Monday, March 03, 2014

"Patient Zero: The Origin of Aids"

My role in Lesotho will be as a Healthy Youth Advisor. Part of my volunteer work will include HIV/AIDS education, as Lesotho has the third highest HIV rate in the world. The current HIV positive rate ranges between 24% and 28%, which is literally stunning.

So, with this in mind, I share Radiolab's free podcast Patient Zero: The Origins of Aids. Most surprising factoid: the disease has been identified in a Bantu man who died in 1908. We do not think of this as a century old disease, but science has shown otherwise.

I really encourage you to take the half hour to learn a bit more about this disease. You might learn something...

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