Sunday, March 13, 2011

Spontaneously generated HIV

Posted by Henry Bauer on 2011/03/09

HIV/AIDS true-believers seem content to find “HIV” even when there is no conceivable source of it: not infected needles, not sexual intercourse, not blood transfusion, not via breast milk . . . . [Spontaneous generation of “HIV”, 2009/10/25]. Here’s another example of that:
A 13-year-old Indian girl presented with symptoms that defied diagnosis:
Jhuma Sankar, Dinesh Raj, Jeeva Sankar, Pradeep K. Sharma, Rakesh Lodha & S. K. Kabra, “HIV infection mimicking autoimmune disorder”, Indian Journal of Pediatrics, 74 [2007] 777-80.
The girl had been hospitalized several times before: at 6 months for diarrhea; at 6 years with pneumonia; and at 13 with humoral immune deficiency and collagen vascular diseases (which include autoimmune diseases like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis), and she was tested inconclusively for tuberculosis. The girl was treated with intravenous antibiotics, and discharged. But two months later she was back in hospital. Further tests were now done, including for HIV even though there were absolutely no known risk factors for it (including healthy parents) and some of the laboratory tests were like those associated with lupus. Nevertheless, treatment for the girl’s manifest symptoms was augmented with antiretrovirals: nevirapine, lamivudine, and stavudine. Twenty days later, the girl was dead.
Of course, she might well have died even without the antiretroviral drugs. But feeding her such toxic substances when she was already gravely ill could hardly have helped.
I find it remarkable that there is no discussion in this article of how the girl is supposed to have become infected with HIV. One has to conclude that these physicians are unaware of the fact that a large variety of illnesses and other physiological conditions can falsely deliver “positive” “HIV” tests. They are far from alone in this, of course; but it still seems like malpractice, if that can include incompetence .

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