On the 16th of this month I appeared at Maison de la Pierre @ Vers Pont du Gard in Southern France to deliver my talk on vitamin D deficiency as a form of immunodeficiency.
You can now find the unedited PowerPoint presentation online here (the version presented featured a few less slides for brevity).
Video of my talk and those of others should be available shortly [update 21/6/18: videos are appearing on this YouTube playlist. There are more to come as of writing].
You can read my overview of the conference here.
During June 15-17 there will be a conference entitled Challenging Viral Paradigms taking place near Nimes in southern France.
I’m scheduled to appear to give a short talk on the related subject that I have yakked about a lot in writing. I had been pestered by a couple of people to verbalise it (‘put your ideas where your mouth is’!), though the chance to visit Pont du Gard was also enticing.
I feel now is actually quite an opportune time to talk about vitamin D’s role in immunity because there is growing talk within the mainstream about it, even though it should be clearly appropriated by AIDS dissenters. A decade ago you never saw ‘vitamin D’ and ‘HIV/AIDS’ in the same sentence.
I’m not a natural speaker but I’m being trained to give it my best. I apologise to anyone who attends if I fail but it is worth seeing if I can make my point to a new audience and arouse any discussion. I value the opportunity to make my ideas (it’s not ego, I just can’t find anybody else to attribute this to) more prominent.
I am unsure if there will be any videos of the event but I will share my PowerPoint file here shortly after it.
If you’re there and come across me don’t be afraid to say hi.
IISc: HIV drug elvitegravir lowers the efficiency of immune system
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.
An MSF study found problems with specificity in eight rapid HIV tests. Additionally, gender and geographical location were correlated with false-positives. These are among the reasons for using confirmatory tests.
To repeat a line forever brought up by dissidents, there is no such thing as false-positives if HIV has not been purely isolated – as ‘discoverer’ Luc Montagnier admitted.
Simply, some of these tests are more capable than others of picking up probable biomarkers of health stress.
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.