AFRICAN AIDS NUMBERS GROSSLY EXAGGERATED
WASHINGTON, May 4 (LSN.ca) - In a watershed report, WorldNetDaily reveals that AIDS in Africa is defined differently than in America and that when the American definitions are used Africa's reported AIDS 'epidemic' disappears. HIV tests which are essential to the AIDS diagnosis in are not given in except to tiny samples of the population.
Rather in place place the "Bangui Definition" created at a World Health Organization meeting in October, 1985 is used to define AIDS.
According to this definition, AIDS is considered present when a person is diagnosed with two of the following three symptoms combined with any one of several minor symptoms: "prolonged fevers for a month or more, weight loss over 10 percent, prolonged diarrhea."
The minor symptoms include chronically swollen lymph nodes, persistent cough for more than a month, persistent herpes, and itching skin inflammation.
Most people with a knowledge of Africa are aware that such symptoms can be the result of a host of causes other than AIDS in that war-torn and disease-ridden continent. Rather than the tens of millions of AIDS cases in each African country as is reported in the media, strict accounting for AIDS by the American definition reports a cumulative total of 794,444 cases from 1982 to November 1999 (WHO Weekly Epidemiological Record, Nov 26, 1999). African countries, the report notes, cooperate in the charade since "AIDS" acts like a magic word opening the donor coffers of the West.
The report also shows that the quest to show AIDS cases among heterosexuals is the result of zealous bias. Most reports fail to mention that according to the World Bank, under normal, healthy conditions, the chances of an infected man transmitting the virus to an unprotected woman are less then 2 in 1,000. Moreover, the August 15, 1997, "American Journal of Epidemiology" reported that male-to-female transmission of HIV is extremely difficult, requiring on average of one thousand unprotected sexual (non-anal) contacts, and female-to- male requires ann average of 8,000 contacts.
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