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Did Hiv Come From Siv

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HIV vs. FIV vs. SIV...

Dear Dr. Wohl:I know this question isn't in your "category", but, it isn't in any category active or inactive and I have come to respect and trust your feedback on this site. So, I ask you the question (and bear with me as you read along, you'll...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...likely to work this way. The whole monkey-human origin is based on the incredible similarity of Siamian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) and HIV. In fact there is very little difference between SIV and HIV-2, an HIV type that is found in Western... Read more »

HIV Origin

Hi Doc. What do you think about Tulane University's recent study that suggests SIV has been up to... Read more »


Dear Dr.Kull;A week ago, while playing with the monkeys, I got the saliva of one of the monkeys... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Experimental Drug Blocks HIV/SIV Transmission in Monkeys, Study Says; Could Lead to HIV-Blocking Microbicide for Humans

...An experimental drug has blocked the transmission of an HIV/SIV hybrid in monkeys and may be used in the development of an HIV-blocking microbicide in humans, according to a study published Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Not Linked to SIV-Contaminated Polio Vaccines, Study Says

...not introduced into the human population through oral polio vaccines used in the 1950s in Africa that were contaminated with simian immunodeficiency virus, according to a study published on Wednesday in the journal Science , Reuters reports... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Create HIV Strain That Can Infect Monkeys, Study Says

...According to Reuters UK, stHIV-1 was created by removing the HIV version of a gene -- called a vif -- and inserting it into the simian immunodeficiency virus. The gene then acts to prevent proteins made by the monkey that kill viruses. The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tanzania: Wild Chimpanzees Get AIDS-Like Illness

... US researchers have shown for the first time that chimpanzees can fall ill and die from infection by the HIV-like simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), overturning a decade-old consensus that chimps were immune to it. The discovery suggests that... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous
...early 1980s (by Robert Gallo) that the AIDS virus crossed species from an African green monkey. That theory didn't hold up, but Simian Immunodeficiency Viruses (SIVs) were identified as closely related to HIV. The findings of this latest study... Read more »

New Merck vaccine? (doesn't make sense)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...vaccine working in monkeys. But there seem to be certain dubious points in it. First, the virus used was a combo of hiv and siv. The vaccine also was hiv+siv. So it could be that the vaccine works against the siv and not the hiv. (because the... Read more »

Where did HIV come from?

Posted by DUDE
...Alamos, N.M. The study appears Friday in the journal Science. Bhattachary said the most common form of HIV worldwide evolved from simian immunodeficiency virus, or SIV, that was in the chimpanzee. SIV genetically converted to HIV either while it... Read more »


Posted by DUDE
...Science. Bhattachary said the most common form of HIV worldwide evolved from simian immunodeficiency virus, or SIV, that was in the chimpanzee. SIV genetically converted... Read more »