Where did AIDS come from? The generally accepted origins makes a lot of sense. It's believed that the chimpanzee version of the immunodeficiency virus (SIV) was transmitted to humans when people hunted chimps for meat and came in contact with their infected blood. Once in the human blood stream, the disease morphed into HIV.While that makes perfect sense, there are still those who believe in crazy (and not always so crazy) conspiracy theories and urban legends about HIV and AIDS. The list below contains some of the craziest AIDS conspiracies, including various ideas about where HIV originated. Some of them are completely logical, but others are so out of line you have to wonder how anybody believes in them.
Dr. Robert Gallo Created AIDS to Deliberately Depopulate Humanity
What if the chimpanzee story is all a lie told to divert attention away from the fact that the HIV/AIDS Virus is man-made? If you believe that theory, then all of your hate should be directed toward Dr. Robert Gallo, the man who invented AIDS.
From 1962 until 1978, Dr. Robert Gallo was a part of the American government's Special Virus program. As per this theory, HIV/AIDS was created because the government was determined to find a virus particle that would destroy the immune system. Sadly, it looks like they succeeded. For more about Dr. Gallo, check out this handy video outlining what a monster he supposedly is.It should be noted that Gallo was the co-discoverer of HIV, so really this is just a case of "whoever smelt it, dealt it."
The CIA Created AIDS to Wipe Out Homosexuals and African Americans
There's a Cure, But Only for Rich People
Forget laughter, money is the best medicine. When Magic Johnson announced in 1991 that he had contracted HIV and would retire from the NBA, it was a huge blow to basketball fans, but provided a major boost in awareness for dealing with the disease. Johnson also helped destigmatize HIV/AIDS, which was thought of as exclusively affecting the gay community.Of course, Magic Johnson is still alive in 2016, which has caused quite a few raised eyebrows. His continued healthy living has lead many to think that there actually is a cure for HIV/AIDS, but it's kept hidden from the general public, and is only for the rich and famous. Maybe Charlie Sheen will provide the ultimate test case.