Conflict rages over alternative AIDS theories

Brown, Phyllida
October 1991
New Scientist;10/5/91, Vol. 132 Issue 1789, p9
Reports on the conflict that has arisen over two separate AIDS studies that challenge scientists' basic assumptions about the way in which HIV causes AIDS. John Maddox of `Nature' who has confused the issue further; The studies by a Canadian team and researchers at Britain's Medical Research Council; A further study by researchers at St. George's Hospital in London.


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