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Malnutrition 'key' to Aids
News 23 from South Africa ^ | 21/01/2003

Posted on 01/20/2003 7:08:52 PM PST by mlmr

Malnutrition 'key' to Aids

20/01/2003 19:00 - (SA)

Johannesburg - "No matter what the role of HIV is, malnutrition is in the centre of Aids," a Southern African Development Community (SADC) ministerial meeting was told on Monday.

Dr Roberto Giraldo, who addressed the SADC meeting, is an American physician whose website (www.robertogiraldo.com) says: "Aids is neither an infectious disease nor is sexually transmitted. It is a toxic-nutritional syndrome caused by the alarming worldwide increment of immunological stressor agents."

Giraldo was more circumspect than that in his address to the SADC meeting. Throughout his speech he emphasised the similarities between Aids and the symptoms of malnutrition. He also emphasised the similarities between Aids and long-known tropical diseases.

He said adequate vitamins in the diet were very important, saying that HIV-positive gay men with adequate vitamin A intake "never progressed to Aids", while those with a vitamin A deficiency did get Aids.

Health Minister Dr Manto Tshabala-Msimang, the chairwoman of the meeting, handed over the chair to Swazi Health Minister Phetsile Dlamini for the session addressed by Giraldo and Dr MH Gotink of the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef).

Orthodox medicine 'is not a religion'

Gotink in his address conceded that different researchers could reach different conclusions from the same data. "That is part of the scientific debate."

He emphasised that Unicef agreed about the importance of vitamin intake, and had done for 20 years. Unicef shared Giraldo's views on the importance of breast feeding.

But Gotink, speaking after his address, also said: "Orthodox medicine does not believe, it isn't a religion, but has concluded that there is a link between the HI virus, and the onset of Aids, and the onset of death.

"That is the difference between orthodox medicine and the dissident view."


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I thought this was an intersting article, linked at blacksheepnews.com and had not seen it posted.

I remember reading about other theories about Aids by a man named, Dusenberg (I think) and this man seems to agree with some of the findings.

1 posted on 01/20/2003 7:08:52 PM PST by mlmr
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To: mlmr
This is great news for Rock Hudson.
2 posted on 01/20/2003 7:10:29 PM PST by Bogey78O (It's not a Zero it's an "O")
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To: mlmr
Boy, are you in for it. It's Peter Duesberg and a lot of people who never read Inventing the Aids Virus are going to be highly indignant.
3 posted on 01/20/2003 7:12:18 PM PST by Stentor
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To: Stentor
Really? I thought that the article dovetailed quite nicely with what Mr Duesberg said. I thought that Inventing the Aids Virus was and interesting book.
4 posted on 01/20/2003 7:14:18 PM PST by mlmr
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To: mlmr
"Aids is neither an infectious disease nor is sexually transmitted."
 
Yet the article never mentions the key breakthrough for curing AIDS, as discovered by the SA health authorities:  AIDS can be cured by having sex with a virgin, particularly an infant.
 
These people need more funding to continue their excellent work.

Owl_Eagle

”Guns Before Butter.”

5 posted on 01/20/2003 7:19:52 PM PST by South Hawthorne
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To: Owl_Eagle
Yuck! Sick!
6 posted on 01/20/2003 7:22:55 PM PST by mlmr
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To: Bogey78O
Yeah, and all the rump rangers in West Hollywood and San Francisco.
7 posted on 01/20/2003 7:24:54 PM PST by Weimdog
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To: mlmr
Government of SA: Now let us go kill some white (very productove) farmers...
8 posted on 01/20/2003 7:26:40 PM PST by 2banana
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To: Bogey78O; the_doc
This is great news for Rock Hudson.

LOL You are on target..they may "suggest "that for Africa..BUT Rock had food in the fridge..

9 posted on 01/20/2003 7:27:37 PM PST by RnMomof7
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To: mlmr
I see folks are quick to dismiss this statement. I'd suggest a second thought. Anyone else ever note the reported absence of behavioral causes for African AIDS? We hear of promiscuity, but little of anal sex or homosexuality. And, I'll assume, there's not much H going 'round in these locales that don't even have fresh water much less dope and needles to share.

This seems to me a tremendous statement.

Genetically-altered corn, anyone?
10 posted on 01/20/2003 7:28:20 PM PST by nicollo
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To: nicollo
I have been under the impression that African Aids has been proof that Aids is an equal oppertunity disease.
11 posted on 01/20/2003 7:33:07 PM PST by mlmr
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To: nicollo
Anyone else ever note the reported absence of behavioral causes for African AIDS? We hear of promiscuity, but little of anal sex or homosexuality.
 
Actually, homosexual anal sex is rampant in Africa, it being culturally acceptable.  I would point out how little we hear about behavioral causes of WESTERN AIDS though.  It's as if it just seems to magically appear in people.

Owl_Eagle

”Guns Before Butter.”

12 posted on 01/20/2003 7:34:19 PM PST by South Hawthorne
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To: Weimdog; Bogey78O
But I think that the theory holds that the acts of homosexuality result over the long term, with immune compromised men who would be suseptible to a plethora of viruses...just like malnourish and thus likewise immune compromised Africans.
13 posted on 01/20/2003 7:37:17 PM PST by mlmr
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To: mlmr
Well that just blows away the saying "Feed a cold, starve a fever."
pun intended.
14 posted on 01/20/2003 7:38:35 PM PST by red-dawg (No purchase neccesary, void where prohibited.)
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To: Owl_Eagle
If that is the case, we've not been told. I've always assumed that was the cause, specifically because we've not been told. I assumed this was deliberate mis-information from our loving, truthful media.

I never considered malnutrition, and this article gives me pause.
15 posted on 01/20/2003 7:41:03 PM PST by nicollo
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To: red-dawg
Bad dog. Bad, bad dog!
16 posted on 01/20/2003 7:41:07 PM PST by mlmr
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To: mlmr
That's convenient..... So what about hemophilliacs?
17 posted on 01/20/2003 8:08:56 PM PST by Bogey78O (It's not a Zero it's an "O")
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From what I understand,from the Dusberg book, Hemopheliacs have a compromised immune system from the frequent blood transfusions.
18 posted on 01/21/2003 6:07:09 AM PST by mlmr
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To: mlmr
Bumpity-bump
19 posted on 01/21/2003 9:26:15 AM PST by mlmr
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To: mlmr
Bump
20 posted on 01/21/2003 5:10:30 PM PST by mlmr
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