Wednesday, May 22, 2013

All about Eve

2013 marks the 30th anniversary of the discovery of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the virus that causes Aquired Immune Deficiency syndrome or AIDS. 

AIDS was first described in 1981.  A cluster of odd infections were noted particularly in intra venous drug users and gay men in the United States.  Soon the number of affected individuals was increasing almost exponentially.