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Research Suggests HIV Brought To The US From Haiti in 1969

By October 30, 2007

The AIDS virus invaded the United States in about 1969 from Haiti, carried most likely by a single infected immigrant who set the stage for it to sweep the world in a tragic epidemic, scientists said on Monday. Michael Worobey, a University of Arizona evolutionary biologist, said the 1969 U.S. entry date is earlier than some experts had believed. While AIDS was first identified in 1981, Worobey says that the virus infected people first in 1969, and went unidentified until 1981. By examining stored blood samples from HIV patients who died early in the epidemic, researchers believe that a single Haitian immigrant brought the virus to the US, through either New York of Miami, having himself been infected somewhere in Africa 2 to 3 years before coming to the US. The study was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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November 7, 2007 at 5:05 pm
(1) ndini chete says:

I dont think that AIDS and HIV originated in Africa in the 1960s.The way people’s lives have been wiped out- if it was in Africa in the 1960s, how come millions of people have been infected and died in the 1990s and 2000s.It started in the 1980s from the US. It has now spread to Africa thats why people are dying now.It takes common sense.If it was there in the 1960s, why did we not die in Africa as what is happening now.Can the learned professor come up with another story.Lets look for some solutions- cure and not blame the weak.In Zimbabwe the first AIDS cases were reported in 1985- by 2005, 1,8million people were infected and thousands dying everyday- and you want me to believe that AIDS was around in the 60s- no ways!Its a killer in Africa- when it came we realised that there was a new disease because everyone was dying around us.The same applies to the US among the gay community- when it came they were all dying.How can I believe that it was there and remained silent and started killing gays in the US. Wake up guys lets deal with HIV face to face.We have got a problem here.If it originated in Africa, then it originated in the 1980s not earlier.The proof is there- fresh graves from the 1990s to 2000s.

The guy who had vaccinations- no vaccination can block HIV- you were just lucky that you did not catch it.Always practise safe sex if you want to be safe.Good luck.

April 14, 2009 at 12:08 am
(2) piere jean says:

that dude dont even know where he got that info from

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