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According to an Associated Press story published May 30, 1991, the Chicago Tribune reports that Robert C. Gallo, the U.S. researcher credited as the co-discoverer of HIV in 1984, now acknowledges that French scientists at the Pasteur Institute in Paris made the actual discovery in 1983.
Gallo, of the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI), drops his claim in a letter published in the May 30, 1991, issue of the British scientific journal Nature.
The letter accepts Pasteur Institute findings that a virus discovered there in 1983 is a virtual genetic twin of the Gallo virus.
Pasteur researchers reported earlier in May, in the …