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Disputed AIDS Theory Dies Its Final Death

Science  27 Apr 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5517, pp. 615
DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5517.615a

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At an unusual Royal Society meeting in London last September, a controversial theory that a contaminated polio vaccine triggered the AIDS epidemic was all but pronounced dead. Now, a paper in this issue (see p. 743) and three more in this week's issue of Nature collectively nail the lid on the coffin of the theory.