What year did AIDS start?

Answer AIDS was first discovered in 1979, according to The actual date that the AIDS virus developed and how long its been around is unknown. The first case was found in New York in m... Read More »

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When did aids first start?

AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) is a chronic condition in which the immune system is severely damaged, leaving the body unable to fight off even minor infections. Scientists believe that ... Read More »

When did AIDS screening start?

In 1985, the blood test for HIV was approved and the U.S. began screening blood supplies. In 2002, the FDA approved a rapid finger-prick AIDS test, and in 2004, it approved a saliva-based test for ... Read More »

How many aids deaths are there each year?

Since 1981, AIDS has claimed more than 25 million lives. That's an average yearly death rate of 862,000. In both 2007 and 2008, about 2 million died from AIDS. Globally, more than 33 million people... Read More »

How many people does AIDS kill a year?

According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, approximately two million people died AIDS-related deaths in 2008. Only around 25,000 of those deaths were in North America, while appro... Read More »