May 17, 2011

God's Grace And Man's Scam?

No matter what your opinion is on homosexuality, the following is good news for suffers of AIDS. From San Francisco (where else?):

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) — A 45-year-old man now living in the Bay Area may be the first person ever cured of the deadly disease AIDS, the result of the discovery of an apparent HIV immunity gene.

Timothy Ray Brown tested positive for HIV back in 1995, but has now entered scientific journals as the first man in world history to have that HIV virus completely eliminated from his body in what doctors call a “functional cure.”

[...]UCSF’s Dr. Jay Levy, who co-discovered the HIV virus and is one of the most respected AIDS researchers in the world, said this case opens the door to the field of “cure research,” which is now gaining more attention.

“If you’re able to take the white cells from someone and manipulate them so they’re no longer infected, or infectable, no longer infectable by HIV, and those white cells become the whole immune system of that individual, you’ve got essentially a functional cure,” he explained.

UCSF’s Dr. Paul Volberding, another pioneering AIDS expert who has studied the disease for all of its 30 years cautioned that while “the Berlin Patient is a fascinating story, it’s not one that can be generalized.”

Both doctors stressed that Brown’s radical procedure may not be applicable to many other people with HIV, because of the difficulty in doing stem cell transplants, and finding the right donor.

While doing some background for this post, I ran across something which I had never seen before, a group of scientists and their supporters who believe that AIDS has little or nothing to do with HIV and that the HIV virus will be readily defeated by any healthy immune system.
These skeptics claim HIV/AIDS is the biggest medical catastrophe ever adopted by the medical-pharmaceutical establishment. They have evidence that those supposedly dying of AIDS are really dying from pre-existing diseases, well-known health risks such as drug abuse and malnutrition, the psychological stress of a fatal diagnosis and the AIDS medicines themselves.

You can read about it here. I have no idea if this HIV/AIDS controversy is legit or not. Some of it sounds a little whack-a-do but, hey, if scientists can fake global warming for the purpose of shaking down the government for grants, why not AIDS? You can be sure someone's making money from it. As a matter of fact, the more I think about it in that vein, the more I go "hmmmm."


Doom said...

I don't know. I keep thinking they will eventually try to require testing for aids on everybody. What they will looking for is that one percent population, in truth. What they will do to that one percent population is bleed them dry doing studies so that gays and continue with their bareback parties.

Look, if someone jumps off the empire state building while still expecting the medical field to care for them, I have serious questions. Especially when being a conservative might impinge on someone else's care. And it can and does.

sig94 said...

Doom - That's why homosexuality is a perversion; the risk of becoming infected was actually a big turn on for some. They let their lust control them and therefore define them.

I think perhaps that the AIDS treatment was along the lines of, "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste."