Archives for October, 2006

Orac on the HIV/viral load paper

Orac has a post up on this new JAMA paper as well. He brings up some better examples than the one I gave: Does anyone in this day and age still believe that smoking doesn’t cause lung cancer? The epidemiological evidence of the association is bulletproof. However, the majority of smokers don’t get lung cancer.…

Grand Rounds 3.2

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HIV/AIDS and viral load

Ah, another day, another paper for the anti-HIV establishment to glom onto and misrepresent. Last week’s issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association published this paper examining the relationship between HIV load and CD4 T-cell decline: Context Plasma human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) RNA level predicts HIV disease progression, but the extent to which…