How the world became aware of HIV/AIDs

At the end of the nineteen seventies in New York City a new and dangerous disease was starting to make its presence felt in the world. It seemed to cause the complete decay of the body’s auto-immune system making it impossible to fight infections or even the common cold. How people were contracting the disease was unsure but originally it seemed to be limited to the homosexual community. However this was soon to change as hetrosexual people were also contracting it. Even more pronounced, patients who were dependent on blood transfusions were suddenly getting it as well. Intravenous drug users were also showing signs of becoming susceptible.  It was the start of the sexually transmitted disease of HIV/AIDs and it is still with us today albeit better managed and with treatments that can extend life for those who have it.

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At the time detection was a real issue but now with items like Home StI Kits London based company Checkurself.org.uk produce there is much more scope to identify if you suspect that you have it along with another sexual transmitted disease.

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Slowly but surely a clearer picture began to emerge.  The disease was identified as originating in primates in Africa where it is something that they simply live with. The origins seem to be where bushmeat traders and consumers contracted a weaker disease, SIV, that mutated into HIV. Whilst great strides have been made in treatments no overall cure has been found. The use of a condom or abstaining is still the best way to prevent the disease from being contracted.