Hiv / Aids : An Untreatable And Intractable Epidemic Essay

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HIV/AIDS has been an untreatable and intractable epidemic since 1981. Many people are unsure of the drastic changes and developments made with this disease. The Centers for Disease Control made a timeline indicating the exact order in which the scientist reported their finding. The Centers for Disease Control (2015) noted information publicly from June 5, 1981 to October 20, 2015, indicating how the disease was found to the information we possess in the 21st century. In Los Angeles, California on June 5, 1981, the Centers for Disease Control (2015) reported that five young gay men are infected with a rare lung infection. By the time, the report was published two of the five men were pronounced deceased. On account of the lack of information, forty-one more gay men were infected. As a result, only gay men were being reported as “infected”, thus, there was a global assumption that it was a disease that only affected homosexuals. By September 24, 1982, The Centers for Disease Control (2015) released the first case definition of HIV/AIDS. About three months later, the CDC (2015) gained reports of infants who received blood transfusions being infected with HIV/AIDS. Later that month the CDC reports of 22 cases of "unplanned immunodeficiency and opportunistic infection in infants" which will then be known as mother to child transmission. As of March 4, 1982, CDC (2015) reports suggested that "HIV/AIDS may be caused by an infectious agent that is sexually transmitted" or obtained…

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