By Ajang Barach-Magar, Dar es Salaam – Tanzania
January 29, 2017 (SSB) — There is no law that prohibits publishing of false or bogus information. In a civilized society, however, doing this should attract dire retributions for those who indulge in it. The nature of punishment can range from constant questioning of the integrity of the culprit’s research to premature termination of their careers.
As they say, my desire is not to track the fall of every sparrow. I have seen a few remarks made in the past and it looks like time is nigh to set the record straight regarding a few factors surrounding the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV/AIDS). The origin of HIV/AIDS is a controversial one. One account holds that it originally plagued monkeys.
The simian immunodeficiency virus or SIV which is the Chimpanzee equivalent of HIV is believed to have mutated into the virus we know it today. Humans might have come into contact with the infected blood of the hunted chimpanzees mainly via accidental cuts. Not much was known about it until 1981 when it was first reported among gay couples in the United States.