If the US developed such a virus in the 70's they were lacking far behind nature. HIV occurred in humans probably before 1950:Satori said:[...]In 1969, a military official testified before Congress:
"Within the next 5 or 10 years, it would
probably be possible to make a new infective micro-organism which could differ in certain important respects from any known disease-causing organisms. Most important of these is that it might be refractory [resistant] to the immunological and therapeutic processes upon which we depend to maintain our relative freedom from infectious disease."
And here is a link to some very good information on the subject of not only AIDS but the Gulf War Syndrome as well:
Check this out :
BBC News : Global HIV rates at record high
The global spread of HIV
In summary, 40 million people are infected with HIV worldwide, with 14.000 new cases daily. In Southern African countries, up to 40% of the people are contaminated ! Imagine 4 people out of 10 in the streets with HIV/AIDS.
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