October 30th, 2007

Manga Me

Origins of HIV

A team of scientists now believe that the starin of the HIV virus which is dominant in the US, Europe, South America, Australia and Japan was originally brought over from Haiti to the US in 1969. They believe that Haitian workers working in the Congo in Africa first brought the virus to Haiti in the mid-60's where it then mutated into the form it is better known for today.

Key HIV Strain 'Came From Haiti' (BBC News Online; Tuesday 30th October 2007)