Will there ever be a Vaccine to HIV?
Robert S. Holzman
holzmr01 at mcrcr6.med.nyu.edu
Thu Mar 2 06:44:57 EST 1995
In article <01HNMKPZ8IEO8ZFDCT at vaxc.hofstra.edu>, umfunk15 at cc.UManitoba.CA (Duane James Funk) writes:
> 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.
Sorry but Malaria is an excellent example of the principle that the successful
parasite damages its host as little as possible. Only a small proportion of
persons with malaria die (1-2%). most develop chronic or recurrent infection,
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