The History of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Africa

@article{Kagaayi2016TheHO,
  title={The History of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Africa},
  author={Joseph Kagaayi and David Serwadda},
  journal={Current HIV/AIDS Reports},
  year={2016},
  volume={13},
  pages={187-193}
}
HIV testing of African immigrants in Belgium showed that HIV existed among Africans by 1983. However, the epidemic was recognized much later in most parts of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) due to stigma and perceived fear of possible negative consequences to the countries’ economies. This delay had devastating mortality, morbidity, and social consequences. In countries where earlier recognition occurred, political leadership was vital in mounting a response. The response involved establishment of… 
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