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Those who believe in alternative theories of AIDShave little room for manoeuvre

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7080.607b (Published 22 February 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:607
  1. Stuart W G Derbyshire, Research fellowa
  1. a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Department of Radiology, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA

    Editor-In 1984 Robert Gallo declared that he had discovered the virus that was the “probable cause of AIDS.” A team of scientists began working on what they expected to be a cure or vaccine for AIDS within two years. It didn't happen. Widely publicised and largely unquestioned claims that AIDS was about to devastate the heterosexual world followed. That didn't happen either. Twelve years and $42bn (£26bn) after the discovery of HIV there is no vaccine, only the possible beginnings of a …

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