HIV/AIDS Skepticism

Pointing to evidence that HIV is not the necessary and sufficient cause of AIDS

Same old, same old ignorance and idiocies

Posted by Henry Bauer on 2010/03/13

Media coverage of HIV/AIDS is largely ignorant of most of the facts, so alarm is expressed over “changes” that aren’t changes; and obvious inferences aren’t drawn because they aren’t compatible with HIV/AIDS dogma. Here are a few items picked up by yesterday by my Google Alert:

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Surprise?! Gay men test “HIV-positive” more frequently than others?!

You Are All Diseased: Gay Men’s HIV Infections Rising 44X Faster than Straight Men
We’re really trying to wrap our heads around this statistic, because it’s off the deep-end of troubling. ‘A new analysis released Wednesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention,’ relays D.C. Agenda, ‘shows that the rate of new HIV infections among men who have sex with men, also referred to as MSM, is more than 44 times greater than that of other men and 40 times greater than that of women’” [emphasis added].
This is from a blog that focuses on “the gay agenda” and yet appears ignorant of the fact that gay men have tested “HIV-positive” an order of magnitude or two more often than, say, military personnel, ever since the beginning of the AIDS era — for example, Table 3 or Figure 22 in The Origin, Persistence and Failings of HIV/AIDS Theory.
So what’s there to “wrap heads around”?
Here’s the comment I posted on that blog:
“Gay men have tested ‘HIV-positive’ at rates that are an order of magnitude or two higher than for, say, Army personnel, ever since the beginning of the ‘AIDS era’. What seems so little understood is that this does NOT reflect relative rates of irresponsible sexual behavior because
1. HIV tests do not in themselves detect HIV infection, have never been approved for that purpose, and have a high rate of ‘false positives’ and cross-reactions with other conditions EVEN WHEN SO-CALLED CONFIRMATORY TESTS ARE USED; see
Press Release: ‘A positive routine “HIV test” is likely to be a false positive, scientist explains’, 2010/03/09
2. A positive HIV-test may OR MAY NOT reflect a threat to health. Most pertinent for gay men: certain practices that are generally thought of as hygienic, like rectal douching, actually enhance the chances of testing poz through damaging the intestinal microflora that are the first defense established by the immune system; see https://hivskeptic.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/gay-relatedintestinaldysbiosis.pdf

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Failure to aid drug users drives HIV spread — study
* ‘Critical problem’ in Russia, China, Malaysia, Thailand . . .
LONDON, March 1 (Reuters) — More than 90 percent of the world’s 16 million injecting drug users are offered no help to avoid contracting AIDS, and governments that ignore them risk a spiralling public health crisis, drugs experts said on Monday.
Injecting drug use is an increasingly important cause of HIV transmission in many countries around the world. Users can spread the virus in blood by sharing needles with an HIV-infected person, and pass it on by having unprotected sex.
Of the estimated 16 million injecting drug users worldwide, 3 million are thought to be HIV-positive, and drug users are thought to account for 10 percent of all those living with HIV.
In Russia, for example, around a million injecting drug users are living with HIV and some 65 percent of new HIV infections there are thought to come from injections.”
What those “drug experts” and other “experts” don’t recognize is the rather obvious inference that it’s the drugs themselves that are causing people to test “HIV-positive” and making people ill:
Routine “HIV” tests; herbal magic; Canadian natives at risk, 21 August 2009
“HIV/AIDS” in Estonia: Demographics and shibboleths, 18 August 2009
Estonian drug addicts don’t have much sex, 13 August 2009
Crack cocaine causes AIDS!, 12 August 2008
Cocaine and heroin aren’t good for you! — a Golden Fleece Award, 13 June 2008

[and, incidentally, that antiretroviral drugs can make things even worse — Drug peddlers’ ads ignore FDA, 5 November 2009]

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HIV: getting all South Africans tested
12 March 2010
The government is scaling up its HIV/Aids prevention and treatment programme by shifting away from voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) to HIV counselling and testing (HCT), a new service delivery model that will see HIV testing become part of procedure at all health facilities.
In addition to the testing, all health care facilities will also be equipped to offer anti-retroviral treatment. Anyone who walks into a health facility will be offered a test as opposed to South Africans having to go for voluntary testing.”
So we can look forward to increasing numbers of healthy people being found “HIV-positive” — because of pregnancy, say — and subjected to antiretroviral drugs that make them unhealthy:  Press Release: “A positive routine ‘HIV test’ is likely to be a false positive, scientist explains”, 2010/03/09

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Finally, the ones so truly crazy that you find it hard to believe that the story wasn’t made up:

Christian group says gay marriage more dangerous than smoking
By Jason Hancock 3/12/10 4:53 PM
Homosexual activity is ‘more dangerous for individuals who engage in it than is smoking,’ and because of this, state lawmakers need to pass a constitutional amendment overturning last year’s Iowa Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage, according to Iowa Family Policy Center President Chuck Hurley. . . .
‘The Iowa Legislature outlawed smoking [in some public places] in an effort to improve health and reduce the medical costs that are often passed on to the state . . . . The secondhand impacts of certain homosexual acts are arguably more destructive, and potentially more costly to society than smoking. . . .
Iowa lawmakers need to pay attention to hard facts and not be persuaded by emotion laden half-truths” [emphasis added].
I need some help in understanding what those “secondhand impacts” might be. What I do understand is that Hurley imagines himself to be one who pays attention to hard facts and isn’t prone to emotional acceptance of half truths; he needs to learn from Robbie Burns: “Oh wad some power the giftie gie us to see oursels as others see us!”

8 Responses to “Same old, same old ignorance and idiocies”

  1. mo79uk said

    Wow. I didn’t know that being in the vicinity of a gay couple would lead me to acquiring the virus. That HIV sure is clever…Where’s my full-body rubber suit?

  2. Martin said

    Hi Dr. Bauer, Nice posting. A little over 5 years ago, I tried “Googling” the toxic effect of Crystal Meth. The best the web search could come with was the dreaded disease of addiction. Then the NY Times Science Times had an article on the brain-damaging effects of Crystal — that it had the toxic effect of aging the brain and causing memory loss was not a big surprise to me. What surprised me was that there was nothing on the Web about its toxic effects until I saw that article. The “industries” that produce and market most of the recreational drugs that were especially popular with a certain group of gay men, did everything in their power to work with the AIDS Establishment to deflect the knowledge of the obvious toxicties of those drugs and their relationship to how those people who used them regularly got sick. One of the prime people involved in deflecting inspection and criticism of the immensely profitable poppers industry was none other than Barney Frank.

    • Henry Bauer said

      Martin: Sorry to hear that about Barney Frank. I guess it’s human to make mistakes. He’s done some really good stuff since then, in my opinion.

      • Martin said

        The sad part about Congressman Frank, is that I don’t believe it’s a mistake relative to HIV/AIDS. The last time I checked, he is part of the AIDS Establishment — hook, line and sinker. There is no indication he is remotely interested in investigating the quackery and pseudo-science of AIDS. He’s been in congress a long time, since 1981 — 29 years. On most other areas of legislation, he has an admirable record. Mr. Frank wants to get re-elected — if he changed his tune with respect to AIDS, he would be dismissed as a kook-ball by both right and left, his gay constituents would attack him in the same way they would for hypocritical gay congressmen who vote consistently anti-gay — there would probably be calls for his immediate retirement because as most congressmen have found out, distractions like this, would put a kibosh on anything else he would try to accomplish. That’s unfortunately the reality of political life as we know it.

  3. Martin said

    Hi Dr. Bauer, I just read your article from the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons: “HIV Tests are not HIV Tests”. That was a great article — however have you gotten any repsonse from it? It would seem to me that anyone applying for a research job working in the AIDS field who asked the skeptical questions you posed in the article would in any other scientific field be welcomed because critical thinking is a necessary qualification for the job but for AIDS “Research” this person would be considered a heretic. In the field of biology especially evolutionary biology — an applicant who espoused Intelligent Design or a Young (10,000 years) Earth would be rejected as candidate.

  4. Martin said

    Hi Dr. Bauer, This is unrelated to the current topic. I was flipping through the channels and stopped at the digital PBS show on a very young MIT mathematician Erik Demaine who is into Computational Origami. His Origami theories include much abstruse math. Then he started talking about the application of Origami to proteins and the way that proteins fold — where proteins that were healthy folded in a similar manner, where sickness ensued when they didn’t. Well. Then this young genius turned to the AIDS virus and the potential of application of his Origami protein theories to a cure. What a shame! But maybe he’ll be the next Rebecca Culshaw and start asking questions.

    • Henry Bauer said

      Martin: Yes, MAYBE. As also with Barney Frank, and with people in general: What possible reason do they have to question HIV/AIDS dogma? What startling fact can cause them to question “what everyone knows”?

    • mo79uk said

      A part of genius is knowledge, something we acquire rather than an ability we’re born with. If Demaine questions HIV/AIDS he’ll fall from genius to lunatic in the eyes of the masses; he may not want to do that even if he does have an epiphany. Duesberg need be the only warning.

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