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Jul 4, 2007

Hi Barbara,

I have a question and nobody seems to be able to answer it, so I'm hoping you can help:

I am looking for the original peer-reviewed scientific paper which proved HIV causes AIDS. This would have been written I assume in the early 1980s before the Gallo press conference in Washington exclaiming HIV is the cause of AIDS. Can you tell me who wrote it? I am aware that there are literally 100,000s papers written on HIV. I am only interested in the original benchmark paper peer-reviewed which proved HIV causes AIDS.

Thank you. :-)

Response from Dr. McGovern

You may be referring to this paper:

Isolation of a T-Lymphotropic Retrovirus from a Patient at Risk for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome ( AIDS), Science , 220, 868-871 (1983)

F. Barré-Sinoussi (1), J.C. Chermann (1), F. Rey (1), M.T. Nugeyre (1), S. Chamaret (1), J. Gruest (1), C. Dauguet (1), C. Axler-Blin (1), F. Vézinet-Brun (2), C. Rouzioux (2), W. Rozenbaum (3), L. Montagnier (1).


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