Roger England is Chairman of the Health Systems Workshop, Grenada. His analyses and commentaries are lightly sprinkled through the scientific literature. The Writing is on the Wall for UNAIDS was England’s editorial in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), May 2008. England criticizes the rampant “exceptionalism” granted to HIV/AIDS across many domains.
In one strong statement, England writes: Continue reading
In the words of René Dubos: “It’s easy to think you are emptying the ocean with a bucket when the tide is going out.”
Perhaps I paraphrase. The quote is derived from Dubos’ book, Mirage of Health. His writing is focused on the history of science and a wonderful discourse on the cyclic and repetitive nature of social thought and concepts of health and disease. To quote an Amazon.com reviewer: “extremely interesting reading for anyone interested in humanity, disease, science and history.” Continue reading
As principal investigator at the Harvard School of Public Health, Max Essex, was recently awarded $20 million to study HIV prevention in Botswana – a meager reward for the man who played a pivotal role in creating the current conceptual model of the HIV / AIDS epidemic, compared to the billions distributed annually .
Essex’s erroneous research spawned the theory that HIV originated in African monkeys. This misconception is critical because the concept is a pillar for the fallacy that HIV / AIDS is endemic in Africa. Continue reading
HIV/AIDS statistics in South Africa (and Botswana) are entirely implausible. Given the known rates of HIV sexual transmission during vaginal intercourse, the purported current rates of HIV prevalence among the heterosexual adults of these countries exceed all plausible limits of human sexual activity. In this video presentation, Chris Jennings explains why the statistics for HIV/AIDS prevalence in South Africa are entirely implausibility (with mention of Botswana and New York City).
The first Africans diagnosed with AIDS were two white gay men who lived in the Republic of South Africa . (The Republic of South Africa is typically referred to as “South Africa.”) As was typical for every AIDS case outside the United States early in the AIDS epidemic, both of these South African gay men caught AIDS in the United States.
Both of these men were gay male air stewards (flight attendants) who had visited the United States before the development of their disease , and both died from Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP), a classical early-onset opportunistic infection secondary to HIV infection.
Will Solimene Award from American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) Recognizes the Innovative Research, Definitive Analytics, and Scientific Conclusions challenging HIV/AIDS Statistics in South Africa
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: The book HIV/AIDS in South Africa by Chris Jennings was awarded the 2014 Will Solimene Award for Excellence in Medical Communication. The Solimene Award recognizes outstanding work in medical, biomedical, and health communication published during the previous two years.
In this video, Chris Jennings briefly explains the implications of bad HIV/AIDS science in Africa; namely, inappropriate health care interventions and the misallocation of funds; these actions based on highly improbable concepts of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic.
THE MONKEYS ARE INNOCENT!!! Chris Jennings describes how laboratory contamination started the theory that HIV came from African monkeys. It all started at the Harvard School of Public Health . . .
Currently, in Africa, the circumcision is being medically promoted and practiced as a method of preventing HIV transmission. The stated goals of some health care interventions are to circumcise all men aged 15 – 49 years of age.
This horrific practice is a prime example of hearsay and faddism amongst the medical and international health community: a belief structure and practice based on meager scientific evidence; and something that is considered justifiable in the Third World, while such practices are not being promoted nor implemented in developed nations.
Recently, a web page of National Public Radio stated “AIDS is the primary killer of African-Americans ages 19 to 44 years of age.” This misconception is evidently a common one. For example, Peter Piot, the Executive Director of UNAIDS, had broadcast the same belief previously, i.e., “AIDS remains the leading cause of death in African-American women in the USA.”  Neither statement is accurate.