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HIV discovery published

The discovery of HIV is published in Science journal

20 May, 1983

Science publishes French virologist Luc Montagnier’s finding of “lymphadenopathy-associated virus”, or LAV, which was later recognise as HIV, the causal agent of AIDS.

In 2008, Luc Montagnier was the co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

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