AIDS: Previously Unknown Origin Of 2 Virus Strains Linked To Western Lowland Gorillas

March 2, 2015 9:06 PM

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Researchers confirmed that two of the four known groups of human AIDS viruses originated in western lowland gorillas.

HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS, is believed to have been spread from animals to humans on four separate occasions, leading to the virus lineages groups M, N, O, and P, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania reported. Past research has linked groups M and N to geographically...

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