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Man has AIDS in 1950s

RYBICKI, ED ED at molbiol.uct.ac.za
Wed Mar 8 04:56:26 EST 1995


> From:          accroya at ix.netcom.com (James White)
> Subject:       Re: Man has AIDS in 1950s

> I can't find many people interested in the origin of HIV. Are 
there any > plausible theories as to how long this virus has 
existed, where it may > have originated, and why it became an 
epidemic when it did?

Look up S Yokoyama (1991), Molecular evolution of human 
immunodefiniciency viruses and related retroviruses, in: Evolution 
at the Molecular Level, Selander, Clark, Whittam, Eds., Sinauer 
Associates, ISBN 0-87893-818-4.

In order: 400+ years, from monkeys in Africa - and because of 
expanding road transport networks in Africa and air traffic into and 
out of Africa.

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