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Virus hunt : the search for the origin of HIV

Author: Dorothy H Crawford
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"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.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy H Crawford
ISBN: 9780199641147 0199641145
OCLC Number: 847830918
Description: xi, 244 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
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.
Responsibility: Dorothy H. Crawford.
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Virus Hunt is a tale of scientific endeavour. Tracing the fascinating twenty year quest to find the origin of the virus that causes AIDS, Dorothy H. Crawford takes us on a journey around the world,  Read more...

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