Study Shows Origins Of AIDS Virus Dates Back 100 Years

October 2, 2008

A new study published in the journal Nature has revealed that the origins of the AIDS virus dates back 100 years to 1908..<br /> ...Washington (ChattahBox) – A new study published in the journal Nature has revealed that the origins of the AIDS virus dates back 100 years to 1908.

Researchers originally believed that the AIDS virus originated in 1930, but they now know it is earlier.

Using genetic analysis estimates, they have found that the AIDS virus originated between 1884 and 1924.

They believe the actual date is a lot closer to 1908 though, meaning 100 years ago.

The AIDS virus originated in Africa, moving from chimpanzees to humans.

It was spread due to prostitution, as well as cities overloaded with people.

The AIDS virus was not officially recognized until 1981.


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