Originally posted by Flyer
On the other hand, if people die too quickly, they wont be able to spread it.
A patient who is infected with HIV has, at first, a normal immune response to the presence of the virus. The patient produces antibody and within 4 to 10 weeks can be found to be "HIV positive" meaning that these antibodies are present in the circulation. However, as time passes, things begin to change.
As the virus continues to replicate over the years after the initial infection (remember, genomes have become stabily integrated into chromosomes of host cells), the patient begins to loose CD4+ cells.
Without an immune system, the AIDS patient is no longer able to fend of infections that are not normally threatening.
I believe it is man-made
Originally posted by Jaypeth
In the late 1970s the CIA was funding biological weapons expeirments in the country of South Africa. the AIDS virus first known human interaction was there not to far from the biological weapons reasearch facility.... Indeed the south african government created the virus to be a sleeper type biological weapon to eradicate most of the african continent..... you dont hear much on this subject since the US and South African/ Infant british nations do not publicise state funded genocide