On a side note, many apologies for the apparent abandonment of this blog. But it is still active, though it may continue to be updated only sporadically for the time being.
Well, well, well… Terrence Higgins Trust are found to be the irritants behind the local (London, UK) censorship of the film Positive Hell. Read all about it here.
HIV+ inmate throws urine at guard, guard gets ‘evaluated for HIV exposure’. Well, it’s more original than the old get-HIV-from-a-bite stories.
In Spring 2017, the US government website AIDS.gov will become HIV.gov. The reasons for the change are outlined in a blog post here. While AIDS always had a lurgy connotation, it emphasises the drift towards worrying about ‘HIV disease’ which is more concerned about T-cell count and misattributed affects of ARVs.
Just imagine if The British Heart Foundation renamed themselves The British Cholesterol Foundation. That’s admitting that you’ve moved from broad cardiovascular problems with myriad causes to one bankrupt hypothesis.
The US have actually been pipped by Britain because Public Health England announced in their 2014 report: It is of particular concern that a large proportion of people with HIV are diagnosed late in London (37% from 2012 to 2014, compared to 42% in England), as defined by a CD4 count of less than 350 cells/mm3 at diagnosis
As you can see, the worry about late-stage HIV is not AIDS, just CD4 decline.
The argument is that ARVs have made HIV controllable, something managed like diabetes, for example. But when you simply reduce the toxicity of the medicines and cannot explain HIV’s mechanism, that’s just sleight of hand.
Not only is the HIV theory of AIDS a colossal mistake, now NHS England is being forced to pay for treatment (PrEP) at the expense of treatments for 9 other conditions.
If HIV theory were true it would undoubtedly be more cost-effective to fund a new safer sex campaign, but as it’s not (the likely reason for the ‘failure’ of previous safe sex campaigns) it’s money down the toilet when the unique myriad causes of AIDS could be treated more precisely, cheaply, more safely and often not permanently.
Gaetan Dugas was said to be the man responsible for bringing AIDS to the US, but he has now been exonerated. Dugas also died of kidney failure, which is not an AIDS-defining illness but an ARVs one.
Perhaps with a bit more digging they’ll realise that the HIV story is dangerous nonsense.
In the 1980s it was reported that scientists feared that “AIDS affects haemophiliacs differently“. Why would that be? Maybe because despite a similar biomarker the nature of their immunodeficiency is not shared with non-haemophilic HIV-positives.