Several of the theories of HIV origin put forward (described below) attempt to explain the unresolved loose ends described in the previous section.
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) of humans is caused by two lentiviruses, human immunodeficiency viruses types 1 and 2 (HIV-1 and HIV-2).
Where did HIV come from? Here we discuss evidence about the origin of HIV and how it came to affect humans.
For many years scientists theorized as to the origins of HIV and how it appeared in the human population, most believing that HIV originated in other primates.
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WebMD provides a historical overview of the AIDS pandemic from the first human case to the present.
Most people believe that the origin of HIV, the AIDS virus, derives from some natural evolutionary event. Key among these HIV origin theories is the so called cut ...
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Chitnis, A., Rawls, D. & Moore, J. (2000). Origin of HIV-1 in colonial French Equatorial Africa? AIDS Res. Hum. Retroviruses. 16: 5-8.