When this disease came to the notice in America. Since then, for the first eight years, 92 percent of HIV patients were men. In later years, gradually this disease spread to women also.
who was the first AIDS patient
HIV means a virus whose infection turns into AIDS in the extreme stage. It can take from 2 to 8 years for an HIV patient to get AIDS. AIDS is not a very chronic disease. This disease came into existence only in recent decades and has taught millions of people around the world.
What does the WHO report say?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the first case of AIDS was reported in 1981. According to a BBC report. This deadly disease originated in the city of Kinshasa. The city is now the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Reports suggest that Kinshasa was a major market for bushmeat. There was a possibility that the disease reached humans by coming in contact with infected blood from there.
What does the CDC report say?
According to the report of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the HIV virus spread due to unsafe relationships between gay youths. According to the report published about 40 years ago in 1981. This virus was found in 5 men from Los Angeles, America. All those young men were gay. The report states that the first case was found in a person named ‘Gateon Dugas’. Who was a Canadian flight attendant by profession?
There is also a story related to chimpanzee
It has also been claimed in some media reports that this disease spread from a chimpanzee to humans. The Deutsche Welle report also mentions that the first HIV-AIDS was caused by a chimpanzee in the Congo. When an injured chimpanzee scratched and bitten a hunter in the jungles of Cameroon. Due to the chimpanzee attack, the hunter’s body also got deep wounds. During this, the blood of the chimpanzee got mixed in the body of the injured hunter and due to this the infection of HIV spread.
When hundreds of deaths occurred in a village in Uganda
Kasensero is a small and poor village in the Lake Victoria area of western Uganda. According to the report of the German website Deutsche Welle, in the year 1982, the village of Kasensero suddenly came into the limelight. When hundreds of people died here in a span of a few days. At that time there were few cases of HIV virus in America, Congo and Tanzania. But then it did not spread like an epidemic.