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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to John Sninsky Annotation pdf (49,564 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to John Sninsky
Description:
Item is handwritten. Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (49,564 Bytes)
Date:
1991-07-05 (July 5, 1991)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Sninsky, John
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence F
Box Number: 39
Folder Number: 11 & 12
Unique Identifier:
BBAQMB
Accession Number:
42
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1985-1999
Folder: AIDS
Transcript:
Dr. John Sninsky
Cetus
[stamped, JUL -- 5 1991]
silent HIV
Dear John --
I'd appreciate your helping me, interpret your paper in a recent NEJM. (I realize you were one among a host of authors.)
The main burst [?] is the safety of our sero-screened blood supply. Less than or approximately 1/60000 of those bloods are from PCR plus donors.
But I note that .01 percent (1/10000 donated bloods are seropositive).
So 1/6 (asymptomatic) HIV infected persons are silent -- seronegative? Or what is the correct datum on this?
Yours:
Joshua.
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2007-01-12
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Annotation by Joshua Lederberg:
KW: silent HIV? -- he had been applying PCR to the monitoring of sera;

jl 12/17/99