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How East Germany Fabricated the Myth of HIV Being Man-Made.
J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care 2017 Nov/Dec; 16(6):519-522JI

Abstract

Despite the fact that the origin of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) being a contamination and a mutation originating from primates is well-documented alternative narratives are often being heard ofespecially in sub-Saharan Africa. One such narrative is about HIV being man-made in a military laboratory in the United States. In this article, it is shown how this narrative was fabricated by the intelligence services in East Germany (German Democratic Republic - GDR) as part of the ideological warfare during the Cold War. The purpose of this article is to put an end to a long-lasting conspiracy theory, which is still alive and may create diversion from serious research on the topic.

Authors+Show Affiliations

1 Lund University, Department for Global Health & Social Medicine, Malmö, Sweden.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28814120

Citation

Jeppsson, Anders. "How East Germany Fabricated the Myth of HIV Being Man-Made." Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care, vol. 16, no. 6, 2017, pp. 519-522.
Jeppsson A. How East Germany Fabricated the Myth of HIV Being Man-Made. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2017;16(6):519-522.
Jeppsson, A. (2017). How East Germany Fabricated the Myth of HIV Being Man-Made. Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care, 16(6), pp. 519-522. doi:10.1177/2325957417724203.
Jeppsson A. How East Germany Fabricated the Myth of HIV Being Man-Made. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2017;16(6):519-522. PubMed PMID: 28814120.
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