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jan 3, 1985 - First Deaths from AIDS in South Africa, 1 HIV Case in each region of the world & the US begin campaigning

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First deaths from AIDS occur in South Africa.
Knowledge of transmission routes changes again, when the first report appeared of the transmission of the virus from mother to child through breastfeeding.

China reports its first HIV/Aids case; this means that at least 1 HIV/Aids case has been reported from each region of the world.
In many countries a separate "epidemic of fear" and prejudice begins e.g. In the US, it was feared that drinking communion wine from a common cup could transmit AIDS, and Ryan White, a 13-year old hemophiliac with AIDS, was barred from school.
"This is not a setting for AIDS" awareness campaign poster by AVERT. The copyright owner of this image is New York State Health Department ©.
The CDC removed Haitians from their list of AIDS risk groups, in light of information that suggested both heterosexual contact and exposure to contaminated needles played a role in transmission.
Movie actor Rock Hudson becomes first major public figure known to have died of Aids.

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jan 3, 1985
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~ 39 years ago

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