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The Joshua Lederberg Papers
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to John Sninsky
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1991-07-05 (July 5, 1991)
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Dr. John Sninsky
[stamped, JUL -- 5 1991]
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?
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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
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