|HIV/Aids UN funds , etc
Jun 2, 2006
Hello Dr Bob
I am the person still whoooing after 3 month Antibody Negative but had a false positvie of 899 copies at 4 weeks PCR test. I am back to normal and the stress and anxeity have gone. Y'day I was watching Channel 13 last night , The program was the part2 of the hiv/AIDS epidemic in the world and te politics. I was stunned and was agitated and furrious with all these politicians across the world. The summary the politicians have allowed the hiv epidemic to grow like this today.
Under Clinton administartion clintona dn Gore were dong a great job atrying to organize the fight and prevention campaign to fight HIV transmission. There were some clipping of some congressmen(R) Illinois at that time who was saying that it only affects most of the gay men and the black minority who are intravinous drug users etc and why should congress spend money on the drug users , and its not major concern for the US and the hold was still with the republicans who never allowed most of the funds to get tru .
Also in the nation with highest hiv population South africa , when Mandela came over to power he was totally ignorant of the epidamic starting there in sweto inspite of the ugandan govt foing a great job at time to get mass campagin to get hiv awareness . Mandela did not do any thing nor raised the issue of HIV in his tenure. Next Mbeke came into power with amesage of HIV awareness but was totally convinced with the denailist theory (Dr Dusedroff or some one the denilist) and started his speech in the UN world hoiv forum in SA with this denailist point of view where the entire audience was stunned by his opening speech and his adament decision not to pursue the antiretroviral drugs to the peple saying it was more toxic than the hiv itslef. Next was russia and china denying that HIV was a becoming epidemic in thier countries and not controlling it. The first Nation to start a generic HAART drugs were the brazilian govt and was made avl to the entire population affected with HIV .
The other thing whihc bothers me is the corporate greed in protecting the drugs reaching the poor nations in the name of Intelectual property. I would say wats the use of these drugs if cannot reach the poor nation.
when the UN security council for HIV fighting funds were introduced most of the funds from the US was withheld or not released in time to purchase these drugs to the poor nation. I really wish Clinto and Gore should have pursued thier efforts when they were power.
SUMMARY POLITICS has alowed the HIV epidemic to grow !!
| Response from Dr. Frascino
The program you are referring to is the PBS Frontline documentary entitled "The Age of AIDS." I agree this is an excellent chronicle of the science, politics and human costs of the pandemic. I believe it should be required viewing for everyone! In fact, it can be viewed on line at the following link:
As for Duesberg and the AIDS denialists, I've written about this many times before. Check the archives!
Regarding Jesse Helms (the homophobic Republican Senator from North Carolina), his meanspirited Helms Amendment which was passed by the Senate in 1987 prohibited federal dollars for most AIDS education. It effectively blocked HIV-prevention efforts for years and is largely responsible for the epidemic's spread here in the U.S. Jesse Helms is now deceased. I remember my grandmother always told me we must "speak good of the dead." So this is what I have to say about Senator Helms: "Jesse Helms is dead. Good!"
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