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Originally posted by Occy Anonymous
Good find mate, Seems like no good news on the horizon. So is this still contained to America? I hope it doesn't reach Africa... Wait does this mean that people who already have the original AIDS virus are immune to the new mutant strain?
Originally posted by bsbray11
AIDS as a virus is total BS.
First of all, HIV is a retro-virus and every human being has hundreds of retro-viruses and they are no longer harmful to the human body, which is why they are "retro." They are artifacts of our genetic past. It is even widely admitted that HIV itself is not the threat, but the condition it "becomes" which is known as AIDS.
When I was in high school I was taught that the "AIDS virus" mutates so much that we can't even reliably say what it looks like. I have no idea how reliable such a statement is but I can't seem to find images of the actual "AIDS virus" or what it looks like anywhere online. Only HIV. Maybe someone can help me?
Here's the kicker:
YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE HIV TO BE DIAGNOSED WITH AIDS!
AIDS is diagnosed simply by T-cell counts being below a certain number. If you don't have HIV, no problem, you still have AIDS if you T-cell count is too low. Automatically. And no, they never actually look for an actual virus specimen in your body, except HIV, which again, you don't have to have.
If I recall correctly it was during the 1990s that scientists/doctors decided to double the number of T-cells per sample one could have and still be diagnosed with AIDS. The number of people with the "AIDS virus" doubled practically over night as an obvious result.
There are doctors and scientists who say this same stuff if you guys look it up, including a man considered the foremost retrovirologist in the country or even in the world. It's been a while since I've seen the information myself so I would have to go back and do reading to give a whole lot of details, but the bottom line is that the "AIDS virus" is a total lie and the medicine they give for HIV is probably what actually kills your immune system and T-cells, which is why so many people with harmless HIV suddenly develop the "AIDS virus." It's disturbing but this is still the conclusion I have been forced to consider.
All I'm saying is that if anyone ever told me I have HIV, I wouldn't personally do a damned thing about it. I am more afraid of the medicine they give for this stuff than I am the "AIDS virus" itself.
[edit on 17-1-2010 by bsbray11]
Originally posted by halfoldman
HIV cannot be transmitted casually, but only through contact with blood, semen or vaginal fluid.
Originally posted by halfoldman
HIV is a retro-virus, because it enters and manipulates the human RNA (it has nothing to do with "retro" fashions).
HIV is a threat because it leads to Aids in almost all the people who have been exposed to HIV. Well consider the Aids denialists, I also did at a stage (also check out our main Aids-skeptic, Antony Brink). At one stage it even seemed plausible. The HIV virus has been photographed since then.
If they really believe HIV is all so harmless, I'm waiting for one them to publically inject themselves with HIV-serum, or blood from an otherwise healthy HIV-poz person. Not surprisingly, no contenders yet.