For anything in the world, you can find its original origin. When it comes to a disease like AIDS, many people may talk about it. We must know that AIDS is very serious. Once infected, people will lose their immunity completely, and they will eventually face great danger to their lives. Nowadays, people are still helpless about AIDS. Although it can be blocked in certain ways, most people have no way to take the blocking drug in the first place. Once contracting such a disease, the consequences are also Unimaginable.
HIV originally came from the orangutan, the first person to be infected, what did it do to the orangutan?
Nowadays, biologists and medical scientists are working hard to study the origin of HIV, and want to find an effective way to solve AIDS, then the first thing to understand at this time is where the HIV originally originated? We must know that there have been many viruses since the birth of the earth, and there are countless ones that have not been discovered by us. According to a survey conducted by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are two subspecies of HIV virus, one is HIV-1 and the other is HIV-2. The prevalence of HIV-2 is relatively small, mainly in Africa and other regions. There are very few discoveries.
It is understood that the earliest cases of HIV infection can be traced back to 1959. At that time, an American scientist studied human plasma samples collected in 1959 and found that a man living in Africa had the hIv virus in his body, and scientists believed that this was the ancestor of the HIV subtype that spread throughout the world. And in January 2000, Dr. Beit Kobo from Los Alamos National Laboratory in the United States. He established an evolutionary model. He believes that the earliest HIV virus will enter the human body between 1910 and 1930, and it first appeared in Africa. Regarding the source of the HIV virus, it is generally said in the medical community that it comes from African chimpanzees or monkeys and other primates, and it has been basically determined.
So at this time, many people are very curious about how to infect humans from orangutans or monkeys? You must know that HIV virus is actually very fragile. It is basically transmitted through body fluids. Once exposed to the air, it may lose its activity within a few minutes. It will inevitably lead to some very incredible ideas in life. People are very curious. What happened to make this virus spread to humans. In the later period, the medical scientists also came to such a conclusion. They believed that for people in Africa, there is a habit of eating orangutan meat. In addition, some related primates may also be carried out. Illegal trade makes animals such as orangutans or monkeys an excellent test subject. Therefore, in the early 20th century, a large number of people hunted monkeys or orangutans.
During the capture process, due to the struggle of these animals, the predators may have some wounds at this time, and if it happens to be in contact with animal blood, it will cause infection. In this case, it may cause the HIV virus to be transferred to the human body, and we have indeed confirmed that it can be spread across species. Nowadays, this virus can be said to be more common, and the main ways of transmission are through blood transmission, mother-to-child transmission and sexual transmission, so we must pay more attention to all aspects of daily life. According to statistics, almost 757 million people worldwide are infected with this virus, and 32.7 million people have died of AIDS.
Although we have mastered the source and spread of HIV, we must know that AIDS is still an incurable disease, but it can be prevented through our usual behavior. We should not take it lightly at any time.