Monday, 18 april, 2016. Diffusing deadly diseases: aids. Sars, bird flu, mad cow disease, legionnaire"s disease, lyme disease, west nile virus, Tb, swine flu, ebola, zika virus, acquired immune deficiency syndrome (aids) 1983 first linked to hiv (human immunodeficiency virus. 1983 spread by transmission of bodily fluids from one person to another. 1985 first approved test to determine its presence. Untested blood products used in canada unitl 1987, factor 8. Led to the krever commission (1993- 97) (2,000 people contract hiv- aids, and. Tainted blood brought to the krever commission as evidence of criminal negligence by the canadian red cross. 1987 azt antiretroviral medication. Mid- 1990s, protease inhibitor cocktails. Global rates of aids prevalence in adults, 2012 (map) Mainly prevalent in southern africa. A bit in usa, russia, sea. While rates of infection are falling. About 6,300 new hiv infections a day in 2012. About 95% are in low and middle income countries.