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Scientists have developed many theories about the origin of HIV and AIDS since that deadly disease first came public in the early 80’s. This mysterious disease have been the main subject around the world for over 25 years. But no one really knows the truth of what really cause that illness and where exactly did it come from?

People and Scientists from around the globe have tried to give the best explanation of the sudden appearance of The HIV virus.  Some suburban legend theorizes that the virus came from space, when the USA’s first space shuttle came back to earth, April, 14, 1981. But as we all know there aren't any proofs to validate those claims.

Let’s clarify some points before we get to the core of the subject—the HIV or (the Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and the AIDS (Acquired immune deficiency syndrome) are two different thing. You may have the HIV virus in your system, but you don’t have the disease called AIDS. And furthermore there is no valid proof that the HIV virus causes AIDS.

The main differences between the HIV virus and the illness called AIDS are the following:

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·         HIV is a lentivirus, and like all lentiviruses they attack your immune system. Those lentiviruses have been found in many animals such as horse, cat, and sheep. But the most resemblant to the HIV virus is the SIV (Simian Immunodeficiency Virus) virus which affects monkeys

·         AIDS is the disease contracted after the HIV virus has completely destroyed most of your immune system.

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A person can have the HIV virus, and look healthy for many years; because the HIV virus is a slow or (lentivirus) virus which means it takes a long time to have effects on your body. When someone is contaminated with the HIV virus, it reduces your immune system ability to fight off illness and other viruses.

The most common theories of the HIV virus is the "HUNTER" .

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