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Risk of HIV from spit?

This is a story that would make even the AIDS orthodoxy blush, as it recalls a period in the 80s when alleged modes of transmission were misunderstood. A HIV carrier who spat in the faces of two police officers has been jailed. One officer attacked by Rhonda Davis had to wait for the results of a […]

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Throwing in the towel?

“As we celebrate the extraordinary progress, we should also be conscious that we will not stop HIV and AIDS by just having more sophisticated drugs and only focussing on the generalised epidemic and not focussing enough on the complexities of the concentrated epidemics.” The worrisome groups are fairly clearly defined: Injecting drug users, who can […]

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Questions The Penrose Enquiry won’t answer

The Penrose Enquiry is Scotland’s investigation into blood infection as a result of transfusions from a specific period. It can be safe to assume that TPE will not address the following questions brought up from within this article: [A] haemophiliac using only the name “Mark”, told the inquiry how he had been infected with HIV and […]

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Cure ennui?

Is a functional cure for HIV feasible within the foreseeable future or is it a hopeless quest robbing resources from more practical approaches to improve the lives of people living with HIV? This question was the crux of a mock trial held yesterday on the opening day of the 14th European AIDS Conference in Brussels. […]

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Is krokodil another cause of AIDS?

[Krokodil] is made of readily available ingredients such as codeine, iodine and toxins such as gasoline, industrial cleaning oil, lighter fluid and paint thinner. Users filter and boil ingredients together, then inject the drug. …Continual use of krokodil, Russian for crocodile, causes blood vessels to burst, leaving skin green and scaly and eventually causing gangrene. …Even though Schelkunova is now clean, […]

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HIV transmission via teeth?

This story shows that social responses to HIV are no different to fear of black cats, walking under ladders and the number 13.  In a bizarre incident, an HIV infected man, wanted in connection with several criminal cases, bit two policemen when they went to arrest him near here, police said today. …The bitten policemen were […]

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AIDS ‘Denialists’ Slated

Slate magazine has a new article on AIDS dissidents, here are some points of contention. Tommy Morrison, once the heavyweight boxing champion of the world, died of AIDS last month. Wrong, Morrison died of Guillain-Barré Syndrome which is not an AIDS-defining illness. Indeed, the world of HIV deniers (also called AIDS deniers or HIV/AIDS deniers) […]

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AIDS is survivable?

…Brryan Jackson, from St Louis, said he forgives his dad for doing the unthinkable – injecting him with HIV-tainted blood when he was a baby just so he could avoid paying child support. …With all other results returning negative, doctors decided to test blindly for HIV and were shocked with the positive result it returned.  [emph. added] Bryyan […]

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