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Scientists Expose Weak DNA in HIV 196

Ace905 writes "The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases announced Thursday that they had discovered a very promising 'weak spot' in the HIV virus. The HIV virus, a progenitor to full blown AIDS has eluded all attempts at a vaccine since it was discovered sometime in the 1970's. The major problem with developing a vaccine initially was isolating the virus. Conventional viruses are often defeated with existing drugs, or after being tested against new compounds. HIV has been unique, and staggering in it's ability to resist all attempts at treatment by mutating its own genetic code. HIV is able to resist, with great effectiveness, any drug or combination drug-therapy that is used against it."
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Scientists Expose Weak DNA in HIV

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  • Great, but... (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Junior J. Junior III ( 192702 ) on Saturday February 17, 2007 @11:54AM (#18051560) Homepage
    How many "this could be the cure for AIDS/Cancer/Virginity" articles get posted on /. every month?

    I'll believe it when the treatment actually gets used to eradicate the disease.

    Guess I'll go back to holding my breath.
  • Choose wisely (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Joebert ( 946227 ) on Saturday February 17, 2007 @12:29PM (#18051888) Homepage
    Over 30 years & only a single weak spot is discovered.
    Do you destroy it, or learn to get it to work in your favor ?
  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 17, 2007 @05:19PM (#18054326)
    If you have an open mind, if you are willing to accept the possibility that the medical establishment is not a perfect institution. Then maybe you would be willing to listen to an alternative viewpoint. 32861595&q=the+other+side+of+aids []

    I challenge you to respond to any or of the conclusions in this documentary. It is important to note that if a person gets a cold virus, that virus is easily detectable in large quantities in that persons blood. The HIV virus is rarely/if ever isolated in a patients blood, the tests do not test for the virus itself, they only test for non-specific antibodies that may or may not indicate the presence of HIV. That is what the makers of the tests state.

    The facts are that anyone that tests positive for HIV is told that they will die. That there life will irreversibly change, most enter into a emotional state of fear, dread, shame. This emotional state KILLS PEOPLE, your emotional state directly affects your health. Many go onto a prescribed regimen of dangerous drugs, that cause harm to the body, whose side effects precisely match those of the symptoms of AIDS, wasting, fatigue, immune suppression and on and on.

    Please don't believe me, do your own research.

    The simple facts are that billions and billions of dollars are given to scientists to research the establishments view of AIDS. Alternative research is not funded and is shunned. To this date there has been no scientific studies that prove a relationship between the HIV retro-virus and the disease known as AIDS. No explanation as to how HIV can cause AIDS, through what mechanisms. Sure there are a theories but few facts. In 1984 when AIDS was first "discovered" there was no indication of a relationship between HIV and AIDS, no scientific studies, no peer reviewed papers. If there was no evidence how did they "know" HIV causes AIDS. It is important to know that no other retro-virus in existence has anywhere near the same viral-genetic-infection pattern that AIDS supposedly has.

    Again this is a fairly complicated topic and can be argued for days and days in forums such as this. Watch the video, do your own research and decide for yourself. Don't believe me, don't believe your doctor do your own research, your life or the lives of friends and family could depend on this.

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