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How did the first case of the AIDS virus get contracted?

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2006-12-17 11:49:46
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There is not such a thing as an AIDS virus. It's the HIV virus, and the title AIDS is the high viral load level of HIV infection. The question has been the subject of quite a bit of discussion. Some claim that it was from sexual contact with other species, some of the more paranoid subscribers to conspiracy theories claim that it was from a government attempt to destroy homosexuals. Pick your theory, I don't think AIDS patient #1 is talking.

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Umm I am pretty sure that the first recorded case of aids was on 1981 in the USA

AnswerFirst of all, it would be HIV, not AIDS. The HIV virus is extremely fragile and it's thought that saliva kills it. But, there has been at least one reported case of transmission http://www.nytimes.com/1997/07/11/us/case-of-hiv-transmission-is-first-to-be-linked-to-kiss.html

CDC reported the first case of AIDS in 1981. However, it wasn't until 1983 that the causative agent of AIDS, HIV, was isolated by Luc Montagnier et al. They named it human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

It is unknown. However, the first observed case was in the United States in 1981.

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From a village in Africa where the first known case originated.

They are most likely to die from anything, any disease and any infection or even any virus no matter how small it is even the cold can kill someone who has a bad case of HIV or AIDS.

AIDS is an acronym - a word made up of the first letters of several other words, in this case Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.

No. There is an incubation period. That is why you should get tested every 3 months for an entire year after suspected exposure. Really, it would not hurt to get tested immediately after the potential exposure as well in case you contracted it before then.

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not exactly but in case if a person has sores or cut or bleeding gums on then because generally the saliva contains negligible amount of HIV and for a person to be infected with AIDS it requires a large amount of HIV virus which cannot be transfered through saliva

Rock Hudson was diagnosed with full blown AIDS in 1984. In those days HIV had an average incubation period of 10 years 1974 in that case is my best guess as to when he contracted it. Likely from most promiscuos period

From the Ebola River in Congo, adjacent to where the first recognized case was located.

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The first documented case of AIDS was June 5, 1981 in Los Angela, California. By September 1982 the CDC began using the name AIDS instead of GRID.Also in 1984 a doctor create squaids(squirrel aids) to kill all the red squirrel in the UK.

you are not infected with the AIDS virus.. AIDS stands for acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Syndrome is a bunch of signs and symptoms (in this case its the signs and symptoms of VARIOUS illness, such as herpes, PCP, etc) People diagnosed with HIV (the actual virus) can be without symptoms for MANY years, and if they know they have HIV early on they can get on medication which slow the replication process down. the onset of AIDS is caused my the weakening of the immune system. Once your immune system can no longer fight off all the infections (which health people get on a regular basis and fight off) the person develops defining characteristics of AIDS. ** but as far as an INTERVAL of time there isn't one....it all depends on the persons immune system, and how well controlled the HIV is.

Ebola is not an acronym (it's named after a river), so you shouldn't capitalize the whole thing. That said, it's really hard to answer the question. AIDS was first recognized in 1981, though the HIV virus itself has been around for longer than that (it probably mutated from a non-human variant sometime around in the late 19th or early 20th century), and the earliest well-documented case (though the term AIDS wasn't used yet) was in 1959. The first identified outbreak of Ebola virus disease was in 1976, but the general Ebolavirus family has been around for millions of years; there's evidence of filovirus in fossils dating back at least that far.

the first case of HIV-1 infection occurred around 1930 in West Africa

The AIDS epidemic was finally recognized although the first case had been found decades earlier.

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No. But you can get STDs from kissing if the person you kiss has blood in their mouth at the time you are kissing them (such as from a cut on the gums).---Getting HIV through saliva is extremely rare. Normally there has to be contact with blood or infected bodily fluids.According avert.org (a website campaign for preventing AIDS and HIV), there is an extremely low chance that AIDS or HIV can be transmitted by kissing, even deep-mouthed kissing. However, it also says that the virus can be contained in the saliva of an individual, but it is to minute that there isn't enough of the virus in a person's mouth to actually lead to an infection in the other person.In other words....you have a .000000001% chance of getting it by kissing only.But DO NOT KISS IF YOUR PARTNER IS BLEEDING IN THE MOUTH OR HAS RECEDED/DAMAGED GUMS. The blood stream will have the highest concentrations of the virus.There has been one documented case in which a person has gotten AIDS from kissing but that was because his partner was bleeding in her mouth.A normal kiss won't transmit the AIDS virus.

Yes, extreme weight loss is a typical symptom of an advanced case of AIDS.

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