HIV AND AIDS – AN UPDATE
By Lawrence Wilson, MD
© September 2012, The center For Development, Inc.
recent news about AIDS is very encouraging. The death rate from AIDS is declining
and it is no longer considered an epidemic disease in some nations.
A recent National Research Council Report found that the AIDS epidemic has not spread to the general population in America at the rate predicted by many experts. HIV infection and AIDS is still largely confined to male homosexuals, intravenous drug users, those receiving many blood transfusions, and very malnourished, usually very poor people in places such as Africa. These people are clearly more susceptible to AIDS than others.
Prevention. Health authorities continue to say that condoms permit safe sex. However, condoms have a failure rate of about 14%. To say a condom is safe is about like saying that a gun with only one bullet in it is safe to play with, and even point at your friends and pull the trigger.
The only prevention for HIV and AIDS is to avoid the high-risk behaviors that are associated with this disease. This includes IV drug use, too many medical drugs, and male homosexuality.
PROSTITUTES AND AIDS
new information concerns female prostitutes in Western nations. It was thought that they would become
the vectors by which AIDS would spread to the heterosexual population. A single prostitute could infect dozens
of men, who would then infect their women.
However, the rate of infection for prostitutes is only between 5% and 10% in New York and Los Angeles. Also, there are three striking facts about the prostitutes that are infected with HIV. With few exceptions, they are intravenous drug users. Among non-drug using prostitutes, HIV infection is almost unknown.
Secondly, in literally only a handful of cases have prostitutes apparently infected their clients. Only about 3% of AIDS cases are attributable to prostitutes. In most of these cases, the client and the prostitute were both drug users.
Finally, cases of tertiary transmission are very rare. This is the case where a healthy man is infected by a prostitute, and then infects his wife or girlfriend. This is very good news.
The implication of this is that a lowered immune response, due to drug use or malnutrition, seems to play a very important role in AIDS transmission.
HEMOPHILIACS AND AIDS
interesting finding is that hemophiliacs infected with HIV do not develop AIDS
as often as homosexuals. It is
estimated that about 90% or 15,000 hemophiliacs were infected with HIV between
1981 and 1984.
One would expect to see about half of these people develop AIDS by now, because that is the proportion of homosexuals who develop AIDS within 10 years. However, only about 1500 cases have been reported. Also, younger and healthier hemophiliacs develop AIDS at a fifth of the rate of older and less healthy hemophiliacs.
Again, it appears that a strong immune system and a heterosexual lifestyle plays a critical role in preventing development of the disease. Homosexuals as a group take more antibiotics and have more infections than hemophiliacs. This may weaken the homosexuals' immune system.
RECOVERY FROM AIDS
cases of recovery from HIV have appeared in several health magazines. Not only did symptoms improve, but
blood tests actually changed from HIV-positive to HIV-negative and remained
negative on subsequent tests. One
such report was in the September/October, 1991 issue of New Age Magazine. Dr.
Robert Cathcart, MD, has written about his experience
using natural methods such as high-dose vitamin C.
These reports fly in the face of the myth that AIDS is a progressive, incurable disease. They reinforce the concept that AIDS is indeed influenced by the status of a person's immune system and other factors such as one’s lifestyle and even thinking style.
The medical establishment so far has generally ignored these cases of recovery. This is horrible and very sad to see. The cases of recovery that I know of all required:
1. Avoiding AZT and other standard drug treatment for AIDS.
2. Avoiding too much contact with the standard AIDS community, as these people often infect one with a negative attitude about your chances and what to do.
3. Instead, the person used natural methods including diet, nutritional supplements, detoxification, and mental/spiritual healing methods to strengthen the body and mind. Nutritional balancing is one of these methods that is very effective with HIV/AIDS. However, my personal experience with this condition is limited. Sadly, most HIV-infected people become trapped by the HIV/AIDS doctors and communities and are discouraged from trying healing methods outside of this community. This is the case with several other diseases as well, such as autism and even chronic fatigue syndrome. This is very unfortunate.
HIV, AIDS AND NUTRITIONAL BALANCING SCIENCE
My observations with the few cases of HIV/AIDS that I have worked with are that:
1. The virus is a weak one. Nutritional balancing can eradicate it, often quickly, within a few weeks to a few months depending upon how nutritional depleted the person is when he or she begins the program.
2. The drug treatment will drop the viral load to 0 in some cases, or close to it, but it does not eradicate the virus. In fact, it prolongs and extends the disease because it weakens the immune system of the body.
3. When the drugs are stopped and nutritional balancing used properly, the viral load level actually increases. It is critical, at this stage, not to go back to the drugs, which is the temptation and generally the recommendation of the conventionally-trained HIV physicians. This is very important to know. The rise in the viral load count usually lasts a few weeks to a few months, and then the virus appears to be destroyed completely.
4. The reason the viral count rises may be because the body must flush the virus out the tissues and the organs.
The conclusion one must draw from all of the above information is that HIV infection is not like other sexually transmitted diseases. It does not strike randomly. Those who are most susceptible appear to have specific risk factors that facilitate transmission of the disease and/or cause suppression of the immune system. The major risk factors are:
2. Anal intercourse
3. Drug use, either recreational and IV drug abuse, or even too much medical drug use such as taking a lot of antibiotics that can actually suppress the immune system.
4. Prostitutes and those who have sex with those who visit prostitutes are at higher risk.
This is helpful, because these are fairly easy to control. Other risk factors are not as easy to control and include:
1. Receiving blood transfusions
2. General poor health with multiple infections.
3. Other immune system disorders.
findings mean that any individual can do a lot to minimize the risk of HIV and
AIDS. Indeed, studies in
Switzerland and Italy demonstrate that eliminating drug use and malnutrition
among infected drug users slows the rate of progression to AIDS threefold
compared with those who continue malnourished and on drugs. Drug use (including AZT, which can
suppress the immune system) and malnutrition are powerful factors that suppress
the immune system.
These reports also indicate that, as a society, eliminating risk factors is potentially an excellent way to control AIDS. It is probably far better than giving out free condoms, legally protecting homosexual behavior, and betting on an elusive drug cure. For more information one can subscribe to Rethinking AIDS, 2040 Polk Street, Suite 321, San Francisco, Ca. 94109.