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Colonization of Africa – the cause of AIDS, experts believe

Colonization of Africa – the cause of AIDS, experts believe

Colonization of Africa - the cause of AIDS, experts believe

This idea voiced in the book "tinderbox: How the West sparked the AIDS epidemic and how the world can cope with it," writes The Daily Mail.

So, according to the authors, Craig Timberg and Daniel Halperin the struggle of the European countries for Africa in the late 19th – early 20th century contributed to the fact that local outbreaks have become a large-scale epidemic.

Colonization led to the emergence of new social networks, including trade and sexual relationships. Virus to spread more easily among people. More recently, the situation is aggravated by the reuse of syringes.

Overall, in his book, scientists traced the entire history of the spread of HIV – from the transmission of the virus from chimpanzees resident of Cameroon, to the ubiquitous infection in Africa. As a result, the infection came out and beyond the continent. A strong European cities are the perfect field for rapid spread of the virus.

WHO estimates that more than 33 million people worldwide are living with HIV. However, Africa remains the most intense region (especially distinguished South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique).