Modern Day Methods Of Contracting

1113 WordsOct 29, 20155 Pages
Abstract This paper breaks down and defines what SIV is, the different subfields involved, and which species they originate from. The zoonotic transmission of the SIV virus from these non-human primates is discussed as well. As a result of these transmissions, the human immunodeficiency virus is brought to life. In this paper, this virus and its journey throughout history will be explained. Also, HIV and the different subfields this virus can be classified in are discussed throughout the research. As well as the where this virus was contracted, about the time when, and how it was possible. Also, the modern day methods of contracting this virus are listed in detail throughout the paper. The process of contraction of HIV through zoonotic transmissions is elaborated. An estimate on just how many of these animal-to-human transmissions that happened leading to HIV/AIDS is given. Lastly, the causes of how this virus was spread globally are broken down and explained each step of the way. This paper uses scholarly journals as references from a few different sources, including: Proquest, Academic OneFile, and Google Scholar. Keywords: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) Simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) Acquired immunodeficiency virus (AIDS) Zoonotic transmission Cross-species transmission The Origin and Transmission of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is the virus causing agent for a disease that accounts for about 40 million
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