Archive for September 4th, 2008

Did Roman Empire “Spread” HIV Threat?

A claim by French researchers published at the New Scientist raised questions about a possibility that the threat of HIV started even during ancient times.  According to the report by researchers at the University of Provence, people living in former colonies of the Roman Empire are less likely to have a gene variant that protects against HIV, leaving them more vulnerable to the disease.The report presented that the people living in countries that used to be in the borders of the empire for long…