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How Do Scientists Believe The AIDS Virus First Originated

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scientists Confirm That HIV Originated in Wild Chimpanzees, Study Says

Scientists on Thursday in a study published in the online edition of the journal Science confirmed that HIV originated in wild chimpanzees and likely crossed over into humans in Cameroon, the New York Times reports (Altman, New York Times ,... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIAID-Supported Scientists Discover Origin of HIV-1

Today scientists reported that they have discovered the origin of HIV-1, the virus responsible for the global AIDS pandemic. A subspecies of chimpanzees native to west equatorial Africa has been identified as the original source of the virus. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Scientists Find Way to "Disarm" AIDS Virus

US and European researchers report they have found a way to prevent HIV from damaging the immune system, possibly opening a new avenue for developing an AIDS vaccine. The scientists, led by Adriano Boasso of Imperial College London, found that... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Come sta? (Scientists trace AIDS virus origin to 100 years ago)

Salve! Dr Bob,Come va? Hope u are doing fine. Well I don't think I am any good in Italian, but was just giving u a dose of your own humour medicine. I wrote to you about an year back (remember the insurance story!!) and was so happy to have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Buon giorno ragazzo,You're right: your Italian kinda sucks. As for HIV being developed as a chemical warfare agent as part of the Cold War, nope! As it turns out, HIV has been around for more than 100 years. That puts it well before WWI, let... Read more »

My HIV+ friend believes AIDS denialist, Gary Null

He recently attended a Gary Null seminar (delivered before a full auditorium) and says he is convinced that HIV is not sexually transmissable, AIDS has nothing to do with HIV, and that his medication is a hoax created by the pharmaceutical industry....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,If indeed your friend likes my forum, he must then realize I am HIV positive, the direct result of an occupational needle stick and laceration I sustained while performing a medical procedure on a patient with advanced-stage AIDS in January... Read more »

please help settle a bet Dr. Bob (ORIGIN OF AIDS,2009) (CONSPIRACY THEORIES, 2009)

Hello Dr. Bob,Hope you are doing well and I am a huge fan of the forum. my buddy and I are involved in an ongoing bet on whether the government is using HIV to perpetuate a biological warfare program. Dr., I already know that scientists use labs to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Regarding the government using HIV to perpetuate biological warfare, you are correct and your buddy is a conspiracy theory wack-job who will never make it through medical school.As for HIV originating from a "randy beastial safari hunter... Read more »

aids (ORIGIN OF HIV/AIDS)

did aids come from having sex with monkeys?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Unfortunately, it's likely we may never know all the exact details about when, where and how HIV initially came into being. Our best evidence to date suggests HIV mutated from SIV (Simian Immunodeficiency Virus). SIV has been identified in... Read more »
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Scientists Identify Gene That Blocks HIV

Posted by Mssimone, 1 Reply
Is this a good thing?



Scientists Identify Gene That Blocks HIV

American and Canadian researchers have identified a human gene called TRIM22 that can block HIV infection by preventing certain forms of the virus from replicating, CBC News reported.

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joel gallant believes in other viruses!!!

Posted by uhohblita, 3 Replies
a very good question posted at Hopkins. I would just like to post this for those out there that think its ridiculous that there is some other HIV-like virus out there that may cause bad symptoms. joel even says so! now do you believe it?!

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Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV

Posted by MOCHA
Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV
05-Mar-2007

(HealthDay News) -- Researchers have discovered that cells in the mucosal lining of human genitalia produce a protein that "eats up" invading HIV -- possibly keeping the spread of the AIDS... Read more »

To the "original six" /"dirty dozen"

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hey unlucky, notanonymous, John in London, uhoh, anonymous123, une_fille! How are you all going? I have now tested negative to 22 weeks and have a 24 week result waiting for me that I have to collect but which I guess I now expect will be negative.... Read more »