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This was the start of global surveillance by the WHO and it was reported that AIDS was present in the U. A., Canada, fifteen European countries, Haiti and Zaire as well as in seven Latin American countries.There were also cases reported from Australia and two suspected cases in Japan.This year is usually referred to as the beginning of the HIV/Aids epidemic in the USA as the first cases of rare pneumonia (Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia or PCP) in young gay men are reported in California and New York(later found to be HIV/Aids).At this stage doctors believed that the disease only affected gay men.The Clinton Administration formally declared HIV/AIDS to be a threat to U. The United States government believed that the global spread of AIDS was reaching catastrophic dimensions that could topple foreign governments, spark ethnic wars and undo decades of work building free-market democracies abroad.It was the first time the National Security Council was involved in fighting an infectious disease.9 July - 14 July, 13th International AIDS conference is held in Durban, Kwa Zulu-Natal (The first time the conference is held in a developing country), heightening awareness of the global pandemic.December, It becomes clear that the disease affects other population groups, when the first cases of PCP are reported in injecting drug users.
This case provided clearer evidence that AIDS was caused by an infectious agent, and it also caused additional concerns about the safety of the blood supply.
Some scientists who studied slim concluded: "Although slim disease resembles AIDS in many ways, it seems to be a new entity.""The name of the virus had itself become a political football as the French insisted on LAV (lymphadenopathy-associated virus), while Gallo's group used HTLV-3 (human T-cell lymphotropic virus, type 3)."US President Ronald Reagan, who had been accused of neglecting Aids, delivers speech that describes the disease as "public enemy No.1." and the American government conducts a national AIDS education campaign.
African Research and Educational Puppetry Programme (AREPP) is founded as a community-based educational trust in South Africa.
Researchers who had visited Central Africa in late 1983 reported they had identified 26 patients with AIDS in Kigali, Rwanda, and 38 in Kinshasa, Zaire.
The Rwandan study concluded that, "an association of an urban environment, a relatively high income, and heterosexual promiscuity could be a risk factor for AIDS in Africa".