Origin of HIV type 1 in colonial French Equatorial Africa?

  title={Origin of HIV type 1 in colonial French Equatorial Africa?},
  author={Arvind B. Chitnis and D. Terry Rawls and J. Suzanne Moore},
  journal={AIDS research and human retroviruses},
  volume={16 1},
Sociocultural factors during the postcolonial period have been implicated as paramount in generating conditions that promoted both the origin and subsequent epidemic spread of HIV-1 in Africa. We suggest, however, that the origin of the disease may lie in the interaction between colonial practices (e.g., labor camps, nonsterile vaccination campaigns) and traditional bushmeat hunting in French Equatorial Africa. Both the epidemiology of HIV-2 and the colonial history of West Africa appear more… 

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