AIDS_DISCOVERY_DISPUTE - October 2, 1985: Rock Hudson dies...

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AIDS DISCOVERY DISPUTE
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Two Labs and Scientists involved Robert Gallo at National Cancer Institute, US Luc Montagnier at Institut Pasteur, France
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TIME LINE 1981: First AIDS patient identified January 1982: First conferences identifying AIDS as a major new disease July 15 1982: CDC report 413 cases in US with 155 deaths March 1983: gay men and people undergoing blood transfusions identified as main risk groups
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TIME LINE May 1983: Montagnier publishes a new retrovirus LAV, associated with AIDS Summer 1983: DHSS seeks to calm public fears that AIDS can be contracted casually September 1983: 2,259 cases, 917 deaths April 1984: DHHS Press conference announcing Gallo has found cause of AIDS a new retrovirus HTLV-III June 1984: Press conference called by Montagnier and Gallo where they announce HTLV-III and LAV were almost certainly identical May 1985: 10,000 cases, 4,942 deaths
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Unformatted text preview: October 2, 1985: Rock Hudson dies of AIDS December 1986: 28,098 cases , 15,757 deaths March 1987: Ronald Reagan and French Prime Minister Jacques Chirac announce agreement to settle discovery dispute it is a tie August 1987: 40,051 cases, 23,165 deaths 1991: Robert Gallo found guilty of ethical breaches by NIH tribunal but he successfully appeals Dispute involved not only scientific credit but financial rights to the AIDS blood test National prestige involved There was a dispute over what was discovered was it LAV or HTVL-III and were they the same? When it was discovered (by the French first or Gallo later), and the nature of the discovery did French know LAV was cause of AIDS? Ethical breaches also alleged Case seems to fit Attribution Model of discovery but scientists involved adhere to Point Model...
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AIDS_DISCOVERY_DISPUTE - October 2, 1985: Rock Hudson dies...

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