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The Origin of the AIDS Virus By Amit Sen Gupta

IN the early eighties, doctors in the United States were confronted with an outbreak of mysterious diseases most often seen when the immune system is damaged. Soon this trend manifested itself in Western Europe. As the numbers began to dramatically increase, it became clear that a new disease was upon us. AIDS (Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome) was identified as a new disease in 1981 and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) was co-discovered several years later by Luc Montagnier and Robert Gallo and identified as the virus which causes AIDS. It soon became clear that the HIV virus destroys the body's immune system, i e, its basic defence mechanism, and lays it open fo ...



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