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Goudsmit provides evidence for some very interesting contentions, including the presence of an earlier form of an HIV virus in Europe as long ago as 1939 and the ability of non-HIV retroviruses to cause AIDS-like disease under the right conditions

Goudsmit provides evidence for some very interesting contentions, including the presence of an earlier form of an HIV virus in Europe as long ago as 1939 and the ability of non-HIV retroviruses to cause AIDS-like disease under the right conditions. Goudsmit explains that an important factor in the evolution of new, potentially deadly strains is the ability of retroviruses, including HIV, to reproduce sexually, producing recombinant offspring more dangerous than either parent

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But Jaap Goudsmit, one of Europe’s most prominent HIV specialists, says in Viral Sex people must realise that . Unfortunately, few experts seem to care for this sort of exercise. This makes the book a valuable stimulus for debate.

But Jaap Goudsmit, one of Europe’s most prominent HIV specialists, says in Viral Sex people must realise that these viruses don’t just come out of nowhere, they are out there ready to pounce if we are not careful. What will attract the most attention is Goudsmit’s theory that HIV had infected Europeans as early as the 1930s. He bases this notion mainly on an epidemic of the kind of pneumonia that now often afflicts AIDS patients, which struck a Dutch maternity hospital in the 1950s.

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Автор: Goudsmit, Jaap Название: Viral Sex The Nature of AIDS (Hardback) Издательство: Oxford . This book specifically addresses viral-induced human cancers associated with AIDS and observed in the AIDS population.

This book specifically addresses viral-induced human cancers associated with AIDS and observed in the AIDS population.

He is also a prolific writer of non-fiction books: Viral Sex, the Nature of AIDS (1997); Viral Fitness, the Next SARS and West Nile in the Making (2004); Serendipity Manual (2012); The Vaccine Bug, a personal history of the World of Immunity (2013); Immorbidity Alphabet, Spelling-out a life free of dis-ease (2015. ; The Time of your Life, Staying healthy to the End.

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Viral Sex The Nature of AIDS. By JAAP GOUDSMIT Oxford University Press. The CDC found that those who developed AIDS had invariably had sex with someone who concurrently had AIDS or later developed the disease

Viral Sex The Nature of AIDS. The Most Disarming Virus. The CDC found that those who developed AIDS had invariably had sex with someone who concurrently had AIDS or later developed the disease. Apparently it was transmitted sexually, most likely by means of seminal fluid. Then AIDS began to occur among hemophiliacs, but not by sexual transmission.

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The current worldwide AIDS crisis is about 20 years old, but the disease itself is much older. In fact, AIDS is only the latest chapter in the evolution of the complex retrovirus we call HIV. Where was HIV lurking before it emerged in the early 1980s? There is some evidence that the Western strain of HIV arose in Europe as early as 1939. There is even more evidence that HIV is a direct descendant of a virus which has long infected certain African apes and monkeys, a virus called SIV--simian immunodeficiency virus. But why is a virus that is harmless in monkeys so lethal in human beings? And why, after millennia of contact between African monkeys and humans, is SIV only now entering the human population in plague proportions? In Viral Sex, leading AIDS researcher Jaap Goudsmit illuminates the origins and nature of the world's most lethal disease. He provides an eyewitness account of sciences effort to understand and control the spread of this deadly virus, in a fascinating journey that reaches from the deepest recesses of the African rainforest, to ancient Egypt and the mummified remains of Barbary apes, to pioneering research labs in the U.S. and Europe. A key idea in understanding the AIDS crisis, we discover, is the concept of "viral sex." We learn that HIV not only produces offspring that are almost exact copies of the parents, as do most other viruses, but that it can also reproduce sexually, creating a recombinant population of subtly varying members. This "viral sex" gives HIV an edge in adapting inside a foreign body, and this is why the virus could survive the leap from ape to man. But Goudsmit presents devastating evidence that the real villain of the AIDS epidemic is not HIV, but the ongoing destruction of the Western Equatorial rainforest and the wild monkeys and apes who once thrived there. Goudsmit argues that human encroachment on the African monkey habitat provided the opportunity for the SIV virus to jump to its new host, human beings. He also describes how humans then brought HIV out of the rainforest at the turn of the century, most probably to Cameroon. From there some strains went to German East Africa, where the virus evolved into the African AIDS virus we see today, while other strains left Cameroon for Germany on the eve of World War II. Goudsmit is uniquely qualified to provide readers with vital perspective on this worldwide crisis. Provocative, vividly written, and impeccably researched, Viral Sex instills readers with a new sense of the urgent need to contain HIV and other similarly lethal viruses before they spread beyond the grasp of even the most sophisticated science.
Viral Sex: The Nature of AIDS download epub
Medicine
Author: Jaap Goudsmit
ISBN: 0195124960
Category: Medical Books
Subcategory: Medicine
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press; Revised ed. edition (November 12, 1998)
Pages: 288 pages