Is it just a conspiracy theory or what?
I'm just reading the book, "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science," by Tom Bethell. One of its chapters deals with AIDS in Africa. Apparently, the "many" AIDS cases in Africa are never diagnosed confirmatively. The diagnostic method was "created" using a point system of clinical symptoms, all of which could be any disease. (Search "Bangui1985Report" and you can download the PDF file of this system. One is from the WHO itself: click here to download
From what I could gather in that chapter, after a 1981 report by a Dr. Lawrence K Altman entitled "Rare Cancer Seen in 41 Homosexuals"
(the real AIDS!), efforts were made to divert the disease away from male homosexuality.
And creating an "African pandemic" served this purpose well. It also provided the convenient "claim" that AIDS is a heterosexual disease as well. At least that's how I interpret the data in the chapter (the author did not specifically claim that).
Ann Coulter also points out the avoidance of showing AIDS as a male homosexual malady, showing that in spite of predictions, it hasn't spread sexually among purely heterosexual people. (In here book, "Godless.")
How is AIDS diagnosed in Africa? From the Bangui report as quoted from Bethell's book:
Clinical Diagnosis of AIDS in Africa
1. Pronounced malnutrition
3. Immunosuppressive treatment
Inclusion criteria with the corresponding scores
Important signs / Score
Weight loss exceeding 10% of body weight / 4
Protracted asthenia / 4
Very frequent signs
Continuous or repeated attacks of fever for more than a month / 3
Diarrhoea lasting for more than a month / 3
Cough / 2
Pneumopathy / 2
Oropharyngeal candidiasis / 4
Chronic or relapsing cutaneous herpes / 4
Generalized pruritic dermatosis / 4
Herpes zoster (relapsing) / 4
Generalized adenopathy / 2
Neurological signs / 2
Generalized Kaposi's sarcoma / 12
THE DIAGNOSIS OF AIDS IS ESTABLISHED WHEN THE SCORE IS 12 OR MORE.
Source:"Workshop on Aids in Central Africa," Bangui, Central African Republic, 22 to 25 October 1985, World Health Organization, 15.
Is this still the same criteria for diagnosing AIDS in Africa?
With test kits now readily available to detect HIV (which do not even confirm AIDS), I wonder if all these African "victims" will come out positive.