HIV-1 and the aetiology of AIDS

@article{Schechter1993HIV1AT,
  title={HIV-1 and the aetiology of AIDS},
  author={Martin T Schechter and Kevin J. P. Craib and Julio S. G. Montaner and T. N. Le and Michael V. O’Shaughnessy and Karen A. Gelmon},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1993},
  volume={341},
  pages={658-659}
}
The belief that HIV-1 infection causes AIDs has been questioned, and the suggestion made that to know the correct cause of AIDS the incidence of disease in patients with and without risk behaviours and with and without antibody to HIV-1 must be known. We describe findings in such a cohort. In 715 homosexual men followed for a median of 8.6 years, all 136 AIDS cases occurred in the 365 individuals with pre-existing HIV-1 antibody. Most men negative for HIV-1 antibody reported risk behaviours but… Expand
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