If a host is infected by a lentivirus, and then go living in such
conditions that some pathogens do exist, but no specific pathogen (usual
pathogen of this host do not exist) then, will seropositivity be longer?
If the seropositive host is to die from a usually-inoffensive pathogen
(non-specific), does it make a difference compared to an environment with
For exemple, put N seropositive cats (FIV+) in a desert island where there
is no cat pathogen. What should be the mean life duration of these N cats?
Thanks for your lights.
fcourch at biomserv.univ-lyon1.fr