Re:The origin of AIDS?
Absolutely, The laissez-faire attitude to anti-biotics in the intensive farmed animal industry has been pretty shocking.
One of my girlfriend's friends has a small skin cancer removed - only to find she'd caught the "superbug" - MRMA or something- I forget the acronym.
Anyway, what was most astonishing was the way the NHS dealt with it - there she is on the ward with her knee cut wide open to drain the pus, pumped full of reserve antibiotic - only to some bloke with a flesh-eating infection placed in the bed directly next to her and her open wound!
Or so is told - quite believably so as well. Apparently not at all uncommon either (my family has a small nursing/carer tradition).