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Originally posted by passenger
Many years ago, when AIDS was somewhat "new", I dicussed the topic with a biochemist who was researching it. According to what he told me (and what little I understood), researchers were extremely worried about the possibility of it mutating. The concern was that after several "generations" the virus could possibly become airborne transmittable. This post brought back that discussion but it was a long time ago and I'm no biochemist. Does seem like it is evolving though.Truly scary.
Originally posted by siriuslyone
[quote is that the prion?
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
I wouldn't pay too close attention to the detail on "Law and Order" because TV tends to play fast and loose with the details, but while this is alarming, it is not surprising. This has been the drill since AIDS first appeared and HIV was first identified. It is the reason hope for a cure or a vaccine is so difficult to maintain. The virus seems to have a brain and a PhD in organic chemistry.