This timeline features some of the most important developments in the history of AIDS. Much more detailed information can be found in our AIDS history section.
HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) probably transfers to humans in Africa between 1884 and 1924.
HIV probably enters the United States around
African doctors see a rise in opportunistic infections and wasting.
AIDS is detected in California and New York.
AIDS is reported among haemophiliacs and Haitians in the USA.
AIDS is reported in several European countries.
The name “AIDS” – Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome – is created.