The demographics of AIDS is not suggestive of infectious etiology. How can you suppose that the absence of AIDS in teenagers and female prostitutes is consistent with a venereal disease?
AIDS requires either S@xual intercourse of an exchange of blood (fluid), therefore since it was first and prominently a male h*mosexual transmitted disease it precludes the s*xually inactive or non needle sharing drug habits. This is well documented. But few disease remain contained forever, they breakout, they can and do get transmitted to females (prostitutes or not) and visa versa. If AIDS is not a disease then how come you can be infected with AIDS if you have a blood transfusion from an infected person if you practice a healthy lifestyle???
By your reasoning if AIDS is a lifestyle affliction there is nothing to transmit! Springer> AIDS has been around for at least 25 years. In the early 1980Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s, the CDC was predicting the explosion of AIDS into teenagers and into the heterosexual population in general. What happened? Their predictions were false.
Forewarned is forearmed, the medical authorities have not been sitting on their hands, massive public education programs on the problem has worked in the west
, contrast that with Africa where the predictions have largely come true.
Why should AIDS only have been around for 25years if it is a lifestyle affliction?
There are currently over 2 million people in the US that are HIV positive. This number has been stable for over 20 years. IsnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t that a large enough reservoir of virions? Why, then, does AIDS remain confined to lifestyle groups? Why do individuals who are HIV positive but are not using drugs and are not taking AZT not contract AIDS? There are numerous patients (thousands) who have been HIV positive for many years and are disease-free. This is a far cry from the CDCÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s outlandish statements 20 years ago, proclaiming HIV to be 100% fatal.
There is more than one strain of AIDS, and some individuals can cope with the affliction better than others (good evolutionary analogy there), Small pox, Bubonic plague, all have their survivors, what you are stating is to be expected.
Another problemÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ if AIDS is infectious, why do only male h*m*sexuals get KaposiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s sarcoma? KS is virtually unknown in all other AIDS risk groups. Why would specific manifestations of an infectious disease discriminate between one lifestyle and another?
Please expand upon this and why you think it relevant, because the WikiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s explination seems most convincing
Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a kind of sarcoma caused by Human Herpes Virus 8 (HHV8) in which cancerous cells, as well as abnormally growing blood vessels, form solid lesions in connective tissue. KS was historically very rare and found mainly in older men of Mediterranean, Jewish or African origin (classic KS), or patients with severely weakened immune systems, such as after an organ transplant (immunosuppressive treatment related KS). In the early 1980s KS began to be seen in AIDS patients. This lead to the belief that AIDS weakened the immune system. The infectious agent responsible for all forms of the disease is known as Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV).
If AIDS is a venereal disease, why has HIV never been isolated from semen? If AIDS is infectious, why do full blown AIDS patients have so few viral particles in their system?
Assuming this is true, this is possibly just how AIDS manifests itself, how many viral particals would you expect?
As far as AIDS in chimpanzees, no case of AIDS has been produced.
Sorry but your way out of date here, the actual progenitor AIDS strain has been identified and isolated to a particular area of Congo Chimps.
AIDS has failed KochÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s postulates for proof of infectious disease.
Has it indeed. From the wiki
Koch's postulates are:
a. The organism must be found in all animals suffering from the disease, but not in healthy animals.
b. The organism must be isolated from a diseased animal and grown in pure culture.
c. The cultured organism should cause disease when introduced into a healthy animal.
d. The organism must be reisolated from the experimentally infected animal.
However, it must be noted that Koch abandoned the second part of the first postulate altogether when he discovered asymptomatic carriers of cholera (Koch, 1893) and later, Typhoid Mary. Indeed, asymptomatic carriers of many diseases have since been found, especially viruses such as polio, herpes simplex, HIV and hepatitis C. As a specific example, all doctors and virologists agree that poliovirus causes paralysis in just a few infected subjects, and the success of the polio vaccine in preventing disease supports the conviction that the poliovirus is the causative agent.
The third postulate does not always happen, as Koch himself discovered and stated in regard to both tuberculosis and cholera (Koch, 1884). Indeed, we see this today with diseases such as HIV, where CCR5 Δ32 deletion individuals seem to be resistant to infection with HIV.
CanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t see how you can claim that when the experts have somewhat modified the postulate to fit the facts, eh!
Concerning the long incubation period of AIDS, your example of syphilis begs the question. Syphilis has an average incubation period of about 3 weeks to a maximum of 3 months. AIDS has an Ã¢â‚¬Å“incubation periodÃ¢â‚¬Â of many years. If HIV has the cytotoxic affect on T lymphocytes that is claimed, then what is the virus doing for the first one to two decades? If T cells are destroyed, then the patient should immediately become susceptible to all AIDS indicator diseases.
re syphilis from the wiki
Tertiary syphilis occurs from as early as one year after the initial infection but can take up to ten years to manifest - though cases have been reported where this stage has occurred fifty years after initial infection.
re what is the virus doing Ã¢â‚¬â€œ itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s being dormant.