HIV-AIDS-History-overview

History Of HIV And AIDS Overview

Key Points:

The history of the HIV and AIDS epidemic began in illness, fear and death as the world faced a new and unknown virus. However, scientific advances, such as the development of antiretroviral drugs, have enabled people with access to treatment to live long and healthy lives with HIV.
Here, we go through the key historical moments that have defined the HIV epidemic over the past 30 years.

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Last updated: 26 November 2018
Last full review: 12 January 2017
Next full review: 12 January 2020