"AIDS Treatment News" online * New Issue #302 (searchable/indexed)

johnburgin at worldnet.att.net johnburgin at worldnet.att.net
Wed Oct 21 07:41:46 EST 1998


On 16 Oct 1998 17:29:55 GMT, carlton at walleye.ccbr.umn.edu (Carlton
Hogan) wrote:

>In article <701212$fgc at dfw-ixnews6.ix.netcom.com>,
>F. Frank LeFever <flefever at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
>>In <362177ef.466773006 at netnews.worldnet.att.net>
>>johnburgin at worldnet.att.net writes: 
>>>
>>>On Fri, 25 Sep 1998 11:27:34 +1000, Leonard Pattenden
>>><ddlpatte at mailbox.uq.edu.au> wrote:
>>>
>>>>On 24 Sep 1998 johnburgin at worldnet.att.net wrote:
>>
>>
>> clinicians who can't
>>>>> understand why an HIV positive test shouldn't confer immunity like
>>>>> every other disease
>>
>>
>>
>>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?
>
>There are dozens. There are even what is called "enhancing" antiboies,

"Antiboies"?  I haven't heard of them.  Enhancing does sound
fascinating though.  Do you get paid by the pound for this crap?  jb
>where the Ab-Ag complex is more deleterious to the host than Ag alone.
>
>Carlton.




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