Human Immunodeficiency Virus

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus, or HIV, was first encountered during the 20th century. Spreading rapidly across the face of the earth, HIV became highly prevalent among the poorer nations of the Earth. While developments in pharmaceutical technologies in the early years of the 21st century allowed the disease to be controlled, HIV is one of the few remaining 'incurable' diseases of modern society.

The push to find a cure for HIV slacked off, following the development of powerful immuno-suppressants that all but eradicated HIV related deaths. Efforts picked up again in the late 2030s, when a correlation was found between HIV and the advent of severe side affects to certain cryogenetic treatments, including catatonia, brain damage, massive internal hemorrhage, zombification and death.

By this stage over 23% of the world's population was infected by HIV, largely due to complacency, and this created a large underclass of people, known as the infected who were unable to receive mainstream cryogenetic treatments, including Eternity.8.

- Pachydermis Lubulous

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