HIV/anti-idiotypic

Rachel Teitelbaum teitelba at aecom.yu.edu
Fri Dec 23 08:31:29 EST 1994


I may be off, but it probably would depend on which test they used to
determine the HIV+ status, some kits for example detect HIV P24 antigen
directly, not antibody titers.
-Rachel

On Thu, 22 Dec 1994, John Cherwonogrodzky wrote:

> Dear Colleagues:
>      I just read Duesberg's lengthy document on separating HIV from AIDS.
> He briefly mentions autoimmune disease and HIV(+)AIDS(-) hemophiliacs where 
> HIV(positivity) seems related to the number of blood transfusions. I was 
> wondering, could one have HIV(+) without the HIV virus? By this, I mean that a 
> hemophiliac receives blood from an HIV(+) patient, receives the antibodies but 
> not the disease, produces the mirror-image anti-antibody which acts like 
> a vaccine to in turn stimulate antibodies to HIV even in the absence of virus?
> 






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