Passenger virus

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A passenger virus is a virus that is frequently found in samples from diseased tissue, such as tumours, but does not contribute to causing the disease.wikipedia
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Disease

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A passenger virus is a virus that is frequently found in samples from diseased tissue, such as tumours, but does not contribute to causing the disease.

Lactate dehydrogenase elevating virus

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A well-established example is lactate dehydrogenase virus, which is often found in mouse tumours.
LDV specifically causes lifelong persistent viremia in mice, but doesn't really harm the host and only slightly harms the immune system.

Duesberg hypothesis

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The discredited Duesberg hypothesis posits that HIV is a passenger virus in the etiology of AIDS.
The Duesberg hypothesis is the claim, associated with University of California, Berkeley professor Peter Duesberg, that various noninfectious factors such as but not limited to, recreational and pharmaceutical drug use are the cause of AIDS, and that HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is merely a harmless passenger virus.

Virus

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A passenger virus is a virus that is frequently found in samples from diseased tissue, such as tumours, but does not contribute to causing the disease.

Neoplasm

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A passenger virus is a virus that is frequently found in samples from diseased tissue, such as tumours, but does not contribute to causing the disease.

Antiviral drug

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GB virus C

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GB virus C and Chandipura virus are possible examples in humans.

Chandipura vesiculovirus

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GB virus C and Chandipura virus are possible examples in humans.

Bovine malignant catarrhal fever

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It has also been suggested that a virus related to Alcelaphine herpesvirus 1 is a passenger virus that, unlike AHV1 itself, doesn't cause bovine malignant catarrhal fever.

HIV

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The discredited Duesberg hypothesis posits that HIV is a passenger virus in the etiology of AIDS.

Etiology

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The discredited Duesberg hypothesis posits that HIV is a passenger virus in the etiology of AIDS.

HIV/AIDS

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The discredited Duesberg hypothesis posits that HIV is a passenger virus in the etiology of AIDS.

HIV/AIDS denialism

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Some of its proponents reject the existence of HIV, while others accept that HIV exists but argue that it is a harmless passenger virus and not the cause of AIDS.

Epstein–Barr virus-associated lymphoproliferative diseases

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The virus is usually involved in the development and/or progression of these LPDs although in some cases it may be an "innocent" bystander, i.e. present in, but not contributing to, the disease.

Inventing the AIDS Virus

Duesberg contends that HIV is a harmless passenger virus and that AIDS is caused by unrelated factors such as drug abuse, antiretroviral medication, chronic malnutrition, poor sanitation, and hemophilia.

Peter Duesberg

Peter H. Duesberg
In this and subsequent writings, Duesberg proposed his hypothesis that AIDS is caused by long-term consumption of recreational drugs or antiretroviral drugs, and that HIV is a harmless passenger virus.

Burkitt's lymphoma

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The fact that some Burkitt's lymphoma cases do not involve EBV allows that many cases of the disease are not caused and/or promoted by EBV, i.e. the virus may be an innocent passenger virus in these cases.

Denialism

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Some denialists reject the existence of HIV, while others accept that the virus exists but say that it is a harmless passenger virus and not the cause of AIDS.

Nosology

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James Corson Niederman

The study demonstrated that EBV is not simply a passenger virus, it is the etiologic agent of infectious mononucleosis.