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Hope Is Cure for HIV

By Reggie Smith

August 15, 2012

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Reggie with "Berlin Patient" Timothy Brown at a dinner during the International AIDS Conference.

A cure for HIV now seems more feasible because the world can visualize it. Although it is probably more appropriate to call what has happened in the person of Timothy Brown a "sustained virological response", like we do with Hep C, the fact that a human being seems to have been cleared of the HIV retrovirus is indeed promising. That is especially true for those who have had a hard time believing that it would ever be possible. Many of us, including myself, have had to make ourselves believe that a cure is possible and that healing is available to those who seek it.

I contend that the way to raise our collective human consciousness to the level needed to cure HIV, we will have to raise the energy around the belief that it is not only possible, but it is inevitable. That is why it is so important to have an atmosphere that is conducive to sharing honestly. We need to have a place where fear and intimidation do not keep us from saying the things that are on our spirit.

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With HIV, hope is the mother of invention, and we need be able to explore those ideas that seem ridiculous. In some cases, capitalism can be a problem as much as it is part of the solution. Money, and the desire to have lots of it, will drive people and companies to fill the needs of those afflicted with HIV. HIV has become big business for many! Conversely, there are those that would suppress invention if it means changing the status quo -- and their personal cash flow. That is how capitalism works.

As I like to say though, it is really not about supply and demand, it is demand and supply! The market is used to telling us what we need, and making us believe it. In the case of HIV (and most things), innovation is driven by the energy that begins with the thought that a thing can be provided. In the case of HIV in the early years before medications, we were getting so beaten down by the HIV retrovirus that we only wanted to get to our feet to take a standing eight count and get out of the round. Now, we believe that we can win the fight, so we are swinging back. The key word is believe.

Hope is created in the mind and nurtured in the spirit. Seeing long term survivors sparks hope in those who are diagnosed with HIV, and that is an important part of healing. Seeing Timothy Brown experience a cure from HIV is a paradigm shifting event. I have cultivated the belief that a cure was possible and now, many others have too. Thank you for helping to raise human consciousness to a point where the demand cannot be ignored by the universe, and by those who have been working diligently to manifest this inevitable reality!

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See Also
Eliminating HIV/AIDS: How We'll Get to Zero
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Reader Comments:

Comment by: Jimmy_9 (San Diego) Thu., Sep. 6, 2012 at 3:04 pm EDT
I share your sentiment. Even in this very site there is a lot of skepticism among the experts who are more ready to dismiss than take a second look. I subscribe to other HIV-oriented sites where any promising scientific research INCLUDING those done on naturally occurring substances against HIV are promptly published. In this site they like waiting for verification, sitting on these, and when asked about at times respond with a short non-informative blunt reply. Other websites highlight cure research a lot more than this one, and it's quite disappointing. I'm glad this isn't the only HIV site around. This been full of status quo consciousness and have an aversion to hope. While other sites, thought they only contain scientific abstracts and articles, provide A LOT MORE HOPE than this.
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Comment by: Carl G. (Atlanta, GA) Tue., Aug. 28, 2012 at 12:55 pm EDT
Why is it that everyone seems so negative to a possible cure for AIDS coming from a non-drug source?
Is it impossible to think that there is a possible treatment or cure that could be derived from a plant?
If someone developed one, how would they afford or get the funding to even prove it in a major clinical trial? I know, there is no money to be made from natural products and so no one wants to spend anything if everyone can copy it.
Drugs only suppress the virus and extend life, wouldn't it make sense to search the entire world for anything that might work?
I saw a product on eBay called Ocean Bounty Plus that sounds promising and have heard of many other products that may offer hope by boosting the bodies own natural defense system to fight off illness and disease. The rest of the world is using alternative therapies but Western Medicine only supports drug therapy.
Vitamins won't supply enough of the needed minerals and nutrients needed for the body to fight off disease.
Just some thoughts. What do you think?
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Comment by: MOM (Maryland) Thu., Aug. 30, 2012 at 2:22 pm EDT
There are two challenges to be overcome. 1) it is very expensive to conduct a clinical trial, and if there is no financial pay-off, e.g., the potential selling of a patented product, funding from outside the pharmaceutical arena is necessary. 2) If funding is acquired, the next challenge is to get around the FDA's definition of a "drug" - i.e., a substance intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease. It was that definition that stopped a trial of Megadose Intravenous Vitamin C for cancer in the US. The FDA said it was being used as a "drug" and expensive filing of Vitamin C as an "investigational new drug" was necessary. There are other definitions, but this one is a potential impediment.


Comment by: Kate Krauss (Philadelphia) Thu., Aug. 16, 2012 at 8:46 pm EDT
There is a campaign for a cure. Sign up: www.AIDSPolicyProject.org
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Comment by: Zipporah (Africa) Thu., Aug. 16, 2012 at 4:04 am EDT
My concern has to do with whether condoms really protect us from HIV. I recently read an ebook entitled “The Hard Truth About Condoms: Politics of Porosity, Population and HIV/AIDS”. Perhaps it could give more insights
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My name is Reggie Smith. My wife Dionne and I have lived with AIDS since 1984. I am HIV+, she is not. We have experienced the suffering of families affected by HIV. With the love and support of many, we have focused on sharing holistic healing solutions for the infected and affected in an effort to diminish the stigma and increase awareness about the unmet needs of U.S. families and surrounding HIV. You are most welcome to share with me here and at my website, ReggieSmith770.


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