HIV and AIDS

Chromosome Terror abrdlher at reading.ac.uk
Thu Jun 20 13:13:16 EST 1996


On 13 Jun 1996, Andrew Wagner wrote:

> HIV does NOT "CAUSE" the AIDS disease complex.  HIV kills off the T-cells
> that enables the body to fight off infections and the like.  HIV does
> nothing except kills our immune system.  Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia is
> caused by Pneumocystis, not HIV.
> 
> Andy

Sure. But HIV sure helps Pneumocystis and other opportunistic infections 
to settle if it kills the T-cells, doesn't it?

You're just saying that a bullet doesn't kill you. It's only the loss of 
blood, or the malfunctioning heart (with a hole in the middle)...

Nach.




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