HIV is a "retrovirus," meaning that it uses both kinds of genetic chemicals (DNA and RNA) in its "life cycle". Opposite to what you have heard, retroviruses are not special, they are very common. They are the weeds of the virus world.
Until HIV, no retrovirus had ever been claimed to kill cells in a human being, as HIV is claimed to do in AIDS. Even the scientist who really discovered the virus, Dr. Luc Montagnier, from the Pasteur Institute in France, has written that retroviruses do not kill human cells, and therefore HIV cannot cause AIDS.
Retroviruses can be passed on from mother to child pretty easily, and this is how they have survived for so long, and so well. They are the most common kind of passenger viruses n human beings and other primates too. Harmless viruses are called "passengers". It would not make sense for nature to pass on a harmful virus that was going to kill the very body that inherited it. Evolution would have stopped long ago if that were possible.
Since this virus has been around for a very long time, it is very possible your mother is Antibody Reactive (otherwise called, "HIV Positive"). Since HIV does not cause any harm in a human body, she would never have known this, and neither would anyone else!
And, if you inherited HIV from your mother there is nothing to worry about, for you or for her. After all, she has been living a normal life with "The Virus" for a very long time, and so have you!
So, you can do a wonderful thing for yourself, your loved ones and for scientific truth if you would ask your mother to be tested for "antibodies to HIV". It is very important to find a few brave "Positives" (like yourself) who are willing to find out if their test results come from mama and to make this widely known.
Even a few positive mother-child pairs will be enough to make the scientific community stand up and pay attention, and stop the media lap-dogs from broadcasting racist lies, and encouraging genocide against people of color all over the world.
And then maybe you will want to display this Badge of Truth...
Thanks for Reading.
Peace & Love
Note: This campaign has been ongoing at the AIDS Wiki since early September, where a more detailed version of Mr. Evans' explanation can be found. And a previous Evans' column, "On the Tests" is also worth the read.(Otis)
UPDATE 26 October. It is very strongly rumored that Magic Johnson is to appear on the Oprah Winfry show tonight, and this is the reason for the unprecedented appearance of the same lead story for two consecutive days. Why? Oprah and Magic are maybe the two African Americans with the power to dissolve the racist concoction that passes for AIDS in the public, so-called, mind overnight almost. And both are so clearly sock-puppets of the AIDS establishment that it boggles the mind to think why that is so, since in all other ways they each seem such upstanding members of whatever community they might wish to identify themselves with. Be that as it might (and it probably is), we are thinking that there is one very obvious question that Ms. O. needs to ask Mr. Magic on behalf of ALL of us. Dean Esmay asked it this morning (in a subtle way) on his popular blog that gives a whole new meaning to the word "liberal", and one which Ann Coulter must find as bewildering as a quadratic equation. But be that as it might (and it most definitely is), here (from the litttle o to the big one) is the question, bluntly stated, in a form which I urge you to submit, multiple times, to the bulletin board at the O show that was provided by Stephen Davis yesterday as the first comment to the first appearance of the powerful little essay above by the more than amazing Mr. Evans. And the question for Mr. Johnson is.....Has your mom been tested, Magic?