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Indians More Prone to HIV-AIDS Than Others, Says Study


Health & Wellness  (tags: AIDS/HIV, genetics, study, India, Indians, genetic protection, genetic profile, population, news, health, protection, prevention )

Dima
- 2377 days ago - timesofindia.indiatimes.com
A monumental study on genetic profile of the country's population has revealed that majority of Indian do not have natural protection against HIV/AIDS. The known protective marker - rs333 - in the CCRS gene is virtually absent in the Indian population.



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Judy Cross (83)
Saturday April 26, 2008, 9:50 am
Total and complete Balderdash.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST_DJmoyhNg&feature=related

Duesberg has offered, in his 1996 book Inventing the AIDS Virus as well as elsewhere, an alternative hypothesis on HIV/AIDS, asserting that recreational and pharmaceutical drug use (especially AZT, a drug used in the treatment of AIDS) and not HIV are the primary causes of AIDS outside Africa (the so-called Duesberg hypothesis). He considers AIDS diseases as markers for drug use, e.g. use of alkyl nitrites among some homosexuals, pointing out a correlation between AIDS and recreational drug use. This correlation hypothesis is considered disproven, however, by evidence showing that only HIV positivity, not homosexuality or recreational/pharmaceutical drug use, predicts who will develop AIDS.

Duesberg asserts that AIDS in Africa is mostly misdiagnosed (he notes that the diagnostic criteria for AIDS are different in Africa) and that the breakdown of the immune system in African AIDS patients is explained by malnutrition, bad drinking water, and other infections. Duesberg also argues that retroviruses like HIV must be harmless to survive, because after reverse transcription from RNA to DNA, they depend on cell division to replicate (their normal mode of propagation is from mother to child).

Since Duesberg published his first paper on the subject in 1987, mainstream scientists have examined and criticized the accuracy of his hypotheses on AIDS causation. A number of scientific criticisms of Duesberg's hypothesis were summarised in a review article in the journal Science in 1994, which presented the results of a 3-month scientific investigation into some of Duesberg's claims.
 

Freddie B. (11)
Sunday April 27, 2008, 11:37 am
So what is the point of posting this article? There are no positive solutions, no positive outcomes, no factual honest information. In fact, it seems like a form of propaganda once again casting out another 3rd-world nation because of their association with the AIDS/HIV virus. These nations have fallen due to colonialism. These nations have fallen and people are sick because their natural resources are being stripped faster than you can write an article about AIDS.

I once read that the HIV/AIDS virus was mistakenly (or deliberately) given to Africans during the wide spread polio vaccination. So in fact, doctors were the cause of the outbreak. Since the outbreak all we’ve done is point fingers at who most likely will contract AIDS and what countries are more venerable.

I've heard the following propaganda:
Black women are more susceptible to virus
Africans are more susceptible to the virus
Homosexual men are more susceptible to the virus
Eastern Asia and the USSR are seeing more cases with the virus
and now Indian are more susceptible to the virus...

You’ve heard all of these so-called facts. Are they not suspiciously pointing the finger at minorities? It’s been over two decades and I never hear of any progression - let's get the real facts about AIDS! Let's get some research done that actually makes a positive difference. Let's talk about the cure and not the innocent people who have gotten this virus due to the malpractice of western medicine!
 
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