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Some of the various aspects of the AIDS investigations carried out by the CDC Task Force on AIDS.
Microbiologist David Cross conducting lymphocytic transformation tests (LTT) on lymphocytes acquired from AIDS patients. At this stage of the process, he was pipetting specimens into a microtiter plate. Lymphocyte transformation tests are especially useful when investigating those allergic reactions, which take over 24 hours to manifest symptoms, and are termed Delayed Allergic Hypersensitivity reactions.
Task Force slide book
CDC, “TASK FORCE ON AIDS,” The Global Health Chronicles, accessed April 4, 2020, https://globalhealthchronicles.org/items/show/6895.