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Searching for the Epidemic's Origins

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Science  23 Jun 2000:
Vol. 288, Issue 5474, pp. 2164-2165
DOI: 10.1126/science.288.5474.2164

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EASTERN GABON-- Theories about the origin of AIDS all suffer from a dearth of data. For more than a decade, researchers have recognized the close genetic links between SIV from sooty mangabeys and HIV-2, a type of the virus that is mostly confined to west African countries, but to date, there are scant data that closely link HIV-1, the predominant human AIDS virus, to SIVs found in primates.