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Medicine and science are highly regarded and respected institutions among the American public Many people do not understand or care to understand the medical or scientific jargon that is used to describe specific phenomena Most trust that doctors and scientists are forthcoming and honest in their presentations of medical and scientific announcements Therefore there are rarely challenges posed to those who declare scientific or medical breakthroughs However many scientists have been exposed for misleading of millions of innocent and trusting people In search for fame and fortune many doctors and scientists make misleading or false statements to the public for the advancement of their own careers Doctor Robert Gallo is one such man Dr Gallo is recognized for his research into the Human Immunodeficiency Virus HIV and was awarded the first scientific prize from the American Foundation of AIDS Research in 1987 for his achievements1 Gallo completed his undergraduate work at Providence College in 1959 and earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in 1963 He was the head of the Laboratory of Tumor Cell Biology for the National Institute of Health until 1995 6 He then assumed the position of director of the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland In 1984 Dr Gallo then the director of the Laboratory for Tumor Cell Biology at the National Cancer Institute claimed to discover the virus that causes AIDS 1 He also affirmed to have devised a test for the presence of antibodies to the virus and was able to grow in abundance the virus needed for research At a press conference held in April of 1984 Dr Gallo announced with the presence of Margaret Heckler then the secretary of Health and Human Services that he had found the probable cause of AIDS 8 This virus which he called HTLV-III is a retrovirus that would later be referred to as HIV Health Secretary Margaret Heckler declared that today we add
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