Hiv / Aids : Hiv And Aids Essay

1223 Words May 5th, 2015 5 Pages
HIV/AIDS Human Immunodeficiency Virus has been and still is a huge public health concern. HIV is easily transmitted, and there are a lot of issues that go along with it. HIV is a serious virus that can completely destroy someone’s life. HIV is just like other common infections such as the Flu or the common cold, but the difference between HIV and the Flu is that the body cannot clear HIV from the body. Meaning once you have HIV, you have it for life. This paper is going to talk about the history behind HIV and HIV in today’s society. The history behind Human Immunodeficiency Virus is not that old; HIV was recognized as a new clinical syndrome in 1981. Research shows that there have been cases of HIV as early as 1950’s to the 1960’s, but was still not recognized until 1981. Throughout the 1980’s the states with the largest amount of AIDS cases did not report the HIV testing results, this trend began to change in the 1990’s when multidrug regimens of antiretroviral therapy became completely available. In 1985 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first licensed test for HIV. Then in 1996 the Joint United Nations programmed on AIDS was established by the United Nations to fight the AIDS epidemic. The first human trial of an AIDS vaccine was done using five thousand U.S. volunteers in 1998. In 2002 the Food and Drug Administration approved the first rapid HIV test, which produced results in less then twenty minuets. Then the Food and Drug Administration approved…

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