Published in AIDS Weekly and Law, May 13th, 2004
The data should help to end speculation that the immunodeficiency virus jumped to humans after polio vaccines became contaminated with a simian form of the virus, said authors of the Brief Communication in Nature.
The oral polio vaccine (OPV)/AIDS theory claims that chimpanzees from the Democratic Republic of Congo were the source of a simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) that was transmitted to humans when chimpanzee tissues were allegedly used in the preparation of OPV. Michael Worobey and colleagues at the...
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