Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Public Health - Part 1
Lecture:History of Public Health in the U.S.
Slide content:History of Public Health in the U.S. The 1980s: AIDS/HIV 1981: AIDS identified 1984: HIV virus identified by the Public Health Service and French scientists 1985: HIV detection blood test licensed 18
Slide notes:However, the spotlight for public health in the 1980s focused on detection of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, or AIDS. AIDS is a chronic condition, caused by the human immunodeficiency virus. In 1981, AIDS was identified as a condition; in 1984, the virus was identified; and in 1985, a detection blood test was licensed. 18