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Loki
Wednesday, November 26th, 2003, 12:32 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/africa/03/aids_debate/html/default.stm

Global picture

A total of 40 million people around the world are living with HIV - more than the population of Poland. Nearly two-thirds of them live in Sub-Saharan Africa, where in the two hardest hit countries HIV prevalence is almost 40%. The global HIV/Aids epidemic killed more than 3 million people in 2003 and there are emerging and growing epidemics in China, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam, several Central Asian Republics, the Baltic States, and North Africa.

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Africa's epidemic

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Speed of spread

HIV is spreading fastest in Central Asia and Eastern Europe. The number of people infected almost tripled between 1999 and 2002.
These regions appeared to have escaped the epidemic until the late 1990s when cases increased sharply, largely driven by intravenous drug use.

The number of people affected, however, is small compared to that in Africa.

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Key countries

Predicting the future global spread of HIV is very complex and few studies attempt it.
This analysis by the US intelligence community looked at several countries which are likely to see large numbers of new infections.

It estimated the number of people likely to be living with HIV by 2010.

The UN has predicted similar trends, estimating that China will have 10m cases by 2010 and India 20-25m.


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2010: Best scenario case

This study looked at how improved prevention measures could slow the spread of HIV.
It predicted 45 million new infections in poor and middle income countries by 2010 if no improvements were made. But it said that 29 million of those infections could be averted if a set of prevention and care measures from successful projects around the world was implemented immediately.

The map shows these figures in comparison to the number of people living with HIV in 2002.

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Saoirse
Wednesday, November 26th, 2003, 12:36 AM
And niggerians are flooding Ireland with 10-15 million infected with AIDS.

Mac Seafraidh
Wednesday, November 26th, 2003, 05:41 PM
The negroids spawned AIDS. In Ireland it is the same as America. Black Americans don't even care about AIDS just like their ancestors have no education about it.

Dr. Solar Wolff
Wednesday, December 24th, 2003, 07:45 AM
Loki,

I know you are a sophisticated scientist. One edition of Scientific American from 1997 (if forget which) did an article on HIV. The point is that extreme northern Europeans posses an allele for HIV immunity, which, in homozygous state, confirs absolute resistance to HIV. Hetrozygotes have delayed onsetand perhaps live longer. Frequency for the homozygote is .01 This allele seems to have occurred, according to the article, with the Black Plague in Europe. It seems it is also applicable to HIV. Hardy-Weinberg pop.genetics formula indicates that the frequency for this allele is 0.10 in the northern European population (homo and hetrozygotes). What this means is that HIV will NEVER whipe out northern Europeans. At least 1% will survive and probably more like 10% will live long enough to reproduce (this assumes a total epidemic in northern Europe with everyone exposed and these are only the figures for the first generation--they will go up rapidly in F2). This allele almost disappears south of the Alps and east of the Black Sea.

AIDS should be allowed to take its natural course. As someone said, more people are suffering from Alzheimers in Iowa than AIDS. What's the big deal?

Gesta Bellica
Wednesday, December 24th, 2003, 08:36 AM
Loki,

I know you are a sophisticated scientist. One edition of Scientific American from 1997 (if forget which) did an article on HIV. The point is that extreme northern Europeans posses an allele for HIV immunity, which, in homozygous state, confirs absolute resistance to HIV. Hetrozygotes have delayed onsetand perhaps live longer. Frequency for the homozygote is .01 This allele seems to have occurred, according to the article, with the Black Plague in Europe. It seems it is also applicable to HIV. Hardy-Weinberg pop.genetics formula indicates that the frequency for this allele is 0.10 in the northern European population (homo and hetrozygotes). What this means is that HIV will NEVER whipe out northern Europeans. At least 1% will survive and probably more like 10% will live long enough to reproduce (this assumes a total epidemic in northern Europe with everyone exposed and these are only the figures for the first generation--they will go up rapidly in F2). This allele almost disappears south of the Alps and east of the Black Sea.

AIDS should be allowed to take its natural course. As someone said, more people are suffering from Alzheimers in Iowa than AIDS. What's the big deal?

What scares me is that 1-10% that will survive will be extincted thru misgeneration

Scoob
Saturday, December 27th, 2003, 08:48 AM
Loki,

I know you are a sophisticated scientist. One edition of Scientific American from 1997 (if forget which) did an article on HIV. The point is that extreme northern Europeans posses an allele for HIV immunity, which, in homozygous state, confirs absolute resistance to HIV. Hetrozygotes have delayed onsetand perhaps live longer. Frequency for the homozygote is .01 This allele seems to have occurred, according to the article, with the Black Plague in Europe. It seems it is also applicable to HIV. Hardy-Weinberg pop.genetics formula indicates that the frequency for this allele is 0.10 in the northern European population (homo and hetrozygotes). What this means is that HIV will NEVER whipe out northern Europeans. At least 1% will survive and probably more like 10% will live long enough to reproduce (this assumes a total epidemic in northern Europe with everyone exposed and these are only the figures for the first generation--they will go up rapidly in F2). This allele almost disappears south of the Alps and east of the Black Sea.

AIDS should be allowed to take its natural course. As someone said, more people are suffering from Alzheimers in Iowa than AIDS. What's the big deal?

That would make HIV very useful as a bio-warfare agent for Nordicists, would it not? AIDS is spreading very quickly in Africa, and I've heard they also have an allele that makes them EXTRA susceptible to HIV.

Eikþyrnir
Friday, December 10th, 2004, 03:43 AM
Women are more physically susceptible to HIV infection than men, according to the UNAIDS report. In sub-Saharan Africa -- the worst-affected region -- nearly 60 percent of adults living with HIV are women. East Asia saw a 56 percent increase over the past two years.

Nearly half of 37.2 million adults living with HIV were women, said a report from United Nations released on Tuesday.
The number of women living with HIV has risen in each region of the world in the past two years, according to AIDS Epidemic Update 2004, published by Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

"Increasingly the face of AIDS is young and female," said Kathleen Cravero, deputy executive director of UNAIDS on a news conference held in London.

In East Asia, there was a 56 percent increase over the past two years, followed by Eastern Europe and Central Asia with 48 percent, said Kathleen Cravero.

According to the report, in sub-Saharan Africa, the worst-affected region, close to 60 percent of adults living with HIV are women.

Women were more physically susceptible to HIV infection than men. Male-to-female HIV transmission during sex was about twice as likely to occur as female-to-male transmission, the report said.

In addition to being biologically vulnerable to HIV infection, many women and girls, particularly in Southern Africa, found themselves using sex as a commodity in exchange for goods, services, money, or basic necessities -- often with older men, the report indicated.

The report, released ahead of World AIDS Day on December 1, shows the number of adults and children with HIV reached its highest level ever in 2004 with an estimated 39.4 million, compared to about 36.6 million two years ago.

Over three million people died of the illness in this year

http://www.sci-tech-today.com/story.xhtml?story_title=UN--Number-of-HIV-Positive-Women-Soaring&story_id=28636&category=scnce

Mac Seafraidh
Sunday, December 12th, 2004, 02:48 AM
HIV infection from overseas

The increase in heterosexual infection
The annual figures for HIV infections, published recently, show an alarming trend. Homosexually acquired infections have been relatively stable for ten years (they are now at about 1700 a year). However, heterosexually acquired HIV has increased by a factor of five from about 700 in 1994 to 3,800 in 2003.

Infection acquired overseas
The increase has been particularly sharp since 1999, much of it due to imported infections. In 2003 about 90% of newly diagnosed heterosexual infections were thought to have been acquired overseas, mostly in Africa. Of the 35,500 patients seen for care in that year 15,600 (44%) had been exposed to heterosexual infection in Africa.

South East Africa
Three countries – Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe – accounted for about 1500 cases in each of the last two years. This was about a quarter of all new infections in the UK.

Cost
According to Professor Pat Troop, Chief Executive of the Health Protection Agency "Each HIV infection prevented can save between £500,000 and £1million in treatment and lost productivity …" Taking the lower figure gives the cost of infection, just from these three countries as £750 million a year. The government’s response so far is to increase funding for all Sexually Transmitted Diseases by £100m a year for three years.

Immigration from South East Africa
At present visas are not required for Malawians. In 2003, visas issued to the other two countries were as follows:

Zambia Zimbabwe Malawi Total
Work Permits 170 565 n.a. 735
Work Permit dependants 445 1380 n.a. 1825
Spouses/fiancés 40 170 n.a. 210
Students 450 790 n.a. 1240
Others 295 2240 n.a. 2535
6545

The prevalence rates for HIV among adults in these countries at the end of 2003 were, according to the UN, Zambia 16.5%, Zimbabwe 24.6%, and Malawi 14.2%. The total number of cases was estimated at 3.6 million.

Conclusion
The Health Protection Agency’s annual report makes it abundantly clear that these three countries are a major source of HIV infection in Britain. The immigration figures suggest that about 6,500 people a year continue to be granted visas for admission to Britain without any check on their HIV status. Malawians do not even need visas. This situation cannot be allowed to continue. 47 other countries, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States require HIV tests of immigrants. The application is then considered in the light of all the circumstances. Britain should follow suit without further delay.

2 December 2004

http://www.migrationwatchuk.org/Briefingpapers/health/hiv_infection.asp

friedrich braun
Thursday, January 13th, 2005, 02:06 PM
Study: AIDS Problem Growing in Russia

Wed Jan 12, 3:32 PM ET

By MARIA DANILOVA, Associated Press Writer

MOSCOW - HIV (news - web sites)/AIDS (news - web sites) is spreading at a devastating pace in Russia, with a new study showing an estimated 1 million people infected — three times the number officially reported — U.S. and Russian experts said Wednesday.
A recently released 90-page report by Murray Feshbach and Cristina Galvin of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars urged Russian authorities to take aggressive steps to fight the epidemic. The study was sponsored by U.S. Agency for International Development.


According to official statistics, Russia has some 300,000 HIV-positive people. But Feshbach, as well as Russian experts, said the true number is closer to 1 million. The study estimated the number of AIDS deaths in Russia at 13,000, almost three times the official figure of 4,800.


If officials ignore the problem, "the consequences will be devastating to the society, family formation, to the military, labor productivity" within two to three years, Feshbach said by telephone from Washington.


Local experts say authorities are not getting the message.


"Despite all that we have been saying and what international organizations have been saying, funding for HIV/AIDS is not being increased, but is actually being reduced because of inflation," said Vadim Pokrovsky, the head of the Federal AIDS Center.


Pokrovsky said that the 2005 national budget envisages $4.3 million for HIV/AIDS, whereas the amount needed is nearly 40 times higher — $161.7 million.


The study also found HIV testing has dropped significantly in recent years, after the financial burden for tests was transferred from the federal to the regional budget.


The study showed that more than 80 percent of HIV/AIDS-infected Russians are under 30, compared with 70 percent in North America and Western Europe.


Pokrovsky also said the epidemic is shifting from mainly intravenous drug users to transmission through heterosexual activity.


"This past year has seen a major shift from drug users to heterosexual sex — in some regions as many as half of new infections were the result of heterosexual intercourse," Pokrovsky said.

SouthernBoy
Sunday, January 16th, 2005, 01:51 AM
Don't certain northern types have the ability to resist AIDS?

QuietWind
Saturday, February 12th, 2005, 11:58 PM
Rare Drug-Resistant HIV Found in NYC
Strain Leads to Rapid Onset of AIDS
http://cdn.news.aol.com/aolnews_providers/24_article_logo
By MARC SANTORA and LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN, The New York Times

(Feb. 12) -- A rare strain of H.I.V. that is highly resistant to virtually all anti-retroviral drugs and appears to lead to the rapid onset of AIDS was detected in a New York City man last week, city health officials announced on Friday.
It was the first time a strain of H.I.V. had been found that both showed resistance to multiple drugs and led to AIDS so quickly, the officials said. While the extent of the disease's spread is unknown, officials called a news conference to say that the situation is alarming.

"We consider this a major potential problem," said Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, the commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The department issued an alert to all hospitals and doctors in the city to test all newly detected H.I.V. cases for evidence of the rare strain.

The virus was found in a New York City man in his mid-40's who engaged in unprotected anal sex with other men on multiple occasions while he was using crystal methamphetamine. Health officials have long said that the drug's stimulating effect and erasure of inhibitions contributes to sex marathons that have increased the spread of H.I.V.

The man, whose name was not released to protect his privacy, is believed to have had unprotected sex with hundreds of partners, according to one person briefed on the case who insisted on anonymity because the investigation is continuing.
Some AIDS specialists outside New York City expressed skepticism about the alarm, believing that it might be an isolated case related to the patient's immune system. But Dr. Frieden said the case heightened the importance of using condoms.

"This case is a wake-up call," Dr. Frieden said. "First, it's a wake-up call to men who have sex with men, particularly those who may use crystal methamphetamine. Not only are we seeing syphilis and a rare sexually transmitted disease - lymphogranuloma venereum - among these men. "Now we've identified this strain of H.I.V. that is difficult or impossible to treat and which appears to progress rapidly to AIDS."

While H.I.V. strains that are resistant to some anti-retroviral drugs have been on the rise in recent years, both in New York City and nationally, city and federal officials said that the new case was worrisome for several reasons.

The viral strain in the unnamed patient was resistant to three of the four classes of drugs used to treat H.I.V. from the start of treatment. Typically, drug resistance occurs after a patient is treated with retroviral drugs, often because the patient veers from the prescribed course. And more often than not, a person is resistant to only one or two classes of drugs.

But in this case, the drug resistance is combined with a rapid transformation into AIDS. Both of those phenomena have been seen before, but are not believed to have occurred together.

"What's unique about this is the combination of multiple drug resistance and a rapid course," said Dr. Ronald O. Valdiserri, the director of H.I.V./AIDS prevention at the Centers for Disease Control. "To folks in the public health community, that is a particularly dangerous combination." He said that while it was an isolated case at this time, the C.D.C. had informed other health departments around the country out of concern.
Dr. David Ho, the director of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, which did the testing that identified the rare strain, described the convergence of the two problems as "a scary phenomenon."

But not everyone agreed. Dr. Robert C. Gallo, a co-discoverer of the AIDS virus and director of the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland, was very skeptical of yesterday's announcement.

"My guess is that this is much ado about nothing," he said. "Though it's prudent to follow it, I don't think it's necessary to issue a warning or alert the press."

Dr. Gallo said that it was well known that some patients progressed from initial infection to AIDS very rapidly, but that it was usually because they were highly susceptible, not because the virus was virulent. He said that this case, in which the virus is drug-resistant and the progression rapid, was rare but not necessarily alarming.

Dr. John P. Moore, an AIDS researcher at Cornell University's Medical School, agreed.

"If there was a cluster of these, that would be different," he said. "But I wouldn't get bent out of shape about what is literally an anecdotal case right now."
The limited epidemiological investigation in this case shows that the patient could have developed AIDS in as little as 2 months, but that it might have taken as long as 10, Dr. Frieden said. On average, it takes 10 years from the time a person is first infected with H.I.V. for AIDS to develop. But it can take only months for some people, and 20 years for others.

At the news conference in Lower Manhattan, Dr. Frieden was joined by nearly a dozen AIDS experts and community leaders. Several participants said they were experiencing the same worried feeling they had more than two decades ago, when AIDS first appeared and there was no treatment.
Health officials cautioned that the emergence of the rare strain did not mean that people who are currently responding well to H.I.V./AIDS treatment needed further testing, unless ordered by a physician. They did warn, however, that people with H.I.V./AIDS could be re-infected with a different and more dangerous strain if they practiced unprotected sex.

More tests need to be completed before it is clear if any combination of drugs can effectively treat this strain of the virus, but Dr. Frieden said that therapy now appeared to be extremely difficult.

The man is currently receiving a cocktail of drugs, including one, Enfuvirtide, that is believed to be effective. Doctors cautioned, however, that single-drug therapy was rarely effective against AIDS in the long term.

From the moment the Health Department learned about this case on Jan. 22, its scientists have been studying complex laboratory tests to decipher the patterns of resistance, and epidemiologists have tried to trace the man's sexual partners and notify them of the potential risk.

In May 2003, the man tested negative for H.I.V., health officials said. Investigators believe he contracted H.I.V. in October 2004, when he engaged in unprotected anal sex with multiple partners while using crystal methamphetamine. The man found some of his partners on an Internet Web site, officials said, though they would not identify the site. Health officials said they were working with those who used the Web site to reach as many people as possible who might have been infected or are worried that they could have been.

Dr. Frieden said in an interview that it was probable that the man had sex with someone who had a strain of H.I.V. that was resistant to multiple drugs.

"Whoever gave it to him most likely did not have sex only with him," Dr. Frieden said.

Health officials became aware of the situation after the man began to feel sick in late November and the next month went to see his doctor, who had him get an H.I.V. test. The test came back positive in December. By January, the H.I.V. had progressed to AIDS.

The man's doctor referred him to the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center in Manhattan, where for many years Dr. Martin Markowitz has been conducting a study of patients in the earliest stages of H.I.V.

The Health Department asked doctors to be alert for patients experiencing flulike symptoms who had engaged in high-risk sexual activity. Such symptoms might indicate acute retroviral syndrome, indicating a need for H.I.V. testing

In fact, Dr. Frieden said, all people with newly diagnosed H.I.V. should be tested to see if the strain is drug resistant. But the tests are complex and expensive. Dr. Frieden asked physicians to report any case in which a strain is resistant to three classes of drugs.

Dr. James Braun, the president of the Physicians Research Network, a nonprofit organization formed in 1990 to serve clinicians who treat tens of thousands of AIDS patients, said doctors have been worried for some time about something like this.

"We believe that the transmission of treatment-resistant H.I.V. was a disaster waiting to happen, particularly in communities where safer sex is not practiced regularly and in light of people using drugs like crystal meth," Dr. Braun said. "All primary care providers in acute care settings need to know how to diagnose H.I.V. in its earliest stages and where to refer people so that new infections are properly worked up and treated."

Health officials have been worried for some time that city residents, particularly gay men, are growing lax in their attitudes about sex practices, lulled into complacency by the success of antiviral drugs. In the past four years, the number of new syphilis cases in the city has slowly increased, with gay men accounting for most of them. Only 45 percent of gay men surveyed by the Health Department in 2003 said they used a condom during sex.

An estimated 88,000 New Yorkers have H.I.V./AIDS, and health officials estimate that another 20,000 people are infected but do not know their status. The officials urged all New Yorkers who are sexually active to check on their H.I.V. status.

"Risky behavior may be even more dangerous now, since there is a chance of infection with a virus we may not be able to treat," said Dr. Jay Dobkin, director of the AIDS Program at Columbia University Medical Center.

Dr. Solar Wolff
Sunday, February 13th, 2005, 06:19 AM
After over 20 years the same association appears. At first it was suspected that amal nitrate had somthing to do with AIDS. Now, they are indentifying crystal meth. Yet nobody will say why a seemingly unrelated stimulat has anything to do with AIDS transmission. Does it lower immunity? Why is there no answer?

QuietWind
Sunday, February 13th, 2005, 06:37 PM
Well, the article did say that, "Health officials have long said that the drug's stimulating effect and erasure of inhibitions contributes to sex marathons that have increased the spread of H.I.V." In other words, Crystal Meth is not having a direct effect on the transmission of AIDS, but an indirect effect. Men, like the one in the article, are using crystal meth and then engaging in unprotected sex with multiple other gay males. The man in the article was believed to have had unprotected sex with hundreds of other gay males. I wonder how many of them now also carry the virus and how many each of them have slept with. I'm glad I am not a gay man living in NYC. :) Scary.

Bismark
Friday, March 18th, 2005, 01:46 PM
ThisIsLondon.co.uk
18 March 2005


Doctors today sounded a new warning over a virulent multi-drug resistant strain of HIV that can trigger full-blown Aids within four months of infection. The virus was discovered at the end of last year in a man in his late forties who had unprotected sex with numerous other men.

Public officials in New York are now trying to trace the man's partners while scientists carry out genetic studies on the virus.


The researchers wrote in the Lancet medical journal today: "The intersection of multi-drug resistance and rapid development of Aids in this patient is of concern, especially in view of his case history. The public health ramifications of such a case are great." The case prompted New York health officials to hold a press conference and issue a special alert to physicians in the area.

It also highlighted the growing threat posed by an HIV epidemic fuelled by the stimulant crystal methamphetamine.

The drug, also known as "ice" or "glass", is especially popular within the club and gay scene.

The patient tested HIV negative in May 2003, yet began to feel ill in November last year. A new test a month later showed he was infected.

Doctors estimate that he succumbed to Aids in no more than four to 20 months.
It usually takes 10 years or more for HIV infection to progress to Aids which occurs when the body's immune system collapses.

The patient has not responded to treatment with three of the four major classes of drug used against HIV.

The researchers said they were still trying to establish why the transition from HIV infection to Aids was so rapid.

In an accompanying editorial, the Lancet said: "This case serves as a reminder that HIV remains a frighteningly versatile foe, one that can mutate to escape immune attack or to acquire drug resistance with surprising speed.

"One lesson to be drawn from this case, therefore, is that despite all the advances that have been made in understanding this virus, and all the progress that has been made in developing new drugs, prevention remains the most effective strategy to combat HIV, especially prevention efforts that target high-risk groups, such as men who have sex with men, intravenous drug users, and sex workers and their clients."



Source: http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/articles/17347540?source=PA

Dr. Solar Wolff
Saturday, March 19th, 2005, 05:36 AM
In over twenty years of AIDS scares, nobody has explained this to me. In 1981 when we first learned of AIDS, it was associated with homosexuals doing "poppers", amilnitrate, while having sex. Now, stimulants are again mentioned. What is the connection? Do these drugs lower immunity?

Skjoldar
Sunday, April 3rd, 2005, 10:57 AM
No, Noone has the ability to resist aids.
And that's a ****ing shame for Руссии, they MSUT realise that this will decimate their peoples, hate the blacks and their ****ing monkey disease (which I still believe was engineered).

SouthernBoy
Tuesday, April 5th, 2005, 07:27 PM
No, Noone has the ability to resist aids.
And that's a ****ing shame for Руссии, they MSUT realise that this will decimate their peoples, hate the blacks and their ****ing monkey disease (which I still believe was engineered).
Yes, people of northeastern Europe has a mutation that makes them resistant to AIDS.

It is a left-over of the plagues that scourged Europe.

http://www.lexiline.com/lexiline/lexi76.htm

Agrippa
Tuesday, April 5th, 2005, 07:46 PM
Just I think about how HIV came up, with Negrids who might have ate ape, so called Bush meat, and some homosexual flight attendants spreading it all over the world...
Its not that wrong to state everybody who was under the first infected individuals is now dead, that the sexual moral changed rather to the negative side (every sexual contact is "ok" as long as you use condoms) and HIV killed in the meantime thousands and thousands soon millions of people and costed various states immense sums...
If the first wave would have been better controlled (tattoos were discussed and forced tests or even quarantine) all of this could have been prevented with the most first victims being mostly homosexuals who were used to go to "sex parties" around the globe...

Sonja
Tuesday, April 5th, 2005, 07:54 PM
Yes, people of northeastern Europe has a mutation that makes them resistant to AIDS.When did a minority of northeastern Europe become the 'people of northeastern Europe'?

SouthernBoy
Tuesday, April 5th, 2005, 08:39 PM
When did a minority of northeastern Europe become the 'people of northeastern Europe'?
The "people" as in the collective have the highest frequency of the mutation of any place on the globe. That is what I meant, at least.

Lissu
Tuesday, April 5th, 2005, 10:51 PM
Yes, people of northeastern Europe has a mutation that makes them resistant to AIDS.

It is a left-over of the plagues that scourged Europe.

http://www.lexiline.com/lexiline/lexi76.htmActually the resistance sould be equally common in all Europeans. If I remember right, about 1 out of 10 Europeans should be resistant to it.

There has been a theory our ancestors who survived the Black Plague are to thank for the resistance. The plague hit the whole Europe very hard and killed a large part of the population. The rest became resistant to it, and finally the plague disappeared.

Northern Paladin
Wednesday, April 6th, 2005, 11:18 AM
The mutatation is not as common as you think it is. Full restistance to HIV aids is very Rare even among Europeans. Partial resistance is more common.

Lissu
Wednesday, April 6th, 2005, 11:27 AM
The mutatation is not as common as you think it is. Full restistance to HIV aids is very Rare even among Europeans. Partial resistance is more common.Could be true, I remembered it was either 1% or 10%.

I wouldn't advice anyone to try whether they are resistant or not :annoysigr

Death and the Sun
Wednesday, April 6th, 2005, 03:04 PM
It's possible that this information is outdated, but apparently there is no great variation between different races and ethnic groups when it comes resisting HIV. It's roughly one out of ten people everywhere -- even in Africa.

Can you imagine a situation in the future, where 100% of the population of Africa are HIV+, but they are all immune to it, because everyone who is not has died off generations ago? :O

SouthernBoy
Wednesday, April 6th, 2005, 04:27 PM
No, it is nearly completely absent outside of Europe. It is about .25% (or in that general area) of the world population that has the mutation. It is completely absent in Asians, and Native Americans though.

Draugr
Thursday, April 7th, 2005, 06:46 AM
Can you imagine a situation in the future, where 100% of the population of Africa are HIV+, but they are all immune to it, because everyone who is not has died off generations ago? :O

Not possible, H.I.V. is a retro-virus, meaning it mutates every sucessive generation. It is in many ways the perfect virus, an engine of survival at the most basic level, beautiful.

White_Angel
Tuesday, June 14th, 2005, 04:09 PM
whoa i did not think Russia had an AID problem. Hey, i have a solution!!!People should stop having sex if they have AIDs. :love-smil

Elendil
Tuesday, June 14th, 2005, 10:12 PM
Can you imagine a situation in the future, where 100% of the population of Africa are HIV+, but they are all immune to it, because everyone who is not has died off generations ago? :O
Negroes being immune to AIDS... frightening!

Aragorn :speechles

Death and the Sun
Tuesday, June 14th, 2005, 10:28 PM
People should stop having sex if they have AIDs. :love-smil

Are you reading this, the Nobel price committee?

Warspirit_
Wednesday, June 15th, 2005, 06:12 AM
I truly believe AIDS is the greatest threat to face mankind.
Of all diseases it's the only one without hope finding a cure.
Looking for a cure is waste of time, only thing we can do is to put all infected people into concentration camps to stop its spreading.
It will kill our species in few hundred years and it maybe too little time for a working cure.

Arcturus
Wednesday, June 15th, 2005, 06:26 AM
Of all diseases it's the only one without hope finding a cure.

Why do you say that?

Warspirit_
Wednesday, June 15th, 2005, 08:56 AM
Why do you say that?

It's a retrovirus, and despite over 20 years of research in retroviruses, there has never been cure that would remove them completely from the system.
Retroviruses are almost impossible to destroy because they evolve so fast.
HIV is the only always fatal retrovirus though.

Now, Im not any virologist or such, but I do have some medical background (a nurse).

The problem is, to destroy HIV from your system, you would have to destroy all infected cells too, and the main problem is that it infects nerve cells (which live very long and new cells dont grow to replace old ones)
Destroying nerve cells in vital organs could of course kill you.
HIV overwrites the original DNA in cells to produce more viruses.

Also, HIV always finds a way to resist new medicines so it will always kill the host eventually. And usually too slow so it can spread even more.

Eternal nature revenges us for homosexuality and for race mixing. :mad:

infoterror
Wednesday, June 15th, 2005, 09:21 AM
I truly believe AIDS is the greatest threat to face mankind.

Why? I think it's a great boon.

In 2003, the rates of AIDS cases were 58 per 100,000 in the black population, 10 per 100,000 Hispanics, 6 per 100,000 whites, 8 per 100,000 American Indian/Alaska native population, and 4 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islanders.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/HEALTH/conditions/06/13/hiv.cases.ap/index.html

Kill those with retrograde evolutionary strategies = love at first sight.

GO AIDS! YES AIDS! AIDS NOW! RAH AIDS! HAIL AIDS! THREE CHEERS FOR AIDS!

Warspirit_
Wednesday, June 15th, 2005, 09:43 AM
Why? I think it's a great boon.

In 2003, the rates of AIDS cases were 58 per 100,000 in the black population, 10 per 100,000 Hispanics, 6 per 100,000 whites, 8 per 100,000 American Indian/Alaska native population, and 4 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islanders.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/HEALTH/conditions/06/13/hiv.cases.ap/index.html

Kill those with retrograde evolutionary strategies = love at first sight.

GO AIDS! YES AIDS! AIDS NOW! RAH AIDS! HAIL AIDS! THREE CHEERS FOR AIDS!

Don't get me wrong, I love to see mud people dying, but this thing will eventually kill us too if we just stand still.
What of all white teenage girls getting AIDS after being raped?

At least we have to make all white country without even single AIDS patient.

Arcturus
Wednesday, June 15th, 2005, 09:45 AM
The funny(or not) thing is, we could have rid the world of AIDS long ago... but as we can't ship them all off to a remote island, and we can't "send them camping"....

Milesian
Sunday, July 3rd, 2005, 12:04 PM
http://www.narth.com/docs/superhiv.html


February 25, 2005 - New York health officials are continuing to express alarm about a man who was diagnosed recently with a new HIV strain that becomes full-blown AIDS in months, not years.

Dr. David Ho of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center in Manhattan says the man "participated in wild orgies fueled by crystal meth before coming sick.

The new HIV strain is resistant to 19 out of the 20 antiviral drugs used to combat AIDS.

fms panzerfaust
Sunday, July 3rd, 2005, 12:48 PM
After this, who will have a doubt about how harmful to humanity is homosexuality?

Very sad episode. :(

Nordraserei
Wednesday, July 20th, 2005, 09:56 PM
http://forums.skadi.net/showthread.php?t=31328

Blutwölfin
Tuesday, July 26th, 2005, 08:48 AM
Countries in Central Asia and parts of eastern Europe are facing an explosion of Aids/HIV, according to scientists at a conference in Rio de Janeiro.

New data shows that the next wave of the epidemic is being fuelled by heroin exports from Afghanistan.

The virus is continuing to spread to areas where the number of cases has previously been low.

Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova are some of the countries facing the next epidemic.

Heroin trail

Scientists at the International Aids Society conference say HIV is following the route of heroin traffic from Afghanistan, through Central Asia and the former Soviet Union, into Eastern Europe.

Young men are most likely to inject heroin. As they are highly active sexually, they could quickly spread the virus into the general population, scientists say.

They explosion of HIV cases is almost inevitable, because prevention schemes like safe needle exchange programmes and drug substitution projects are almost non-existent in the region.

Only 10% of drug users have access.

Scientists have argued that such measures must become commonplace. But tried and tested prevention methods are illegal in some of these countries.

Researchers say that only the implementation of widespread prevention schemes will avert the spread of the virus - and that will require a significant change in the attitude of the governments concerned.


Source: BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4713567.stm)

Sigel
Tuesday, July 26th, 2005, 09:23 AM
I watched the latest Panorama about poppy production in Afganistan. The USA and UK are trying various ways to stamp it out, without much success.
One thing stuck in my mind.
A dirt-poor peasant said the poppy harvest was the only way he could support his family. He said something like: "Why do the West blame us for this? We only grow it because people there wish to buy it. Why do they use it. Do they wish to lose their minds?"

Seen from his point of view (a poor man), the West is rich and the lifestyle is good. We never starve or have to wear rags and we are not ruled by vicious warlords who would kill us if we annoyed them.

He's right. The west has slid into decadence. The best thing we could do is encourage more heroin production. Import huge quantities of the purest kind at bargain prices and distribute bumper amounts of the stuff to the junkies. Crime would stop and within a couple of months the problem would solve itself. We would have to work the crematoriums around the clock, but it'd be cheaper and less hassle than rehab, relapse, crime etc.

They'd die happy and we'd be rid of the dross.

Constantinus
Tuesday, July 26th, 2005, 11:34 AM
I agree we'd better let the junkies wipe themselves out, but your plan would lead us far away from that. Most OD'ing doewn't follow from using drugs too pure, but from using drugs too much cut up and mixed wih all sorts of junk (some dealers even mix rat poison in their drugs in order to cut it up more and sell more doses). Spreading uncut drugs at bargain prices would end that.

Death and the Sun
Tuesday, July 26th, 2005, 12:01 PM
Heroin addiction is a symptom, not the disease itself. Our government(s) could probably stop the heroin trade (or at least reduce it considerably) if they wanted to. Since there are obscene amounts of money in it, they don't.

Frans_Jozef
Saturday, September 10th, 2005, 05:44 PM
UF scientist finds unexpected link between cat and human AIDS viruses

Emerging relationships between the two viruses could one day lead to a vaccine for human AIDS

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - A University of Florida researcher has discovered an unexpected link between the viruses that cause feline and human AIDS: Cats vaccinated with an experimental strain of the human AIDS virus appear to be at least as well-protected against the feline version of the disease as those immunized with the vaccine currently used by veterinarians. The surprise finding may mean cats with feline immunodeficiency virus, also known as FIV or feline AIDS, could eventually be treated even more effectively using some form of the experimental human vaccine.
Researcher Janet Yamamoto, a professor at UF's College of Veterinary Medicine, also theorizes that these emerging relationships between the two viruses could one day lead to a vaccine for human AIDS.
Results from Yamamoto's research can be previewed in today's (Sept. 8) online issue of the journal AIDS.
FIV is a natural infection of domestic cats that results in an immunodeficiency syndrome resembling HIV infection in humans. Since its discovery in 1987, FIV infection of cats has been used in vaccine studies as a small-animal model of human AIDS.
"We were the first to demonstrate that you can make an effective vaccine against a virus in the AIDS family of viruses," said Yamamoto, a co-discoverer of FIV.
Yamamoto holds the patent on the only approved vaccine available through veterinarians to protect cats against FIV. Her most recent studies have attempted to improve the efficacy of that vaccine by using strains of FIV found in cats in which the disease had not progressed for some reason over several years.
To determine the extent to which the human and feline AIDS viruses react to each other, and any implications that might exist for vaccine efficacy, Yamamoto began experimenting with long-term, nonprogressive strains of FIV that led to the current commercial vaccine. Now she is working on an HIV vaccine consisting of HIV virus from long-term, nonprogressing individuals.
"We purposely made vaccines with strains that weren't virile," Yamamoto said. "We found that whenever we tried using less virulent strains of virus, we were able to make a better vaccine."
Yamamoto's team was also surprised to discover that a core protein found in HIV also effectively protects cats against FIV.
"So what does this mean to human AIDS research? The viruses HIV and FIV are from the same viral family," Yamamoto said. "For that reason, the amino acids that make up the proteins in both viruses share some common regions. There appear to be regions of HIV, or variations of the core protein we used in our studies, that may provide protection in vaccine form against HIV."
Some compounds made from separate virus strains have been successfully used in vaccines against viruses from the same subfamily, such as smallpox in humans, which is made from cowpox virus, and human measles vaccines for canine distemper in puppies.
"Therefore, protective vaccines based on cross-reactive regions of AIDS viruses can provide broad immunity, and may be useful against viruses that are currently evolving in a new host, such as HIV infection of humans," Yamamoto said.
Alan L. Landay, a professor of immunology and microbiology and associate department chairman at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago called Yamamoto's findings "very exciting."
"This raises a potential whole new area for research in the field of vaccines that with the current approaches haven't yielded any success to date," said Landay, whose research team is working to develop novel immune strategies to treat HIV infection. "We need to explore all the potential options available to us for developing an HIV vaccine."


link (http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2005-09/uof-usf090805.php)

anonymaus
Tuesday, January 31st, 2006, 07:53 PM
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20060130/hiv_increase_060130/20060130?hub=TopStories


HIV on the rise in Ontario immigrants, gay men

Tue. Jan. 31 2006

CTV.ca News Staff

Despite education campaigns and increasing collective knowledge of the causes and effects of HIV, it continues to spread, and in Ontario the rise is especially alarming.

Over the past five years the incidence of HIV in Ontario has increased by 37 per cent, with an average annual increase of about six per cent, according to new figures by Dr. Robert Remis, a University of Toronto professor who heads up the Ontario HIV Epidemiologic Monitoring Unit

...

The most dramatic increase, he said, occurred among certain groups of recent immigrants and among people infected heterosexually.

"But in two groups in particular: Those persons from sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean and other persons infected heterosexually, those have increased 87 and 77 per cent in terms of prevalence in the past five years."

The incidence of HIV among gay men is also alarming, said Remis. His findings indicate there have been 3,800 new cases of HIV among gay men in the past five years, representing a 28 per cent increase.

(cont.)

He later goes on to suggest we increase our "sensitivity" to their "different cultures" which are, apparently, the reason they think it's ok to rape babies and carelessly spread HIV/AIDS--not to mention use it as a weapon against their enemies. Honestly: even the leftists must be tired of political correctness by now! What a bunch of bollocks this apologism is. I applaud this doctor for being perfectly honest about the facts, but his cries of PC sensitivity make me cringe.

The Horned God
Thursday, August 28th, 2008, 01:59 AM
Thursday, November 29, 2007

The rate of newly diagnosed HIV infection in the European Union (EU) has almost doubled since 1999, according to EuroHIV data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

The 20 Member States that consistently reported data between 1999 and 2006 showed that new diagnosis had increased from 28.8 per million inhabitants to 57.5 per million inhabitants. In the 25 member states reporting in 2006 (Italy and Spain were excluded) 26,220 new diagnoses were recorded.

In the EU, Estonia reported the highest rate of new diagnosis (504.2 per million), followed by Portugal (205 per million), the UK (148.8 per million) and Latvia (130.3 per million). The lowest rate was in Slovakia, where 27 new HIV cases (five per million people) were reported last year.

Men accounted for the majority of EU diagnosis (66%) with 11% of cases in young people aged 15-24. The predominant route of transmission was heterosexual contact (53%) with a large proportion of those infected originating from countries with generalised epidemic (e.g. countries in sub-Sahara Africa). ECDC spokesperson, Ben Duncan, said that in Western European countries, such as the UK and France, one of the main drivers of new cases is people migrating from other areas of the world.

With over a third of the cases diagnosed and a relatively small population size, men who have sex with men remain at greater risk of infection than heterosexuals. Less than 10% of the total cases reported were among injecting drug users.

ECDC director Zsuzsanna Jakab said that the true European figures are likely to be much higher; it is estimated that almost one third of people living with HIV in Europe are unaware they are infected.

"These people are less likely to take precautions against transmitting the virus, and are also unable to access treatment, and addressing this hidden epidemic is a priority for the ECDC," she said.

While Estonia showed the highest rates of new HIV diagnosis, the EU report praised Estonia's efforts to tackle the epidemic. At the launch of the HIV/AIDS Surveillance in Europe report in Tallinn, Estonia, Zsuzsanna Jakab said, “In response to the high levels of HIV infection being reported, Estonia has launched an ambitious long-term plan for 2006-2015. This plan includes new initiatives on surveillance, prevention and treatment. We at ECDC are supportive of the work being done by the Estonian government to reverse the trend of increasing HIV infection rates. On behalf of ECDC, I have pledged to support Estonia in a number of priority areas, including on surveillance, sharing country experiences and providing European guidance on HIV testing”.

In non-EU areas of Europe, the number of cases is also continuing to rise, with particularly high rates in Ukraine (288 per million) and Russia (275 per million). The data showed that in 2006, a total of 86,912 new HIV infections were reported across 50 of the 53 countries of the WHO European Region.

Eastern and western WHO European regions

In 2006, over two thirds of the new HIV diagnoses in Europe were reported in the former Soviet Union countries (the East of Europe) with 59,866 new cases or 211 new diagnoses per million inhabitants). Of these, 41% were female and 27% were young people aged 15-24. The predominant mode of HIV transmission was injecting drug use (22,185 cases) although there has been a five-fold increase in heterosexually-acquired cases since 1999.

In western Europe 25,241 new HIV diagnoses were reported in 2006 (82.5 per million inhabitants) of which 35% were female and 10% aged 15-24 years old. The predominant mode of transmission was heterosexual (10,722) but approximately 43% of cases originated from countries with a generalised epidemic (e.g. sub-Saharan Africa).

Between 2002 and 2006, 32 countries in the WHO European region reported an increase in HIV testing, with nine countries reporting a decrease. The greater uptake of testing accounts for some of the increase in diagnoses.

Source. (http://www.aidsmap.org/en/news/400913A9-F9D8-4C94-855D-B636312080F3.asp)

Oski
Monday, September 1st, 2008, 11:28 PM
Thats just sad.

:(

Hope a cure becomes available in our lifetime.