Is AIDS Man-Made?

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Science  12 Nov 1999:
Vol. 286, Issue 5443, pp. 1305-1306
DOI: 10.1126/science.286.5443.1305

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The River A Journey to the Source of HIVand AIDS. Edward Hooper. Little, Brown, New York, 1999. 1104 pp. $35. ISBN 0-316-37261-7. Penguin, London, 1999. 1104 pp. £25. ISBN 0-7139-9335-9.

Although our reviewer is not persuaded by Hooper's case for the claim that AIDS arose via contaminated oral poliovirus vaccines, he finds there are important lessons--including how lucky we have been to escape other viral zoonoses--to be learned from the author's arguments.