Talk:Human T-lymphotropic virus

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The introduction says that the original name for HIV was HTLV-3. This is not quite true. The actual virus was isolated first by Montagnier and named LAV. Gallo isolated HIV and called it HTLV-3 at about the same time, but a bit later (hence the Nobel prize going to Montagnier's team, not Gallo), but Gallo was the one to confirm it was the cause of AIDS while Montagnier was unsure. The point remains that the actual virus itself was called LAV first and that HTLV-3 was only one of the original names. I am unsure of publication dates, but I do know that the actual work itself (and thus the names) were done in that order. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:25, 1 December 2016 (UTC)