Gravitz, Lauren
July 2002
Discover;Jul2002, Vol. 23 Issue 7, p10
Examines the evolution of the HIV virus in France. Presence of simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) in monkeys; Account on the evolution of HIV from chimp to SIV; Role of the vpu gene on virus transmission.


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