January/February #177 : AIDS Traced to 3 Chimp Hunters in Africa - by Cristina González

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January / February 2012

AIDS Traced to 3 Chimp Hunters in Africa

by Cristina González

According to the new book The Origins of AIDS, HIV in humans can be traced back to about 80 chimpanzees in Africa that infected about three bush-meat hunters around 1921. The virus was further spread through the use of non-sterile medical equipment. Mystery solved! Or is it? Click here to read an interview with author Jacques Pépin, MD, an infectious disease specialist, to find out. 

Search: The Origin of AIDS, Africa, chimpanzees, Jacques Pépin


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