by Liam Scheff
It was just last year that the “heterosexual epidemic” was over. And now, suddenly, yes… here it is again. In fact, it was over in 1996. So the experts now say.
Yes, it’s not the science was always bogus, pliable beyond reason, infected with a filthy rottenness that made Enron look like a bunch of honest fellas…
No, it’s that.. well, read for yourself (from the Associated Press):
“Whether previous U.N. initiatives are responsible for the epidemic’s downturn is uncertain. Some experts said the drop in HIV may simply be a result of the virus burning itself out, rather than the result of any health interventions.”
Yes, just burn-out. Poor ol’ HIV is “burnt out!”
What is Bono gonna do with his spare time now?
Do we think that all of those Africans who were dying because they didn’t have enough food and any clean water are also going to get a reprieve?
The answer is, No, unless well-building and sewage reclamation infrastructure become Priority Number One for the sex-obsessed Irish Catholic fakir, I mean, rock star, and his friends, who line up to tie red-ribbons and latex onto the ends of African Penises (which they also like to cut off. (But will they get the people some clean water?)
Do you think the ‘viral burn-out’ has something to do with the attention that has been paid to the murderous AIDS establishment over the past 7 or 8 years? Its use of orphaned children and infants in illegal pharma trials with deadly Black-Boxed labeled drugs? Or the murder of un-counted Africans in trials in Uganda?
Is “murder” too strong a word? If I gave you drugs that do this, knowing that they’ve done this, what would you call it?
What should her family call it?
Or, is it due to the defection of some of its founders from the fold?
Or just the admission from even the true-believers that this has been a massive fubar?
Write your absentee Congressperson, Senator, or ex- or current President, and ask where those hundreds of billions of dollars disappeared to anyway. You know, all that tax money that went to stem the terrible African heterosexual sex-plague – that apparently, was just a ‘re-branding’ of poverty.
“Burn-out” my arse. Or, burn-out, indeed. I guess the medical establishment is just tired of having buffoons like Seth Kalichman as their public representatives. I mean, there’s only so much damage that can be un-done in a lifetime…
Here’s the whole squib, confused as it is, certainly mixing memory and desire, to quote the poet.
UN: HIV outbreak peaked in 1996
November 24, 2009 – 4:23am
By MARIA CHENG
AP Medical Writer
GENEVA (AP) – The number of people worldwide infected with the virus that causes AIDS _ about 33 million _ has remained virtually unchanged for the last two years, United Nations experts said Tuesday.
Officials say the global epidemic probably peaked in 1996 and that the disease looks stable in most regions, except for Africa. Last year, HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa accounted for 72 percent of all 2.7 million new HIV cases worldwide.
Daniel Halperin, an AIDS expert at Harvard University, said it was good news the rate of new infections was dropping and that access to AIDS drugs was helping to cut the death rate. Earlier this year, the U.N. announced there are now 4 million people on lifesaving AIDS drugs worldwide, a 10-fold increase in five years.
In the report by the World Health Organization and UNAIDS, the experts estimate there are now about 33.4 million people worldwide with HIV. In 2007, the figure was about 33.2 million. The numbers are based on a mathematical model and come with a margin of error of several million people.
[Ed – read more about mathematical modeling]
With the U.N.’s confirmation HIV is now declining in most countries, some experts said the report should change the spending habits of international donors. Globally, HIV causes about 4 percent of all deaths, but gets about 23 cents of every public health dollar.
“We shouldn’t let this single disease continue to distort overall global funding, especially when bigger killers like pneumonia and diarrhea in developing countries are far easier and cheaper to treat,” said Philip Stevens, of International Policy Network, a London-based think tank.
In the report, U.N. officials wrote that “AIDS continues to be a major public health priority” and called for more funds to support their effort. Officials said the drugs have saved nearly 3 million lives.
People with HIV who start the drugs must continue indefinitely, so the cost of treating HIV will continue to rise, even as the epidemic fades. Prices could skyrocket if resistance develops and more expensive regimens are needed.
[Ed. – Love that fear-mongering, don’t you? The drugs also kill and maim, but that’s hardly worth reporting, no?]
Whether previous U.N. initiatives are responsible for the epidemic’s downturn is uncertain. Some experts said the drop in HIV may simply be a result of the virus burning itself out, rather than the result of any health interventions.
Ties Boerma, a WHO statistics expert, said countries whose HIV prevalence declined dramatically, like Zimbabwe, were not always those that got the most AIDS money.
[Ed. – See how African nations lowered their ‘epidemic‘ by re-running the dishonest WHO/UNAIDS numbers]
The report also noted that where treatment is available, rates of HIV are either stable or rising.
Elizabeth Pisani, an epidemiologist who once worked for UNAIDS, said when people with HIV don’t take their drugs exactly as prescribed, they have periods where they become infectious, giving the virus a chance to spread. Most people without treatment die before infecting many others.
[Ed. – And people who don’t take the drugs but do take measures to build their immune systems often live for 30 years and counting. And people who do take the drugs often die painful, horrible deaths. But who can say which is better?]
“In theory, treatment may have an important preventative effect, but in practice, it can actually make things worse,” Pisani said. “We obviously can’t stop treatment, but we need to do a lot more on prevention.”
[Ed. – Some honesty among the ranks! “In practice,” indeed.]
Stevens said the fact that AIDS peaked more than a decade ago suggests it is now time for the global community to prioritize other health problems.
Outside of the worst-affected countries such as South Africa, respiratory infections, heart disease and malaria are bigger killers.
“Against this backdrop, it is unjust that AIDS should commandeer such a disproportionate level of funding,” Stevens said.
[Ed. Hear, hear. Now about those wells….]