 38,000 cases have been reported in 85 countries

1987

1987
  • AZT is the first drug approved for treating AIDS

1990

1990
  • Around 8 million people are living with HIV, worldwide

1993

1993
  • AZT is shown to be of no benefit to those in early stages of HIV

1994

1994
  • AZT us shown to reduce risk of mother-to-child transmission
  • Infant HIV beginti fakk in developed countries due to use of AZT

1996

1996
  • Combination antiretreviral treatment is shown to be highly effective against HIV