What is the History of Aids?

AIDS has been linked back to an African origin, though the details of how the HIV virus jumped from apes to humans is unclear. In the United States, the wave reached epidemic proportions in the early 1980s, where it wiped out hundreds and thousands of men in large urban areas. Rampant among gay men, who at the time were known for practicing unsafe sex, many fundamentalists blamed the disease on God’s punishment for a sinful lifestyle. As the disease began cropping up among heterosexuals and children, however, the public realized that this disease was certainly no punishment from God, but a fluid-borne virus that kills indiscriminately.