Five myths about AIDS that have misdirected research and treatment

ROOTBERNSTEIN, Robert, S
Publication Date 
1995
p 111-132 [31 p]

Reviews a range of research to argue that AIDS is caused by a combination of factors, so is a 'synergistic' disease, rather than solely being caused by HIV infection. Argues that research has been misunderstood in a number of key areas and argues: different groups develop AIDS at different rates which can only be explained by other factors that may vary across risk groups; examples of people who are infected with HIV reverting to being HIV negative are common; antibodies for HIV may signal that the effective 'T-cell' immune response has been unsuccessful and thus herald the loss of immune regulation; a range of nonretroviral treatments such as safer sex practices, elimination of drug use, high nutrient diets and limiting re-exposure to HIV and its co-factors have proven to be effective means of peventing or delaying the onset of AIDS; many immunosuppressive factors are as highly correlated with AIDS risk groups as HIV

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Genetica
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95
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The author's related work in this field is all available at the following website: http://www.virusmyth.net/aids/index/rrootbernstein.htm
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