|Mohammed Ali Al-Bayati,
President, Toxicologist, and Pathologist
Toxi-Health International, 150 Bloom Dr., Dixon, California 95620, USA
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You do not need to work hard, look that far, or spend billions of dollars to find out that HIV does not cause AIDS and the treatment of HIV- positive individuals with toxic and expensive drugs (AZT and protease inhibitors) is not necessary. I have accomplished that task for you. I have spent the last five years evaluating the published medical literature on the worldwide AIDS epidemic. My findings clearly indicated that HIV is a harmless virus, both in vivo and in vitro. My extensive review of the medical literature has not led me to a single individual with AIDS that was caused by HIV, nor a single person with AIDS who was cured by the treatment with the antiviral agents (AZT and protease inhibitors). On the contrary, the epidemiology and pathology of AIDS showed that agents and factors other than HIV are responsible for causing the AIDS epidemic. Furthermore, the results of clinical trials on AZT and protease inhibitors have revealed that these agents are poisons and not cures. I described my results in my book and several articles and my findings have been reviewed and supported by scientists and physicians [1-2]. The following are the conclusions of my investigation with clinical examples to illustrate my points.
High doses of corticosteroids and other immunosuppressive agents cause AIDS:
In the USA, about 90% of AIDS cases are male homosexuals and heterosexuals and homosexual drug users. The remainder of the AIDS cases is hemophiliacs, people received blood transfusion, and infants who had drug user mothers [1-3]. There are more than forty medical conditions described in these risk groups that are treated chronically with high doses of corticosteroids and/or other immunosuppressant agents [1-4]. These conditions are caused by the heavy use of the illicit drugs, alcohol abuse, side effects of medications, allergic reactions to blood produces, and/ or infections. The treatment of a patient with prednisone at 60 mg per day for about three months can actually cause a severe depression in T cells counts which leads to infection with opportunistic agents (Tuberculosis, Pneumocyst carrinii, yeast infection, and others) and/ or the development of cancer (Kaposis sarcoma and lymphoma). These illnesses are called by the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as AIDS-indicator diseases.
My review of Fauci et al. book Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine revealed that this book contains many prescriptions and recommendations for the treatment of medical conditions in AIDS risk groups that call for the use of high doses of corticosteroids and/or other immunosuppressant agents . These agents and doses are capable of causing AIDS in patients within a few months of treatment. The following are a few clinical examples to illustrate my points.
The treatment described on page 1463 of Faucis book for patients suffering from lung fibrosis (LF) can cause AIDS . The long-term use of crack cocaine causes lung fibrosis . The treatment for LF includes: A trial of oral prednisone is begun at a dose of 1mg/kg daily and continued for about 8 weeks. Should the disease not respond or be progressive, additional immunosuppression with cyclophosphomide should be considered. The objective is to reduce the white blood cell count to approximately half the normal baseline value, causing a distinct drop in the total lymphocyte count. However, a minimum count of 1000 PMNs/無 should be maintained. At this dose levels, the CD4+T cells count in the peripheral blood of the treated individual is expected to be <300/無 which meets the definition for AIDS set by the CDC.
The following are two cases of drug user individuals who developed AIDS in a few months of their treatment with immunossupressants support my conclusion. A 33-year-old previously healthy female developed acute bilateral pulmonary infiltrates after 18 hours of intense rock cocaine (crack) smoking. Ten months later, she developed progressive dyspnea and interstitial pneumonia. She was unsuccessfully treated with high doses of prednisone (1 mg/kg/day for eight weeks) followed by a trial of cyclophosphamide. She died due to respiratory failure with a superimposed mycobacterial infection. The time from her first admission to the hospital with interstitial pneumonia and her death with AIDS was about 21 months . The second case was a 38-year-old homosexual man with a history of drug abuse, sexually transmitted infections, Burkitts-like lymphoma, acute bronchitis, and focal organizing chronic pneumonia with granulomatous reaction. He was treated with prednisone at 90 mg per day. After three weeks of prednisone treatment, he developed Kaposis sarcoma (KS) on the foot, trunk, and upper and lower extremities. KS was regressed after the cessation of treatment with steroid and the chemotherapy .
Furthermore, on page 731, Fauci et al. stated that many common drugs cause thrombocytopenia. These include chemotherapeutic agents, alcohol, myelosuppressive drugs, thiazide diuretics, estrogens, antibiotics, sedative, hypnotics, anticonvulsants, aspirin, sulfa drug, digitoxin, phenytoin, gold salts, and heparin. They also reported on page 867 that sulfnamides and trimethoprim (the treatment for Pneumocyst carrinii) cause severe hematologic complications, including agranulocytosis, hemolytic and megaloblastic anemia, and thrombocytopenia. Fauci et al. described the treatment for thrombocytopenia on page 732 as follows: A 60 mg prednisone is administered for 4 to 6 weeks and then decreased slowly for over another a few weeks. Cyclophosphamide, azathioprine, and AZT are also among the drugs recommended for the treatment of thrombocytopenia. This treatment for thrombocytopenia can cause AIDS as shown in the following case. An 18-year-old woman with thrombocytopenia was treated with a steroid for 42 months. She subsequently developed Kaposis sarcoma that spread to the spleen . The CDC and Fauci have considered thrombocytopenia as AIDS-indicator illness based on the assumption that HIV causes autoimmune disease. This assumption is wrong because AIDS and autoimmune disease are mutually exclusive illnesses. Patients with AIDS suffer from reduction in the immune system functions, while patients with autoimmune disease suffer from hyper-immune system functions. It is hard to believe that Anthony Fauci who is the expert in both AIDS and autoimmune diseases missed these basic and well-established facts!
Besides, on page 1,844, Fauci et al. stated, HIV-infected individuals experience a variety of joint problems with no obvious cause, which are referred to genetically as HIV-or AIDS-associated arthropathy. It generally involves the large joints, predominately knees and ankles. Their recommendation for treatment of this condition is intraarticular steroids . All of us know that AIDS is a disease reported mainly in the risk groups. This led me to search for causes that may lead to joint problems in the AIDS risk groups. I began my search with reading Fauci et al. book and I quickly found what I was looking for . On pages 1,945-9, they reported, while Staphylococcus aureus, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and other bacteria are the most common causes of infectious arthritis, various mycobacteria, spirochetes, fungi, and viruses also infect joints. Bacterial infections can rapidly destroy articular cartilage. Gonococcal arthritis, accounting for 70 percent of episodes of infectious arthritis in person under 40 years of age, results from bacteremia arising from gonococcal infection or, more frequently, from asymptomatic gonococcal mucosal colonization of the urethra, cervix, or pharynx. They also stated on page 737 that typically, a hemophiliac patient presents with pain followed by swelling in a weight-bearing joint, such as the hip, knee, or ankle.
It is very hard to believe that the proponents of the HIV-hypothese claimed that individuals in AIDS risk groups develop joint diseases with no obvious reasons and the entire pathology and the list of factual causes for this illness are described in their book. They should be asked to explain their logic!
Kaposis sarcoma (KS), an AIDS-indicator disease, developed in HIV- negative patients chronically treated with glucocorticoids and people suffering from severe malnutrition . For example, KS developed eight months after initiation of prednisone treatment (40 mg per day for three months) in a 58-year-old man with systemic rheumatoid disease . He also had lymphocytopenia (896/無), reduction of T4 cells (215/無), and T4/ T8 ratio of 0.7. This man was HIV-negative as tested by western blot. This case meets all the criteria set by the CDC for the diagnosis of individuals with AIDS in terms of having their CD4 T cells below 300 cells/無 and having KS. Yet, this individual was HIV-negative. Can the US CDC and A. Fauci provide us with a single case of AIDS caused by HIV? You should ask them. They have spent billions of dollars of your tax money and you are entitled for a straightforward answer.
Furthermore, Pneumocystis carinii (PC) is one of the opportunistic infection classified by the CDC as an AIDS-defining disease. My review of the medical literature showed that this disease has existed long before HIV. Fauci et al. reported that Pneumocystis carinii is an opportunistic pathogen whose natural habitat is the lung and this organism is an important cause of pneumonia in the compromised host. P. carinii pneumonia occurs in premature and malnourished infants; children with primary immunodeficiency diseases; and patients receiving immunosuppressive therapy (particularly glucocorticoids) for cancer, organ transplantation, and other disorders. Symptoms often began after the glucocorticoid dose has been tapered . Sepkowitz et al. conduced a twelve-year retrospective review from a tertiary-care cancer center that included 134 HIV-negative cancer patients. Corticosteroids were found to be a significant risk factor for PCP in 116 (87%) of these patients. The median maximum corticosteroid dose was 80 mg prednisone and the median length of time receiving corticosteroids was 3 months .
Glucocorticoid is also one of the agents described by Fauci et al. as treatment for PCP [3, page 1825]. They stated, Adjunct glucocorticoid therapy should be started as soon as possible after the diagnosis is made, preferably no later than 36 to 72 h. It is completely puzzling to me to see glucocorticoid compounds that cause severe depression in T cell counts and the functions of the immune system are used to treat PCP and other opportunistic infections in AIDS patients. This is just adding gasoline on fire! This approach is scientifically unjustified. It definitely prolongs the life of the AIDS epidemic but not the life of the patient.
Also, sulfnamides and trimethoprim are used in the treatment of PCP. These drugs cause severe hematological complications, including agranulocytosis, hemolytic and megaloblastic anemia, and thrombocytopenia. As you may recall that the CDC considers thrombocytopenia as an AIDS- indicator disease. It is also treated with glucocorticoid at dosage level that can cause AIDS as previously explained. It seems that the possibilities of inducing AIDS in patients with medications are endless. I hope that Anthony Fauci and the CDC take these facts in their considerations in their war on AIDS.
In addition, Fauci et al. stated on page 1,842 of their book HIV- associated nephropathy closely resembles the heroin-associated nephropathy seen in IDUs. It is now recognized as a true direct complication of HIV infection. The prototypic lesion of HIV-associated nephropathy is a focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, which is seen in approximately 80 percent of patients with this complication and occurs predominately in IDUs (heroin) blacks . However, on page 1,550 of the same book, they reported, intravenous heroin use is associated with an increased incidence of focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis (heroin-associated nephropathy) and occurs predominantly in blacks.
It is astonishing to see that Fauci and his colleagues are calling the heroin induced kidney lesion that was described in their book and the medical literature as an HIV disease. Gross examined biopsies from the kidneys of 14 drug users and found that 11 (79%) of them show focal segmental glomerulosclerosis . Medical problems are best evaluated by using a differential diagnose. It seems that Anthony Fauci and the CDC have used the exact-opposite approach when dealing with the AIDS epidemic. They called drug-related illnesses as HIV diseases. Additionally, the standard treatment for nephritic syndrome is also high doses of glucocorticoids for two months or more and in some cases this treatment is combined with cytotoxic drug and other immunosuppressive agents as stated in Faucis book on page 1541 . This treatment can also cause AIDS.
Furthermore, my investigation revealed that the majority of AIDS patients suffer from metabolic and endocrine abnormalities . The high prevalence of adrenal insufficiency observed among AIDS patients provides strong evidence that AIDS in these patients is caused by the use of corticosteroids. Fauci et al. also stated that endocrine and metabolic abnormalities are frequently seen in HIV-infected individuals and most HIV -infected individuals studied at autopsy had involvement of adrenal glands . The most common abnormality seen in HIV-infected individuals is hyponatremia, seen in up to 30 percents of patients. They also reported in the same book that the presence of a low sodium level combined with a high serum potassium level in a patient should alert one to the possibility of adrenocortical insufficiency as seen following prolonged administration of excess glucocorticoids . However, Fauci and his colleagues have not considered the involvement of corticosteroids in the pathogenesis of AIDS in risk groups. This is highly puzzling to me!
The reversal of CD4+ T cells depletion in the peripheral blood was reported in HIV-positive homosexual men after the termination of their treatment with glucocorticoids [1, 2, 11]. For example, investigators from George Washington University and the National Institutes of Health reported a case of an HIV-positive homosexual man with ulcerative colitis who developed a severe reduction in his CD4+ T cells counts following 9 days treatment with corticosteroid. The depletion in CD4+ T cells number was reversed following the cessation of the treatment with the steroid . Briefly, approximately 3 weeks prior to surgery for ulcerative colitis that was unresponsive to corticosteroids, the patient's CD4+ T cell count was 930 cells/無 of blood and the count fell to 313 cells/無 within 10 days of treatment with corticosteroid. Five days postoperatively, the patient become asymptomatic and was discharged on tapering prednisone without the use of antiretroviral agents. After surgery, the patient's CD4+ T cells counts progressively rose. The CD4+ T cells counts were 622 cells/無 and 843 cells/無 at 3 and 6 weeks following the operation, respectively.
This case also provided very interesting observations that the CD4+ T cells counts rose from 313 cells/無 to 843 cells/無, while the viral load drop from 31,300 RNA copies/mL to 11,400 RNA copies/mL within a few weeks following the cessation of the glucocorticoid treatment and without the use of the antiviral therapy. This indicates that the viral load counts is highly influenced by the glucocorticoid treatment and the presence of other infectious agents that caused by this treatment. Considering the fact that the lives of millions of people are influenced by the result of the HIV viral load test. This practice should be urgently evaluated!
Besides, people with AIDS usually suffer from severe loss of CD4 T cells, CD8 T cells, and other white blood cells. The lymph nodes of AIDS patients show the loss of all components that include T cells, B cells, and connective tissues. These abnormalities resemble those found in patients treated with high doses of corticosteroids and/or other immunossuppressant agents. Faucis study also supports my observations . He and his colleagues examined lymph nodes from HIV-positive AIDS patients and found that all types of lymphocytes depleted and these changes were unrelated to HIV. They stated that apoptosis was not restricted only to CD4+ T cells; both B cells and CD8+ T cells were found to undergo apoptosis. The increased intensity of the apoptotic phenomenon in HIV infection is caused by the general state of immune activation, and is independent of the progression of HIV activities and the levels of viral load.
It is hard to believe that Fauci and his colleagues had overlooked their own conclusions that the death of T and B lymphocytes in HIV- positive AIDS patients is unrelated to HIV. Even they stated their conclusions in the title of their article, which states Intensity of apoptosis correlates with the general state of activation of the lymphoid tissue and not with stage of disease or viral burden. The title of this article said it all! The death of lymphocytes in HIV-positive patients with AIDS is caused by factor(s) other than HIV. It means that HIV does not kill cells or causes AIDS. This article was published in 1995 in the Journal of Immunology . I am elated that Fauci and his colleagues provided the proof that HIV does not cause AIDS roughly three years in advance of me. Most certainly, they should definitely get the credit for this important discovery.
AIDS in Africa is an ancient disease and severe starvation causes AIDS:
Fauci and the proponents of the HIV-hypothesis are aware of the high prevalence of malnutrition in Africa and other developing countries. However, they excluded this important factor from the pathogenesis of AIDS. Fauci et al. stated that the magnitude of malnutrition problem worldwide is immense. Protein energy malnutrition (PEM) may be present in endemic form in developing nations and under famine conditions; the prevalence may approach 25 percent . The functions of the immune system are impaired in malnourished individuals and this impairment usually reversed by feeding proper diet in both HIV-negative and HIV-positive individuals [1, 2, 3, 13]. For instance, in a study involving 110 malnourished children, the thymic area was found to be 20% of the size in healthy children and the size of the thymus increased to 107% of normal following 9 weeks of proper feeding.
In a second study, Fawzi et al. gave 1,075 HIV-infected pregnant women between 12 and 27 weeks' gestation vitamin A (n=269), multivitamins excluding vitamin A (n=269), multivitamins including vitamin A (n=270), or a placebo (n=267). All T-cells subsets (CD4+, CD8+, and CD3+) increased in all treatment groups from baseline levels during pregnancy and 6 weeks following delivery. There was a significantly larger increase in the CD4+ T cell counts among women assigned multivitamins. The mean increase between baseline and 6 weeks postpartum was 167 cells/無. Vitamin supplementation also decreased the risk of low birth weight (<2500 g) by 44%, severe preterm birth (<34 weeks of gestation) by 39% and small size for gestational age at birth by 43% .
AZT and protease inhibitors are poisons and not cures:
I reviewed the designs and the results of numerous AZT and protease inhibitors clinical trials and found that the results of these studies clearly show that these agents are poisons and not cures for AIDS [1, 2, 14]. For example, Fischl et al. gave AZT to 524 subjects who had a first episode of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia . In the AZT treated individuals, additional AIDS-defining opportunistic infections developed in 429 subjects (82%); the neutrophil counts declined to less than 34% of baseline in 230 subjects; and the hemoglobin levels declined to less than 66% of baseline in 178 subjects. At 24 months of treatment, the mortality rates were 66% and 73% in the low and standard AZT doses, respectively. These results invalidate claims that AZT increased survival of patients with AIDS and AZT can be used as a therapeutic agent to treat illnesses.
Furthermore, the following is a list of some of the serious adverse reactions to AZT that have been observed in infants, children, and adults who took AZT for certain periods of time. It tells the story of the suffering of patients treated with AZT. These reactions include: Neutropenia, granulocytopenia, anemia, thrombocytopenia, myopathy and myositis, hepatomegaly with steatosis, hepatitis, pancreatitis, lactic acidosis, sensitization reactions, hyperbilirubinemia, vasculitis, abdominal pain, back pain, body odor, chest pain, chills, edema of the lip, fever, flu syndrome, hyperalgesia, syncope, vasodilation, bleeding gums, constipation, diarrhea, dysphagia, edema of the tongue, eructation, flatulence, mouth ulcer, rectal hemorrhage, lymphadenopathy, arthralgia, muscle spasm, tremor, twitch, anxiety, confusion, depression, dizziness, emotional lability, loss of mental acuity, nervousness, paresthesia, somnolence, vertigo, cough, dyspnea, epistaxis, hoarseness, pharyngitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, acne, changes in skin and nail pigmentation, pruritus, rash, sweat, urticaria, amblyopia, hearing loss, photophobia, taste perversion, dysuria, polyuria, urinary frequency, and urinary hesitancy [1, 3, 4].
In addition to AZT, AIDS patients are also treated with protease inhibitors and other antiviral agents, which are equal or more toxic than AZT. The following is a list of adverse reactions to fortovase: Confusion; ataxia and weakness; seizures; headache; acute myeloblastic leukemia; hemolytic anemia; thrombocytopenia; intracrainial hemorrhage leading to death; attempted suicide; Stevens-Johnson syndrome; bullous skin eruption and polyarthritis; severe cutaneous reaction; increased liver function tests; exacerbation of chronic liver disease with grade 4 elevated liver function tests; jaundice; ascites; pancreatitis leading to death; intestinal obstruction; portal hypertension; thrombophlebitis; peripheral vasoconstriction; nephrolithiasis; and renal insufficiency .
Save your people from death by prescriptions and save your money:
The medical evidence presented in this article show clearly that the US CDC and Anthony Fauci have not used standard medical procedures to solve the AIDS epidemic. The correct approach for investigating the cause(s) of any disease is by evaluating all possible factors and agents and excluding those appear unrelated to the event investigated. It appears that Fauci and the CDC have taken the exact-opposite approach. They call well-established symptoms and lesions resulting from the use of drugs and medications, severe starvation, and infections as HIV diseases. Fauci calls heroin- induced kidney disease; medications-induced thromocytopenia and adrenal insufficiency; and joint problems resulted from infections as HIV diseases. It appears that Fauci and the CDC have been highly influenced by the HIV-hypothesis and the greed behind it that have made them to lose focus. Their actions have led to the expansion of the AIDS epidemic by giving people medicines that cause AIDS.
I hope that people in America and abroad, especially physicians and scientists will take the time to study the information presented in this article with the cited articles to learn about the factual causes of AIDS, and the suffering of individuals, who are unnecessarily treated with toxic drugs. People should contact their governments to request an urgent investigation of this important matter. Waiting will not make AZT and protease inhibitors cure AIDS. However, it will cause millions of people to lose their lives via Death by Prescriptions. So please act now!
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