TASK FORCE ON AIDS

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Date

1984

Description

Some of the various aspects of the AIDS investigations carried out by the CDC Task Force on AIDS.

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT.
Dr. Bruce Evatt, Director, Division of Host Factors, Dr. Steven McDougal, Chief, Immunology Branch, and Dr. Onno Van Assendelft, Chief, Clinical Medicine Branch. Discuss an approach to patients with Hemophilia including ideas on possible methods of identifying an agent for the cause of HIV. On the board shows an idea of passing a HIV patient’s plasma or Factor VIII concentrate through a column to isolate any particles the size of viruses or larger (a standard technique), isolating Immunoglobulin [IgG] from patients with the syndrome, and using the IgG to precipitate any possible agent, examining with electron microscope [EM] and/or culture

Source

Task Force slide book

Citation

CDC, “TASK FORCE ON AIDS,” The Global Health Chronicles, accessed September 19, 2021, https://globalhealthchronicles.org/items/show/6885.