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johnburgin at worldnet.att.net johnburgin at worldnet.att.net
Fri Oct 30 22:41:30 EST 1998


On Fri, 30 Oct 1998 23:13:00 GMT, f.raaphorst at worldonline.nl wrote:

>In article <363a1392.333575599 at netnews.worldnet.att.net>,
>  johnburgin at worldnet.att.net wrote:
>
>> The subject is, does HIV cause AIDS.  The answer is NO.
>
>That is a matter of wording. HIV causes immune suppression, and as a
>consequence HIV-infected patients develop a syndrome that's called AIDS.
>
>So tell me john, do you think HIV does not suppress the immune system?
That is correct.  Of course if you want to split hairs, I'm sure that
the flu suppresses the immune system. But no, not to any
pathologically significant state.
>
>Frank
>
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