Is AIDS a Myth?

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

This is the second article I have come across recently that seems to debunk AIDS as a myth, a "constructed disease", not the root cause of death by those infected with HIV. I found the information in this article to be surprising, and thorough. Please read the article and share your thoughts. (This is just an excerpt.)

Why I Quit HIV - Is AIDS Myth Falling Apart? - Health Supreme: "As I write this, in the late winter of 2006, we are more than twenty years into the AIDS era. Like many, a large part of my life has been irreversibly affected by AIDS. My entire adolescence and adult life – as well as the lives of many of my peers – has been overshadowed by the belief in a deadly, sexually transmittable pathogen and the attendant fear of intimacy and lack of trust that belief engenders.

To add to this impact, my chosen career has developed around the HIV model of AIDS. I received my Ph.D. in 2002 for my work constructing mathematical models of HIV infection, a field of study I entered in 1996. Just ten years later, it might seem early for me to be looking back on and seriously reconsidering my chosen field, yet here I am.

My work as a mathematical biologist has been built in large part on the paradigm that HIV causes AIDS, and I have since come to realize that there is good evidence that the entire basis for this theory is wrong. AIDS, it seems, is not a disease so much as a sociopolitical construct that few people understand and even fewer question. The issue of causation, in particular, has become beyond question – even to bring it up is deemed irresponsible."

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5 comments

  1. Where is this person from? He says "late in the winter of 2006" so he must be from the southern hemisphere.

    I'm not so sure I understand what he's saying. Is he saying that HIV does not cause AIDS? I he saying that HIV DOES exist but that AIDS was made up by people trying to scare us all into being more sexually responsible?

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  2. Australia, perhaps!

    I haven't read that article yet, but I shall. I thought I'd write a comment before that anyway because I wanted to say your previous post made me laugh out loud! =D

    Hi Talena!

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  3. Jenn - In the first paragraph of the article, it says that Rebecca Culshaw is from Canada, but is currently working at the University of Texas. By "late in the winter of 2006," I think that actually means Jan-March of '06. (For us Canucks, Winter extends until then.)

    It's been a few days since I read the article, but she seemed to be saying that the prognosis that HIV causes AIDS was popularized by the media before there was any scientific research to back it up, and there has been no research that DOES prove that to this date. No matter how many different ways researchers try to angle the evidence, there is always a fault in it, and it doesn't line up. Also, although HIV is real, it is not a death sentence. There are many people infected with HIV that live long and healthy lives.

    I was also surprised to learn that the methods for detection of the HIV virus were so suspect--not using direct, but indirect methods to determine if someone is HIV positive, and that there is no "safety method"--a positive test result goes unquestioned, whether it is real or not.

    It seems that people who contract the HIV virus tend to die from so many diseases--diseases that would attack anyone with a suppressed immune system. To explain it, doctors came up with the THEORY of AIDS - Auto-Immune Deficiency Syndrome--to explain it, which was accepted as fact before it is was given parameters, or defining research. However, many people who die of AIDS-related diseases could have contracted those diseases for any number of reasons--particularly, lifestyles that do extensive damage to their immunse systems, such as malnutrition, drug abuse (whether pharmaceutical or street), alcohol abuse, etc.

    Read the article again, and the related article it links to at the bottom. It explains even more clearly in the second article.

    Ace - I'm glad I brightened your day!

    Hi, Aakanksha.

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  4. you don't...believe this article, do you?

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  5. Latsot - Thanks for stopping by. I'm not sure if I believe it or not--I have just started coming across things of this type, and haven't had time to research it properly. That is why I asked for comments--to see what other people got from the article.

    I certainly remember all the hype about when HIV was discovered, and when it magically became "The AIDS virus." And it certainly would not be the first time something was touted as absolute truth with no viable proof to back it up. All I can say is, there is enough food for thought in this article to warrant further research. What did you think about the article?

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