Timeline: The Discovery and Treatment of Aids/HIV
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is the actual virus that leads to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). This viral infection slowly kill the immune system, making it more difficult for the body to fight other viruses. Although there is still no functional cure for HIV infection, but there are medical procedures that can drastically slow the spreading of the disease. The virus can be transmitted from person-to-person through unprotected sexual contact, blood transfusions, needle sharing and a mother to his or her baby during pregnancy. Look into the history and growth of the worldwide HIV/AIDS epidemic and the treatment being used to control the deadly virus. See also Zika Virus Outbreak: Everything You Need to Know.