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Study Says Monkey Version of HIV Older Than Previously Believed

Filed under: Uncategorized — Medindia Health News May 23, 2010 @ 7:20 pm
image Scientists say that SIV, the HIV-like virus that infects monkeys is at least 100,000 if not millions of years old. The vast age of the monkey virus, which does not cause illness in most of its hosts, suggests that it may take a long time for HIV to become equally benign in humans. "Don't expect human evolution to unfold in a timeframe that will do anything good for us. We're not going to evolve adaptations that will mitigate this virus in any acceptable ti...

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