The Origins of HIV

DY Lu, HY Wu, Y Lu and TR Lu

If you want to eradicate deadly virus epidemics, you must clearly understand the origin of this virus. This is a
basic issue for anti-HIV vaccines and therapeutics. The HIV origin studies, though limiting, are still one of the leading frontiers in the field of HIV/AIDS researches. This editorial discusses some hypothetic topics devoting to discovery of HIV origin and illustrates different routes of HIV transmissions among human populations.