Marie Michael Library
The Origins of AIDS
More than twenty years after the AIDS epidemic began, its origins are unknown. We know that AIDS was born from contact between humans and chimpanzees. Many believe that the answer is hidden in the research and experimental vaccine developed by scientist Hilary Koprowski for the polio epidemic. Evidence proves that he tested his vaccine on chimpanzees before injecting it into humans. This documentary suggests that as scientists tried to rid the world of polio, they may have caused an epidemic that has killed millions worldwide. National Film Board (NFB).