Re: Re: Re: "HIV", Factor VIII and CD4s 20 October 2004
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Tony Floyd,
Medical Student
Newcastle University,
Louis Feinberg, Joseph Wardell, Moses Horwitz and Jennifer Hawkins

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Re: Re: Re: Re: "HIV", Factor VIII and CD4s

A recent question was:

> What is the specific, definitive scientific paper that clearly demonstrates that HIV causes AIDS?

I doubt many cause-effect relationships have been succinctly encapsulated by ONE 'specific' or 'definitive' paper. Of several I found that summed up much of the evidence I think one published in Genetica did it best (1).

Their conclusion was:

"Taken together, clinical and academic studies clearly demonstrate that HIV is the causative agent of AIDS."

Until those that would like to convince us otherwise can come up with a consistent, cogent argument that doesn't rely on imaginative and at times fatuous reinterpretation of scientific papers, I'll stick with Pascale Galea's conclusion above.

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References:

(1) Galea P, Chermann JC. HIV as the cause of AIDS and associated diseases. Genetica. 1998;104(2):133-42.

Competing interests: None declared