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March 08, 2005

U.N. Says Aids Prevention Will Save Millions of Lives In Africa

The U.N. estimates that by focusing on prevention, up to 43 million lives could be saved in Africa, according to a recent report issued by UNAIDS. For once, I find myself in agreement, although not without some additional comments.

The "third option" of the U.N. scenario asks for

"investments in health systems, agriculture, education, electrification, water and roads to change fundamentally the ways donors provide aid and recipient countries deal with the donations, to avoid inflation and not promote dependency."

This would make a lot of sense, because Africans are generally less than well nourished, and are subject to frequent infections by water-carried diseases. The reason for such a health-adverse environment is a generalized economic decline helped by the self interest with which industrialized countries provide what is laughingly called 'aid' to developing nations. So yes to aid for infrastructure, but with one important caveat: please no more aid in the form of loans which need to be re-paid with interest, and please no conditions to spend the aid on mega-projects that benefit mostly foreign contractors or suppliers linked to the nation giving the aid.

An effective prevention strategy would also ensure that nutritional supplements are supplied until sufficiently nutritious, locally grown food can be provided. Selenium and three aminoacids seem to be of particular importance in proofing the immune system, according to Dr. Harold Foster, a Canadian geologist specialized in identifying the causes of chronic disease as determined by relative prevalence or absence of nutritional elements in soil.

South Africa is also looking into and is testing simple natural medicines that help improve immunity.

Aids could be defeated by such simple measures and the U.N. goal of saving millions of lives could be brilliantly exceeded if we concentrated on making the countries self-sufficient in terms of food production (no genetic modification experiments, please), in terms of basic hygiene requirements such as clean water and proper waste treatment and re-cycling, and in terms of providing a decent living to all Africans.

Is that too much to ask?

Here is a copy of the New York Times article and a short piece on the U.N. report:

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A U.N. Report Takes a Hard Look at Fighting AIDS in Africa
By Lawrence K. Altman
(originally published in The New York Times)

Saturday 05 March 2005

    Billions more dollars will be needed to curb the spread of AIDS in Africa, but as countries increase their donations, the amounts will be less important than how well they are spent and in what context, a new report from the United Nations AIDS program said yesterday.

    Pouring more money into programs to combat AIDS could do more harm than good unless they are effectively coordinated, the report, "AIDS in Africa," said.

    Otherwise, the report said, major financing increases could serve to drive an "AIDS industry rather than to drive a massively improved response." The report was released at a meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

    As H.I.V., the AIDS virus, spreads further, Africa will face "an unprecedented crisis and a challenge never before seen since the advent of slavery," Dr. Peter Piot, the executive director of the Geneva-based United Nations AIDS program, said at a news conference in Addis Ababa, according to Reuters.

    The United Nations said the report was intended to improve decision-making and deepen public understanding of the possible course of the AIDS epidemic in Africa by 2025, when "no one under the age of 50 in Africa will be able to remember a world without AIDS."

    By then, 89 million more people in Africa could be infected with H.I.V., under the worst circumstances, the United Nations said. An estimated 25.4 million people in Africa are infected now.

    "The death toll will continue to rise, no matter what is done," the United Nations report said. "There is no single policy prescription that will change the outcome of the epidemic."

    The report describes three plausible situations in which the AIDS pandemic could play out across Africa by 2025. The situations were told as stories that were prepared over the last two years and intended to be provocative, not to provide all the solutions.

    In one outline, African countries adopt tough long-term measures in which leaders exert the discipline to equate action with rhetoric and focus on prevention. By 2025, the numbers would grow but then fall to today's levels and continue to fall. But the number of orphans would double. This plan would cost an estimated $100 billion with the United States spending $5 billion a year to 2015 and then $6 billion a year.

    In a second situation, which would be medically focused, prevention measures would not be stepped up, so anti-retroviral drugs would be easier to obtain than good nutrition and clean water. In this approach, government leaders would fail to get ahead of the AIDS epidemic, and Africa's poverty and underdevelopment would deepen. Keeping such services at today's level would cost $4 billion a year by 2025.

    A third outline envisioned investments in health systems, agriculture, education, electrification, water and roads to change fundamentally the ways donors provide aid and recipient countries deal with the donations, to avoid inflation and not promote dependency. Such a situation would provide anti-retroviral drugs to 70 percent of people needing them by 2025.

    That effort would be expected to halve the number of people living with H.I.V. and AIDS despite an anticipated growth in population of 50 percent. The cost would be $200 billion, with the United States increasing its contribution to $10 billion a year by 2014 and sustaining that amount until 2025, when it would begin to decrease.

    The United Nations prepared the report with support from the African Development Bank, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Royal Dutch Shell, the World Bank and a number of government agencies and drug companies. The report is available online at


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   With Help and Effort, Up to 43 Million Africans Can Avoid HIV over Next 20 Years
   UN News Service

    Friday 04 March 2005

    Using story-telling methods, the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has devised three scenarios to estimate how decisions made today may alter the pandemic's course in Africa, with the best offering hope to save 43 million people on the continent.

    "The scenarios are not predictions," UNAIDS Executive Director Peter Piot told a news conference to launch the report in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

    "The scenarios highlight the various choices that are likely to confront African countries in the coming decades," he added. "Millions of new infections can be prevented if Africa and the rest of the world decide to tackle AIDS as an exceptional crisis that has the potential to devastate entire societies and economies."

    According to the UNAIDS 2004 report, "Sub-Saharan Africa is home to just over 10 per cent of the world's population - and almost two-thirds of all people living with HIV," or 25 million to 28 million of the world's 34 million to 46 million, while North Africa and the Middle East combined have 420,000 to 730,000 infected.

    The scenarios, conceived by 150 people, mainly African, spotlight the factors that has made many African countries the worst affected by the disease.

    The "Traps and Legacies" scenario spotlights how poverty causes malnutrition and the inability to procure expensive protection, gender inequality disempowers wives who wish to end relations with infected husbands, and overall underdevelopment limiting the spread of prevention messages.

    Under this prediction, the scramble to roll out retroviral therapy "leaves few lasting benefits and takes precedence over the much-needed scale-up of prevention." African leaders and their donor partners, keen to show quick results, are unable to invest in long-term change. Aid donors fail to live up to promises, while "the so-called war on global terrorism spills over into Africa, determining donor funding patterns."

    If these negative actions continue and if HIV is merely medicalized and seen as an issue of individual behaviour change, by 2025 AIDS will remain at an adult prevalence of about 5 per cent, the report says. "Because there is a failure to get ahead of the epidemic in terms of prevention, the costs continue to rise and this rise continues into the foreseeable future."

    The scenario called "Tough Choices" describes the future if African leaders take a long-term view of prevention, even if the short-term scene is bleak. It would require "navigating between helpful and risk-enhancing cultural traditions," choosing between rural needs and urban benefits, and balancing continental alliances and nation building.

    Despite population growth, the number of people living with AIDS would "fall to levels similar to what they are today and continue to fall as long as long-term investments in social, economic and human capital over the next two decades begin to pay off."

    The best-case prediction, "Times of Transition: Africa Overcomes," envisages what might happen "if all of today's good intentions were translated into the coherent and integrated development response necessary to tackle HIV and AIDS in Africa."

    In this scenario, a rapid rollout of treatment and effective prevention strategies would be supported by a very active civil society.

    The countries concerned would reduce poverty, spur development while collaborating better with "their external partners," make radical improvements in their positioning in global trade, and implement conflict prevention and security promotion policies within and among countries. Aid flows would not promote dependency.

    With these measures - estimated to require cumulative investments of $200 billion - the number of people living with HIV and AIDS would halve between 2003 and 2025, despite the fact that the population would double. Forty-three million new infections would be averted.

Talking about prevention for Aids, here is an interview with Dr. Harold Foster, author of a book - What really causes Aids - and proponent of a simple preventive strategy based on four nutrient substances. The interview comes from the excellent newsletter edited by Andrew Saul of


with Harold D. Foster, PhD

Introduction by Abram Hoffer, M.D, Ph.D.:

"What can one say about a scientist as accomplished, as brilliant, as knowledgeable as Harry Foster? I am delighted I have known him for so may years as a friend and colleague. His scientific writing is superb. He has a remarkable ability to examine all the data and to draw from that data conclusions that are going to be of the greatest value to mankind. I know of no one who has a better grasp of the relation between the soil that nourishes us and the diseases we get when that soil is not nourishing enough, and/or contains toxic elements. His three "What Really Causes" books (on Schizophrenia, AIDS and Alzheimer's Disease) are superb and ought to be required text books for medical students due to their insights and for the therapeutic potential that arises from them."

"I am especially excited bout his AIDS book which proves that while HIV plays an important role in the causation of AIDS, it is only one factor, and perhaps least important, since it only attacks in the absence of the essential components of glutathione peroxidase, especially selenium, the key variable. Much as the addition of niacinamide in 1942 to white flour by the US government eradicated pellagra from the South East United States, so will the addition of selenium to our staple foods lead to the eradication of AIDS. The virus may still spread and attack, but in the presence of ample amounts of selenium and three amino acids in the body it will do little harm. His work must be taken very seriously and followed up."

(Editor's note: I'd like to add my comment on to Dr. Hoffer's. Years from now, when your great-grandson perches on your knee, when the final history of AIDS has been written, I think it will show that the turning point in AIDS research was nutrition; that the pioneering figure was Harold Foster; and that the key was his book, What Really Causes AIDS.)

Now on to the interview.

DOCTOR YOURSELF NEWS: Dr. Foster, you appear to be an increasingly controversial figure. How do you get along with the faculty at your University?

DR. FOSTER: Every person who can think, write or lecture logically is going to be controversial, since so much that society is doing is illogical. The faculty is like society. It is made up of individuals with different viewpoints and biases. Some faculty see me as very intelligent while others view me as a trouble-making idiot. In between are those who cannot make up their minds. I am trying to tell the truth, and help solve society's problems; not curry favour, nor run for public office.

DY NEWS: Questioning the fundamental cause and medical treatment of AIDS is often regarded as the kiss of death for many a scientist. What keeps you going?

FOSTER: I stand midway between the conventional viewpoint held by those who signed the Durban Declaration (that HIV alone causes AIDS) and the unconventional viewpoint(s) (that HIV does not exist, or does not cause AIDS). That is, I believe that HIV causes AIDS by creating four major nutritional deficiencies. This means that I get shot at from both sides. I do not know of any rational debates about the possible causes of AIDS. This is exceptionally unfortunate because unless things change, this is the way the world ends: no bang, just a whimper. I expect one billion cases of HIV/AIDS by 2015. Conventional science and medicine is clearly failing in its war against the viruses that encode for glutathione peroxidase. More than one-third of the planet's population has been infected by one or more of them. My own approach to the debate now is to provide the key nutrients to dying AIDS patients in Africa and demonstrate that these reverse their symptoms. At the very least, I can save hundreds of lives with the help of a few dedicated supporters.

DY NEWS: What kind of support do you need and seek, specifically?

FOSTER: I need the support of people who act. Discussion is not enough. I would, for example, like to see church groups paying for and using the key nutrients in their African mission parishes to reverse the symptoms of AIDS. I would like to see one rich benefactor with the foresight to promote alternative treatments (including mine) for HIV/AIDS. It is even more obvious now than it was when I wrote "What really causes AIDS" that there will be no effective vaccine, and that drug resistance will soon make anti-retrovirals useless. I would also like to find a documentary film-maker willing to record the recovery of a group of AIDS patients receiving the appropriate nutrients. The documentary could be shown internationally. Obviously, somebody will have to fund this.

DY NEWS: Any helpers so far from inside the medical/research professions?

FOSTER: Some. Four are establishment doctors from Canada, five are African physicians, several are university students, one is a small Canadian charity, a few are recovered AIDS patients and some are interested members of the public or University faculty.

DY NEWS: How did you come to write your book on AIDS, and now one about Alzheimer's?

FOSTER: I had authored or edited numerous books and a hundred or more scientific papers on disasters and health, and realized that they were rarely read by the people who needed the information the most. So I decided to write a series of books, each one focusing on one specific disease that I felt I knew how to prevent and/or treat. I started with AIDS because I considered it the world's worst problem. I still do. I put "What really causes AIDS" online so that anybody with access to the Internet could freely read my ideas. Books on schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease have followed. So long as I am able, I intend to write one "What Really Causes" book each year. Multiple sclerosis will be the focus of the next one.

DY NEWS: Tell us what in particular motivated you to decide to make them free downloads, or even free in print, by mail, at your expense?

FOSTER: I pay for the typing, typesetting and publication costs for each book and also mailing costs to those who I really feel should read a particular book. This is not a good way to make money. I am a poor businessman. I would sooner save a life.

DY NEWS: As you, a distinguished professor of geography, are not a physician, what was it that brought you to epidemiological research in the first place?

FOSTER: I was established as a disaster planner whose book, "Disaster Planning: the Preservation of Life and Property" was used as a textbook in numerous universities. Someone very near to me then developed cancer and I decided to find out what caused it and how it could be prevented. My approach is called medical geography.

DY NEWS: Are there other medical geographers, or are you pretty much the lone the trailblazer?

FOSTER: There are many other medical geographers, especially in China. I am, perhaps, the most outspoken. Very few write as holistically as I do.

DY NEWS: Have you published what you found out about cancer?

FOSTER: Yes, I have published several papers on cancer (listed at I also wrote the book "Reducing cancer mortality: A geographical perspective" published in 1986 by the Western Geographical Series.

DY NEWS: How did you happen to meet Dr. Abram Hoffer?

FOSTER: Abram treats his patients a few miles away from where I teach at the University of Victoria, BC. I started going to his local lectures and he to mine. We found that we had a great deal in common and our friendship grew from there.

DY NEWS: How did come to be?

FOSTER: My youngest stepson Dan is a great videogame fan. Some new game was coming out and I bribed him into creating a website for me in exchange for the game. The site cost me about $75. Yes, I know, slave labour! He is now at art school in Vancouver. When he comes home in the holidays he updates the site for the price of a trip to the movies.

DY NEWS: When did your website go up?

FOSTER: I guess it's been on line for about five years. Several thousand people have downloaded one or more of the books.

DY NEWS: Could you share some feedback from your readers and website visitors?

FOSTER: Here is some e-mail from a doctor using my nutritional treatment for AIDS. He works in an African hospice were patients go to die. "I have been having some remarkable results from the selenium plus amino acids combination. One patient has taken it for three months now and her CD4 count has jumped from 53 to 213 end of November. Clinically, she has shown tremendous improvement having been bedridden with PCP, hair changes and neuropathies but is now up and about. She has not been on any other medication except some antibiotics. Even most of her other blood parameters have moved."

DY NEWS: What is PCP that the African physician refers to?

FOSTER: In Africa, PCP usually means pneumocystic pneumonia. This often occurs in AIDS patients and can kill them.

DY NEWS: How about other feedback?

FOSTER: There have been many such stories from recovering HIV/AIDS patients who have downloaded "What really causes AIDS" at One Dutch reader, who was particularly interested in schizophrenia, paid for the translation and publication of my book "What really causes schizophrenia" in Holland.

DY NEWS: What's new at Foster Labs?

FOSTER: A charity has paid for the manufacture of enough nutrients to conduct a 200 HIV/AIDS patient clinical trial in Africa. We are also working with a company that is producing a vegetarian nutritional product to treat HIV/AIDS in India and sub-Saharan Africa.

DY NEWS: As I have been to West Africa myself, may I ask exactly where the clinical trial is being conducted?

FOSTER: There are powerful organizations that do not want to see a cheap, nutritional treatment for AIDS or any other disease for that matter. For that reason, I think it better to be cautious and decline an answer at this time.

DY NEWS: Has a foundation, corporation or non-profit organization been set up to receive donations, or is donation to your work informal (and not tax-deductible)?

FOSTER: I am one man who already works full time teaching hundreds of students each term. As yet there is no Foundation to back my work. It would be wonderful if one of the thousands of foundations already out there would consider doing so.

DY NEWS: As the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine's newly appointed Associate Editor, would you like to comment on the Journal's not being indexed by the National Library of Medicine's Medline?

FOSTER: It is a big loss to Medline and damages its credibility. Some brilliant work has been published over the years in the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine. (

DY NEWS: As the people closest to us are sometimes the most resistant to change, how "hip" to natural nutrition is your family?

FOSTER: Initially, none of them took nutrients seriously. One by one, they have changed. When the eldest boy comes to visit, the first thing he does is swipe my nutrients.

DY NEWS: What steps have you personally taken to increase selenium intake, and your the intake of other nutrients you recommend?

FOSTER: I have taken 200 micrograms of selenium daily for 20 years. I also take a comprehensive multiple nutrient preparation and 6,000 milligrams of vitamin C and extra vitamin B complex. My aim is to make sure that I am never deficient in any of the known nutrients. I also buy a wide range of nutrients for family use.

DY NEWS: You are taking more nutrients than what most dietitians say you need to prevent deficiency. Would you please comment and expand on this?

FOSTER: Yes, I am taking far more vitamin C, for example, than the RDA. This is because I believe that the RDA is illogical. I am not just trying to avoid scurvy but to achieve optimum health. There are about 4,000 animals that make their own vitamin C. As far as I know, they all make it at levels much higher per kilogram of body weight that the RDA for humans. Why should our requirements be so different? Abram Hoffer and I are writing a book, at the moment, on why most people need high levels of niacin.

DY NEWS: What do you eat?

FOSTER: In addition to supplements, I try to eat a healthy diet. I emphasize fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish and chicken. I eat very little red meat or dairy products.

DY NEWS: What parts of your books are your critics attacking you over, specifically?

FOSTER: I would say my most controversial idea is that a group of viruses (HIV-1 and HIV-2, Coxsackie B and Hepatitis B and C are members) can cause diseases indirectly by depleting the human body of specific nutrients. This implies that, if you boost the intake of these nutrients, you can reverse the disease symptoms. This paradigm is contrary to current clinical drug approaches to such viral infections and is considered a stupid idea by virologists. Nevertheless, it works.

DY NEWS: Could you please elaborate on the cause and cure of Hepatitis B and C, about which I receive many readers' questions?

FOSTER: Dr. Will Taylor and colleagues at the University of Athens, Georgia have shown that there is a group of viruses that encode for glutathione peroxidase. This means that as they are replicated, they remove the four key nutrients that lie at the core of this enzyme (selenium, cysteine, glutamine and tryptophan) from the human body. Eventually they can cause severe deficiencies of these nutrients and kill their hosts. Included in this group of viruses are Hepatitis B and C, Coxsackie B and HIV-1 and HIV-2. Anyone infected by one or more of these viruses needs elevated selenium, cysteine, tryptophan and glutamine to remain healthy. Think tapeworm! That is, a parasite-induced functional deficiency.

DY NEWS: You have at least one other controversial idea. Please tell us about road salt and cancer. (Foster HD. Road-deicing salt and cancer: the need for further study. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1993 Oct 6;85(19):1603-5.)

FOSTER: In 1986, I published the book, "Reducing cancer mortality: a geographical perspective." It was essentially a major statistical study of 4.6 million cancer deaths in the USA, comparing them with the geographical distribution of 219 variables. To cut a long story short, the geography of cancer in the USA, and indeed globally, suggests that cancer is most common where there is a deficiency of selenium and calcium, and high exposure to road salt and soil mercury. Since 1986, I have been suggesting that road salt should be tested to see if it really is very carcinogenic before we dump enormous quantities onto our roads each year. For this absurd idea, I have been vilified for many years. Fortunately, Canada has recently added road salt to its list of toxic substances and is beginning to reduce its use in this country. Of course, road salt is not just sodium chloride but often includes sodium ferrocyanide which gives off the poisonous gas hydrogen cyanide when exposed to acid rain and sunlight.

DY NEWS: I am unaware that your books have been reviewed in major news outlets. Where may the public find and read media reviews of your work?

FOSTER: My "What Really Causes..." books have been reviewed in the alternative press, in publications like The Townsend Letters for Doctors and Patients, Nexus, and the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine. Interestingly, I have written three articles for Nexus following positive reviews. This has been very useful because, beyond English, this magazine appears in a wide variety of languages. They have published my work, for example, in Polish and Italian.

DY NEWS: Aside from publicity and distribution, what do you feel are the biggest obstacles to your pioneering work?

FOSTER: There are two major roadblocks to human progress: closed minds and greed. Fortunately, as Doug Gwyn pointed out "The truth is not determined by majority vote." Beyond an inability or unwillingness to innovate, there are many people doing very well out of the status quo. They will generally protect it, regardless of the truth. Unfortunately, unless we alter our dominant HIV/AIDS paradigm, these weaknesses will spell total disaster for our species.

DY NEWS: What specific goals would you have, would you like to see, in the next year?

FOSTER: I would like to raise enough funds to pay for three clinical HIV/AIDS trials in Africa. In addition, I intend to write "What Really Causes Multiple Sclerosis" and add it to my website.

DY NEWS: When will "What Really Causes Multiple Sclerosis" be available as a printed book?

FOSTER: I do not know. To produce the MS book costs me thousands of dollars to type, typeset and publish. And, of course, time. I would like to see it on my website by early 2006.

DY NEWS: I can't restrain my curiosity. What will be your next topic, after MS?

FOSTER: I have not made up my mind. I could, for example, write on SIDS, Parkinson's disease, digestive cancer, or diabetes type 2.

DY NEWS: Do you have some take-action suggestions for interested readers?

FOSTER: Yes. Take responsibility for your own health. Exercise, eat well and take your nutrients. No smoking and no drinking! Also support those who dare to stand up for the truth. You owe them more than passive agreement.

DY NEWS: What is your most important, most enduring message?

FOSTER: Actions speak louder than words. A great deal louder.

(end of interview)

Harold D. Foster's Papers indexed by the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE:

Foster HD. How HIV-1 causes AIDS: implications for prevention and treatment. Med Hypotheses. 2004;62(4):549-53. Review.

Foster HD, Hoffer A. Schizophrenia and cancer: the adrenochrome balanced morphism. Med Hypotheses. 2004;62(3):415-9. Review.

Foster HD, Hoffer A. The two faces of L-DOPA: benefits and adverse side effects in the treatment of Encephalitis lethargica, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Med Hypotheses. 2004;62(2):177-81.

Foster HD. Why HIV-1 has diffused so much more rapidly in Sub-Saharan Africa than in North America. Med Hypotheses. 2003 Apr;60(4):611-4.

Hocking M, Foster HD. Upper respiratory tract infections among airline passengers. JAMA. 2002 Dec 18;288(23):2972; author reply 2972-3.

Foster HD. Why the preeminent risk factor in sporadic Alzheimer's disease cannot be genetic. Med Hypotheses. 2002 Jul;59(1):57-61.

Foster HD. Coxsackie B virus and myocardial infarction. Lancet. 2002 Mar 2;359(9308):804.

Foster HD. Landscapes of longevity: the calcium-selenium-mercury connection in cancer and heart disease.
Med Hypotheses. 1997 Apr;48(4):355-60. Review.

Foster HD, Zhang L. Longevity and selenium deficiency: evidence from the People's Republic of China. Sci Total Environ. 1995 Aug 18;170(1-2):133-9.

Foster HD. Road-deicing salt and cancer: the need for further study. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1993 Oct 6;85(19):1603-5.

Foster HD. The iodine-selenium connection: its possible roles in intelligence, cretinism, sudden infant death syndrome, breast cancer and multiple sclerosis. Med Hypotheses. 1993 Jan;40(1):61-5. Review.

Foster HD. Reply to the letter of L. C. Clark and G. F. Combs, Jr. J Nutr. 1989 Jun;119(6):950.

Foster HD. Suicide and mortality from diabetes. Am J Psychiatry. 1988 Feb;145(2):272.

Foster HD. Selenium and cancer prevention. J Nutr. 1988 Feb;118(2):237-9.

Foster HD. Disease family trees: the possible roles of iodine in goitre, cretinism, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and cancers of the thyroid, nervous system and skin. Med Hypotheses. 1987 Nov;24(3):249-63. Review.

Foster HD. Diabetes mellitus and low environmental magnesium levels. Lancet. 1987 Sep 12;2(8559):633.

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WHO, UNAIDS wage untold suffering on the world
Forget for a moment that HIV transmission to newborns is a ludicrous concept - due to hormonal changes and natural antibody and other lymphocyte responses to pregnancy, most pregnant women will test HIV positive. So will baby, who will change to negative without any drugs in the first couple of years of life. Yet, women have been targeted by world policy peddlers at the World Health Organization (WHO) for many years as they have tried to do away with breastfeeding using the imagined fear of HIV transmission. Alas, why aren't the WHO and UNAIDS organizations rushing to recommnend that women everywhere breastfeed their infants?

AIDS Orthodoxy Shaken Up By Maverick Physician


posted by Sepp Hasslberger on Tuesday March 8 2005
updated on Friday November 19 2010

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Readers' Comments

It is not surprising that there are so many epidemics of iatrogenic illnesses around the world, due to the symptoms-treatment-based approach that is generally taken. But if we really want to abolish these health problems, the solution has to be based on honest partnerships, trade, and mutual benefit. Government aid will only perpetuate problems. That is because it redistributes "money from the poor in rich countries, to the rich in poor countries." (Peter T. Bauer). I think it would be interesting to take a look at the modern work of John Perkins ('Confessions of an Economic Hit Man') and some of his sustainable development efforts. But the end result should be a kind of synthesis like a "people's capitalism" which combines the efficiency of free markets with a proper reward for impoverished creators. The UN may have some valid insights, but its horrendous track record indicates that it should be abandoned in favor of more humane voluntary solutions. Let's shine the spotlight on those, so their numbers may increase for the benefit of all mankind.

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