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The Harold Varmus Papers

Title:
Letter from Linda Rabeneck to Harold Varmus pdf (41,329 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Linda Rabeneck to Harold Varmus
Number of Image Pages:
1 (41,329 Bytes)
Date:
1985-09-16 (September 16, 1985)
Creator:
Rabeneck, Linda
Recipient:
Varmus, Harold
Source:
Original Repository: University of California, San Francisco. Archives and Special Collections. Harold E. Varmus Papers
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Linda Rabeneck.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Retroviridae
Terminology as Topic
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Exhibit Category:
AIDS and HIV: Science, Politics, and Controversy, 1981-1993
Box Number: 2
Folder Number: 14
Unique Identifier:
MVBBML
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: UCSF Collections
SubSeries: Collection Number MSS 88-47
SubSubSeries: Human Retrovirus Study Group, 1981-1987
Folder: HIV clinical opinions on the naming of the virus, 1985
Transcript:
September 16, 1985
Dear Dr. Varmus:
Thank you for your letter of August 12, 1985 regarding the question of an appropriate name for the retrovirus believed to be the cause of AIDS.
The question was discussed at our St. Paul's Hospital AIDS Care Group meeting. The individuals attending this meeting consist of the group of consultants, family physicians, nurses and other staff who provide the in-patient and out-patient care for 2/3 of the patients with AIDS is our province. It was the opinion of the group that a name including the term AIDS was acceptable and appropriate. We wondered about the possibility of the name AIDS-associated retrovirus or ARV.
We hpe that our opinion is of some help to yourself and the sub-committee of the Retrovirus Study Group. We will follow the matter with much interest.
Yours sincerely,
Linda Rabeneck, M.D.
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2008-09-24
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