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Modeling African AIDS

Yjgent yjgent at aol.com
Sat May 13 20:12:02 EST 2000


>
>Perhaps the differences can be explained by the fact that the predominant
>strains of HIV differ in North America and Africa?  I have heard that the
>HIV strain predominant in Africa is *much* more easily transmissable to
>women.

I thought that was because homosexual sex is almost unheard of in Africa while
multiple wives and "extra marital" sex is very common. The African strains have
been cooking along a bit longer than any others.

I also remember that a lot of these "new" viral infections showed up after the
Ugandan dictator Idi Amin decided to build a highway through the middle of
Uganda exposing a lot of people to "virgin" jungle and all the flora and fauna
that have never seen a human.
John Gentile M(ASCP)                   President - Rhode Island Apple Group
yjgent at aol.com
Microbiologists do it with culture.




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