1959-Scientist keep the discovery of global AIDS viruses all shared a common African ancestor with the past 40 to 50 years.
1980-31 deaths in the U.S.
1981-234 deaths in the U.S.
1982-USA links the new diease to blood. The term "AIDS" is used for the first time on July 27th. President Reagan's has not mentioned the word "AIDS" in public yet.
1983-CDC (central control for disease) cautions blood banks of possible problems with the blood supply. Institute Pasteaur (France) finds the virus (HIV).
1984-Opus BBS is released, becoming the first mainstream software system t donate 100% of it's proceeds to AIDS care/research.
1985-The FDA (US) approves the first HIV antibody tested in the US and Japan. The first international confrerence on AIDS was held in Atlanta (US)
1986-President Reagan mentions AIDS in his Message to the Congress on America's Agenda for the Future on Febuary 6. 16,301 deaths in the US.
1987- The first anti-HIV drug approved by the FDA .
1988-The U.S. bans discrimination against federal workers with HIV. FDA (US) gives the okay for importation of non-approved treatment for personal use.
1989-FDA (US) approves pentamidine mist for use against PCP.
1990-Ronald Regan apologizes for his neglect of the epidemic while he was President.
1991-10 million people have HIV worldwide.
1993-CDC (US) revises the definition of AIDS, including new opportunitic infections.
1997-CDC reports first case of probable HIV transmisson through kissing.
2002-524,060 deaths in the U.S.