New, Aggressive HIV Strain Found in West Africa

Strain progresses to AIDS about two years faster

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Swedish researchers have identified a new strain of HIV recently discovered in West Africa, which progresses to AIDS more quickly, reports AFP.

The A3/02 strain combines the two most common HIV strains in Guinea-Bissau and develops into AIDS within five years, up to two-and-a-half years faster than either of its parent strains, said Angelica Palm, one of the scientists behind the study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. This type of strain, a recombinant, appears when a person becomes infected by two different strains, allowing DNA to fuse and create a new one.

Researchers from Lund University warn in the study that recombinant strains may spread more rapidly, in part from immigration to the United State or Europe, and that there are likely many more that still haven’t been identified. But with this particular strain that was discovered in Guinea-Bissau in 2011, Palm says, “The good news is that as far as we know, the medicines that are available today are equally functional on all different subtypes of variants.”

The study comes on the heels of a new report by the World Health Organization and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control that found about 131,000 people in Europe had contracted HIV in 2012, an 8% increase from the year before. As reported AIDS cases in western Europe dropped 48% between 2006 and 2012, the number of new diagnoses in the eastern region rose by 113%.

[AFP]

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JohnDirtandmoredirt

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iDuder
iDuder

With the 100% HIV protection of circumcision, no one will get HIV. Thanks religion, we knew science and their condoms was wrong... we knew The Holy Bible knew what it's doing to stop HIV... Thank goodness we don't trust science and get condoms to these people instead of circumcisions. Now there is no way anyone will get infected so we don't even have to worry about HIV anymore!  

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Surely this isn't propaganda to make a profit off of these surgeries and take advantage of these people's poor education and ignorance of safe sex... surely humanity wouldn't expose millions of people to a deadly disease to make a little cash instead of educating them about condom use and making condoms more accessible... surely humanity is not that evil... Are you so sure?

UrinalGum
UrinalGum

Can we talk about the benefits of circumcision yet?

MikeRush
MikeRush

"Hey, let's bring them to the US so they can have a better life"...


Translation:  "bring those super aids infected apes to the US, turn em loose to rape the white wimmenz, and speed up the genocide on the white race"...


CrossWinds
CrossWinds

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MarkRemanHamilton
MarkRemanHamilton

Conspiracy? If the Reagan admin made AIDS to wipe out people they thought might be a threat, they would've placed it in Africa. If that strain got a cure, they would make a new HIV strain and place it in Africa again. STDs are older than the Church in their use in warfare. Any comments, concerns or suggestions? Have a nice day :)

DeanJackson
DeanJackson

In fact, what's been discovered are more virulent strains of other diseases, which, with a depressed immune system, will keep company with HIV. For those not in the know, the vast majority of cases defined as AIDS-related are simply diseases that have been around in Africa since time immemorial; you see, "For the most part, Africans aren't tested. It's simply too expensive. But when they are tested, the ELISA is used. HIV ELISAs are not accurate enough to diagnose an American with HIV infection, but they are accurate enough for Africans!"

This is called the 'HIV causes AIDS scam'. 

Google: 'WHY THE "AIDS TEST" DOESN'T WORK IN AFRICA'

Here's a piece from the article:

"AIDS in Africa is diagnosed not with antibody tests but rather on the basis of clinical symptoms. This is called a "clinical case definition," and was originally developed by WHO in 1985. It consists mainly of persistent fever, diarrhea, and weight loss. These symptoms are identical to many common African diseases. Only in Africa can you be diagnosed with AIDS on the basis of these symptoms alone.

To make matters worse, individual countries have felt free to develop their own clinical case definitions. Thus, there is no consistency between countries as to exactly what constitutes an AIDS case, and some of these clinical case definitions are extremely broad, making it easy to classify almost anything as AIDS.[34] Often new cases are registered which don't fulfill even these extremely lax criteria."

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aliberaldoseofskepticism
aliberaldoseofskepticism

@UrinalGum Except

1. There's no conceivable way circumcision would protect women.
2. Or men in the classic "high-risk" groups (gay men, intravenous drug users, recipients of blood or organs)
3. Circumcision advocates have suggested multiple mechanisms, even contradicting ones, and just come up with new ones when an old one was debunked. But if you've got the moles, I've got the mallet. ;)
4. Talking about how you're being "censored" by proper scientific journals when you're all over the mainstream media makes you look like a nutcase.
5. Circumcision programs in Zimbabwe have only led to men not getting condoms or even getting tested because, oh yeah, they're immune.

6. And, oh yeah, men in that region are already circumcised. (Guinea-Bissau is about 50% Muslim; 40% indigenous beliefs, many of which include circumcision; and 10% Christian, which tends to assimilate the aforementioned indigenous beliefs)

I'd say you know nothing, but his namesake was actually a good epidemiologist.

But you're still not the most deluded individual in this thread, if only because you understand that HIV causes AIDS, so there's that.

xanima
xanima

@CrossWinds

  " If a man is caught in the act of raping a young woman who is not engaged, he must pay fifty pieces of silver to her father.  Then he must marry the young woman because he violated her, and he will never be allowed to divorce her."
Deuteronomy 22:28-29 

Numbers 31:17 "Now kill all the boys [innocent kids]. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man."

"Happy those who seize your children and smash them against a rock." (Psalm 137:9)

"Slaves, be subject to your masters with all reverence, not only to those who are good and equitable but also to those who are perverse." (1 Peter 2:18)

 If there is anyone who curses his father or his mother, he shall surely be put to death; he has cursed his father or his mother, his bloodguiltiness is upon him. Leviticus 20:9

Lev 20:10
"'If a man commits adultery with another man's wife--with the wife of his neighbor--both the adulterer and the adulteress are to be put to death."

Seems a little preoccupied with killing and raping everything for my taste.


alurlyrx
alurlyrx

@CrossWinds There were many worse times than now. Try the black plague, the Christian (spanish) inquisition, and lots of atrocities in the name of god or any one of human religions. The sky is always falling for the ignorant, shame-and-blame religious.

xanima
xanima

@MarkRemanHamilton I would encourage you to look into the story surrounding the development of the polio vaccine and the use of chimpanzee dna in that testing as a transmission source for SIDS, which was then injected into thousands of african children and parents for testing. You will notice the inoculation area directly corresponds with the development of AIDS,

MarkRemanHamilton
MarkRemanHamilton

On the bright side for many in Orange County, this also means Reagan is not dead.

AndrewK777
AndrewK777

@DeanJackson 

Cookoo Cooko.

If HIV doesn't cause AIDS and is merely a harmless virus you won't mind if we inject you, right? Yea, that's what I thought.

AndrewK777
AndrewK777

@BabuG.Ranganathan

Numerous scientific studies at colleges and Universities? How about you give me a few references then?


Sorry, but your BS Bible degree does not make you qualified to tell people what they should or should not be ingesting. Silver has limited effects on bacteria and only topically and it has absolutely no effect on viruses.


BS Microbiology, MS Pharmaceutical Sciences, MS Chemistry

DeanJackson
DeanJackson

@AndrewKamadulski, right!

When HIV was identified back in the early 1980s as the cause of AIDS, guess what the medical establishment forgot to do? They forgot to perform studies that controlled for other viruses/number of times infected with other viruses/lifestyles! 


Ever take Statistics 101? If not, then what the medical establishment did back in the early 1980s with the 'HIV causes AIDS' assertion is to commit the cardinal sin in the science of statistics, that is, "correlation equals causation" As every student of Statistics 101 knows, high correlations are the FIRST step for determining the truth. 

Now, why do you think the medical establishment forgot basic statistical protocols?





DuncanTaylor
DuncanTaylor

@DeanJackson Sorry but you are forgetting all the biological studies; statistics show correlation in cigarettes causing lung cancer, but there is no actual biological proof of the mechanism. However with HIV III and AIDS there is the physical evidence that transcends the need for statistical correlation. Your just grasping at straws.