AIDS critics often miss the point that quitting AIDS drugs is hard, and can be dangerous. The major thrust of dissidence has been simply to get people off the drugs, or to expose the great (and plentiful) frauds of the AIDS industry. But this is not a solution for people who are ill, who do want to quit the drugs, but do not have an understanding of the difficulties they will have in re-building their immune system – if that is indeed possible after, say, 10 years on chemotherapy drugs….AIDS critics, a.k.a. “dissidents,” often disregard or even scorn this reality. But what for? It is reality, after all.
by Liam Scheff
What is an Opportunistic Infection?
AIDS doctors call any illness that an AIDS patient has an “opportunistic infection.” These illnesses tend to be caused by weak molds and fungi that exist everywhere. One of the infections that defines AIDS is called PCP, or pneumocystic carinii pneumonia. Pneuomcystis carinii is a commonly occurring organism, appearing in the vast majority of human beings, but only causing disease in those who have severe immune suppression.
From the Wikipedia:
“The disease PCP is relatively rare in people with normal immune systems, but common among people with weakened immune systems, such as premature or severely malnourished children, the elderly, and especially persons living with HIV/AIDS, in whom it is most commonly observed.”
The Wikipedia authors don’t define HIV/AIDS here; if they did, the definition would be circular; ie, “people with immune deficiency have AIDS.” And people who are chronically exposed to toxins, drugs, and contamination of food and water sources are those who are made ill by bugs like PCP.
“PCP can also develop in patients who are taking immunosuppressive medications. It can occur in patients who have undergone solid organ transplantation) or bone marrow transplantation and after surgery. “
Note that PCP takes advantage of depleted and battered immune systems, but the ‘bug’ is found everywhere, in almost everyone:
“The causative organism of PCP is distributed worldwide and Pneumocystis pneumonia has been described in all continents except Antarctica. Greater than 75% of children are seropositive by the age of 4, which suggest a high background exposure to the organism.
A post-mortem study conducted in Chile of 96 persons who died of unrelated causes (suicide, traffic accidents, and so forth) found that 65 (68%) of them had pneumocystis in their lungs, which suggests that asymptomatic pneumocystis infection is extremely common.“
Note that PCP is “dependent” on us “for survival”:
“Pneumocystis jirovecii was originally described as a rare cause of pneumonia in neonates. It is commonly believed to be a commensal organism (dependent upon its human host for survival).”
That means the normal tactic of PCP is not to kill its host, but to exist in low-volume and out of the way of major immune defenses. Only when there is no functional immune system does PCP proliferate. And so, people with immune suppression and deficiency get a terrible lung infection from an absolutely common, ubiquitous and weak little bug that healthy bodies just ping right off, and have no worry about.
HIV Profiling and Typecasting
If you have a weakened immune system and are a “white, suburban housewife” of means, you will generally be considered to have one of a variety of immune maladies, from “chronic fatigue system,” to various food, yeast and fungal allergies, to Lupus. But if you are a Dominican immigrant living in Harlem, or an African-American in Oakland, or a gay man in West Hollywood, you’ll be targeted for a different diagnosis entirely: “HIV positive.”
The medical establishment typifies a large group of people who have complex, drug- and toxicity-induced immune suppression as “HIV/AIDS patients,” as long as they fit into pre-determined “HIV risk groups.” These include, specifically: Gay men, poor inner city residents, drug users, STD clinic patients, African-Americans and Africans.
These people are targeted for HIV testing demographically, in their neighborhoods, cities and countries. They are targeted individually by clinicians who are told to be on the lookout for those “at risk” who “must be tested.”
But the testee is never told the truth about HIV tests. The tests are non-specific and react (give positive results) for all diseases of immune deficiency, plus drug use, and pregnancy. They test for no one thing, and they test for everything. [Learn more about HIV Testing]
If you are in these “risk groups,” and you are ill, you will be pressured to “get tested.” At that point, the “HIV” label is applied, and all illness blamed on a single entity. But we’ve already seen how complex environmental and toxicological factors weaken the immune system.
In people given the “HIV positive” label, all of this is generally ignored, and patients are given a presumptive one-size-fits-all remedy known as “AIDS drugs.” So how well does it fit?
AIDS is not HIV
People in this large, targeted category who are ill, or pregnant, or who are children, are given strong drugs – AIDS drugs – which are based in a few classes of chemotherapeutic agents whose chemical function is to dismantle or prevent the creation of healthy cells in the body.
AIDS patients are generally given these strong AIDS drugs for any ailment they have – and these drugs certainly kill everything, like a good shot of bleach, or Monsanto “Roundup” herbicide on new buds in a garden. These drugs are effective toxins against molds, bacteria – and human cells.
People with weakened immune systems who quit the AIDS drugs still get infections such as candida, PCP and others caused by commonly-occurring air-borne molds. But they don’t have the drugs to kill the yeasts, so they take standard, broad-spectrum, cell-toxic antibiotics. These drugs kill pathogens – albeit less effectively than AIDS drugs – but like the AIDS drugs, they suppress patient immunity by stripping the guts and damaging mitochondria.*
In this case, PCP is treated with cyclical courses of antibiotics. But who does PCP pneumonia occurs in? People with weakened immunity from chronic exposure to drugs and toxins. What is the result of adding even more immuno-suppressive drugs to a problem caused by these same drugs?
* [Mitochondria are the energy-producing organelles within each of our billions of cells. AIDS drugs and some antibiotics severely weaken and disrupt them – which means that cells cannot perform their functions effectively, or at all. Deep exhaustion or chronic fatigue results, which effects all aspects of your biology, from muscular strength, to strength of immune response. Both antibiotics and AIDS drug kill the bacteria in our guts and bodies, most of which we need to live, and they weaken our own energy centers. Natural antibiotics, such as high-dose vitamin C, citrus seed extract, and oregano oil, plus nutritional approaches to infection, should be investigated as first-line defenses against moderate infection.]
AIDS Drugs Work…Too Well
Some AIDS patients come to become AIDS critics after prolonged treatment courses with AIDS drugs. These drugs are potent, they kill pathogens, they kill yeasts and fungi, bacteria and blood cells, liver and skin, collagen and bone marrow. They keep the bugs out of the patient, but they destroy the patient’s immune system at the same time.
Let me repeat that: AIDS drugs kill pathogens, at the expense of the patient’s immune system, organs and bone marrow. The destruction of the pathogens is quick, the destruction of the patient is slow.* People can live with a withering body caused by AIDS drugs for years, before the organs finally fail completely, because the drugs so effectively minimize the troublesome fungal and bacterial infections that nature uses to ably demonstrate weakened immunity.
* [This is most true of the “protease inhibitor” class of AIDS drugs which replaced AZT as the primary AIDS drug in the mid-1990s; their toxicities are lower and slower-building, in general, and become extreme and severe over time. This is not true of drugs like AZT and Nevirapine, which can be deadly very quickly.]
These drugs mask illness, while slowly destroying the patient. But, in the short term, they do “work” to rid the body of these yeasts and fungi – as long as the patient doesn’t quit the drugs (despite the intense side-effects), and discover their own immune system is gone.
Breaking Up is Very Hard to Do
A patient who has been on these immuno-suppressive drugs for four, five, six years or more, has little immune or digestive system left. The disfiguring and morbid effects of these drugs are quite enough to make many AIDS patients quit them for a time, or for good.
A brief recess or ‘vacation’ from the drugs can bring a feeling of vitality back to the patient, because their bodies are finally able to produce proteins and blood cells again, and their intestines aren’t being bombarded by poison. But eventually, the price of having so damaged the immune system is paid in the appearance of chronic yeast and fungal infections – the hallmark of “AIDS.”
Patients are then given the choice – go back on AIDS drugs, or take the non-AIDS standard medical solution: strong antibiotics. But antibiotics as a treatment for PCP are going to be a temporary solution, and one that makes things worse after treatment. I (and my friends and colleagues) have seen this happen with people who quit the AIDS drugs, but who do not take major steps to rebuilding their bodies and immune system.
That course of antibiotics further erodes the gut, and so is followed by another yeast infection, which is followed by another course of antibiotics….all the while further destroying the gut, the mitochondria, and creating a breeding ground for yeasts and now antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Freedom is not Free
AIDS critics often miss the point that quitting AIDS drugs is hard, and can be dangerous. The major thrust of dissidence has been simply to get off the drugs, or to expose the great (and plentiful) frauds of the AIDS industry. But this is not a solution for people who are ill, who want to quit the drugs, and who do not have an understanding of the difficulties they will have in re-building their immune system – if that is indeed possible after, let’s say, 10 years on chemotherapy drugs.
AIDS critics, a.k.a. “dissidents,” often disregard or even scorn this reality. But what for? It is reality, after all.
If I told you that a man who had been a major heroin addict for 10 years, and had quit, was having a variety of severe health problems two or three years later, would you be surprised?
Or a woman who had undergone cancer chemotherapy for an unheard of 10 years! Then, two years after stopping the drugs, she decided to have a baby. What would you say were the risks to the mother; to a fetus from such a long exposure to toxins? Would her age make a difference in potential health outcome? Do you see any immediate or long-term dangers in these scenarios?
AIDS dissidents have tended to ignore such realities. Dissidents too often are in the habit of telling everyone that as long as they quit their AIDS drugs, and “reject the dogma,” they’re gonna be okay – just fine, nothing to worry about. In fact, they’ll be FREE!
But it’s just not so. The AIDS diagnosis lives in the realm of death and disease. That’s where the mainstream lands it; that’s where they put it. AIDS, as a disease category, lives on top of some very serious and complex clinical problems. And so AIDS patients are going to have damaged immune systems.
The Gut-Level Reality
The most common illness in AIDS patients is fungal infection. The common cause, I think, is an absolute reduction of the healthy bacterial colonies in the gut, a chemically-impacted liver, depleted thyroid and adrenal glands, plus mitochondrial damage and weakness. In some populations, this is exacerbated by a total removal of mucous and essential probiotic bacteria from the intestine and bowel, due to antibiotic use.
This is compounded by the carcinogenic chemicals often used in lubricants sold to the gay community, which enter the bowel, and penetrate the blood. Constant or regular enemas, often used for ‘hygenic’ purposes by some gay men, also strip the colon bare of its necessary immunogenic coating, and healthy bacteria, creating another entryway for even mild pathogens to create disease.
In AIDS – that is, immuno-deficient patients – the gut has to be re-invigorated, re-moisturized, re-made. The glands and cells, including mitochondria have to be rebuilt, re-nourished and fed; cells have to be allowed to die off, where they’re too weak, and come back where they’re not. This is an intense and intensive process, requiring a great deal of nutritional support, and natural antibiotic use (like vitamin C, citrus seed extract, and oregano oil, among others).
Sugar, alcohol, and all malnourishing factors must be gotten rid of, jettisoned, and replaced with healthy foods, anti-oxidant rich nutrients and supplements, and other specially-geared natural pharmaceuticals and compounds. Stress must be reduced – in fact, all major stressors must be avoided. Major travel and exhausting work must be postponed.
Quitting the Dogma – Mainstream and Dissident
It must be emphasized to people considering quitting the drugs after prolonged use, that AIDS is real. Yes, the AIDS mainstream is corrupt. Yes their specific theory, of a ‘sexual, viral, T-Cell depleting, silent, wily, fragile, tricky, hard-to-pin down single cause infection,’ is absolutely bonkers. It is contradicted by their own research at every turn, and has been for 25 years.
But AIDS, as in complex immune dysfunction, centered in the intestine and bowel, in reduced blood cells and weakened mitochondria – is very, very real. AIDS is major immune depletion which allows chronic fungal infection. Rehabilitation is possible, but it requires absolute commitment to healing regimen. It is not guaranteed just because mainstream AIDS dogma is rejected, or because mainstream drugs are quit.
It is necessary for all AIDS patients and critics to understand that the toxic standard AIDS medications do “work,” in the sense that they do, in fact, kill the yeasts, fungi and bacteria that are the bane of immuno-deficient patients. And in someone beset by chronic candida – the hallmark of ‘AIDS,’ they do seem to help in the short term, but at a cost. They also kill the cells, and then the organs, and then the patient. They kill – and also replace – the patient’s immune system.
Quitting these drugs requires a life-altering commitment to rebuild that immune system, if it can be rebuilt. A natural regimen focused on rebuilding the cells, and suppressing the ability of fungus and bacteria to replicate and thrive is required. Rebuilding the patient’s immune system and not compromising it further is a better solution for long-term rehabilitation than either a “till death” course of AIDS drugs, or, conversely, no plan at all.
And searching for that, and testing it, and forwarding it into the medical studies, is the business that ‘AIDS rethinkers’ have to get into.
For your consideration,
with special thanks to Jonathan Campbell
- Nutrition Essentials for AIDS Dissidents (and Everyone)
- A Regimen for Health
- Natural AIDS Therapy
- A Gut Instinct About AIDS
- Matthias Rath’s Cancer Book | Cancer, Vitamin C and Green Tea
- Vitamin C Foundation | Book Download (PDF)
- Vitamin C and Cancer – Studies 1 | 2 and Politics
- Frederick Klenner, MD, Vitamin C Studies
- Robert Cathcart, MD, Vitamin C Studies
- RTB’s Recovery Section