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Scientists: AIDS Could Be as Much as 100 Years Old

In health, History on October 2, 2008 by Editor Z

That is much older then scientists had previously thought. Sadly that means there were likely so many other victims of what was then a silent killer.

CNN:

NEW YORK (AP) — The AIDS virus has been circulating among people for about 100 years, decades longer than scientists had thought, a new study suggests.

Genetic analysis pushes the estimated origin of HIV back to between 1884 and 1924, with a more focused estimate at 1908.

Previously, scientists had estimated the origin at around 1930. AIDS wasn’t recognized formally until 1981 when it got the attention of public health officials in the United States.

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