According to Science, a team led by the Paris-based Pasteur Institute virologist Luc Antoine Montagnier
discovered the HIV virus and published the findings in the journal in May 1983.
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states in his Preface to the book: "Historically, vaccines have protected many people.
The co-discovery of HIV as the causative agent of AIDS by the Institut Pasteur team led by Montagnier
and Barre-Sinoussi (4) and the US National Institutes of Health team lead by Gallo (5) was merely the beginning of the process.
In 1983, HIV was first isolated by Francis Barre-Sinnousi and Luc Montagnier
at the Pasteur Institute in Paris on suspicion that it could be the cause of AIDS.
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sent him samples of what would later be called HIV.
Evans, Oliver Smithies, Harald zur Hausen, Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, Luc Montagnier
, Elizabeth H.
fermentans and other mycoplasmas can induce the replication of HIV in vitro, led Luc Montagnier
, discoverer of HIV, and Alain Blanchard, renowned mycoplasmologist, for the first time to the hypothesis that these microorganisms could have a role in the development of AIDS .