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Did AIDS viruses originate in India?

Authors
Journal
Retrovirology
1742-4690
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Publication Date
Volume
6
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/1742-4690-6-s2-p74
Keywords
  • Poster Presentation
Disciplines
  • Archaeology
  • Biology
  • Medicine
  • Religious Science

Abstract

1742-4690-6-S2-P74.fm BioMed Central Page 1 of 1 (page number not for citation purposes) Retrovirology Open AccessPoster presentation Did AIDS viruses originate in India? Muttineni Radha Krishna*1,3 and S Ram Reddy2 Address: 1Department of Zoology, Kakatiya University, Warangal. A P, India, 2Department of Microbiology, Kakatiya University, Warangal. A P, India and 3Laboratory for Molecular Therapeutics, Department of Biotechnology, School of Life Science, University of Hyderabad, India * Corresponding author Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the infectious agent of AIDS, is believed to have originated in non- human primates in sub Saharan Africa. The first case of HIV infection as well as first case of AIDS was reported in India 1986. Presently HIV infections were identified in 104 districts spread all over India including forest areas. The first case of HIV infection as well as first case of AIDS was reported in India 1986. Data from sentinel surveil- lance and national family health survey III in year 2005-6 revealed that 2-3.1 million people were living with HIV/ AIDS in India in year 2006. Presently HIV infections were identified in 104 districts spread all over India including forest areas. Medical, archaeological, mythological, bio- logical evidences point out the possibility of origin of AIDS in Indian sub continent. The man and monkey asso- ciation started in India by Paleolithic period. We can find monkey paintings in various historic sites in Hindu, Bud- dhist literature. Monkey Gods are very common all over India, tribal and rural people built monkey god temples and preached. Many sculptures from 300 BC to 12th cen- tury AD depicted the monkey-man association. It is also depicted that the monkeys are giving medicine to the king that strengthens monkey-man association from many thousand years. In ancient Indian medicine, like Charaka Samhita (300 BC) AZOKSHYAM (degradation of immu- nity) an AIDS like disease was narrated. Many of the archaeological sites of peri

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