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18 Jan 2018
San Francisco resident Ken Horne is reported as the first patient of the AIDS epidemic in the US.
the International Committee on the Taxonomy of Viruses said that the virus that causes AIDS will officially be called HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) instead of HTLV-III/LAV
The term AIDS replace GRID as evidence showed it was not gay specific.
the FDA approves an ELISA test as the first commercially available test for detecting HIV in blood.
Zidovudine is the first antiretroviral drug to treat HIV
the FDA sanctioned the first clinical trial to test an HIV vaccine
The first World AIDS Day takes place.
NBA star Magic Johnson publicly announces that he is HIV-positive.
The first combination drug therapies for HIV are introduced.
About 750,000 Americans are infected with HIV
New HIV outbreaks were detected in Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, India, Vietnam, Cambodia and China among others.
the WHO announced that AIDS was the fourth biggest cause of death worldwide and number one killer in Africa.
UNAIDS negotiated with five pharmaceutical companies to reduce antiretroviral drug prices for developing countries.
President George W. Bush announced a $15 billion, five-year plan to combat AIDS
male circumcision was found to reduce the risk of female-to-male HIV transmission by 60%.
UNAIDS launched the 90-90-90 targets which aim for 90% of people living with HIV to be diagnosed, 90% of those diagnosed to be accessing antiretroviral treatment and 90% of those accessing treatment to achieve viral suppression by 2020
16.7 millions of people are living with HIV. 30% don't know their status
121 people are known to have died from the disease HIV
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