AIDS and HIV

AIDS is an abbreviation for Acquired immune deficiency syndrome; it is caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

The disease was first noticed in the early 1980s, and the virus was first discovered shortly after this. For a very good account of the history of AIDS visit Avert

Further information

Avert - the history of AIDS

Aidsmap

This article published on
01 July 2005

Next review date 01/07/2013

Categorie(s)

Infections
STD's

Areaof the body

Immune system

Male or female?
Both

 

 
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