Early Spread of AIDS Traced to Congo’s Expanding Transportation Network

Scientists already knew that HIV viruses had crossed into humans early in the 20th century, probably because central African hunters ate infected chimpanzees and other nonhuman primates. This happened not once but many times, putting into circulation in the local human population a host of different HIV viruses, including both the HIV-1 and HIV-2 types.HIV-1 contains the viral groups called M and O. Group M is now responsible for 90 percent of pandemic infections and is the virus people typically mean when talking about HIV. Group O and HIV-2 also cause infections but remain geographically concentrated in central and western Africa. Other strains are rare or have fizzled out altogether.The group M strain, says Pybus, appears to have “put its foot on the accelerator”—though it might be most accurate to say that humankind pressed that accelerator down.

via Early Spread of AIDS Traced to Congo’s Expanding Transportation Network.

 

Also See: The Origin of AIDS According to Former CIA Officer John Stockwell | Top Secret Writers – Conspiracy Theory, Strange Stories and Truth | [Modern Times] – However, there are many people throughout the world who did not, and still do not, buy into this official story. One of those people is former CIA officer, John Stockwell.Stockwell has been among one of the highest ranking CIA officials to ever leave the agency. He stated that he left over differences he had with the CIA about how various missions and operations were conducted in Third World countries.What lends credence to Stockwell’s accusations is the fact that he was with the CIA for about 13 years. During that time, he was Chief of Base in the Katanga in 1968, Chief of Station in Bujumbura in 1970, and oversaw intelligence operations in the Tay Ninh province in Vietnam.Before he left, Stockwell was even awarded the CIA Medal of Merit. 2 After his departure, Stockwell wrote three books exposing the loose and sometimes illegal/immoral practices of the CIA in these areas. Then, in 1987, Stockwell was interviewed by Alternative Views about his views on the CIA connection to the AIDS virus. 3

Enough 14 -

- Its time to revolt! - -

Doña Dulcinea

The Sun Shines Behind The Clouds Through The Raindrops Falling On My Head

Socialist Action

In Solidarity With Workers and the Oppressed Everywhere

Richardson Reports

News you can't get anywhere else....

nuclear-news

The News That Matters about the Nuclear Industry Fukushima Chernobyl Mayak Three Mile Island Atomic Testing Radiation Isotope

AGR Daily News

Quaker Inspired, Evidence Based, Art And Science Of Sustainable Health Plus Success - How To Create Heaven On Earth - Education For Seventh Generation Rainbow Warriors

Observer

People and Trends

Patribotics

Louise Mensch, National Security Journalism

Angry White Men

Tracking White Supremacy

Tina Ngata

Dismantling Frameworks of Domination, Rematriating Ways of Being.

SKWAWKBOX

News, politics, insights, inside information from the left

Mike Rothschild

Conspiracy theory researcher and debunker

caged but undaunted

stanley l cohen

IPNOT GLOBAL

We are a group of grassroots activists from all over the world. Palestine Unites Us. News about Palestine and its supporters worldwide

settler colonial studies blog

A blog for the advancement of settler colonial studies

Longreads

The best longform stories on the web

%d bloggers like this: