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HIV/AIDS History

HIV changed the face of modern medicine, bringing forth a greater understanding of patient's rights and the boundaries of ethical science, while opening doors to some of the greatest advances in genetic and clinical science. This collection of statistics, research and historic records provides a glimpse into the successes of the past... and the challenges still facing us.

HIV and the Millenium Development Goals
The Millennium Development Goals, established by the United Nations in 2000, include a call to "halt and reverse" the global spread of HIV/AIDS.

The History of World AIDS Day

Remembering Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African statesman and anti-apartheid revolutionary who became the symbol of human rights and AIDS activism.

HIV and the Millenium Development Goals
The Millennium Development Goals, established by the United Nations in 2000, include a call to "halt and reverse" the global spread of HIV/AIDS.

The History of World AIDS Day

HIV Profiles: The People Who "Cheated" HIV
Scientists have long observed people with HIV who do not progress to AIDS and were able to maintain stable CD4 counts and undetectable viral loads, often for decades.

What the HIV Baby "Cures" Tell Us (and Doesn't Tell Us)
Two cases involving HIV-positive newborns echoes reports that a Mississippi baby born to an HIV-positive mother was "functionally cured" of HIV.

What the HIV Baby "Cures" Tell Us (and Doesn't Tell Us)
Two cases involving HIV-positive newborns echoes reports that a Mississippi baby born to an HIV-positive mother was "functionally cured" of HIV.

Americans with Disabilities Act and People Living with HIV/AIDS

What is the "HIV Treatment Cascade?"
The HIV Treatment Cascade is a model used by Federal, state and local agencies to better identify gaps in care delivery to people living with HIV.

PEPFAR (U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) was founded by President George W. Bush in 2003 to fight the global HIV/AIDS pandemic.

The 10 Best Films About HIV/AIDS
The best films about HIV/AIDS serve as an historic record, bringing to life the struggles and emotions that remain as relevant today as they did then.

HIV/AIDS Insights: What Makes an Epidemic an "Epidemic?"
UNAIDS and WHO have devised a classification of HIV epidemic states, based on surveillance of key at-risk groups.

PEPFAR (U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) was founded by President George W. Bush in 2003 to fight the global HIV/AIDS pandemic.

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is a global health agency that disburses resources to low- to medium-income countries in need.

AIDS Deaths During The Epidemic
How many people have died of AIDS? How many deaths have been due to AIDS since the start of the epidemic?

Top Five AIDS Denialists
The top five AIDS denialists are rated on the influence they had during a specific time in history and the impact their messages carry today.

AIDS Denialism: Part One
Despite advances in HIV sciences, the shadow of AIDS denialism still looms large, casting doubt and distraction among those who are often in the most need of care.

Françoise Barré-Sinoussi
Françoise Barré-Sinoussi is a French virologist who was awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize for discovery of HIV, alongside Luc Montagnier.

HIV Criminal Laws by State

Cumulative AIDS Cases
Cumulative AIDS cases number in the hundred thousands. Here are the statistics.

Larry Kramer: From Art to ACT UP and Back
Larry Kramer (1935 - ) is an American playwright who co-founded the New York-based Gay Men’s Health Crisis and AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP).

Françoise Barré-Sinoussi
Françoise Barré-Sinoussi is a French virologist who was awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize for discovery of HIV, alongside Luc Montagnier.

HIV Estimates
HIV estimates from the CDC.

HIV Facts from Around the World
The HIV epidemic continues around the world. Here is a collection of interesting facts about the epidemic of the 20th. Century.

HIV Infection Among Men
How many cases of HIV are men. In other words how many HIV cases are among men.

HIV/AID Data and Statistics
Here is the most current HIV/AIDS data and statistics.

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics
The HIV/AIDS epidemic is a serious threat to the Hispanic community. In addition to being a population seriously affected by HIV, Hispanics continue to face challenges in accessing health care, prevention services, and treatment.

HIV/AIDS by Exposure Category
Current HIV/AIDS statistics according to exposure category.

HIV/AIDS Cases by Race / Ethnicity
The HIV epidemic; how is it impacting races and ethnicities? Which race and ethnicity is being hardest hit by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

HIV/AIDS in Healthcare Workers
HIV/AIDS in healthcare workers does occur. Here are the statistics for this method of transmission.

HIV/AIDS Quick Facts
A collection of quick, easy to use HIV/AIDS facts, data, and statistics.

How Many New HIV Cases in The US Each Year
As the epidemic continues, how many new HIV cases occur in the US each year?

How Many People Live With HIV?
How many people are living with HIV in the United States? What is the prevalence of HIV in the US.

New HIV Infections Among Women
Women are some of the hardest hit by the HIV epidemic. What is the HIV prevalence mong women? What are the facts about HIV in women.

Quick Facts - HIV/AIDS Among Women
These quick facts will help you better understand HIV and AIDS among women.

Quick Facts - Vertical Transmission
Vertical transmission, the passing of HIV from mother to unborn child is for the most part preventable if the proper prenatal and postnatal care is gotten. Here are some surprising facts about Vertical Transmission and HIV and Pregnancy.

Quick HIV Facts - HIV/AIDS Among African Americans
Quick HIV facts about HIV/AIDS among African Americans

Quick HIV Facts - MSM Statistics
Here are some quick HIV facts regarding men who have sex with men (MSM)

Regional Statistics for HIV & AIDS
A complete index of regional statistics for HIV & AIDS.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Surveillance Statistics
Sexually transmitted diseases are a growing problem. Here are the latest STD statistics and STD data.

State and Metropolitan Statistics
Here are the most current state and metropolitan statistics.

State Health Facts
HIV data and statistics assembled for each state by the Kaiser Foundation.

The Impact of AIDS on Minorities
How is AIDS impacting minority groups? Is AIDS in minorities a worsening problem or do we have it under control?

The US HIV Epidemic
The HIV epidemic continues to change. Here is a snapshot of the HIV and AIDS epidemics.

Tuberculosis Statistics
At one time tuberculosis was all but eliminated. Now, with the emergence of HIV over the last 20 years, TB is again a problem that must be dealt with. Here are some tuberculosis statistics.

World Estimates of the HIV Epidemic
Estimates of the HIV epidemic worldwide is very sobering. Here are the most current stats available.

Worldwide Statistics
Here are the most current worldwide statistics.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - HIV/AIDS
The CDC is responsible for managing, monitoring, and evaluating bilateral HIV/AIDS programs funded by PEPFAR in over 75 countries.

What is the HIV incidence among gay black males?
What is the HIV incidence among gay black males?

Women who have sex with women
The HIV risk to women who have sex with women appears to be remote. Just the same, there are circumstances where women who have sex with women are at risk.

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