Should We Re-Think AIDS?

2014-12-01 14:13

Seeing that today it is 1 December 2014, the world AIDS day. It is a right time to think about AIDS.

The topic of AIDS it is a very sensitive issue and difficult topic to discuss, because a lot of people have died because of AIDS

and others are still affected and infected by the disease. Our continent Africa it is most affected in the whole world.

So AIDS is not a laughing matter and it involves lives of many people.

Everyone wants to combating this disease and be free from it as a human race, we should unite against AIDS.

While AIDS is a delicate topic, there has been several issues in our current understanding of it, that requires people to think seriously.

think and to talk about in gaining more understanding. It has been more than 3 decades since the AIDS disease showed its face

and plundering our friends, family and the people in world, young & old, poor & rich, black and white, it knows no boundaries.

but it appears as if we as human race have been approaching the AIDS issue with our emotions than with our intellectual thinking capabilities.

There has been a number of people who tried to use their thinking caps in trying to solve the AIDS problem, but society is emotionally invested and not able to appeal to reason.

Instead of mentioning a list of people who have a different view of this topic than the norm, I would like bring to your attention one person, Thabo Mbeki.

Our most educated South African leader, he stood in parliament and made a speech that questioned our current understanding of HIV/AIDS.

He was ridiculed and heavily criticized about his speech, not in trying to understand his views on the matter, but by simply labeling him.

Whether Thabo Mbeki's views on HIV/AIDS were correct or not, his views were not addressed, to either prove him wrong or right, which goes to show that

We as a human race have invested emotionally into AIDS in such a way that there is no further discussions about it, case closed.

I wonder what happened to the Y Generation, a generation that questions everything, but it seems we have turned into a generation that is docile,

accepting a status-quo at all costs.

Today many people knows of HIV & AIDS, but most people do not understand it and probably do not want to understand because it is easily understood as a monster

that no one wants to get it, and those that has it, don't want to say anything, and those who is known to have it, they are being stereotyped.

I dare the reader to just ask 2 or 3 people these questions: What is HIV? and second question is What is AIDS? and the third question: what is the difference between  the them?

You will be surprised at the answers you will get, most people do not know quite understand it, and it has been more than 3 decades of investments to find a cure, reduce the infection rate

through education programs and advertisement, but still people appears not to understand HIV/AIDS. Also if you are one of the people that said Thabo Mbeki was crazy when he asked fundamental questions about HIV & AIDS,

then do you at least know what were Thabo Mbeki's views on the matter whether he was wrong or right?

What I still do not get with people in general that strongly criticized Thabo Mbeki on the matter is that, Thabo Mbeki challenged people to prove if he was either wrong or right scientifically.

It never got that far and maybe this was the reason why he was kicked out of his presidential sit (just thinking out loud). I think that the topic of AIDS will never be understood, because truth is always stranger that fiction.

Lastly, this is what Kary Banks Mullis (born December 28, 1944) who is a Nobel Prize-winning American biochemist, author, and lecturer. In recognition of his improvement of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique, he shared the 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry  with Michael Smith and earned the Japanise Prize in the same year.

He said: " Where is the research that says HIV is the cause of AIDS? There are 10 000 people in the world now who specialize HIV. None has any interest in the possibility HIV doesn't cause AIDS because if it doesn't, their expertise is useless."

I just wonder, which is cnvenient for you?

To Re-think AIDS OR to just label Thabo Mbeki our most educated South African ex president and the Nobel Prize biochemist winner Kary Mullis as crazy and stupid, just because they are are questioning the current widely accepted notion of HIV/AIDS?

Lets educate ourselves.

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