(this letter has been edited for clarity) To Joan Shenton Hello, I live in Warsaw, Poland. In 1989, I was diagnosed HIV-positive. I have had only one Western blot test done – just like many others I know – in May 1989. For roughly the first 10 years I had hardly been taking ART; a […]
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A recent letter in the NEJM by Janet M. Wojcicki, Ph.D., M.P.H. features the paragraph: Studies have shown cardiac risks associated with in utero exposure to zidovudine3 and poor growth outcomes at 5 years of age with exposure to nevirapine or zidovudine.4 However, few studies focus on longer-term outcomes in sub-Saharan African populations, and most […]
Ducoeurjoly’s article is well-worth a read for those new or unfamiliar to HIV scepticism.
Tara C. Smith of ScienceBlogs has posted an interview with former Rethinker John Strangis. A few points need to be made: Strangis believed that HIV/AIDS was a concocted conspiracy rather than a product of compassionate incompetence, which largely is at odds with mainstream Rethinking. He sees validity in Myles Power’s “debunking videos”, which have been rebuffed […]
[The father of the HIV+ son] questioned the link between HIV and Aids and believed treatment had side-effects worse than the impact of the virus. Aids Foundation executive director Shaun Robinson told the Herald there were a mix of different reactions to an HIV diagnosis. “Quite often, people will go into denial.” … The father told the […]
“The development of type 2 diabetes has been linked to systemic inflammation among HIV-positive people taking antiretrovirals (ARVs). …They also believe their findings provide “clues” as to why people with HIV on ARVs remain at increased risk of cardiovascular diseases and other chronic illnesses.” Is not inflammation from a medicine designed to treat immunodeficiency a […]
…And if they’re seemingly effective in treating Ebola, can we be confident that any benefit of ARVs in the HIV+ is linked to fighting HIV? Read this The Independent article. “Ebola is a brainchild of HIV,” said [Dr Logan]. “It’s a destructive strain of HIV.” ???!!!
Holly Johnson (of Frankie Goes To Hollywood fame, responsible for 80s hits such as Relax) has been HIV+ since 1991 and is on ARVs which be believes contribute to his survival. The fact that he now lives “like a nun” (Johnson, notably gay, was suffering ill health likely as a culmination of drug misuse) unfortunately does not register to Johnson […]