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F. Frank LeFever
flefever at ix.netcom.com
Fri Oct 16 23:52:09 EST 1998
Just to make it perfectly clear (and take the edge off my irony): my
"naive" question was aimed at the person who demanded to know why AIDS
was not like "every other disease" regarding antibodies and immunity...
In <702rq3$ckh at sjx-ixn1.ix.netcom.com> gmc0 at ix.netcom.com (George M.
>flefever at ix.netcom.com(F. Frank LeFever) wrote:
>>I'm sorry, I don't have the patience to trace out the long, twisting
>>lines of authorship in this embarassing thread (much more heat than
>>light, much ad hominem, rare citations), but this statement caught my
>>eye. I asked my gastroenterologist if my having antibodies to
>>helicobacter pylori was a source of hope. I don't know if he
>>understands why, but he knows it does not mean immunity from gastric
>>ulcers. I woonder if there are not a few other diseases for which a
>>positive test does not "confer" (imply??) immunity?
>Plenty. Hepatitis B and C off the top of my head.
> George M Carter
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