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To: xDGx
"With regard to postulate #1, numerous studies from around the world show that virtually all AIDS patients are HIV-seropositive; that is they carry antibodies that indicate HIV infection."

Sorry but antibodies of an infection are not proof of infection. They are proof of a past infection. You cannot substitute an HIV antibody test for the virus itself and therefor you cannot use this to show the strong association required by Koch. Plus Koch requires a strong correlation. That strong correlation does not exist with the HIV virus.

19 posted on 07/22/2008 12:44:02 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: InterceptPoint

“virtually all” is not a strong correlation? Just what then do you think the word “correlation” means?


20 posted on 07/22/2008 12:53:56 PM PDT by allmendream (If "the New Yorker" makes a joke, and liberals don't get it, is it still funny?)
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To: InterceptPoint

“Sorry but antibodies of an infection are not proof of infection. They are proof of a past infection. You cannot substitute an HIV antibody test for the virus itself and therefor you cannot use this to show the strong association required by Koch. Plus Koch requires a strong correlation. That strong correlation does not exist with the HIV virus.”

Here is the contact information for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) so you can inform them of their error:

http://www3.niaid.nih.gov/links_policies/contact_us.htm


35 posted on 07/22/2008 2:02:02 PM PDT by xDGx
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