When did aids first start?

Answer 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 »

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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 »

When was the first AIDS case?

The first cases of pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, the result of an unidentified cellular immune dysfunction, were reported in Los Angeles, California, in 1981. Additional cases were soon reported ... Read More »

When was the first case of aids reported?

The first case of AIDS has never been successfully identified. However, an unidentified male living in 1959 in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo was identified as having HIV through... Read More »

When was the first known case of AIDS?

The first known case of AIDS was in the early 1980s. In June of 1981 there were a few gay men in New York and California that seemed to develop infections and cancers that were difficult to treat. ... Read More »