What differs HIV from AIDS is once HIV destroys many of the CD4 cells the infection progresses to a point of no return, AIDS. AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. A syndrome is a collection of symptoms and... ... middle of paper ... ...Works Cited "AIDSinfo Drug Database." AIDSinfo. U.S Department of Health and Human Services, 8 Nov. 2013.
By the end of 1990, AIDS was well known throughout the world and a drug was found to slow down its symptoms. From the 1980’s to present day, doctors expanded their knowledge on this epidemic and hope to treat AIDS patents. In the early 1980’s, A number of gay men in New York and San Francisco suddenly began to develop rare intestinal tract infections and cancers that seemed stubbornly resistant to any treatment. It became obvious that all the men were suffering from a common syndrome later named acquired immuno-deficiency syndrome (AIDS). The discovery of HIV, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus that causes AIDS, was made soon after.
This kind of blood test is known as HIV testing. Even though HIV is the actual cause of AIDS, a person who is positive in the HIV Testing does not necessarily mean that the person has AIDS (AIDS.org, 2004). When a person is infected with HIV, the virus will gradually damage the immune sys... ... middle of paper ... ...s.org/factSheets/102-HIV-Testing/html AIDS.Org. (2004, August). Immune Restoration Overview.
Retrieved from http://www.hivhealthreform.org/living-with-hiv/ Mayo Clinic. (2012, August 11). Treatments and drugs. Retrieved from http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hiv-aids/basics/treatment/con-20013732 Office of NIH History (n.d.). Discovery of HIV.
According to Nicoli Nattrass (2013) “Immunodeficiency virus (HIV) originated from cross-species transmission of the simian immunodeficiency virus from primates to humans. When they first saw it in 1981 scientists didn’t know what this new disease was (Nattrass,” 2013). He also says a significant minority of people in the United States (US) and South African believe that HIV was deliberately created by scientists as a bioweapon. In 1981, the outbreak of AIDS hit the news and shocked the world when they first discovered AIDS in Africa and America. AIDS is sexually transmitted in homogenous sexual community, gay, bisexual, other men, and other men who have sex with men.
Background Information and History The AIDS virus was first discovered in New York and California in the early 1980s when many gay men started to show signs of questionable infections that were seemed incurable by any antidote. It was observed for quite some time that all of the gay men were showing symptoms of the same syndrome. The discovery of HIV, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, was made very soon after the discovery of AIDS. Multiple studies and research findings have concluded that HIV causes AIDS. HIV is what is called a lentivirus, which attacks the immune system.