The CDC reported 16,458 cases of AIDS in the United Sates with 8,361
NIAID established a Division of AIDS.
The name of the AIDS virus was changed to human immunodeficiency virus
(HIV) at the suggestion of a multinational committee of scientists.
At a PHS-sponsored conference at the Coolfont Conference Center in
West Virginia, a prediction was made that in 2001, some 270,000 people
in the United States would have been diagnosed with AIDS and that
179,000 would have died.
NIAID established AIDS Treatment Evaluation Units (ATEUs), which later
became AIDS Clinical Trials Units (ACTUs).
NHLBI cosponsored with FDA and the NIH Office on Medical Applications
of Research a conference on the “Impact of HTLV-III Antibody
Testing on the Public Health.”
The CDC reported that although the incidence of AIDS was rising for
all racial/ethnic groups and in all geographic regions of the country,
the cumulative incidence of AIDS among blacks and Hispanics was more
than three times the rate for whites.
Surgeon General C. Everett Koop released his “Report on Acquired
The CDC reported 28,098 cases of AIDS in the United States with 15,757