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by John Bleau
Thu Jul 14, 2005 6:15 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Alzheimer's, Depression, HIV/AIDS, and other fun stuff
Replies: 80
Views: 34112

What causes AIDS? Recall that in the early 80s, before the virus hypothesis, the main hypothesis behind the acquired immune deficiency referred to by the AIDS acronym was that the immune system tended to get battered by the intensive drug use in the young gay community of the time. Meth use, along ...
by John Bleau
Thu Jul 14, 2005 6:11 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Alzheimer's, Depression, HIV/AIDS, and other fun stuff
Replies: 80
Views: 34112

Two more posts: this one, medium-length, and a long summation. Pediatric AIDS and the ICC The Incarnation Children’s Center (ICC) must weather the ‘libel’ of dissidents, denialists, deniers, or whatever term one wants to use. The following points are acknowledged by the orthodoxy (based on http://ww...
by John Bleau
Tue Jul 12, 2005 12:33 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Alzheimer's, Depression, HIV/AIDS, and other fun stuff
Replies: 80
Views: 34112

In my next post, I will examine Pediatric AIDS and the ICC. After this, I will give the dissident and my viewpoint on the probable causes of AIDS and finish with a summary.
by John Bleau
Tue Jul 12, 2005 12:29 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Alzheimer's, Depression, HIV/AIDS, and other fun stuff
Replies: 80
Views: 34112

Bury your heads in the sand everyone, and try to gain moral capital by singing the praises of the heroic efforts of AIDS workers around the world while decrying those who see the great scam for what it is. Whatever you do, resist at all costs any addition to your subjective “totality of circumstance...
by John Bleau
Sun Jul 10, 2005 11:08 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Alzheimer's, Depression, HIV/AIDS, and other fun stuff
Replies: 80
Views: 34112

Heterosexual Transmission - analysis “When latex condoms are used every time and put on early enough, they reduce chances of pregnancy over a one-year period to 3 percent, compared with 85 percent without birth control. Likewise, condoms cut risk of HIV infection by about 80 percent, to less than a...
by John Bleau
Sun Jul 10, 2005 10:38 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Alzheimer's, Depression, HIV/AIDS, and other fun stuff
Replies: 80
Views: 34112

I’ll answer to the question on Heterosexual Transmission in a later post. The mortality figures given in the previous post come from last year’s edition of the page linked here: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/stats.htm Unfortunately, they no longer estimate on this page the percentage of people taking ARVs....
by John Bleau
Sun Jul 10, 2005 9:44 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Alzheimer's, Depression, HIV/AIDS, and other fun stuff
Replies: 80
Views: 34112

Deadliness According to the CDC, last year there were some 900,000 HIV positive Americans of whom 300,000 were taking medicine for it. The 900,000 figure is relatively steady, except for revisions in the figures, up and down. This year, it was up. Now, if 600,000 HIV positive Americans are not rece...
by John Bleau
Sun Jul 10, 2005 9:17 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Alzheimer's, Depression, HIV/AIDS, and other fun stuff
Replies: 80
Views: 34112

Sorry about the time between posts. I haven’t studied the Fishbein situation in depth, but here’s an outline: Fishbein was hired by NIH AIDS division director, Dr. Tramont, in 2003 to improve the AIDS research safety, as a result of a fiasco in nevirapine studies in Uganda. You may recall the link I...
by John Bleau
Tue Jul 05, 2005 10:20 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Alzheimer's, Depression, HIV/AIDS, and other fun stuff
Replies: 80
Views: 34112

I hope readers take stock of what they knew before and after this discussion. The diagnosis of AIDS in Africa is a case in point which I’ll examine in greater detail later. There may be facts about AZT that are new to readers also, and I’m covering them in this post. I provide the links (all orthodo...
by John Bleau
Mon Jul 04, 2005 6:45 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Alzheimer's, Depression, HIV/AIDS, and other fun stuff
Replies: 80
Views: 34112

Ralph: A dentist is dying of AIDS. Of his patients a ratio commensurate with that of the population at large is HIV+ and the strains they have are unlike his. You claim that there is probable cause that he perpetrated this because he wanted to take seven innocent people (out of 2000) with him. I’ll ...
by John Bleau
Mon Jul 04, 2005 10:40 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Alzheimer's, Depression, HIV/AIDS, and other fun stuff
Replies: 80
Views: 34112

Corlyss: more politics for you. Some of the offense taken at my arguments is that they don't reflect well on health agencies. I've been aware of Fishbein's case for quite a while now. The following article has just been issued by the AP: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/0...
by John Bleau
Mon Jul 04, 2005 9:05 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Alzheimer's, Depression, HIV/AIDS, and other fun stuff
Replies: 80
Views: 34112

I doubt objective observers consider this discussion silly. One thing is clear: the orthodox position has not been substantiated in this thread, and its two advocates are desisting from discussion. Sincere thanks, Ralph and Teresa, for your civility. Teresa, I apologise for the slights that are an i...
by John Bleau
Mon Jul 04, 2005 8:03 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Alzheimer's, Depression, HIV/AIDS, and other fun stuff
Replies: 80
Views: 34112

The same (I assume) lurker, for whom I have great regard, contacted me. Unfortunately, this is an extremely volatile issue and just my expressing the dissident position is insulting to some, no matter how civil I try to be. Reasoned discourse is almost impossible. The following link addresses the NI...
by John Bleau
Sun Jul 03, 2005 11:42 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Alzheimer's, Depression, HIV/AIDS, and other fun stuff
Replies: 80
Views: 34112

Now to deal with some assertions by Teresa: “Yes, HIV is highly mutable.” It is not possible to determine that HIV is highly mutable, since the virus is never isolated from the AIDS patient. The observation is at best indirect, and far from the patient being afflicted with a suddenly drug-resistant ...
by John Bleau
Sun Jul 03, 2005 11:07 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Alzheimer's, Depression, HIV/AIDS, and other fun stuff
Replies: 80
Views: 34112

Here’s more. Corlyss wants a political angle and Ralph mentions “And much research on AIDs is from universities and government agencies: not everyone sucks the pharmaceutical industry tit.” Here’s a two-paragraph sequence from the last link I gave: But while public-health officials may have been wel...
by John Bleau
Sun Jul 03, 2005 10:33 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Alzheimer's, Depression, HIV/AIDS, and other fun stuff
Replies: 80
Views: 34112

I'll let others form their opinions on that and will go on with matters relevant to this discussion.
by John Bleau
Sun Jul 03, 2005 10:20 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Alzheimer's, Depression, HIV/AIDS, and other fun stuff
Replies: 80
Views: 34112

Ralph, first I'd have to be born yesterday to imagine that your bringing HIV/AIDS dissidence together in the same sentence as Holocaust denial is pure happenstance. You're far too intelligent for that. I promised that I'd answer what I believe to cause AIDS and I will keep that promise. I've been ad...
by John Bleau
Sun Jul 03, 2005 5:14 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Alzheimer's, Depression, HIV/AIDS, and other fun stuff
Replies: 80
Views: 34112

Teresa, my clarification (and yours) became necessary when Holocaust denial and HIV dissidence were assimilated in the same sentence. Re: Ralph’s post beginning with “John Bleau wrote: … Ralph, just explain” “There was no "clincher" [for his belief that HIV causes AIDS - JB] any more than there was ...
by John Bleau
Sun Jul 03, 2005 3:07 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Alzheimer's, Depression, HIV/AIDS, and other fun stuff
Replies: 80
Views: 34112

Will do, Corlyss. In fact, my next post, that I'm currently drafting, is headed in that direction.
by John Bleau
Sun Jul 03, 2005 9:20 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Alzheimer's, Depression, HIV/AIDS, and other fun stuff
Replies: 80
Views: 34112

Yes, Ralph, the link you provided is sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim, GlaxoSmithKline, Roche, Abbott and a host of other Pharma firms, and the article cites the rates of transmission in Africa as its argument, as most readers (this included you and Teresa) are unaware that it is a different diseas...
by John Bleau
Sat Jul 02, 2005 9:50 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Alzheimer's, Depression, HIV/AIDS, and other fun stuff
Replies: 80
Views: 34112

Further to the same post: “They [HIV patients] are doing far better, and staying well, on the new drug regimens” – this statement is usually in comparison with the old drug regimens. Feel free to deny. “The way Medicine tends to work is that a drug is found helpful, such as AZT. The optimal dosage m...
by John Bleau
Sat Jul 02, 2005 9:03 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Alzheimer's, Depression, HIV/AIDS, and other fun stuff
Replies: 80
Views: 34112

Teresa, I will now deal with your post beginning with “I did not intend” “There is every reason to believe that sexual contact, needle sharing and other blood/secretion exposures spread HIV.” The highly respected 1997 Padian study (Nancy Padian espouses the orthodox position, by the way) followed 17...
by John Bleau
Sat Jul 02, 2005 8:45 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Alzheimer's, Depression, HIV/AIDS, and other fun stuff
Replies: 80
Views: 34112

Continuing with my rebuttals: Re: Ralph’s post beginning with “The ‘Big Lie’ in the Pacific Rim” There is significant lack of rigor in AIDS epidemiology. As I mentioned in my previous post, someone diagnosed with AIDS in Africa will likely not be diagnosed with it in the USA. Funding for AIDS greatl...
by John Bleau
Sat Jul 02, 2005 8:07 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Alzheimer's, Depression, HIV/AIDS, and other fun stuff
Replies: 80
Views: 34112

Theresa, I'm working my way through the posts in order. I will answer your question. This is not necessarily an adversarial discussion. I look forward to getting some information such as: - can you give a cross section of your clientele - do you prescribe ARVs - do you know how much a year's regimen...
by John Bleau
Sat Jul 02, 2005 4:31 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Alzheimer's, Depression, HIV/AIDS, and other fun stuff
Replies: 80
Views: 34112

Ralph, I looked through the John S. James article. He doesn’t actually address the dissident (or “denialist” – my use of it does not endorse his stated connotations) position. He attributes seven assertions to the denialists, that he calls the “Seven Deadly Deceptions,” but he does not refute them. ...
by John Bleau
Sat Jul 02, 2005 3:29 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Alzheimer's, Depression, HIV/AIDS, and other fun stuff
Replies: 80
Views: 34112

Ralph, just explain in your words what was the clincher in your belief that HIV causes AIDS. I'm not asking for a treatise. The impression I have so far is that you accepted the conventional wisdom and consider it confirmed on the authority of experts you know. As to why I'm an AIDS denialist, I'm e...
by John Bleau
Sat Jul 02, 2005 3:24 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Tom Cruise, Crazy Man Thread
Replies: 10
Views: 3309

Sure, I was wondering where the hell it went!
by John Bleau
Sat Jul 02, 2005 3:18 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Tom Cruise, Crazy Man Thread
Replies: 10
Views: 3309

Ralph, just explain in your words what was the clincher in your belief that HIV causes AIDS. I'm not asking for a treatise. The impression I have so far is that you accepted the conventional wisdom and consider it confirmed on the authority of experts you know. As to why I'm an AIDS denialist, I'm e...
by John Bleau
Sat Jul 02, 2005 2:56 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Alzheimer's, Depression, HIV/AIDS, and other fun stuff
Replies: 80
Views: 34112

Corlyss and Ted: I would like to suggest a role for the two of you, and for anyone else (Dennis?) wishing to drop in on this discussion, and that is to establish for yourselves (i.e. not in writing in this thread, so as not to pour opinions in concrete) what you do know about HIV and AIDS, how and w...
by John Bleau
Sat Jul 02, 2005 8:57 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Alzheimer's, Depression, HIV/AIDS, and other fun stuff
Replies: 80
Views: 34112

Ralph, forgot to mention: good to see you too, it truly is. Ted, you're ya doin' pal. Your post is long and I'm a soccer-uncle this afternoon, so I'll address it later. Teresa, glad to meet you. This issue is contentious, but I'm hardly committing a crime. I'll also have to come back to your post, b...
by John Bleau
Sat Jul 02, 2005 12:03 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Alzheimer's, Depression, HIV/AIDS, and other fun stuff
Replies: 80
Views: 34112

My initial acquaintance with AIDS was, like most people, through the media. The simple statement that HIV caused AIDS and the priority battles between Montagnier and Gallo turned that into an internalized, unquestioned truth for me. This 'truth' was solidified when one of my clients had AIDS and was...
by John Bleau
Sat Jul 02, 2005 12:02 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Alzheimer's, Depression, HIV/AIDS, and other fun stuff
Replies: 80
Views: 34112

Ted, Barry, Corlyss: good to see you. ______________________ Ralph... Yes, you may be referring to Cruise's Scientology in calling him crazy, but as the title of this thread, it is dismissive in advance of his arguments. But let's pass on this. You may compare AIDS denialists with "Laing" or "Szasz"...
by John Bleau
Fri Jul 01, 2005 8:44 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Alzheimer's, Depression, HIV/AIDS, and other fun stuff
Replies: 80
Views: 34112

Ted Bayliss invited me back here, thanks Ted. Took a while but I'm here. I needed a little bait: Ralph's pontifications. First, Tom Cruise is giving a perfectly legitimate opinion and calling him crazy for it is irresponsible. I disagree with any assertion that drugs for depression are always bad (s...