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False (but it's still a lot) Government archives also put the total number of US military fatalities in Vietnam at around 58,000. The New York City Department of Health provides the statistics for AIDS cases and deaths in NYC from 1980 to ~2014. The second chart in that PDF has the following data in particular: You can see that in the 1980s there were 19,...


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The number originates from a Rolling Stone article titled Bug Chasers by Gregory Freeman: Cabaj estimates that at least twenty-five percent of all newly infected gay men fall into that category. Cabaj disputes having said this: That's totally false. I never said that. And when the fact checker called me and asked me if I said that, I said no. I said ...


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HIV causes AIDS. At this stage, it is dangerous and negligent to suggest otherwise. The claim that there are no "documents" that show HIV causes AIDS is simply mistaken. Here are some documents that do demonstrate that, or that, in turn, list the evidence that HIV causes AIDS. National Institude of Allergies and Infectious Diseases - Summary of Evidence ...


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Yes, according to statistics (2010): Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) of all races and ethnicities remain the population most profoundly affected by HIV. Although MSM represent about 4% of the male population in the United States, in 2010, MSM accounted for 78% of new HIV infections among males and 63% of all new infections. ...


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No, it doesn't cure AIDS. A page with a list of fake cures states: Tetrasil (or Imusil) is a substance containing tetrasilver tetroxide. A patent held by Dr. Marvin S. Antelman claims that this simple chemical compound cures AIDS by “electrocuting” HIV. Dr. Antelman admits his approach to AIDS is “non-conventional” and he does not trust viral ...


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There are two HIV variants which stem from two different SIVs (Simian Immunodeficiency Virus): The only species naturally infected with viruses closely related to HIV-2 is the sooty mangabey (Cercocebus atys) from western Africa, the region where HIV-2 is known to be endemic. Similarly, the only viruses very closely related to HIV-1 have been isolated ...


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Regarding the claim that scratching is a "No Risk" activity, here is a study showing no HIV transmission from scratches and bites from a person with contaminated fingers and mouth: To examine the relative risk of transmission of the human immuno-deficiency virus (HIV) through bites and scratches, we studied 198 health care workers, 30 of whom were ...


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Yes HIV is a sexually transmitted infection. The page you mentioned [*] gives plenty of proof for that. Let's just have a brief look to the population of the study: "Specifically, discordant couples were strongly counseled to use condoms and practice safe sex (1,12). That we witnessed no HIV transmissions after the intervention documents the success ...


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No. it has done the opposite. Condoms are given away for free in South Africa. (Consider me the source. I am South African.) Since the introduction of condoms, there is a reduction in new HIV infections. According to The effect of changes in condom usage and antiretroviral treatment coverage on human immunodeficiency virus incidence in South Africa: a model-...


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This article mentions that HIV-1 transmission in humans results most commonly from virus exposure at mucosal surfaces (1). For practical reasons, it has been impossible to identify and characterize by direct analytical methods HIV-1 at or near the moment of transmission, yet it is this virus that antibody or cell-based vaccines must interdict. Which ...


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That paper you quote from by Tayag et al is listed as For Publication where coconut oil was administered to 15 HIV positive patients. 3 of the 15 HIV positive patients developed clinical AIDs on this treatment and 1 died just after 3 months of treatment. If you look on Pubmed, this paper can not be found, and presumably was such poor quality that it was ...


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The original Tumblr post has been edited to disavow the claim ("this post is from 2014 I have NO IDEA what statistic i could have possibly been referencing ... edit again: I think it was probably this") and link to http://www.amfar.org/thirty-years-of-hiv/aids-snapshots-of-an-epidemic/, which gives running totals of AIDS deaths for the entire USA for each ...


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No, tetrasilver tetroxide has not been demonstrated as an effective antiviral agent, which would be required to remove the HIV virus that causes AIDS. In 2005, a review examined the claims from patents from 2001-2004 related to the use of silver as an antimicrobial agent. A biological evaluation of the anti-viral properties of silver tetra-silver tetra-...


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Yes, the Special Virus Cancer Program (no dash) did exist. It was intended to identify cancer-causing viruses, with the aim of preventing and curing human cancers. It was in some ways a failure, in other ways a success. It's described in a number of places, including this 1971 article in Science (24 Dec 1971:Vol. 174, Issue 4016, pp. 1306-1311 DOI: 10.1126/...


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Different theories have emerged to hypothesize about origins for the human immunodeficiency infection (HIV) and (AIDS), with theories emerging from coincidental acts to evidently intentional acts. The Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) theory is one of those theories. Edward Hooper, is a British writer best known for his book, The River, which investigated the ...


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Have they had some sort of HIV/AIDS test for some people? Yes. From HIV/AIDS in the United Arab Emirates The United Arab Emirates has imposed HIV/AIDS travel restrictions on persons applying for a work or residence visa. An HIV/AIDS test is required for work or residence permits; testing must be performed after arrival.[2] The citation is to the ...


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Evidence: Special Virus Cancer Program evolved from the original Solid Tumor-Virus Program in 1968 under the direction of National Cancer Institute. Because of the growing significance of the Solid Tumor-Virus Program Segment, the SVLP was changed to the SVCP (Special Virus Cancer Program) Source: NIH. The purpose of the SVCP was to find viruses in ...


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It may be true or true-ish among some sub-populations. THE PROSTITUTE PARADOX from 1993 says, In New York City, for example, 40 to 50 percent of streetwalkers (a very low caste of prostitute) who have used IV drugs over the past decade are HIV seropositive. Among call girls in New York City (a higher caste of prostitute), no seropositivity was ...


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Such a value is, indeed, a finding of the CDC report in question. The LifeSiteNews article which paraphrases it is (purposefully, I believe) misleading, and fails to invoke the precise quantities listed in the report's additional, specific inquiry pertaining to individuals who were having unprotected sex with non-positive partners. As of 2011, only 13% of ...


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The first statement is supported by the very comprehensive reference that you cite. However, the second statement about anal intercourse is an underestimate according to the same reference, at least in the heterosexual situation. The reference says: Only two publications [89,92] reported M-to-F estimates for receptive anal intercourse (RAI)(pooled=0·...


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This systematic review and meta-analysis demonstrates there are many factors involved in the risk of the transmission of HIV in heterosexual acts. Boily MC1, Baggaley RF, Wang L, Masse B, White RG, Hayes RJ, Alary M. Heterosexual risk of HIV-1 infection per sexual act: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. Lancet Infect Dis. 2009 Feb;...


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According to Departments of Labor, and Health, Education, and Welfare Appropriations for 1971: Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, Ninety-first Congress, Second Session A special $10 million appropriation by Congress in FY 1965 launched the initial Special Virus Leukemia Program, the main objectives ...


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I can apply for a patent for a gadget that I envision. That doesn't mean the gadget does what I purport that it does. For example: I beleive that I can create an engine that uses water as intake, seperates the oxygen into hydrogen and oxygen, and then burns the hydrogen and oxygen as fuel. I can also claim that this engine will have zero emissions, and ...


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According to this article published in the International Journal of Public Health by the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, it's, on average significantly lower than 50%: Source: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF02084300 Funnily enough, this is actually the most recent chart I could find like this. I guess no one bothered to do another ...


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