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January 08, 2007


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Anthony Okoh

I am a Nigerian (with proud, dual citizenship) living and working in RSA, and I want to express my solidarity with the Brink/TIG indictment and to let the readers of YBYL know that not all, by any means, of the academics here are towing the racist, WHO line "at all, at all"!

As a chief of the 'Palm Wine Drinkerds' (World HQ, Ile-Ife , Nigeria), allow me to offer a traditional, forefinger raised to the heavens, salut of "UR Karid" to the comrades of YBYL and elsewhere.

Professor Anthony I Okoh, Ph.D, MWISA
Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology,
University of Fort Hare,
Private Bag X1314,
Alice 5700,
South Africa

Andrew Maniotis

Dear Friends,

From none other than Max Essex in today's New England Journal of Medicine...we find another ending in the chapter of the AIDS era.

Virological failure is a technical term among “HIV-AIDS” proponents that simply means, that a drug has failed to do its job, and "the virus" has continued to replicate, presumably through mutating (biological genetic invariance doesn't apply to "HIV" of course).

Today in the New England Journal of Medicine, it was reported:

“Nevirapine remains central to the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and to combination antiretroviral treatment throughout much of the developing world. Nevirapine administered as one dose to the mother and one to the newborn reduces mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1 by 41 to 47%, and well over 875,000 women and infants have received a single dose of nevirapine. A single dose of nevirapine is the cornerstone of the regimen recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) to prevent
mother-to-child transmission among women without access to antiretroviral treatment and among those not meeting treatment criteria. However, nevirapine resistance is detected (with the use of standard genotyping techniques) in 20 to 69% of women and 33 to 87% of infants after exposure to a single, peripartum dose of nevirapine. Among 60 women starting antiretroviral treatment within 6 months after receiving placebo or a single dose of nevirapine, no women in the placebo group and 41.7% in the nevirapine group had virologic failure (P<0.001).Women who had received a single dose of nevirapine had significantly higher rates of virologic failure on subsequent nevirapine-based antiretroviral treatment than did women who had received placebo.

This apparently deleterious effect of a single dose of nevirapine was concentrated in women who initiated antiretroviral treatment within 6 months after receiving a single dose of nevirapine. We did not find that a previous single dose of nevirapine compromised the efficacy of subsequent nevirapine-based antiretroviral treatment in women who started antiretroviral treatment 6 months or more after delivery.

Among the 30 HIV-infected infants, a single dose of nevirapine (one each to mother and infant) as compared with placebo was associated with significantly higher rates of virologic failure and smaller CD4+percentage increases in response to subsequent nevirapine-based antiretroviral treatment”

[Lockman S. et al., Response to
Antiretroviral Therapy after a Single, Peripartum Dose of Nevirapine. The New England Journal of Medicine 356 january 11, 2007].

Too bad Dr. Edmond Tremont felt he "knew better" than the Nevirapine safety officer, Johnathan Fishbein, and rewrote a safety report on a U.S.-funded Nevirapine study to change its conclusions and delete negative information, and later, ordered the research resumed over the objections of his staff, assuring that the profitable $500 million dollar plan to distribute nevirapine to African women would proceed, even though the drug's approval was withdrawn in the U.S. because of excessive toxicity several years before.

It only has been a short while since the Institute of Medicine covered up and trivialized Tremont's criminal behavior, according to Johnathan Fishbein. It should be noted that Fishbein had been hired to identify corruption within the NIH, but instead of a recognition plaque for his courage to risk career suicide, his reward for exposing corruption by Tremont (his boss at the time) was to be fired from his position as safety officer for the Nevaripine trials.





An impressive legal writ by Anthony Brinks exposing the inconsistancies of HIV/AIDS theory and treatment in Africa.
But does this legal writ have any teeth? Seems doubtful that Anthony Brinks is going to be able to get those charges (genocide) to stick to one man (Zackie). It will be a real accomplishment though if this case get heard in World court. Maybe they'll have to take a look at whether HIV/AIDS treatment in South Africa is effective. Whats the next step in that legal process.

In my own experience though, a action like this might bring alot of trouble to the plantiff, when the defendants friends and associates retaliate...I hope he can get out of South Africa.

Ricci Davis

It is about time something like this happened. I get really depressed seeing so many NGOs at work in Uganda where I spend a lot of my valuable time these days. A former health minister almost boasted while telling me that there were now over 6000 AIDS related NGOs operating in that little country. Compared to 700 in 1993. The tests are all fake and people don't know it until on the odd occasion they retest and get a different result. The drugs are also all non-specific and are assumed to be helping people if patients tolerate the side effects. If they die it is assumed that HIV killed them. Not the drugs. Even when they die conspicuously soon after commmencing treatment with these useless drugs.


There is an organization called "Project Censored". They list New Stories that they feel is not covered in mainstream media in the US. So far for every year, "PROJECT CENSORED" publishes the stories that don't make it in the media. The newest story in the HIV/AIDS saga concerning the lawsuit being filed in the World court accusing an orthrodox HIV/AIDS pharmacuetical advocate of Genocide in South Africa..seems newsworthy to me, but I'm not hearing about this in the media.. What about this site and others like it and this considerable dissent concerning the HIV/AIDS hypothesis? It just doesn't make it in mainstream media in the U.S., so why not make it official? If you have a HIV/AIDS news story that you feel has been ignorned by the mainStream media, you can submit it to "PROJECT CENSORED" and they may publish it. Will the HIV/AIDS dissent make it to there top ten list for next year? Why not submit a story to them? "PROJECT CENSORED" url is:

Otis: David, Thank you very much for this, and if I may be so bold as to suggest that you yourself might submit any number of the excellent stories YBYL has published over the past months, as well. Being such a prominent blogger, coming from you, they might carry additional "panache", so to say. Thanks again.

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