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Unformatted text preview: it is actually because of the increase of this rare, in the case of the Kaposi's sarcoma, or almost eradicated, in the case of pneumonia, among the population that scientists found that all these people had in common a failure in their immune system and particularly a major decline of their lymphocytes T helpers. That was back in 1981, but they did not know yet what caused these opportunistics diseases to develop. The discovery of HIV virus was made in 1984 by a french scientist named Luc Montagnier. I do not want to enter into the polemic but at this time there was a major fight between an american scientist, Robert Gallo and Luc Montagnier. Gallo claimed that he was the first to have discovered the virus responsible of AIDS. After a long series of arguments the discovery was attributed to Luc Montagnier....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course BIOLOGY MCB2010 taught by Professor Jessicadigirolamo during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10