What was Jenny's disease in "Forrest Gump"?

India
July 21, 2009 1:31am CST
It is said that the Doctors found a new disease... and had no cure to it... and at the end of the movie Jenny dies.. What do you think the disease was.. was it communicable.. if so we should certainly be thinking of whether forrest is also affected..??
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@youless (86446)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Jul 09
We had discussed it in the school. We doubted whether Jenny had AIDS as her symptoms seemed to be this disease. If so, Forrest Gump might also have this disease, too. So it didn't make a sense as Forrest Gump was pretty healthy. So we had no answer to this question. I love China
• India
21 Jul 09
yeah.. thats another point. After all of ith Forrest Gump is pretty healthy, confirming that he is not affected.. May be thats a loop hole in the story? Is this the same way in the book also?
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@bigott (619)
• India
11 Aug 09
It can be but I think Jenny got that disease after she 'left him again' when Forrest was on a run for 3 years.Moreover the final stage of HIV usually do not cause disease in a healthy immune system so she was looking more or less normal in the very last of the movie.
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@youless (86446)
• Guangzhou, China
23 Aug 09
Thanks for the best response.
@KawaiiInu (143)
• Uruguay
21 Jul 09
As far as I know she had AIDS. No, the risk of Forrest. Jr. getting the disease is less than 1%, so I think he was/is fine.
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• Philippines
21 Jul 09
Yep Forrest got infected and he should die of AIDS as well.
@ryzach (1546)
• United States
21 Jul 09
If I remember right I thought she had HIV Aids.
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• China
26 Dec 09
the first mind when i read this post is Jenny has got a cancer, but after reading all the responce, i have to admit that it is possible she is got an HIV, but the boy was born pretty health, so can't be sure. Anyway, this movie is great and impressive all the time in my life.