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Crawford, Dorothy H
Virus hunt : the search for the origin of HIV / Dorothy H. Crawford
Alternate Title Search for the origin of HIV
Search for the origin of human immunodeficiency virus
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013
book jacket
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 4th Floor  RA643.8 .C73 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) HIV (Viruses) -- Research
HIV (Viruses) -- Africa
Physical Description xi, 244 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographic references (p. 205-228) and index
Contents The puzzle of HIV-1 -- Tracing HIV to its roots -- The primate connection -- From rainforest to research laboratory -- Timing the jump -- Vital first steps -- The epic journey begins -- Adapting to humans -- The challenge of pandemics
Summary "AIDS was first described in 1981 and just under three years later the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) was discovered. Confirming that HIV causes AIDS--now accepted by virtually all scientists--took rather longer. But where did HIV come from? When did it first infect us? How did it manage to spread so widely?"--Book jacket

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