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Prediction: What antiretroviral drugs will accomplish

Posted by Henry Bauer on 2009/10/01

“U.N. Cites Global Rise in Detection and Treatment of AIDS” (by Celia W. Dugger, 1 October 2009)
“JOHANNESBURG — The number of people being tested for H.I.V. more than doubled in dozens of countries last year, improving detection of AIDS [note the customary equating of “HIV” with “AIDS”] and contributing to a major surge in those being treated. The ranks of people taking antiretroviral drugs in the developing world rose by more than a million to surpass four million people globally, the United Nations reported Wednesday in its 2009 progress report on H.I.V. and AIDS. The vast international effort on AIDS, financed by the United States, European countries and other donors, also ensured that growing numbers of children with AIDS, who had largely been left to die quick, unheralded deaths in past years, also benefited from the life-saving drug therapies. Their number rose to 275,700 in 2008 from 198,000 just a year earlier. And the portion of mothers who got medicines to prevent them from infecting their babies with H.I.V. also rose markedly, to more than half those in need, in the parts of Africa hardest hit by the disease. ‘In the space of one year, you’re seeing a huge ramping up of AIDS services,’ said Mark Stirling, regional director for the United Nations’ efforts against AIDS in eastern and southern Africa. ‘It’s unprecedented. In the acceleration and intensification of reach, 2008 was an extraordinary year.’ . . . more than a million people were put on drugs in the past year — drugs they will need for the rest of their lives — . . .
South Africa now has by far the largest AIDS treatment program in the world. The United Nations estimated that more than 700,000 South Africans were getting the medicines, though advocates here have said the number is actually closer to 600,000 after discounting those who have died or dropped out. . . . And South Africa lacks a male circumcision policy” [emphases added].
The “benefits” of circumcision are now a solidly entrenched shibboleth despite the lack of solid evidence [Circumcision pseudo-science, 2 September 2009; Clinical trials of circumcision against “HIV” “infection” , 10 September 2009].

Prediction 1: The rates of death among young and middle-aged adults from “non-AIDS” conditions like heart failure, kidney failure, liver failure, and assorted cancers will begin to increase significantly within a decade. After all, the NIH Treatment Guidelines have noted for several years already that people on HAART suffer more of these adverse “non-AIDS” events than “AIDS” events; and prominent AIDS activists who die despite benefiting from presumptively the most up-to-date HAART die in middle age, typically of organ failure [“AIDS” deaths: owing to antiretroviral drugs or to lack of antiretroviral treatment?, 2 October 2008].

Prediction 2: The proportion of those “benefiting” from antiretroviral drugs who die or drop out will increase steadily. It is already 1 in 7 among South Africans.

Prediction 3: For years, perhaps many years, these predicted happenings will be masked from general view by fudging of “drop-out” and death statistics. Iatrogenic deaths will be reported as something else. Eventually, though, it will become impossible to hide the real facts since they will become increasingly obvious to lay observers. I hesitate to predict how violent and widespread the public reaction will then be.

Prediction: What antiretroviral drugs will accomplish

“U.N. Cites Global Rise in Detection and Treatment of AIDS” (by Celia W. Dugger, 1 October 2009) http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/01/world/01aids.html?_r=2&partner=rss&emc=rss

“JOHANNESBURG — The number of people being tested for H.I.V. more than doubled in dozens of countries last year, improving detection of AIDS [note the customary equating of “HIV” with “AIDS”] and contributing to a major surge in those being treated. The ranks of people taking antiretroviral drugs in the developing world rose by more than a million to surpass four million people globally, the United Nations reported Wednesday in its 2009 progress report on H.I.V. and AIDS. The vast international effort on AIDS, financed by the United States, European countries and other donors, also ensured that growing numbers of children with AIDS, who had largely been left to die quick, unheralded deaths in past years, also benefited from the life-saving drug therapies. Their number rose to 275,700 in 2008 from 198,000 just a year earlier. And the portion of mothers who got medicines to prevent them from infecting their babies with H.I.V. also rose markedly, to more than half those in need, in the parts of Africa hardest hit by the disease. ‘In the space of one year, you’re seeing a huge ramping up of AIDS services,’ said Mark Stirling, regional director for the United Nations’ efforts against AIDS in eastern and southern Africa. ‘It’s unprecedented. In the acceleration and intensification of reach, 2008 was an extraordinary year.’ . . . more than a million people were put on drugs in the past year — drugs they will need for the rest of their lives — . . .
South Africa now has by far the largest AIDS treatment program in the world. The United Nations estimated that more than 700,000 South Africans were getting the medicines, though advocates here have said the number is actually closer to 600,000 after discounting those who have died or dropped out. . . . And South Africa lacks a male circumcision policy” [emphases added].

The “benefits” of circumcision are now a solidly entrenched shibboleth despite the lack of solid evidence [Circumcision pseudo-science, 2 September 2009;
http://wp.me/8Qhq Clinical trials of circumcision against “HIV” “infection” , 10 September 2009
http://wp.me/p8Qhq-gv].

Prediction 1: The rates of death among young and middle-aged adults from “non-AIDS” conditions like heart failure, kidney failure, liver failure, and assorted cancers will begin to increase significantly within a decade. After all, the NIH Treatment Guidelines have noted for several years already that people on HAART suffer more of these adverse “non-AIDS” events than “AIDS” events; and prominent AIDS activists who die despite benefiting from presumptively the most up-to-date HAART die in middle age, typically of organ failure [“AIDS” deaths: owing to antiretroviral drugs or to lack of antiretroviral treatment?, 2 October 2008]. http://wp.me/p8Qhq-5T

Prediction 2: The proportion of those “benefiting” from antiretroviral drugs who die or drop out will increase steadily. It is already 1 in 7 among South Africans.

Prediction 3: For years, perhaps many years, these predicted happenings will be masked from general view by fudging of “drop-out” and death statistics. Iatrogenic deaths will be reported as something else. Eventually, though, it will become impossible to hide the real facts since they will become increasingly obvious to lay observers. I hesitate to predict how violent and widespread the public reaction will then be.

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Categories:  antiretroviral drugs,  Funds for HIV/AIDS,  HIV risk groups,  HIV skepticism,  HIV tests,  HIV/AIDS numbers,  uncritical media

Tags  antiretroviral drugs in South Africa, Celia W. Dugger, iatrogenic deaths from antiretroviral drugs, circumcision shibboleth

6 Responses to “Prediction: What antiretroviral drugs will accomplish”

  1. Eventually, though, it will become impossible to hide the real facts since they will become increasingly obvious to lay observers. I hesitate to predict how violent and widespread the public reaction will then be.

    Henry,

    Don’t you worry too much! The conspiring members of the top secret underground brother- and sisterhoods of “H.I.V.”-heretics (innovative orthography by the way — who invented it?) — in other words: we, the lay observers, are doing our very best to make the public reaction as violent and widespread as possible.

    We, the lay observers, are observing with ever-increasing interest (and to our greatest joy!) the ever-increasing number of not only lay observers, but established mainstreaming medical pracitioners as well, who are criticizing the swine-flu hysteria, because — as they argue — this H1N1-thing has not even been properly isolated.

    If these assorted H1N1-critics could be made to realize that there is at least one other thing in this word which hasn’t been properly isolated as well — then this swine-flu thing will turn out to be a very useful thing.

    An ever-increasing number of people is simply fed up with this exploding corruption in medicine and science as a whole, being brought to our knowledge by an ever-increasing number of books, because corruption costs our money and destroys the health systems and the health of everbody everywhere in the word.

    • Philip said

      “the ever-increasing number of not only lay observers, but established mainstreaming medical pracitioners as well, who are criticizing the swine-flu hysteria”

      *raises hand here* Don’t you mean Whine Flu?

    • Axel said

      Sabine:
      Orthography — n. the conventional spelling system of a language.
      It’s interesting that you should equate the rejection of HIV/AIDS dogma with heresy. I too see many religious parallels in the HIV–>AIDS belief system (i.e., the virgin birth of HIV; the sacrament of HIV testing, particularly within the gay community; Gallo’s Science papers as The Word; the miraculous works of noted thaumaturgists GSK and Pfizer, etc.). I’m sure you’ve noticed by now how mulishly they defend their faith. Some HIV-establishment acolytes even take time out of their busy schedules to come here and spread the Truth to us heretics!
      I don’t know of any “top secret underground brother- and sisterhoods of H.I.V.-heretics”. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that no such organization exists at this point in time. Don’t lose hope though, Sabine… you can always found the first chapter!
      -Axel

  2. Philip:
    Don’t know what you mean by “Whine Flu”. Actually I was talking about Whinny Flu – the one that jumped over from Brazil to the U.S. to infect two Californian kids and then jumped over to Mexico.
    Whinny Flu always comes from abroad. In the U.S. it came from Brazil, in Mexico from the U.S., in the Phillipines possibly from Thailand, in Thailand from Vietnam, in Australia from New Zealand, in Germany from Spain. And in England it came from Scotland. The holiday makers are the culprits.
    As Brazil did very effectively manage to get Whinny Flu out of the country, they are now awarded with the Olympic Games.

    Axel:
    I call myself and other fellow “denialists” or “dissidents” heretics, because “HIV”/AIDS is religious fundamentalism at its ugliest. It’s hard to distinguish the “HIV”-zealots from Christian or other fundamentalists. They have even copied the ancient “ABC”-propaganda:
    The U.S. Department of State – Diplomacy in Action – propagates faithfully:

    ABC GUIDANCE #1 (ABSTINENCE, BE FAITHFUL, AND CORRECT AND CONSISTEND CONDOM USE) [Emphases mine, capitals not mine.]
    For United States Government In-Country Staff and Implementing Partners Applying the ABC Approach To Preventing Sexually-Transmitted HIV Infections Within The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

    Fundamentalists are always ignoring the facts. They have to. “HIV”-fundamentalists are distinguished from Catholic conservatives only by the “C”. The bottom line in both cases: You MUST NOT ENJOY the naked skin of your loved one. That’s what it’s all about — in either case. A dogma that has been propagated since 2000 years. “HIV” is just a modern justification for their disgust with the most natural and enjoyable thing on Earth for all living and breathing creatures.
    And somebody should explain to me how there should be any babies with consistend condom use. Not to mention the fact that people of Caucasian ancestry have produced fewer babies in the past decades than ever.
    Thanks for “Gallo’s Science papers as The Word”. I missed that one, though it is utterly important.

    Some HIV-establishment acolytes even take time out of their busy schedules to come here and spread the Truth to us heretics!

    Poor acolytes with their busy schedules … Yes, that’s the fate of the missionaries, of all Warriors for the Faith.
    Pssst … don’t tell enybody … but there is no “top secret underground brother- and sisterhoods of H.I.V.-heretics”. Of course there isn’t. That’s just what a certain S.C.K. and his Fellow Warriors prefer to believe. Just didn’t want to disappoint them. Life is hard these days with all this Italian stuff …
    What is even worse: Last week a certain book of a certain S.C.K. was available in Germany for 26-something Euros. This week you can get it for 18-something. How come?

    • Philip said

      Sabine: I called it “whine” flu to rhyme with swine flu. It’s because everytime someone talks about H1N1 they always end up whining about (imagine very mousy voice) “oh it’s SOOOO dangerous!” “oh, we NEED to make a vaccine!” All for something that actually kills people even less than REGULAR flu.

      Whine, whine, whine!

      I have also renamed SARS as ScARSe (play on “scarce”) and Avian Flu as “avian flew” (as in the epidemic just flew away into nothingness).

  3. Yes, Philip, I know why you have changed swine-flu to whine-flu. I changed it to “Whinny-Flu”, because “whinny” is the very next word after “whine” in my electronic dictionary. And I think whinnying is more fun than whining.

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