posted on Nov, 13 2008 @ 01:13 AM
Originally posted by GlassRunner
I find it compelling that there was no HIV virus that had been isolated at the time. I also do not understand how viruses can be so different, and yet
there arent that many strains. Is there even a theory on the origin of viruses?
at 'the' time?
or, at 'this' time, as in, today?
if so, Are you on crack?
The AIDS virus (HIV- you cant call it HIV virus, because the V stands for virus...so thats Human Immunodeficiency virus virus) was identified,
isolated and proven the causative agent of AIDS in the 80's and 90's.
your second statement is based on your mistaken understanding that there are only a few virus strains. In reality, each 'type' of virus can give
rise to many strains very quickly, becuase of a viruses mutation rate- HIV alone has over 30 strains, HPV (human papiloma virus) has over 100 strains.
Also, there are thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of different 'types' of viruses- pretty much every single class of organism and every
species alive has a co-evolved virus species associated with it. Only a fraction cause overt disease, since the optimal life-cycle of a virus isnt to
kill its host, its to maintain a low level persistance for as long as possible, without causing enough damage to instigate a host immune response or
kill the host.
and yes, there is a theory-
although, since that link takes you to a real life, peer reviewed source, you probably wont read it...
... since everyone knows that scientists are working for 'the man'...
and that last anonymous post was mine too- i hadnt logged in yet.
edit- although, the post i refer to doesnt appear to have been placed yet.
[edit on 13-11-2008 by johnDoe21]