Will there ever be a Vaccine to HIV?

Duane James Funk umfunk15 at cc.UManitoba.CA
Wed Mar 1 15:29:38 EST 1995


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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