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The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causing AIDS is one such slow virus, often taking years from the time of infection before a disease state is present.
Various scientists believe it may be caused by infection from a slow virus, toxic agents, autoimmunity or genetic factors (one study found relatives of Alzheimer's patients more likely to have children with Down's).