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Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar

Print version ISSN 0138-6557On-line version ISSN 1561-3046


MIRANDA GOMEZ, Osvaldo  and  NAPOLES PEREZ, Mailyn. History ant theories of appearance of human immunodeficiency virus. Rev Cub Med Mil [online]. 2009, vol.38, n.3-4. ISSN 0138-6557.

Pandemic of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a worldwide problem. From its appearance at the end of XX century has been related to some conflicts on its origin and discovering. The aim of this review is to give detailed information on HIV origin and its syndrome, thus, we made a data gathering on backgrounds and emergence theories. Despite that Cuba shows one of the lowest rate of this disease in Latin America, case incidence in Cuban population is annually increasing. We must to be present that the community diseases has incidence on our troops since Army is the uniformed population.

Keywords : Human immunodeficiency virus; HIV syndrome; history; theories.

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