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Author Crawford, Dorothy H.
Title Virus hunt : the search for the origin of HIV / Dorothy H. Crawford.
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
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 Floor4  RA643.8 .C73 2013    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st ed.
Description xi, 244 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Bibliography 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.
Subject HIV (Viruses) -- Research.
HIV (Viruses) -- Africa.
ISBN 9780199641147
OCLC number 847830918