Will there ever be a Vaccine to HIV?

Duane James Funk umfunk15 at cc.UManitoba.CA
Wed Mar 1 15:29:44 EST 1995


gy,sci.med,sci.med.aids
Approved: Yes: Jeff Rizzo <biomech at telerama.lm.com>,phil at wubios.wustl.edu (J.
 Philip Miller)
Subject: Re: Will there ever be a Vaccine to HIV?
Message-ID: <21712 at sci.med.aids>
References: <21636 at sci.med.aids> <21643 at sci.med.aids>
Date: Wed,  1 Mar 1995 13:30:49 CDT
Organization: The University of Manitoba
 
In <21643 at sci.med.aids> bay at eden.rutgers.edu (Doctor Science) writes:
 
>mic2mcb at leeds.ac.uk (M.C. Bean) writes:
 
>Remember, a parasite is better off if it doesn't kill its host.
 
        Not necessarily, sometimes negative effects to the host are
necessary for the propagation of the parasite.  Take malaria for example,
it kills 1 million a year, this is how the parasite can get transmitted
effectively, by reproducing to large enough numbers that a subsequent
mosquito bite will cause parasites to be taken up and transmitted to new
hosts.  Unfiortunately this often results in the death of the host.
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                                Duane
        University of Manitoba; Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
                      umfunk15 at cc.umanitoba.ca



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