Sunday, July 31, 2011

Hepatitis B is 100 times more infectious than HIV

Zee ExclusiveIt has been seen that Hepatitis kills more than one million people every year. While India has around 40 million patients with Hepatitis B, approximately 500 million people worldwide have either Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C. In order to raise global awareness of this life threatening disease and encourage prevention, diagnosis and treatment, July 28 is observed as World Hepatitis Day.

World Hepatitis Day has been led by the World Hepatitis Alliance since 2007 and on May 2010, it got global endorsement from the World Health Organization. In an exclusive interview with Salome Phelamei of Zee, Dr. Jai Babu talked on Hepatitis and its threat to public health, symptoms and treatment, and prevention methods.

Dr. Babu did his MBBS from Bangalore Medical College, and MD in General Medicine from PGIMER, Chandigarh. He had also completed his Senior Residency from JIPMER, Pondicherry. 

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Swaziland: HIV patients 'eat dung to make drugs work'

Give them Drugs before food and clean water. 

27 July 2011 BBC
Some HIV-positive patients in Swaziland are so poor they have resorted to eating cow dung before taking anti-retroviral drugs, Aids activists say.

Roche to provide HIV/AIDS tests for Early Infant Diagnosis in South Africa

YAY, get more infants on drugs faster!!!

Media Release

Basel, 25 July 2011
Early testing helps reduce the impact of HIV on infants
Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that it has been awarded an exclusive contract by the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) in South Africa for the support of the Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) Programme. Roche will deliver diagnostics to support the largest infant testing initiative in the world that aims to identify HIV-infected children during the first months of life. Infants can be tested with Roche’s diagnostics using the Dried Blood Sampling (DBS) technique, with which a spot of blood is preserved on filter paper and then sent to a testing centre. This technique is less stressful for the mother and the child, eliminates the need for refrigeration and drastically reduces the volume of blood to be stored or transported.Early testing helps reduce the impact of HIV on infants

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Rethinking AIDS is sponsoring RA 2011 in Washington DC Thursday, Dec 1st, 2011

Hidden in plain sight: The damage done by antiretroviral drugs.

What’s plain to those not indoctrinated
evades the consciousness of the HIV/AIDS gurus
“hid these things from the wise and prudent, and
. . . revealed them unto babes” (Luke 10: 21)

Posted by Henry Bauer and by Rethinking AIDS
One of the features of the HIV/AIDS phenomenon, seemingly astonishing and indeed incredible if one has trust in modern medical science, is that the mainstream literature is replete with documented, reproducible contradictions of standard shibboleths disseminated by mainstream sources.
Weiss & Cowan point out that there’s no gold-standard HIV test, that there’s no such thing as a “confirmatory” test, that no HIV test can diagnose HIV infection, and that a large number of positive tests are false positives; yet mainstream practice continues to ignore these facts, and public defenders of the faith blather on about the desirability of universal testing.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Why experts keep failing us--and how to know when not to trust them
Traditional Chinese Medicine and HIV/AIDS

-author David H. Freedman makes the case for what his editors called New Age medicine in the July/August issue of The Atlantic.

The article is kind of all over the place--with perhaps an undue amount of ink devoted to the mysteries of the placebo effect--but there are some juicy bits here and there and more than a few (unreferenced) factoids that, at least to my mind, merit chasing down.

Among them:

  • "Last year, 75% of the $2.6 trillion the U.S. spent on health care was for treating chronic diseases that, to a large degree, can be prevented or reversed through lifestyle change." -Dean Ornish, founded of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute and physician-researcher at UCSF

  • "Studies have shown that angioplasty and stents don't prolong life in patents with heart disease." -Dean Ornish

Ornish argues that a focus on diet, exercise and stress reduction (I would only include managing one's response to stresses) can do a better job of preventing, slowing and even reversing heart disease than most drugs and surgical procedures.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

HIV infection not a death sentence

Adrian Humphreys  Jul 14, 2011

An Ottawa judge’s rejection of attempted murder charges against a man accused of knowingly transmitting HIV, saying it is no longer an “automatic death sentence,” reflects medical reality and should send a message to police and prosecutors, Canada’s AIDS experts say.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Varying efficacy of HIV drug cocktails explained

best to quote one of the comments posted:
Either this article doesn't explain enough details about the relationships, or i just don't understand what they're talking about. Either is possible. Can some other reader shed some extra light on the topic please? Can I get an equation or something? Any help would be nice.jim.brookhyser jim.brookhyser

Increasing dose works at critical times in virus’s life cycle
Web edition : Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
A new mathematical model of HIV-fighting drugs reveals the biology beneath the varying success of such treatments. Infection with HIV was a death sentence until the introduction of multidrug cocktails, yet the differential effectiveness of the combinations has remained a puzzle. The research, published July 13 inScience Translational Medicine, could help refine therapies for HIV and other viruses such as hepatitis C.
Slightly boosting the dose of some HIV drugs has a profound effect if those drugs are attacking multiple targets, the new model reveals. Finding that more bullets can kill more targets may seem obvious, says AIDS researcher and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator Robert Siliciano of Johns Hopkins University. But the realization required a shift in thinking about a very old idea: the relationship between a drug’s dose and its effect.
For centuries, drug effectiveness has been visualized with what’s called the dose-response curve. This relationship often takes on a stretched-out “S” shape when graphed.
But in 2008, Siliciano’s then graduate student Lin Shen realized that the steepness of the incline of the “S” — its slope — varied with different classes of HIV drugs. A gradual climb meant that increases in drug concentration gradually improved the response. But a very steep slope meant that tiny increases in a drug’s concentration could wipe out significantly more target molecules.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

25 Years in the Shadow of HIV

“Brian” (not his real name) was diagnosed HIV-positive in 1987 along with many other hemophiliacs. Unlike most of the others, however, Brian did not start on AZT. Unlike almost all who did, he is still alive and well today…25 Years HIV+ without ARVs [ 57 min 30 s | 26.33 MB ]

Brian was so young at the time that his mother was making his medical decisions and her observation that the people taking AZT “looked like they were dying” saved his life. He quickly educated himself, and his resolve to stay away from the evolving AIDS pharmacopeia only strengthened with time. Brian is a unique witness to the genocide of hemophiliacs in the 1980s and 1990s and, in this interview with Terry and David, he discusses how drug companies, governments and hemophilia societies all “participated enthusiastically” in treating hemophiliacs with AZT and similar drugs, despite the tragic results.
For a scientific graph that shows how the deaths of hemophiliacs correlated with the advent of AZT, see this graph from the medical journal Lancet:
Brian’s voice has been altered to protect his identity.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

How Dr. Robert Gallo claimed discovery of HIV after stealing it from Luc Montagnier

How Robert Gallo allegedly discovered HIV

Robert Gallo’s HIV Fraud

Here you can learn more about how Dr. Robert Gallo claimed discovery of HIV after stealing it from Luc Montagnier. Read about the famous Senator Dingle inquiry here:

growing number of scientists and medical practitioners demand that the publication Science retract the infamous 1984 publication in which Gallo claims HIV isolation. Among them are Nobel prize winners such asKary Mullis. The journalist Janine Roberts discovered documents which demonstrate that Gallo in fact never isolated HIV.
Read the press release by the New York Semmelweiss Society highlighting the flawed science behind Dr. Robert Gallo’s claims here:
There is growing evidence that HIV does not cause AIDS. Many scientists have challenged the mainstream theory of HIV=AIDS. Dr. Robert Willner was one of them. He publicly injected himself a number of times with HIV to demonstrate that HIV does not cause AIDS.