HIV the virus, not AIDS


Please inform Zach Thomas that in his article "Angels Opens Without Incident" in the September 22 issue of the Arizona Daily Wildcat, he made a common mistake.

I say common because I have seen this same mistake in the Arizona Daily Star and heard many people make the mistake verbally.

The mistake? He wrote "AIDS virus." What kind of sense does that make? Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Virus?

It is the HIV virus which eventually leads to AIDS.

Shirley Piel

Chemical Engineering Junior

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