TITLE

The cruellest irony

PUB. DATE
September 1999
SOURCE
New Scientist;09/04/99, Vol. 163 Issue 2202, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Looks at the possibility that doctors who were testing a polio vaccine in Africa in the 1950s may have started the AIDS epidemic. Discussion of the book `The River,' by Edward Hooper; The use of kidney cells from various primate species to produce the polio vaccine that was tested in central Africa; The geographic match between vaccine trial sites and what are regarded as the first known cases of HIV infection; Problems with the vaccine theory.
ACCESSION #
2240538

 

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