A doctor in China used CRISPR to edit the genes of twin girls to be more resistant to HIV, creating the first genetically engineered “designer babies.” The Chinese government sentenced him to to 3 years in prison for illegal medical practice.
When Charlie Sheen came out as HIV positive, it led to a 95 percent increase in over the counter HIV home testing kits and 2.75 million searches on the topic, dubbed “The Charlie Sheen Effect.” Some said that Sheen did more for awareness of HIV than most UN events.
A female doctor from Brazil, after being fed up from burglars jumping over her fence and steal her belongings, tapped dozen of HIV-infected syringes atop her metal fence with a warning board saying, ”Wall with HIV positive blood. No trespassing.”
There was a man named Robert Willner who stuck his finger with HIV infected blood in an attempt to prove that AIDS is not caused by HIV retrovirus.
In the mid-1980’s the Soviet KGB launched “Operation INFEKTION,” aimed at making people believe that the United States invented HIV.
Bayer sold a medicine tainted with HIV. Once it was discovered in the US, they continued to sell it overseas for over a year in order to clear stock.
A 6-year-old HIV-positive boy was forced to live alone in rural South West, China.
16% Lithuanian people are HIV resistant.
Richard Thomas broke into a woman’s home and raped her then left. He was caught and prosecuted and took a plea bargain, then he got the bad news. The woman he raped has HIV and by raping her he exposed himself to the disease. He is now waiting for test results to see if his sentence will be more severe than the 5 years 4 months he is going to spend in jail.
Brian Steward (a hospital technician) tried to kill his 11 month old son by deliberately injecting him with HIV infected blood. Just so he could save the $286 a month he had to pay in child support.
In 1985 Ryan White was refused re-entry to his school due to him having AIDS. 117 Parents and 50 teachers petitioned for his ban. People even cancelled their subscriptions as White was the paperboy and they believed they would be infected too.
There has been one person who has been completely cured of HIV/AIDS.