"HIV" "is not sufficient nor necessary" for KS 7 September 2004
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Eleni Papadopulos-Eleopulos,
Biophysicist
Department of Medical Physics, Royal Perth Hospital, Western Australia, 6001,
Valendar F Turner, John Papadimitriou, Barry Page, David Causer, Helman Alfonso, Sam Mhlongo, Todd Miller, Christian Fiala

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Re: "HIV" "is not sufficient nor necessary" for KS

"HIV" "is not sufficient nor necessary" for KS

In his rapid response: "Re: Cell deaths and oxidation", 1 September, Nicholas Bennett wrote: "As regards KS, several papers and sources have already been referred showing that KS massively increases the risk, but it is not sufficient nor necessary".

What evidence does Nicholas Bennett have "that HIV massively increases the risk of KS"?

Does he consider the high frequency of KS in "HIV" positive gay men as evidence "that HIV massively increases the risk of KS"?

If "HIV" is BOTH, neither "sufficient nor necessary", how is it possible for anybody including Nicholas Bennett to attribute a role, any role, to "HIV" in the causation of KS?

If: (1) the cause of AIDS is "HIV"; (2) "HIV" is "not sufficient nor necessary" for KS; then KS could not be an AIDS indicator disease.

Competing interests: None declared