1940s Virus seen to have been transmitted from animals to humans
1959 A man in The Democratic Republic of Congo idenfied to have the HI virus
1982 HIV identified in two gay men who had visited Californina
  The USA Centre for Disease Control and Prevention formally establishes the term AIDS
1985 The First International AIDS conference
1987 First Black person reported to be infected
  The apartheid government recognizes that the disease is going to be a threat, even though few cases reported
  African Research and Education Puppetry Programme is founded for educating the community across races and cultures