Monday, December 13, 2004

What is the history of AIDs?

AIDs has been around for many years. Scientists really don't know exactly where the virus origionated. " Some say that HIV/AIDs began from certain viruses that infect monkeys and apes." They say that it most likely started in a population of chimpanzes in West Africa. This is one reason why scientists say that Africa has the highest number of cases of HIV/AIDs in the world. Scientists are also still puzzled about how is was transmitted from monkeys and apes to humans. Many theories have been created explaining the reason. The most common one is that it appears to have been transmitted to the people from hunting, butching, and consuming the monkeys. The reason is common just because the people were coming in contact with infected blood.

Drotman D Peter."AIDs".THe World Book Encyclopedia.2002ed.


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