Timeline History

Deadly Disease Timeline 1981 - 1990



Year disease (findings) / outbreaks scientific reasearch/cure Medicines Articles
1981 "Gay cancer," later called GRID, (Gay Related Immuno Deficiency) claims 121 deaths in the U.S. since the mid-1970s   First vaccine for hepatitis B             A Gay Man's Guide To Prostate Cancer
A Gay Man's Guide To Prostate Cancer
1982   Scientists call the new disease AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)
      AIDS on the Agenda: Adapting Development and Humanitarian Programmes to Meet the Challenge of HIV/AIDS
AIDS on the Agenda: Adapting Development and Humanitarian Programmes to Meet the Challenge of HIV/AIDS
1983 HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is identified. Dr. Robert Gallo of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, and Dr. Luc Montagnier of France's Pasteur Institute independently identify Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) that causes AIDS First biosynthetic human insulin is introduced.       An Unidentified Baby is Fed at a Home for Hiv/Aids and Abandoned Children
An Unidentified Baby is Fed at a Home for Hiv/Aids and Abandoned Children Photographic Print
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1984          
1985   First international AIDS conference held in Atlanta

Blood test for HIV approved; screening of U.S. blood supply begins
First vaccine for Haemophilus influenzae type b        
1986 England saw its first cases of mad cow disease Scientists locate second type of AIDS virus, HIV-2, in West Africa; original virus is HIV-1 Insulin pen delivery system is introduced.       Mad Cow U.S.A.: Updated to Cover the Arrival of Mad Cow Disease
Mad Cow U.S.A.: Updated to Cover the Arrival of Mad Cow Disease
1987          
1988 421 cattle have been diagnosed with BSE in Britain.      
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1990          
Year disease (findings) / outbreaks scientific reasearch/cure


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