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AIDS

  • By: Sudha Raminani
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) is a chronic, life-threatening disease that is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). AIDS was first reported in the United States in 1981. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a Morbidity and Mortality ...

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