Does HIV realy cause Aids?

hiv - HIV AIDS particles.
India
February 16, 2008 1:13am CST
I have recently read this information by Dr. Etienne de harven ( sloan - kettering institute) who do not belive that HIV causes Aids. he says that the assumption that it does is made without the use of electron microscopy, and argues that cell debris in the samples make them unreliable. What do you think?
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@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
16 Feb 08
I believe that there has been enough research to substantiate the well known fact that HIV does cause AIDS. It has been so in every case on the planet. Once someone has HIV they will most definitely get AIDS. No if ands or buts. I don't know where this guy went to school or how legitimate his credentials are but I think he is very misguided.
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• India
16 Feb 08
You maybe right mamasan, But research is still on. and in this way we may get some details about cure of HIv or AIDS. Lets hope for the best. thanks for your participation in this disscussion.
@mummymo (23707)
16 Feb 08
Well mahesh I am really not an expert or a scientis tbut there has been much research done into the link between these 2 conditions and I cannot believe that it is not true - if you could ask any of those who have lived with HIV which then became full blown AIDS I am sure they would tell you that they are linked! xxx
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• India
16 Feb 08
Yes mummymo, I can be true but difficult to understand. Lets hope for the best. Thanks for your response.
• Ireland
16 Feb 08
HOLY MOLY shows how much i know ..i thought they were pretty much the same thing!!! I think where i from both of them are so stigmatised that its does not matter about the disease or the oirigin..the underlying fact is they'll kill you and that's how its preceieved here....i honestly thought they were pretty much the same thing
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• India
16 Feb 08
Yes my dear friend danger is always their for life and desease is disease any way. thanks for your response.
• United States
16 Feb 08
I think that he is misguided. I am a Registered Nurse and work on infectious disease floor. I take care of alot of HIV positive patients. I also take care of them years later when they are dying of full blow aids.
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• India
16 Feb 08
Thanks lolalolacherrycola, You know it better since you are in medical profession. Thanks for your response.
@Zorrogirl (1503)
• South Africa
16 Feb 08
i believe they are linked. i have never heard of anybody getting AIDS without getting HIV first. when you live in Africa like i do, you see the full horror of what hiv turns into. here its a status symbol when someone is overweight.
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• United States
22 Mar 08
Hmm, that's something righ there!!!Hmmm... to technical. But, i do tink that after your t cell count reaches 200 or less per whatever ounce of blood you are vulnerable to many diseases that a healthy body would generally not get sick form, thus causing this aids!!!
@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
17 Feb 08
That is interesting. I have always heard that HIV can but not necessarily become AIDS. There are a lot of HIV+ people in the world who do not have AIDS. It can progress into AIDS if not treated from what I hear.