Re: HIV=/=AIDS video
Sun, 9 Mar 1997 00:34:46 -0500 (EST)

In a message dated 97-03-08 13:22:37 EST, you write:

<< More than one week BEFORE the publication of the paper >>

Before publication and AFTER peer review of the paper. That's is no problem.

You still don't say anything about the first discovery in France. Why not?

<<How convient to substitute a paper on another virus for the one we are
talking about.>>

I just don't follow you. So what, HIV was renamed from HTLV-III. It is the
same virus. Changing of nomenclature is normal in microbiology. What's so
abnormal about that?

There is nothing strange about Gallo finding HTLV-I in an AIDS patient. He
said he had isolated it from AIDS patient but was not sure if it actually
caused AIDS. Again, not unusual. HTLV -1 was the first human retrovirus
discovered in 1976 by Asher Gibbs and Gajdusek. Latency of HTLV-1 is very
long 10-40 years (MCM 1991 page 1024), like HIV. HTLV-I and HTLV-II are
prevalent in IV drug users.