HIV/AIDS Skepticism

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A **CURE** for AIDS

Posted by Henry Bauer on 2011/07/18

A simple, inexpensive, non-toxic cure for AIDS that has no negative side-effects has been described by Pacini and Ruggiero at the 6th International AIDS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (Rome, 17-20 July 2011).
The basic mechanism involves stimulation of the immune system which increases CD4 counts and corrects CD4/CD8 balance, in “HIV-positive” people and also in HIV-negative people.

Note in particular that Pacini and Ruggiero obtained increases in CD4 counts
of several hundred in a few weeks
whereas the claimed benefits of anti-retroviral therapy
cite increases of only about 90 per year

Recall that AIDS was discovered and defined in the early 1980s as Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, the immune deficiency being specifically a loss of CD4 cells. Later the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defined AIDS as being “HIV-positive” with a CD4 count below 200. Therefore an increase of CD4 above that level constitutes reversion of AIDS to non-AIDS.
That a healthy immune system can withstand HIV has also been emphasized by Luc Montagnier, co-discoverer of HIV, on several occasions. Two decades ago, it was shown in Montagnier’s laboratory that in fact HIV alone is harmless to immune-system CD4 cells but that the latter may be damaged by a mycoplasma that appears to be often present in some patients.
The immune-system stimulation described by Pacini and Ruggiero appears to act in a similar fashion as yogurt-type bacteria that are among (or are similar to) the beneficial microflora found in healthy guts. This work therefore confirms the intestinal dysbiosis hypothesis of Tony Lance which explains why “AIDS” first appeared as Gay-Related Immune Deficiency, restricted to fast-lane gay men, and why gay men still tend to test “HIV-positive” more frequently than others.

Here is the Pacini-Ruggiero presentation

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Further HIV/AIDS Enlightenment out of Italy

Posted by Henry Bauer on 2010/10/21

That HIV does not cause AIDS is again demonstrated, this time in a doctoral thesis, “Endogenous retroviruses as confounding factors in the pathogenesis of AIDS”, by Chiara Matteuzzi, mentored by Dr. Stefania Pacini and Dr. Marco Ruggiero. The work has just been accepted (with maximum marks) at the University of Florence, is in English, and is publicly available. The presentation was in Italian.
The literature review mentions Montagnier’s longstanding view that sound immune systems withstand HIV, unpublished work of Dr. Christl Meyer suggesting that HIV is an evolutionary adapted and partly active variable and heritable gene construct of our immune (MHC/HLA)-system, De Harven’s discussion of human endogenous retroviruses as confounding factors in AIDS pathogenesis, and Yamamoto’s demonstration that stimulation of the immune system can eradicate HIV.
The experimental part of the thesis built on Yamamoto’s work, as described in the Abstract:
“Results
We demonstrated that GcMAF stimulated human monocyte proliferation and survival and  that this response was associated with VDR gene polymorphisms. Since these results were obtained in  peripheral blood mononuclear cells, an interplay between lymphocytes expressing VDR and GcMAF- stimulated monocytes producing vitamin D has to be assumed. The effect was dose-dependent and maximal  stimulation was achieved using 100 pg/ml. GcMAF sustained cell viability for about 98 h whereas un- stimulated cells were no longer viable after 48 h, as if GcMAF had rescued monocytes from apoptosis.  Heparin inhibited the stimulatory effect of GcMAF by binding the N-acetylgalactosamine moiety of  GcMAF. GcMAF stimulated cAMP formation in a dose-dependent manner. GcMAF inihibited PGE 2 – and  MCF-7 (human breast cancer cell)-stimulated angiogenesis in chick embryo chorionallantoic membrane  (CAM) assay.   Discussion
GcAMF-induced increase of cAMP formation could account for its anti-angiogenetic effect  since it was demonstrated that elevated cAMP level inhibited angiogenesis in CAM assay (J Vasc Res  31:195-204, 1994). GcMAF-induced inhibition of angiogenesis could then be crucial in determining its  therapeutic effects in conditions where angiogenesis plays a key role in the progression of the disease, from  cancer (Exp Cell Res 316:1304-8, 2010) to HIV infection (Angiogenesis 5: 141–151, 2002). In addition, the  CAM assay proved to be a rapid, simple and inexpensive method to determine the relative potencies of  different GcMAF preparations and their stability; for example, we observed that storage at room temperature  for 15 days decreased GcMAF potency by about 50%. These data could prove useful for upcoming clinical  trials on GcMAF. In fact, GcMAF is being sold over the internet and it appears that several people are  already assuming GcMAF to treat diseases as diverse as cancer and HIV infection.”

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