SPIEGEL Online behauptet “Forscher heilen Baby von HIV-Infektion” – und betreibt damit letztlich nur wieder haltlose Pharma-Propaganda
05. März 2013, von T. Engelbrecht
Wer dies einmal verstanden hat, der kann über Artikel wie “Forscher heilen Baby von HIV-Infektion”, den SPIEGEL Online gestern (4. März) brachte, einfach nur noch den Kopf schütteln vor Unverständnis darüber, wie faktenfern hier berichtet wird von Medien, die sich selber als investigativ oder gar als “Sturmgeschütz der Demokratie” bezeichnen.
but the report notes that the claimed “cure” has not been confirmed, published, or even peer reviewed.
The announcement is calculated to persuade health policy officials to divert scarce healthcare dollars for expensive AIDS drug cocktails to be forced on newborn babies born to poor, uninformed young women.
The Times reports: “The mother arrived at a rural hospital in the fall of 2010 already in labor and gave birth prematurely. She had not seen a doctor during the pregnancy and did not know she had H.I.V. When a test showed the mother might be infected, the hospital transferred the baby to the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where it arrived at about 30 hours old.”
“One hypothesis is that the drugs killed off the virus before it could establish a hidden reservoir in the baby. One reason people cannot be cured now is that the virus hides in a dormant state, out of reach of existing drugs. When drug therapy is stopped, the virus can emerge from hiding.”
“In the United States, transmission from mother to child is rare — several experts said there are only about 200 cases a year or even fewer — because infected mothers are generally treated during their pregnancies. “