Team Thinks It Cracked an HIV Mystery
Genital disease may explain why majority of Africa's AIDS victims are women
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted May 11, 2014 3:33 PM CDT
Activists of a non-governmental organization display red ribbons, a symbol of HIV-AIDS awareness, during an awareness campaign on World AIDS Day, in Bangalore, India, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013.   (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

(Newser) – Why are 60% of Africa's AIDS victims women when in the rest of the world, the majority are men? For researchers, it's a longstanding mystery—but Norwegian experts working in South Africa have a theory. A disease called genital schistosomiasis, or "schisto," can lead to vaginal damage that may boost susceptibility to HIV, the New York Times reports. And the disease, spread through worms in river water, has affected about 200 million Africans.

Genital schistosomiasis can lead to sores which may offer HIV a route into the body. And worms and eggs in these sores attract the same cells attacked by HIV, the Times notes. Women with these sores face about three times the risk of HIV faced by their neighbors, studies suggest. The good news: An eight-cent pill can kill the worms. But while a number of leading organizations, including the UN, are funding research into the matter, not everyone is convinced. "We need to track all these things down and see what’s a cause and what’s just another disease you have at the same time, like cervical cancer," says the executive director of a top AIDS-fighting agency.

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hondo66
May 18, 2014 10:00 PM CDT
HIV was created by Nature. It has been infecting humans since the early 1900's, at least. Tissue samples preserved from patients that died from an unknown, wasting disease in the very early part of the 20th century were tested. They were found to contain the HIV/Aids virus. Not surprisingly, the victims had come from Africa, typically sailors or employed in merchant marine occupations. There is evidence that the virus crossed over from a primate known as the Green Monkey, which can carry a very similar virus. Primate to human infection is certainly the source and path of this disease.
apostleshadamishe
May 12, 2014 11:35 PM CDT
AMBUSH CURES HIV/AIDS Apostle Shada Mishe apostleshadamishe@gmail.com Sir / Madam, For the past 12 years I have been studying and researching Ambush, a Palm plant extract that is effective in curing HIV. Name of Plant; Palm Name of ingredient: Ambush Molecular weight 640 (similar to the sequisulfides) Where found: In and around the areas of South Florida where uranium waste was dumped in the 1920's from the nuclear programme that has now leaked out into the water system. A specie of the PALM plant has picked up this waste to be the valuable AMBUSH. Chemical compd; Uranium isotope (cus.n) Grayish white soft metallic compound NOT found in chemistry books. Uses: Antiviral DRUG..Ambush Found to "KILL" the HIV virus when given in a dose of 60 ml three times daily for 21 days at a known concentration. Mode of action.. Ambush kills the HIV virus by causing the viral shell to rupture . In the lymph system Ambush produces "natural radioactivity" that "kills" the virus that 'hides' in the lymph system . This crosses the blood-brain barrier since the 'patients' claim that they are able to see,hear and think more clearly after taking Ambush. Viral Loads...This decreases from 100,000 to 'undetectable' in 21 days..... but I have had patients VL go to 'undetectable ' in 5 days. SIDE EFFECTS / EFFECTS 1. After 5 to 7 days of treatment, patients MAY complain of HEADACHES. 2. After 5 to 7 days male patients experience an increase in erection. 3. Stool becomes soft and REGULAR 4. Patients c/o being WARM in the trunk area mainly at night when lying down. Toxicology......Before administering to any person a complete toxicological analysis was done to include, arsenic, barbiturates and NO KNOWN poisons or harmful substances to mankind were found. Systems/Organs Skin...becomes clean, smooth and free of eczema or other say they have small eczema patches in the first week that go away by the third week. Excretion Since this is a very LARGE molecule it is excreted relatively unchanged via urine and feces. SEROREVERSION After 149 days the patents revert to being HIV NEGATIVE after finishing a course in Ambush hence no one goes public to say they WERE HIV positive. Pharmacology of Ambush on the GUT of an end stage AIDS person. It is known that late stage AIDS patients posses a high level of the virus in the GUT which should include the entire GI tract from stomach to rectum. Here the virus is found in the lining and this is difficult for ARV's because these are the areas needed by the ARV's to enter the blood supply. There is not a high enough blood level returning back to the stomach lining hence the virus remains in high concentration. This causes the person's appetite to decrease which causes a spiraling downhill of the body. When Ambush is taken in the liquid form, it is slightly basic and forms a stable compound in the acidic stomach.The Ambush compound is close to the stomach lining to exert the "natural radioactivity" effect which kills the virus in the stomach. Here the entire mid section feels very warm and sometimes feverish. The infected stomach lining with the dead areas is then passed out as a black slime in the stool. This usually happens about day 4 while on an Ambush regime of 60 ml three times daily for 21 days, wherein the person has a large bowel movement. After the bowel movement, the person becomes extremely hungry and eats TWO to THREE times a normal serving. Here I usually recommend cornmeal porridge with butter or cooking oil as a prevention against malnutrition and add a daily multivitamin. By day 10 the stomach has recovered and the person eats normally. THE CHALLENGE The challenge is to find a Virologist, or Biologist of HIV Researcher who is willing to put some Ambush in a Human culture medium infected with the HIV virus, incubate with proper controls and report their findings to the world. More info is at www.ambushcuresaidsfree.com or http://www.youtube.com/user/apostlemishe?feature=mhee Thank you for your interest and we will be happy to send you samples and answer any and all questions. Apostle Shada Mishe apostleshadamishe@gmail.com Dallas Texas, 1-972 294 5161
hondo66
May 12, 2014 7:48 AM CDT
Scientific American published an article that referred directly to this situation. Read the info in this site. It gives a good explanation of what's really going on-http://www.biochem.arizona.edu/classes/bioc461/HIV-AIDS-References/The%20African%20AIDS%20Epidemic.pdf