posted on Jun, 24 2005 @ 10:41 AM
Origins of AIDS
"Studies suggest that the virus initially spread from West Africa. It is possible that there were several initial sources corresponding to different
strains of HIV (HIV-1 and HIV-2). The sample fluid earliest known for human-carrier was from 1959, which derived from a British sailor; he contracted
it in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Other early samples include one for an American male-died in 1969, and one for a Norwegian
sailor of 1976. The earliest journaled death more lenient to the West- in due to AIDS, is attributed to Dr. Grethe Rask who was a Danish surgeon in
the early 1970s of Congo.
The official date for the beginning of the AIDS pandemic is marked as June 5, 1981, when the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported in
a newsletter that unusual clusters of Kaposi's sarcoma were discovered in gay men in New York and San Francisco in the late 1970s. More KS clusters
were discovered among these otherwise healthy men in other cities throughout the country, and a subsequent investigation of these infections revealed
that the victims had other opportunistic diseases as well. Many died within a few months of diagnosis despite receiving the best treatments at the
time, leading to speculation that they had an immune disorder hampering their ability to fight the multiple infections.
The AIDS report of opportunistic infections for gay male intravenous drug users from the 1980s was initially termed 'GRID' (Gay Related Immune
Deficiency). However, similar opportunistic infections were reported in people in other categories. By the end of 1982, more AIDS cases emerged around
the world, especially blood transfusion recipients, intravenous drug users, and immigrants from certain countries such as Haiti. The disorder was
officially renamed AIDS at the end of 1983.
Some past studies of AIDS in Africa have used a very loose definition that results in the overdiagnosis of AIDS, even when HIV is not present, because
this definition avoids expensive tests. This complicates epidemiological comparisons. The controversial OPV AIDS hypothesis raises speculation that
the origin of AIDS is due to the oral polio vaccination program that took place in the late 1950s of Africa."
it looks like it came from oral polio vaccination that took place in Africa, guess the genes in Africans cause a change.
always knew there be side effects wen rushing a new treatment would backfire.