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January 12, 2020 at 1 PM EST (18:00 GMT)
NEW YORK CITY – THE EPICENTER OF THE HIV/AIDS EPIDEMIC – a live streaming lecture by Chris Jennings, author of:
- Understanding and Preventing AIDS (used for staff education at the Walter Reed Army Medical Institute – the hospital responsible for the President of the United State; Massachusetts General Hospital – the hospital affiliate with Harvard Medical School; and favorably reviewed by the New England Journal of Medicine)
- HIV/AIDS: The Facts and the Fiction
- HIV/AIDS in South Africa: The Facts and the Fiction (winter of the Will Solimene Award for Excellence in Medical Communication by the American Medical Writers Association).
In the first of a series of lectures, Chris Jennings will summarize the findings presented in the first portion of his book, HIV/AIDS: The Facts and the Fiction. This book, and its companion HIV/AIDS in South Africa: The Facts and the Fiction, summarize a meta-analysis of the medical and scientific literature based on 3,000 bibliographic references.
“The scientific literature is clear,” states Chris Jennings, “New York City is the epicenter of the AIDS epidemic; the theory that HIV came from monkeys is a fallacy – a false theory that arose from laboratory contamination at the Harvard School of Public Health; and the African AIDS epidemic-as-holocaust never manifested.”
An entertaining and informative lecturer, Chris Jennings presented a lecture entitled “Uses & Abuses of AIDS Research” at the Harvard School of Public Health (AIDS in the Minority Community, November 14, 1987) and has also lectured at a selection of churches and universities throughout the years.
The upcoming event, NEW YORK CITY – THE EPICENTER OF THE HIV/AIDS EPIDEMIC, will be live streamed from a private presentation in Berlin, Germany.
DATE: January 12, 2020
TIME: 1 PM EST (18:00 GMT; 19:00 Berlin Time)
WEB LINK: To be Announced
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HIV/AIDS Migrates from New York City to Johannesburg
“During 1981, large numbers of cases of two hitherto uncommon diseases, Kaposi’s sarcoma and Pneumocystis carinii pneumonitis, occurred among male homosexuals in the USA. We report 2 cases in South African male homosexuals, both of whom had visited the USA before the development of their disease . ”
They were two gay white men; both air stewards who flew the Johannesburg to New York City route. The first man had traveled regularly to the USA in his work, and had lived in New York City for 5 years. He presented in early 1982. The second patient was a sexual partner of the first man, and had visited the USA 3 to 4 months prior to the onset of illness [1, 2]. Continue reading
The U.S. HIV/AIDS Travel Ban Shocked the World
The HIV/AIDS Travel Ban forbidding foreigners with HIV from entering the United States became effective in June 1987. The HIV/AIDS Travel Ban was a consequence of an action by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). This agency added AIDS to the list of dangerous contagious diseases. Thereby, immediately, any foreigner with AIDS was “ineligible to receive a visa and therefore are excluded from admission into the United States .” This action shocked aware and concerned peoples worldwide.
Eventually, the U.S. HIV/AIDS Travel Ban was rescinded in 2010 .
The U.S. HIV/AIDS Travel Ban was Not the First
Liberia and Saudi Arabia both had travel bans by 1986, a year before the US travel was enacted.
“AIDS is from America”
Paris. Circa 1986. I was sitting in a hotel lobby, talking with some European and African people about AIDS. The Africans said everyone in Africa thinks AIDS comes from Europe. The Europeans said people in Europe think AIDS is from America. I said that most Americans think AIDS comes from Africa. Everyone laughed.
The opinion of the Europeans and Africans was supported by much of the medical literature before 1985. Essentially, before the African monkey narrative took hold, the United States was recognized as the epicenter of the AIDS epidemic. The perspective that AIDS is from America was portrayed throughout the medical literature of the time. Continue reading