Friday, December 02, 2005

What if everything you knew about AIDS was wrong?

I recently read a book, What If Everything You Thought You Knew about AIDS WAS WRONG, by Christine Maggiore. Christine was diagnosed as HIV positive, then negative, then positive etc. She has a nine-year old child who is completely healthy. She refused to take AZT or give AZT to her child. In some states, parents can have their children removed from the home simply for refusing to subject their child to AZT.
This book was first printed in 1996, and its fourth printing was in 2000. It is published by the American Foundation for AIDS Alternatives, 11684 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604. Telephone: 877-411-AIDS. Cost: $10.95 for English version. $12.95 for Spanish version. $2.00 postage per book.
A few of the reviews/comments on her book are as follows:
David Rasnick, PhD, Designer of Protease Inhibitors: " I have been studying all sides of HIV/AIDS discussion for 15 years and I can tell you that this little book captures all the important points with clarity and force."
Dr. Lois Lee, Founder, Children of the Night, Recipient of the 1984 President's Volunteer Action Award: "Why have we unquestionably believed everything the government has told us about AIDS? Why have we not asked these questions before? A must-read for everyone if we are ever to uncover the truth about AIDS."
Charles Thomas, PhD, Former Chair of the Cell Biology Department, Scripps Research Institute: "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. This single, portable book explains the HIV-causes-AIDS swindle in simple, concise language that anyone can understand."
The first thing I learned is that AIDS is not a disease but a new name given by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to a collection of 29 familiar illnesses and conditions. None of these diseases are new and there are treatments for these conditions that are unrelated to HIV. Maggiore goes explains how expanded and changing definitions of AIDS by the CDC have created an illusion of more people having AIDS--of how statistics are purposely manipulated to convince the public the AIDS rate is drastically increasing.
Does HIV cause AIDS? According to Maggiore, there is no proof to this effect. Dr. Luc Montagnier of the Pasteur Institute in France, who shared a patent with Gallo for the HIV test, has stated he does not believe that HIV alone is capable of causing AIDS. Maggiore goes on to state that "All HIV antibody tests are highly inaccurate. " She clearly explains and documents the reasoning behind her statement.
One of the most appalling facts I learned is the misuse of AZT, which was originally designed as potential chemotherapy treatment for cancer. It was shelved and no patent was ever filed. Yet, after only one highly flawed study of only four months duration, AZT was approved by the FDA as an AIDS treatment to be distributed by pharmaceutical company Burrough Wellcome (now Glaxo-Wellcome), who would, of course, make significant profits off their con. Paul Hedlund, Esq, Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in the World, Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, stated that it is "unconscionable to use AZT as a treatment for AIDS." What is most appalling to me is the use of AZT on expectant mothers and infants. Once you read what Maggiore has to say, you will also be appalled. You will also be surprised by the number of HIV positives that develop into "AIDS" only after taking AZT.
Maggiore explains the reality of T-cell counts, viral loads, surrogate markers PCR (technology of polymerase chain reaction), protease inhibitors, "combo cocktails,"failing drug therapy, wasting syndrome and other HIV/AIDS related terms and treatments.
Maggiore explains what is behind all of the manipulated statistics, fear and lack of alternative information regarding AIDS. The magic word, of course, is funding and corporate profits. When this book was written, total tax dollars spent on AIDS exceeded $50 billion. This funding would not happen unless the public believed AIDS posed a widespread and ever-growing threat to all Americans. Those AIDS researchers and/or experts who do not support the mainstream way of thinking do not receive money.
Maggiore also provides background on some of those considered to be experts in AIDS, and gives some truth and reality that will surprise the reader. Some of these "experts" on "AIDS" are Dr. Robert Gallo, Dr. David Baltimore, an AIDS expert and Nobel Laureate, Martin Delaney, Project Inform's founder (a project that seems bent on disinformation), Dr. David Ho (awards winning AIDS researcher) and others who are considered AIDS experts but do not allow alternative methods to infiltrate their fear tactics that brainwash the general public and too many "educated" public health leaders.
How did I come across this book? The answer is very interesting. In one of my Cuba and Venezuela film and discussion groups, I mentioned that Cuba has an exceptionally low HIV rate of only.1 percent--that is point one percent--of the sexually active population. This is six times lower than the U.S. and an extreme exception to the high HIV rate in the Caribbean and all of Latin America. One person in the group, a nurse, stated that HIV does not cause AIDS and tore apart all of my preconceptions about AIDS. She gave me Maggiore's book, and did I get an education!!! Once I got around to reading it, I could not put it down until I finished it.
I wondered why African countries, which have poor access to AIDS drugs, has such a high AIDS rate and why Cuba, which has AIDS drugs (ones they have to develop and produce on their own, as the US blockade prevents AIDS drugs being sold to Cuba) has such a low rate. After reading Maggiore's book, I discovered the real reasons for "AIDS" diagnosis.
In Africa there is poor access to healthcare; there is not enough nutritional food; and, much of the water is privatized, which limits the poor's access to clean water. Africa, first of all, uses only four clinical symptoms--diarrhea, fever, persistent cough and weight loss of more than 10%--and does not often require an HIV test (which most likely is a good thing). The symptoms for AIDS are identical to those conditions which are rampart in Africa--such as malaria, tuberculosis, parasitic infections, malnutrition and unsanitary drinking and bathing water. As Maggiore states, "poverty is the real culprit here."
Cuba, on the other hand, has a world-acclaimed universal health-care plan; makes efforts to ensure nutritional requirements are met, which means immunity to diseases/illnesses is better; and, has a very good public water system, so the people are not subjected to contaminated water. Also, Cuba puts great emphasis on prevention via education. Thus, Cubans, as opposed to other third-world countries, is much less likely to develop diseases/illnesses/conditions that could easily be diagnosed as HIV and developing into AIDS. Remember AIDS is not new and not a disease--but a collection of 29 familiar illnesses and conditions. After reading this book, instead of praising Cuba for its development of AIDS drugs, I am hoping they use them less and also read the book, which I have sent the Cuban Interest Section in Washington, D.C.
Just think: If much of the HIV/AIDS "problem" could be solved by the wealthy countries providing nutritional food and good, clean, public-supported water to the poor in third-world countries (including the third-world part of the U.S.), the U.S. and other wealthy countries would have to forego their excuses of not being able to help the poor in these countries to have healthier lives without diseases/illnesses/conditions that could easily be treated. Just think what a drain this would be on the pharmaceutical profits? Just think how much power this would take away from the wealthy countries' control of the third-world countries.
You may or may not agree with what Maggiore states in her book, and you may or may not come to the same conclusions I have; yet, this definitely is a book that everyone who is concerned about AIDS, especially public health officials, needs to read and encourage others to read.
Peace, hope, justice for ALL
Joan Malerich

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