They dont like ERV.
I really cant figure out why. (I bet its cause Im mean and kannut com00nicates scienz).
Three years ago, today, I posted a challenge to HIV-1 Deniers. A simple test of basic HIV-1 literacy and competency. Three years ago… and it only has three comments. One from a supporter, one from me, and one from an HIV-1 Denier… who didnt answer the question. Just linked to the nutty Perth Group and hoped something Perth said stuck (nothing on the linked page was related to The Challenge, sry).
Alllllll those HIV-1 Deniers stalking Silvia… allllll those HIV-1 Deniers blabbing on other science blogs… they have no idea what that picture is. Dont know what it is, so cant figure out what it means. Stock-standard image that is in a million HIV-1 publications, they dunno what it is.
But they know HIV-1 doesnt cause AIDS. Or it doesnt exist. Or something.
Maybe expecting people with such passionate opinions be even modestly educated on the topic they are so passionate about is too much to ask.
So here is an even easier challenge. Ill even include some links to make this really, really fucking easy.
HIV-1 DENIERS! EXPLAIN THIS:
293T cells were transfected with an infectious molecular clone of HIV-1, where EGFP was inserted between env and nef. The resulting viruses contain genomes that contain the EGFP gene, thus the EGFP gene is permanently inserted in the host genome after infection.
If HIV-1 does not exist:
- How did the EGFP gene get into the PBMCs genome?
- Why are these cells now producing EGFP, as well as progeny virions that can go on to infect new cells and turn them green?
- Why are all those EGFP positive cells going to be dead tomorrow, while the not-green cells are snug as bugs in rugs?