In article <52p3br$p5 at net.bio.net> daemon at net.bio.net writes:
>From: daemon at net.bio.net>Subject: origins of AIDS pandemic?
>Date: 30 Sep 1996 11:26:03 -0700
>I recently read `The White Death` by Julian Cribb. The author
>suggests that HIV may have entered the human population via contaminated
>polio vaccines (as did SV-40).
>eg.SIVs mutate in infected monkey cell lines (to produce HIV-1 and HIV-2)
>,humans are vaccinated, in a tiny proportion of vaccinees virus in
>vaccine enters bloodstream via sores in mouth.
>Suprisingly, there appears to be substantial evidence to support this
> I`d be very interested in hearing your opinions on this theory.
>Thanks. Ruth Goldstone.
I've heard several times yhat during World War 2, in Central Africa, blood
transfusions were carried out using monkey blood.
I find it highly unlikely.