The Tuskegee experiments began in 1932 and did not end until 1972 or did it actually end? No, it did not. The Tuskegee experiments became the HIV/AIDS application in what year? 1972. In 1972 Richard Nixon authorized the CIA to release the AIDS virus and the primary victims were black people in Africa and America. America said, if it isn't broke don't fix it. Just rename it and nobody would know the difference.