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Origin of the AIDS Virus: Briefing for the Office of the Honorable James A. Traficant, Jr., House of Representatives

U.S. General Accounting Office (2002) Origin of the AIDS Virus: Briefing for the Office of the Honorable James A. Traficant, Jr., House of Representatives. UNSPECIFIED.

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    Abstract

    Background An individual has alleged that the visna virus, which caused illness and death in Icelandic sheep, was used by the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Special Virus Cancer Program (SVCP) to develop HIV-1, the virus that has caused the global AIDS pandemic. • This individual cited a SVCP research program flowchart as evidence that HIV-1 was developed intentionally in its laboratories. Objectives • Identify overall stated purposes and outcomes of SVCP. • Describe scientific assessments of the origins of the AIDS virus and any possible evidence regarding the origin of the AIDS virus at SVCP. • Describe outcome of recent litigation involving the individual’s allegations of federal government involvement in the origins of the AIDS virus.


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    Item Type: Other
    Uncontrolled Keywords: HIV-1, global AIDS pandemic, AIDS virus, National Cancer Institute’s Special Virus Cancer Program (SVCP)
    Subjects: Government Publications
    Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > HIV/Aids
    Government Publications > Interagency Publications (Federal Or State Agencies)
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      Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2011
      Last Modified: 05 Jul 2011 12:31
      Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/737

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