Is HIV going airborn!!!?

Eric Schadt eschadt at sun.sunlab.ph.ucla.edu
Thu Apr 27 18:43:34 EST 1995


some friends of mine and i just saw the movie outbreak, and we
were wondering if it would be possible for hiv and a cold or
flu virus to recombine, form a new hybrid virus that was airborn
and that had the same physiological effects as hiv, i.e., would
eventually result in aids.  also, would it be possible for the
hiv to undergo a single mutation that would result in the hiv
becoming an airborn virus?  are there characteristics that 
distinguish an airborn virus like the cold viruses from non-
airborn viruses like hiv?  thanks for any info you can provide
on this matter (good references on viruses would also be
appreciated).

eric



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