Does HIV kill cells?

Ezekial mic2mcb at
Thu Mar 24 03:52:08 EST 1994

Can anyone out there resolve an apparent contradiction in the courses I'm
currently doing? The virology course says that retroviruses don't kill their
host cells except when its HIV in which case it does. Immunology says HIV
doesn't kill cells, cytotoxic T cells doing their proper job remove the
infected cells? Which is correct or is the fact that we don't actually know?
(btw anybody who want to rant at me about how HIV isn't the cause of aids
should fells free because I think its intereting but can they argue the case
instead of spouting dogma please?)

Thanks in advance

Matthew, mic2mcb at
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