Where did HIV/AIDS originate?

Answer According to, an AIDS/HIV education website, the virus most likely originated in Africa, where primates have been found to have SIV (simian immunodeficiency virus). The virus most likely ... Read More »

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Where did aids originate from?

On One Hand: The Hunter TheoryThe general consensus of the scientific community is that HIV and AIDS originated in Africa in the 1940s as a strain of a Simian Immunodeficiency Virus, which closely ... Read More »

In what country did AIDS originate?

AIDS is believed to have originated in Africa in the country of what is now known today as the Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly Zaire. The HIV virus causes the AIDS illness. AIDS was disc... Read More »

How big is the AIDS virus?

The virus responsible for acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). According to Illinois State University, the size of the viral protein is 90 nanometer... Read More »

When did the AIDS virus appear?

The first recorded case of AIDS in the United States was in 1981. While this was the first time AIDS came to light, it was not the first case ever. A 1959 plasma sample from Africa was found to con... Read More »