Re: AIDS from Polio Vaccine?
Wed, 17 Nov 1999 00:27:53 EST

The problem with this theory is that HIV-1 (the one we're mostly worried about) is a descendant of a chimp virus, and chimps were in no way involved with making polio vaccine. There has been some discussion of the relevance of a monkey cell used for some vaccine production (I forget which) but that could only have spread HIV-2, and only if that monkey is the HIV-2 source.