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Are the same strains of HIV found in apes the ones found in humans?

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Dr. David Rosenthal
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: SIV and HIV

Primates (apes, monkeys, chimpanzee) had siv (simian immunodeficiency virus), which was the precursor to HIV (human immunodeficiency virus).
See http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/history_of_hiv/aids.

In brief: SIV and HIV

Primates (apes, monkeys, chimpanzee) had siv (simian immunodeficiency virus), which was the precursor to HIV (human immunodeficiency virus).
See http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/history_of_hiv/aids.
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