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Simian Foamy Virus

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What does SFV mean?

Simian foamy virus
The simian foamy virus is a spumavirus closely related to the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, HIV, the virus that can lead to AIDS. Its discovery in primates has led to some speculation that HIV may have been spread to the human species in Africa through contact with blood from apes, monkeys, and through hunting bushmeat. About 70–90% of non-human primates born in captivity have SFV. Animals with SFV do not display symptoms or become ill. However, recent research suggests that some primates that contract SFV would become pre-disposed to other viruses. People who have had contact with non-human primates can become infected with SFV.

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