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Although addressing today's concerns about the AIDS virus and how all areas of society are coping with it in their attempts to find a sure-fire cure is dire, it's almost more important to identify the history of the disease.

AVERT is an international HIV and AIDS charity based in the UK, whose goal is to "avert" HIV and AIDS worldwide. In addition, of course, to their charity-based work, their site offers up a comprehensive History of AIDS which tracks the events from 1981 to Present Day. It's both an educational and sobering reminder of how something that seems so insignificant (in the beginning) can have drastic effects on the entire World if not taken seriously from the outset.

If anything, it gives us an opportunity to identify the signs for future dieases, so that maybe next time it won't take so long to identify the AIDS virus as something affecting all people, versus a small sector of society.