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origins of AIDS pandemic?

prtdon02 at scilab.uct.ac.za prtdon02 at scilab.uct.ac.za
Thu Oct 10 10:40:42 EST 1996

In article <52p3br$p5 at net.bio.net> daemon at net.bio.net writes:
>From: daemon at net.bio.net
>Subject: origins of AIDS pandemic?
>Date: 30 Sep 1996 11:26:03 -0700

>I recently read `The White Death` by Julian Cribb. The author
>suggests that HIV may have entered the human population via contaminated
>polio vaccines (as did SV-40).
>eg.SIVs mutate in infected monkey cell lines (to produce HIV-1  and HIV-2)
>,humans are vaccinated, in a tiny proportion of vaccinees virus in
>vaccine enters bloodstream via sores in mouth.

>Suprisingly, there appears to be substantial evidence to support this

> I`d be very interested in hearing your opinions on this theory.

>Thanks. Ruth Goldstone.

I've heard several times yhat during World War 2, in Central Africa, blood
transfusions were carried out using monkey blood.
I find it highly unlikely.

Donovan Porter

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