No proof HIV antibodies are caused by a retroviral infection

  title={No proof HIV antibodies are caused by a retroviral infection},
  author={Eleni Papadopulos-Eleopulos and Valendar F. Turner and Barry A P Page and John M. Papadimitriou and David Causer},
  journal={Emergency Medicine Australasia},
From these data HIV infection in Papua New Guinea was depicted as ‘an unfolding disaster’ – a conclusion requiring proof that the reactivity is due to a retroviral infection HIV. In order to perform an antibody test for HIV infection one must first obtain the HIV antigens. That is, the proteins of a particle stated to be a unique and taxonomically distinct Lentivirus of the family Retroviridae. However, the particles that Montagnier and Gallo reported in their unpurified cell culture… 
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