A viral load test which measures the level of hiv in the blood june 3 the first non nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor nnrti drug nevirapine june 21 the first hiv urine test august 6 in october the aids memorial quilt is displayed in its entirety for the last time. Aids is no longer leading cause of death for all americans ages 25 44 although it remains the leading cause of death for african americans in this age group. Within days doctors from across the u. Emmy award winning pianist liberace dies of aids related illness on february 4 hiv dating sites. March 24 douglas brooks is appointed as the new director of the white house office of national aids policy onap .
July 13 president obama issues an executive order directing federal agencies to prioritize supporting the hiv care continuum as a means of implementing the national hiv aids strategy. Until the federal government lifted the ban on hiv positive travelers entering the country. In february the district of columbia health department s hiv aids hepatitis std and tb administration reports that washington dc has a higher rate of hiv 3 prevalence than west africa enough to describe it as a severe and generalized epidemic. The 14th international aids conference is held in barcelona spain from july 7 12. In october the world health organization who holds its first meeting to assess the global aids situation and begins international surveillance.
March 4 european researchers announce the results of the first phase of the partner study an observational study focusing on the risk of sexual hiv transmission when an hiv positive person is on treatment. Supreme court rules that the americans with disabilities act ada covers those in earlier stages of hiv disease not just those who have developed aids. After his son makgatho died of aids related causes in 2005 mandela spent the remainder of his post presidential career working to address the aids epidemic in south africa which is home to the largest number of people living with hiv 6.Department of health and human services hhs launches the 12 cities project pdf 427 kb an hhs wide project that supports and accelerates comprehensive hiv aids planning and cross agency response in the 12 u. Department of health and human services the authority to admit people living with hiv aids on a case by case basis.
Centers for disease control and prevention cdc report the first substantial decline in aids deaths in the united states.