History of HIV

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AIDS was discovered in the Western Nations in 1981. It was a disease that was affecting and killing young people with diseases that usually affected and killed older people. Older people don’t always have an effective immune system due to many variables such as nutrition mal-absorption and mal nourishment. It was found that some younger men, in their 20’s and 30’s had weakened immune systems which allowed their bodies to become sick and die prematurely. It was given the name of AIDS.

According to Time Magazine November 14, 2011, it is believed that HIV has been affecting people in Africa for a much longer time (up to 100 years ago). Nathan Wolfe, who is founder and head of Global Viral Forecasting (GVF) and working in Cameroon and other areas, has discovered that many viruses and microbes of animals can pass on to humans, causing such diseases as HIV, SARS and the N1H1 viruses. For more information see the article at www.timemagazine.org.

After AIDS was discovered, it was found in 1983 that HIV was the cause. Then in 1985, a test was designed to detect the antibodies of HIV in the blood. The HIV test is still in use today and is very accurate in determining if someone has HIV or is HIV positive.

For more information on how HIV/AIDS spreads look here.