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What virus does Jenny die from in Forrest Gump



My first guess was AIDS, but Forrest Jr. would also have it because she would have contracted it during her druggie years.


Also, I just noticed for the first time that during the scene with John Lennon on the talk show the dialogue is the words to Imagine.







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Papa Steve
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Hoenesgitus





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TheCaterpillar
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stupid is as stupid does.





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i thought at one point i heard forrest say the canger got you????
maybe i was just hearing things??






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HIV/AIDs would be my guess.

They never actually say.






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TheCaterpillar
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but she says shes got a virus that the doctors can't figure out. His mom dies from cancer.





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but she says shes got a virus that the doctors can't figure out


Wasn't HIV/AIDs not fully understood during the time the movie was set?

I am assuming when he meets Forrest Jr it is in the mid 80's. HIV was still pretty much a mystery at that point.



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GEAUX DJ!
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Aids





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Wasn't HIV/AIDs not fully understood during the time the movie was set?

I am assuming when he meets Forrest Jr it is in the mid 80's. HIV was still pretty much a mystery at that point.


Yeah I always thought Aids. And I'm pretty sure it's possible for a mother to have it and not pass it on to their kid, but I also always thought Forest would have been subjected to it too.(remember the first time she came back and she slept everyday, I'm sure she was sick then just before she got pregnant with Little Forest)






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Much harder for a male to get HIV/AIDs by vaginal sex.





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TheCaterpillar
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quote:

Wasn't HIV/AIDs not fully understood during the time the movie was set?

I am assuming when he meets Forrest Jr it is in the mid 80's. HIV was still pretty much a mystery at that point.


I was responding to the cancer claim.
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Yeah I always thought Aids. And I'm pretty sure it's possible for a mother to have it and not pass it on to their kid, but I also always thought Forest would have been subjected to it too.(remember the first time she came back and she slept everyday, I'm sure she was sick then just before she got pregnant with Little Forest)


Then definitely AIDS if it is possible not to pass it on the your child.








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vorenus23
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a baby has a 25% of contracting the HIV through birth (this is without treatment of course). HIV can also be passed through breast feeding (but i don't know the percentages). So, more than likely jenny had aids and didn't pass it to her son. i don't remember them saying jenny died of cancer, but aids can cause cancer, so...there you go. i always thought she had the hiv





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i always thought aids also...





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Wasn't HIV/AIDs

Yes it was.

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not fully understood during the time the movie was set

You don't have to understand something to contract it.






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Slickback
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Maybe it was just a made up disease. It is a movie.





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TheCaterpillar
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Maybe it was just a made up disease. It is a movie.


you bite your tongue.






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AIDS. It kinda defines the 80s. frick little forrest, he can see dead people anyway





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Maybe it was just a made up disease. It is a movie.


I doubt it. They used a lot of historical references in the movie (granted Forrst wasn't an actual person), so I don't see them making up a disease.






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frick little forrest, he can see dead people anyway







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I have always thought it was AIDS. Forrest easily could have gotten her pregnant without contracting it. Hell, they didn't even think you could get it from a woman back then, if I'm not mistaken.





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