re: HIV=/=AIDS video

Steve Edwards (
Sun, 09 Mar 1997 15:56:23 -0600

At 01:49 PM 3/8/97 -0500, you wrote:
>>>>Steve Edwards wrote:
>>>>recently chimpanzees injected the human HIV virus have been
>>>>coming down with AIDs like symptoms, declining T-cells, and at least one
>>>>appears to have died of the disease. The latency period is every bit as
>>>>long in chimps as it is in people, making these difficult and expensive
>>>>experiments to carry out. But they now appear to satisfy the most important
>>>>of Koch's postulates.
>>>Pat Fallon wrote:
>>>I'd appreciate it if you could reference this new chimp study. I'd
>>>like to read about HIV infected chimps coming down with "AIDS-like
>>>symptoms" after latency periods "every bit as long as it is in people."
>>>I would like to read it since it is so at odds with earlier experiments I am
>>>familiar with.
>>Steve Edwards replied:
>>You might like to look at some older studies/reports on HIV-2 since it may be
>>the same virus as the one causing the above chimp infections.
>Maybe later, but I'd really like to read the paper reporting this chimp
study that
>is so add odds with the ones I am already familiar with. Where did you read
>about it?
> Pat Fallon

Actually, Pat, I never replied at all. I've been out of town. I don't know
who did.

I read about the chimpanzee study in the New York Times. I don't know if it
has been published in a scientific journal. I will try to find where it
came from and report back.

Steve Edwards,,