H I V ( human immunodifficiency virus )

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H I V ( human immunodifficiency virus )

Post by shark » Sat Jan 14, 2006 1:39 am

what is the deal about it ???
i mean where did it come from ..
( who started it ???? )
I heard that it started in monkeys !!!!!!!!!!!! :shock:
is that right ?????????


sorry .. i have alot of questions
:oops: :oops: :oops:

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Post by Dr.Stein » Sat Jan 14, 2006 2:17 am

Read this page, it gives information to what you really want to know. Interesting article :)

http://www.avert.org/origins.htm
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Re: H I V ( human immunodifficiency virus )

Post by victor » Sun Jan 15, 2006 11:36 am

shark wrote:I heard that it started in monkeys !!!!!!!!!!!! :shock:
is that right ?????????
sorry .. i have alot of questions
:oops: :oops: :oops:


What you've heard is about Ebola, boss.... :lol:
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Post by MrMistery » Sun Jan 15, 2006 7:53 pm

Actually no. I did some courses anti-aids and they taught us that one of the hypothesises is that that it comes from monkeys. And that is because there is a similar virus for them(can't remember the name)
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Post by ZakaSPFC » Mon Jan 16, 2006 1:18 am

It began as a disease known as SIV(Simian Immunodeficiency Virus)




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Post by Dr.Stein » Mon Jan 16, 2006 1:30 am

Yes, SIV and then HIV.

It reminds me of avian flu... Avian to avian then avian to human then human to human awww :(
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Post by vinaya » Wed Jan 18, 2006 8:17 am

what does simian mean

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Post by opuntia » Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:55 am

Simian is an ape or a monkey.
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Post by Margret » Thu Jan 19, 2006 3:33 am

Well i heard it started in monkeys too. we were just talking about it in class yesterday. :P

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Post by MrMistery » Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:23 pm

That's it! SIV! My memory is not what it used to be :lol:
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