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Sex And HIV: Behaviour-Change Trial Shows No Link

More evidence that AIDS is not a sexually transmitted disease.
Sex And HIV: Behaviour-Change Trial Shows No
Link

The East African (Nairobi)
March 17, 2003
Posted to the web March 19, 2003

Paul Redfern, Special Correspondent
Nairobi

A UK funded trial aimed at reducing the spread of Aids in Uganda by
modifying sexual behaviour appears to have had little discernible
effect.

The trial, carried out on around 15,000 people in the Masaka region,
involved distributing condoms, treating around 12,000 victims of
sexually transmitted diseases and counselling.

However, while the trial led to a marked change in sexual behavioural
patterns, with the proportion reporting causal sexual partners falling
from around 35 per cent to 15 per cent, there was no noticeable fall in
the number of new cases of HIV infection, although there was a
significant reduction in sexually transmitted diseases such as syphilis
and gonorrhoea.

The trial results, which were reported in the British medical journal The
Lancet, have already aroused some controversy.

The team leader of the trial, Dr Anatoli Kamalai, acknowledged that
there was "no measurable reduction" in HIV incidence with "no hint of
even a small effect."

But the research team's view is that the spread of HIV was already
declining in the area and the trial might not have been big enough to
detect any additional change.

There is, however, another view which has recently been put forward
which claims that inadequately sterilised needles across Africa have
led to a greater rate of HIV infection than sexual contact.

It is a view put forward by a mainly American group of scientists,
including Dr David Gisselquist, who told the Times of London that
"Results from the Masaka study add to the already long list of findings
from other studies that don't fit the hypothesis that most HIV in African
adults is from sexual transmission.

"These results from Masaka are similar to results published earlier
from a similar study in Rakai, Uganda, where interventions that
reduced STD prevalence had no impact on HIV incidence." However,
such a view is by no means mainstream in the latest thinking on the
spread of HIV in Africa.

Most scientific research still believes that HIV is mainly spread by
sexual transmission and that people suffering from STDs are
particularly prone.

The trial was the first systematic attempt on a large scale to assess
whether modifying sexual behaviour and better management of other
sexual diseases could cut the transmission of HIV in Africa.

In a commentary in The Lancet, Judith Stephenson and Frances
Cowan of the Royal Free and University College Medical School in
London acknowledged that "many people will be disappointed by the
lack of reduction in HIV incidence, despite an apparently appropriate
intervention that reduced other STDs and was implemented on a huge
scale with great care and commitment."

The two researchers suggest that it might have been "the right trial and
the wrong time" - when HIV incidence was falling and when there were
already substantial reductions in risk behaviour.

homepage: homepage: http://allafrica.com/stories/200303190482.html

Is AIDS a disease or a behavior-mod campaign? 05.Apr.2003 12:45

George Trinkaus tesla@teslapress.com

"There is a well-funded behavioral-science subindustry of so-called AIDS in academe. Its concern: the regulation of sexual behavior in the name of safe-sex AIDS."

from "How the Chronicle Invented AIDS" by George Trinkaus. Read it at

whatisaids.com

Thank you Indymedia for questioning the authority of so-called AIDS. Questioning the authority of AIDS is an extremely politcally incorrect act, an editorial heresy among foundation-funded "left" media like Mother Jones, The Nation, KBOO, The Portland Alliance ...

In addition to the scandals of HIV and AZT, "AIDS" as a diagnostic medical category is so definitionally fucked that I never say it with a straight face. Rather,I resort to such constructions as "so-called AIDS" or "AIDS, fraudulent AIDS." May I recommend this practice to your editors?


hiv doesnt always lead to aids- 05.Apr.2003 13:17

mamansita

also read how hiv is not a percursor to aids so much as an indicator of malnutrition, stress, and ill-health-

symptoms of poverty.

hiv is a sign your body is under stress. then you get the drugs- even little babies who arent hiv positive but have hiv positive mothers-

the DRUGS themselves compromise hiv positive auto-immunity.

hence, the aids virus

George - Which Indymedia are you praising?? 05.Apr.2003 16:38

open mind

I have yet to see any Indymedia do a full feature on the HIV = AIDS controversy that takes a serious look at the other side and not the usual criticizing of opponents for helping to keep "life saving treatments" out of the hands of the poor. For all we know, they probably treat all articles like this one as just another conspiracy theory to ignore along with the other weird-but-non-abusive articles that get posted on their newswires. Also, I'm not so sure that you are entirely correct about the foundation money thing. See  http://www.questionsquestions.net/feldman/soros.html

there has been, open mind 06.Apr.2003 20:55

GRINGO STARS gringo_stars@attbi.com

There have been several threads here on IndyMedia dealing with the HIV=AIDS fallacy.

"AIDS is a cruel deception that is maintained because so many people are making money from it. Take away this money and the entire system of mythology will collapse."
-- Charles Thomas, PhD, former chair of Cell Biology department, Scripps Research Institute

What have we been told about HIV & AIDS?

The orthodox view on AIDS holds that it is caused by the virus known as HIV that is transmitted through the exchange of bodily fluids. Once infected, a person will remain well for a time, though infectious to others, before going on to develop AIDS and dying. Despite huge sums of money spent on medical research, there is still no cure, just drug therapies said to slow the progression of the disease, and regular T cell counts to measure health. A whole industry has evolved around AIDS, on which many careers and businesses depend, but which offers little hope to those affected. It works on the premise that HIV=AIDS=DEATH.

HEAL asks you to consider the following:

What have the HIV "experts" been telling us?

We are told that HIV causes AIDS.
However, many scientists assert that HIV is not the cause of AIDS.
The vast majority of people worldwide who are reported as "HIV positive" remain healthy. Also, within the AIDS risk groups, AIDS conditions may be common even in people who test HIV negative. The official "latency period" (how long it takes HIV+ people to get sick) has been stretched to 15 or more years because people labeled "HIV+" are surviving. People who test HIV positive, including AIDS patients, have no active HIV infections by standard methods of measurement. So-called viral load tests were invented by HIV researchers to try to explain why only vanishingly small quantities, if any virus, could be found. The methods used to "isolate" and detect HIV are so indirect that they may not even measure the presence of a virus. Does HIV exist? These are just a few of the reasons why we need to look beyond HIV in order to overcome AIDS."So why are people getting sick?" The epidemic of AIDS follows a dramatic worldwide increase of immunological stressors: chemical, physical, biological, mental and nutritional. People diagnosed with "AIDS" may be sick due to factors such as one or more of the following:

* misdiagnosis and mistreatment of at least 29 illnesses due to being labeled HIV. (The validity of HIV tests is challenged.)
* toxic chemotherapy with "anti-HIV" pharmaceuticals such as AZT and protease inhibitors
* direct or indirect effects of recreational drug consumption
* multiple infections, STD's and resulting over consumption of antibiotics
* foreign protein mediated immunodeficiency due to hemophilia clotting factor therapy and multiple blood transfusions
* chronic malnutrition
* severely impoverished living conditions
* psychosomatic terror brought on by a HIV positive diagnosis

In fact, HIV may be entirely harmless
- and treatments for it worse than useless.

* We are told by the AIDS establishment that toxic drugs like AZT, DDI, DDC, and protease inhibitors aimed at eradicating HIV are valid and effective treatments.

Pharmaceuticals prescribed to treat HIV infections may be the cause of many AIDS defining illnesses. Many of the "side-effects" of the current antiviral combination therapies are indistinguishable from the symptoms of AIDS.

* We are told that there are now less AIDS deaths thanks to the new protease inhibitor "cocktail" therapies.

The statistics show that AIDS cases were on the decline long before the protease inhibitors were available. Due to the 1993 change of the AIDS definition (U.S.) more than half the current AIDS cases have no illness at all.

* We are told that "everyone is at risk for HIV and AIDS."

At least 90% of people with AIDS are still from the original risk groups: gay men, IV drug users, hemophiliacs and transfusion recipients. If AIDS was a contagious disease it could not remain almost entirely within the risk groups.

* We are told that HIV antibody testing is virtually 100% accurate.

There are at least 8 official standards for "interpreting" the "HIV test" around the world. Your test result can be interpreted as negative OR positive depending on where you live or if you are in a "risk group" or not. There are also 60 conditions unrelated to HIV that can cause a a person to test false positive on an "HIV test."

And the list of facts that don't fit the HIV theory goes on and on...
Public officials, medical scientists, and social activists have accepted the infectious HIV/AIDS model without properly scrutinizing it and dismissed alternative models without properly considering them.

Is the conventional view and treatment of AIDS the answer or part of the problem?
HEAL maintains that "HIV=AIDS=DEATH" is false.


Here is a collection of links to several excellent sites,
many of which have links to other similar sites:

 http://www.healtoronto.com/
 http://www.whatisaids.com/
 http://www.virusmyth.net/aids/index.htm
 http://www.aliveandwell.org/
 http://www.virusmyth.net/aids/perthgroup/index.html
 http://aidsmyth.addr.com/
 http://www.rethinkingaids.com/
 http://www.rethinking.org/aids/NYRethinkingAIDSSociety.html
 http://www.robertogiraldo.com/eng/papers/TheCausesOfAids.html
 http://www.users.bigpond.com/smartboard/aids/
 http://www.aras.ab.ca/
 http://www.duesberg.com/
 http://www.actupsf.com/
 http://www.thedurbandeclaration.org/