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Fresh update on "aids" discussed on Colleen and Bradley
"Hints the things that you know. Yes, Swap, But the teacher you know your weekly coffee with your lady's friends, You know, When is that again? I know never happens. But you know what is that helpful household hint that you do so often that you are willing to sing the praises on the radio 651. 6411071. This is a Colleen and Bradley showing my talk. One of 71 streaming live at my talk one of 71 dot com Everything entertainment Colleen Lindstrom Bradley trainer, I swear we swap these dumb things all the time. You know, you just throw something in like that. You know who did this? This thing the other day really worked out really? Well got stains out in a jiffy. I found this Buzzfeed article of life hacks, which I just I don't know. I don't Not like that term. Life has just a very millennial way of saying hints from Halloween, right, but things like Put onions in the freezer for 10 minutes before you chop. Then it was at work. I don't know, but this says it does. Also, I shop like almost every day. It's not always they don't always make me cry. I could help you with that because I've got a hint about that as well. But I would like to go first to cat Who's on the line. Hi, Cat. What's your helpful? Hello? Ease. Hint Cat. Hi. Hi. Mine is Orange Kool Aid. What is Orange Kool Aid on articulate the packets of orange Kool Aid Prior to put in the sugar in, You can use it to de calcify just about anything any container. I use them for the plates that go on there. My plant pot, Don't and it's just orange Kool Aid. Well, now I tried Cherry when I ran out of orange, but, yeah, it works. I don't know. There must be some kind of acid in the Where did you figure that out? Did you just happen upon it One day like, Oh, this this picture of Kool Aid is quite homey. Somebody must have told me about it, and I lost it along when I buy cyber six or seven packets that At the store, and people wonder why I like Orange Kool Aid someone right here like I'm not drinking it. It's for cleaning. Oh, it works. It's amazing and it doesn't stain. Okay? I don't know why, but it doesn't say OK, I love this. Thank you so much Cat Orange Kool Aid Julio. So that kind of stuff makes me want to know what's in Kool Aid because I wonder if it's citric acid. And then that makes me think. Just go to Amazon and buy a big tub of citric acid. You could just use that at all times. Cheaper, isn't the thing the Legend that you can clean things using coke, Coca Cola. That's what I was thinking. We're talking. Is that real? I've never done it. But, you know, citric acid, by the way, there you go other than ascorbic acid, which is vitamin C, Um so, Bradley, you know, going the onion thing. So I learned this. I I don't know probably like the food network or something. That like the part that makes you cry is in the bulb of the end. Okay, So if you cut that off entirely first, it won't release the stuff that makes you cry. On your onions. Okay, so like instead of that's why I don't cry, because I always cut the hands off, right? It's the one not the one that looks like, you know, I don't know. Not the thin, skinny one rolled us the route and death. Thank you. That's where all the crying juice to says That's where they put the tear juice. Yeah, that's very funny. Lob that off. Then you probably won't cry so much, right? Yeah. There you go. So there's another one. Oh, no Helpful. Onion him tense from Colleen Aweys. 6516411071. What is your helpful household hint? You always like to tell people just to make their lives a little easier. How about this? Use it? Cheese grater for hard butter. We're baking. Yeah. Use that. She's grater. Grate it down. If you need to soften it for for your baking, use the cheese grater. Use nail polish remover to get permanent marker off of your skin. Okay, now that Have a nice to know that when my kids were younger when I always had marker everywhere, use Windex to get your ring off your ring finger. If you have a swollen finger, and it's hard to slip that ring off Windex You could be paying the Windex on your finger. Yeah. Yep, That's what you do You just whack it or just wave your finger in front of the window. Okay, You can use chips as killing. If you need to start a fire, like potato chips like it makes sense. There's oil on them. I had no idea that would be helpful because sometimes we don't have killing but I always have chips. Thank you very much. You fix 516411071. What's your helpful household? Hint? Bradley, do you have won so many? Where do I even begin? I don't know. I don't know if they're hints, but I save all my kitchen scraps. I actually love this hit. I do two bags in my freezer. One is for veggie scraps, and one is for bones, meat, scrap meat, bones and scraps. And I just put until once they fill up that I make bone broth. I just feel I don't know You have to, like, be comfortable, like obviously wanting to make bone broth, but it does feel nice to not like throw a bunch of stuff await. That's very low waisted. Other people like that of too much that is next level. I don't think it once you get in the habit of doing it. It's just like second nature and you can use that stuff you conduce fruit scraps to make your own homemade vinegar. Okay. I just made pineapple vinegar the other day. Not the other day. It takes like you know, weeks, But what do you do to make vinegar? And then you know what you could do? You could make little mock tails out of it. Which is what I do with I love coconut vinegar. And then I put that with my seltzer water. You just take your sparkling water put in, you know a couple tablespoons of vinegar. But how do you make vinegar? You just take fruit scraps, and then you had a little bit of sugar and you cover it with water, and then you seal it for a number of weeks and then you take it off to take the lid off screen out all the junk and then let it sit open like in your cabinet for a few more weeks, it turns into vinegar That's so crazy. Let's go to Nettie..
Gina Brown on the Invisibility of Women Living With HIV
"Jump right in so you found out that you were living with hiv about twenty seven years ago and at that time how much did you know about. Or how familiar were you with hiv. My knowledge of hiv was gay guys. I remember watching the evening news talking about it even before. They had a name for it and they were calling in grid and gay plague and but it only impacted gay people right so you wind. Gay you okay. I'm good or even if if you were a lesbian. They weren't talking about hiv and lesbians. They were talking about hiv engaged. Men so you still feel like you good. No one was talking about it with women only knew what i saw on the evening news. I remember once watching the guys go up to capitol hill and they on stretchers wheelchairs. And i'll walk. I was so scared. And they had a sign and the sign says silence was dead and stay with me although she is. Do you mind telling the story of when you were told about your diagnosis. Because i think it's an amazing example of what not to do. Oh my goodness dad. Day is seared in my mind. I think if i got alzheimer's i remember that day. I i got the phone call it. And then she'll phone call on april fools day. Hey prefers and to answer the phone. Lady a mask with jean. O'brien i said speaking. And she said hey. This is miss lonzo from charity hospital. And i laughed and i laughed because it was april fool's day and i thought it was one of my friends clam joke this lady. She finally convinced me that she was really from the hospital. And she said we need you to come in. We need to talk to you about one of your test results. And i said okay and and when i went the door was open. Scientists took my hand in untapped on the door and She said come in and when she commenced should never looked down never looked out and then finally sheets of paper. She put him in front of her face. And she said while you have aids and you're gonna die
Fresh "Aids" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"W T O V at 1 38 traffic and weather on the AIDS. So let's go to read a Kessler and the W T o P Traffic center, updating the situation on the Beltway in Virginia. This is the inner loop of the Beltway still slow from 95 in Springfield headed toward Braddock Road. Now the accident activity have been along the right side, but a tow truck just took the vehicles away. There is still a state highway truck in that right lane. They should be moving on soon, so lane should be open. Shortly. But for now, the delay sticking around eastbound 66 is heavy, often on after 1 23 toward the bell way due to work Westbound 66 slows passing the Fairfax County Parkway that usually did will work sodas well now on the Beltway, the inner loop of the Beltway slow before the American Legion Bridge headed past the Legion bridge. But before river, they may be picking up that ladder that was reported in the roadway. The outer loop in Maryland before Route 50 the truck fire along the left side than near ST Barnaby's Road, there was metal debris reported. In the right center lane in the district out about New York Avenue near Bladensburg Road, the work on the left side, causing delays both on New York Avenue and on Bladensburg Road North, about 92 95 Year, Malcolm X Avenue, a single lane gets by the work on North bound, Easy to 95. The delays from the 11th Street Bridge all the way to Benning Road work should be taking the least one of your lane South bound the volume from Benning Road Tortillas. Capitol Street, a new work zone set up in Buoy Northam Trio one year Mitchellville Road and Queen and Bridge Road. It's just a single left lane. Getting by would appears to be Mobile work crew. You don't want to pay more when you don't have to it. Echo Park. They echo that. Find your next vehicle in Echo park dot com. Echo Park Automotive Lower prices Higher quality better experience. I'm Rita Kessler. W T o p traffic. Storm team forest Lauren Rickets, Lots of sunshine today. Just a good looking day. Today is so senators continue to rise to right around 80 degrees. Now as we head into the remainder of the day, Watch out for that pollen tree.
Israeli-Palestinian Violence Continues
"An israeli air raid in gaza city. Early saturday killed at least ten palestinians including mostly children. It's the deadliest single strike since violence between israel and hamas militants sparks earlier. This week the strike hit a three story house in a refugee camp killing eight children and two women from extended family. They were celebrating aid. El fitr children's toys and monopoly board game were seen with the rubble and pleats of uneaten food. From the holiday gathering a neighbor said there was no warning before the attack there were also palestinian protests friday in the occupied west bank where israeli forces shot and killed eleven people in gaza. At least one hundred twenty six people have been killed including thirty one children and in israel seven people have been killed including a child but latest violence began in jerusalem when israeli police used heavy handed tactics at an important holy site. As israel continued to threaten the forced removal of dozens of palestinians from their homes hamas militants have fired rockets into israel. This week and israel has continued with airstrikes. Egypt keeps leading truce negotiations but israel turned down a proposal for a one year. Truce that hamas leaders had accepted along with the violence living conditions in gaza or dire. The palestinian territories infrastructure has struggled for years. Since and it's rayleigh egyptian blockade was imposed after hamas took power in two thousand seven. Currently the only power plant in gaza is at risk of running out of fuel in the next few days and the un says gazans or seeing daily power cuts of eight to twelve
Fresh update on "aids" discussed on The Dana Show
"No charges for the police officers who shot and killed Andrew Brown Jr in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Last month investigation finds the shooting to have been justified. Andrew Womble is the local district attorney and says brown aid to sales of narcotics to undercover officers and that he tried hitting officers with this car. Mr Brown's actions Calls three deputies with the past contained county sheriff's office to reasonably believe it was necessary to use deadly force to protect themselves and others have been brown Fox News to factory workers from Thailand reported killed by a rocket strike in southern Israel. The Israeli military continues to launch strikes in Gaza with no deaths reported there for the first time in these last eight days of fighting. Secretary of state Antony Blinken. Our goal remains to bring the current cycle of violence to an end as quickly as possible. And then bring the parties back to the work of.
Judge Delays Trial of Ex-Officers Charged in George Floyd’s Death
"Judges ruled that the trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting in the death of George Floyd will be pushed back from this coming August to march of next year, in part to allow the publicity over Derek Sheldon's conviction to cool off. All four former officers also face federal civil rights charges.
Fresh update on "aids" discussed on Dana Loesch
"Is a shambles of a government remember their last election for a boss. Their leader was in 2000 and five he's in his 15th year of his five year term. This'll is a joke. Criminals. Absolutely right. And of course, the answer is Iran and the funding of this terrorism. Of course, if you give money for humanitarian aid, that money is going to be used for terrorism, and when the Israelis come to a certain checkpoint, as just happened yesterday. To bring aid and fuel. Because there's a difference between Hamas and the Palestinian people. The people bringing aid and fuel get attacked by Hamas. The idea that this is about the Palestinian people. Is laughable. Let me say a little more clearly represented to leave representative Omar representative Kasey Cortez and represented caution. Don't give a damn about the Palestinian people. They on Lee care about the destruction of Israel based on their words, otherwise they would call out these things. Hamas is the enemy. Rational people see this. And after a dissection of the information, you understand this If you're given a billion dollars to make sure people get food, and the people don't have food, One has to ask where the billion dollars is. If you think that this is something that's new, why don't you take a look at what the Clintons did with the Clinton Global Initiative and Haiti? The money didn't go to the Haitians. Got into a lot of pockets. When you give to the Palestinian Authority you're giving to Hamas. Hamas has a job to do. Kill them Jews. And you've got people marching for that in America, and you've got elected officials pushing for that in America. And then they're gonna push back on Joe Biden for signing a $750 million arms deal. With Israel. Look These are the facts as presented. You want to see Spire Democrats? That's fine. But if you're not going to recognize that Hamas is the enemy, it's very, very hard to listen to you. Trust you believe you. Senator Todd Young. Indiana wants one, and he's going to do that with it with Democrat that's fine. I know this is anything wrong with that, trying to engage a little leadership in trying to create a push, but they at least recognize that Hamas is the enemy. It can't be said enough. Understand the layers here and understand that even when they say this is about land, it's not. It's not about land and shake Zara. It's not about the Israeli Supreme Court and possibly removing Palestinians from their homes. Stop killing Jews. Just get it straight. I'm Tony counts. You don't have to miss any part of Tony Cats today. Solve that problem by subscribing to the podcast at rumble dot com. Rumble is a video sharing service like the tube guys, but they aren't playing around with the monetizing and the platform in content..
Minneapolis Trial Postponed for 3 Former Police Officers in George Floyd's Murder
"Three former Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting in the death of George Floyd has been pushed back to March of next year. It was supposed to happen this summer, the judge said. He changed the trial date so a federal case could happen. First, The three ex cops and An ex cop, Derrick Show Vin are looking at federal charges of violating Floyd civil rights showman's already been convicted of murder and manslaughter and
Judge Postpones Trial for 3 Ex-Cops Charged in Floyd’s Death
"The trial for three ex policeman charged in George Floyd's death has been delayed the trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting in George Floyd staff has been pushed back to March of next year judge Peter Cahill said he changed the trial date so the federal case can go forward first one legal expert said the postponement could mean the former officers you're talking about a plea deal the three were supposed to face trial August twenty third the officers co defendant Derrick Chauvin has already been convicted on murder and manslaughter counts and all four officers also face federal charges that allege they violated Floyd's civil rights during his may twenty fifth the rest I'm surely after
Minneapolis Trial Postponed for 3 Former Police Officers in George Floyd Death
"Of three fired officers charged in the death of George Floyd has been postponed from August of this year until March next year. In his ruling, judge Peter Cahill indicated that his decision is based in large part on the fact that the three Thomas Layne Alexander King and to Tao, along with Derek Sheldon, were indicted last week on federal civil rights charges, which could bring more serious penalties than the state charges of aiding and abetting. In addition, Cahill noted that the defense team should be given More time after the recently concluded trial of showman who was found guilty of 2nd and 3rd degree murder, along with second degree manslaughter for the killing of George Floyd, Adam
Aid Worker Killed in South Sudan
"The top un humanitarian official in south sudan has called for law enforcement along roads following the killing of an aid worker. In an ambush. In eastern equatoria. On wednesday the aid worker was killed when assailants fired at a clearly marked humanitarian vehicle. That was part of a team of international non-governmental organizations and south sudanese health workers travelling to a health facility. The team was driving in an area that has seen several roadside ambushes this year in a statement on thursday un humanitarian coordinator in south sudan. Lend nor the who condemned the killing and urged the government to strengthen law enforcement on roads which he called a vital connection between aid organizations and the communities they serve. The incident marked the first killing of an aid. Worker in south sudan year. Nine aid workers were killed in twenty twenty
Judge Postpones Trial for 3 Ex-Cops
"Three for Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting in George Floyd's death nearly a year ago, will not be tried until next March. Today, a judge push back the trial date from this summer. The officers co defendant Derek Show, Vin had already been convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George
US jobless claims sink to 473K as more GOP governors bar aid
"The number of Americans seeking jobless benefits last week hit a new pandemic low claims dropped to four hundred seventy three thousand the fourth decline in five weeks and the latest evidence fewer employers are cutting jobs as businesses and consumers emerge from the pandemic shadow the drop coincided with a dozen states led by GOP governors moving to cut off expanded jobless benefits would some businesses blame for a slowdown in hiring a bank of America and Alice's found people who earn up to thirty two thousand dollars in their previous jobs can get as much or more income from jobless aid including an extra three hundred dollars in a weekly federal benefits Sager AMAG ani Washington
Sarah Schulman: The Political History of ACT UP
"In reading the book the thing that struck me over and over was what a massive and highly organized operation it was. You know there was different subcommittees working simultaneously in arranging meetings and planning actions. I think it's hard to convey. Just how complex organization was. Do you find that as a common misunderstanding. Well the history of act up has been very narrowed and in fact the whole history of aids aids activism has been narrowed and whitewashed down to a handful of individuals so there this is the first really accurate history. One of the great successes of the movement is that it was so flexible. It didn't work on consensus. There was simultaneity of respondent. What it really is. As little silos of groups of like minded people working together on things that really matter to them in an effective way and those different groups standing side by side and trading in and out and supporting each other's projects and that was the open structure the radical democracy of act up. And i just want to make sure everyone knows like the size we're talking about. You say that act up had five hundred to eight hundred people in a meeting in that The biggest action which was stop. The church drew about seven thousand people. Yes but that's actually quite small because mass movements are very effective movements. Do you think of a sad thing. Hundreds of thousands of people but this was really like a vanguard movement. I mean it's funny that you call it small because to me. I'm thinking about five hundred eight hundred people in a room and i don't understand how you could get. Anything accomplished well. Most of what was accomplished was not accomplished in the meeting itself it was accomplished in these small groups called affinity groups that were like ten to twenty people who would meet separately from the monday night meeting and would plan actions or committees of the larger organization that would work on a particular action or a particular campaign so the monday night meeting was just a gathering of all of these different functional entities. That were doing their own projects at the same time.
Biden Says Americans Must Accept a Job or Lose Unemployment Benefits
"Today announcing new steps he says will help more Americans returned to work, including the distribution of $350 billion from the $1.9 Trillion coded aid bill. That was Signed into law a couple months ago. The American rescue plan that aid now going to state and local governments president today, also pushing back again against critics who say that expanded unemployment benefits encouraging Americans to not return to work. Person says. If there's a job offer, it must be taken. We're going to make it clear that anyone collecting unemployment who's offered a suitable job must take the job or lose their unemployment benefits. There are few covert 19 related exceptions, so the people aren't forced to choose between their basic safety and a paycheck. But otherwise, that's the law. I know there's been a lot of discussions since Friday since Friday's report that people are being paid to stay home. Rather than go to work, But we don't see much evidence of that. That is a major factor. We don't see that look, it's easy to say the line has been because of the generous unemployment benefits that it's a major factor in labor shortages. Americans want toe work. Americans wanna work as my dad used to say jobs about a lot more than a paycheck. It's about you. Dignity, your place in the community. You never look your kidney. I save it. He's gonna be okay. I think the people who claim Americans won't work. Even if they find a good and fair opportunity. Underestimate the American people. So will insist that the law is following with respect to benefits. We're not going to turn our backs on our fellow Americans. President Joe Biden at the White House, referring to the jobs report for last month. It was released on Friday, and the number of jobs created falling well below expectations. Today,
Treasury to Start Paying Out $350B in State and Local Aid
"President Biden is looking to assure the nation that stronger economic growth is coming after last week's disappointing news that the economy added just two hundred sixty six thousand jobs in April the president says that nobody ever expected a fast climb out of a deep hole we're moving in the right direction and pointed to more help on the way from his one point nine trillion dollar virus relief package a program to distribute aid to state and local governments who he says were forced to lay off tens of thousands of workers during the pandemic and can now re hire them it's going to make it possible for an awful lot of educators first responders sanitation workers to go back to work Sager remained ani Washington
India's Vaccinations Plummet as Coronavirus Infections Soar
"Mask. Ever since India Open covert 19 vaccinations to all adults this month, the pace of administering those shots has dropped states say that they only have Limited stock to give out. Meantime, coronavirus cases they're still rising at a record pace there amid a disastrous surge sweeping the country yesterday, India reported more than 400,000 new cases, including more than 4000 deaths, a welcome sight at Mumbai International Airport tarmac as a shipment of much needed medical aid in lifesaving supplies arrived. Among them ventilators now hard to come by. It's a crisis playing out across the nation. Desperate families are turning to oxygen clanks on the street. While those in need of ventilators waiting ambulances outside overwhelmed hospitals at CBS News correspondent Nancy Chan and expert says the vaccine supply in India has remained nearly the same, but the target population eligible increased by
From Slavery to Mass Incarceration With Dr. Byron Price
"What does black liberation look like to you. I think black liberation said marcus. Garvey he asked. What was the black man's government to meet us. Liberation we have our own institutions structures. We have our own economic system at the end of the day. give black people by agency. then that's liberation. We should control law schools. I mean how do you get people to educate your kids that enslave your kids and made it illegal for your kids at one point to get an education and so you continue to go to the same people for your healthcare and you wonder why you died from covert and a lot of different things. I mean when you think about how police shootings down. We should be hiring our own police force to police. Our communities like they do to meet us black liberation having this sort of independence being self contained within the us. Okay but not. The far too often will like in many respects like african countries in regards to like our institutions especially in store to black colleges. Universe rely on aid as opposed to developing our own resources. And so when you give them a you have no incentive to develop your own economic systems and institutions. Awful i mean you think about all the resources that we collect as greeks traces mandate circulating throughout communities. And so we don't own we don't control anything and we don't even a control. Viewed in were to meet s black liberation controlling institutions and having agency
Denver Police Officer Shot in the Leg, Critically Hurt
"O'clock, a Denver police officer was shot last night near 43rd and Alcott in North Denver. Police were called to a home there. Masters responded to that location on as they approached that location. Officers were fired upon. One officer was struck and went down. In that location. Fellow officers were able to secure that individual began rendering aid Ron Thomas with Denver Police says the officer was hit in the leg and was undergoing surgery at Denver Health. Police were not able to arrest the alleged shooter, and we're setting up a perimeter in
Long-Haul Carrier Emirates to Ship Aid for Free Into India
"Emirates will begin shipping aid for the World Health Organization and other groups into India for free to help find a crushing outbreak of the Corona virus there. The offer by Emirates, which has some 95 flights Weekly to nine cities in India initially involves eight material already in Dubai and China's space
Ernest Angley, longtime televangelist and author, dead at 99
"Ernest angrily has died. He was known around the world and extremely controversial for often pushing faith healing claims including that he could cure aids. He was ninety
Restaurant Rescue Program Gets Flood of Applicants
"A flood of applicants for a new financial aid program. I'm not soft with the marketplace minute. Small business administration says it's gotten one hundred eighty six thousand applications for that program and that's just in the first couple of days. The program started this week. And there's twenty nine billion dollars available to help. Restaurants bars and other eligible businesses pandemic related financial
"aids" Discussed on Conversations
"As well as testing and getting what medical care you could. You also helped men find housing and cooked for them. But you didn't have much money to spare to buy food. Where did you start getting your groceries from well. Allison had i was taking her to school one morning and i stopped at the piggly-wiggly on park avenue. And you need to go and get some chips or something for her lunch and so i noticed that there were loaves of bread at by the dumpster and i saw these men just taking big carts vegetables and fruit and just dumping them in the dumpster and there didn't appear to be anything wrong with them and mill cheese and i'm like oh my god that would put weight on my guys and i didn't have money to feed everyone and they didn't have been resources at all. They had worked in months. Who knows when they had worked they were so sick and i just thought why not overlooked and it was amazing. Everything was still in the package. It was still fresh. Some of it was still in gate. And i just started dumpster diving from then on out after a while. I kind of let someone know who worked there. That i thought might be friendly and gay friendly. And i'm pretty sure he was because after that he started settling everything outside of the dumpster. So i wouldn't have to get in it. We still selling time share. You know we used to maintaining your your regular life during all this. I was trying to and then. My daughter's father was killed in an automobile accident when she was in first grade and it was a blessing in disguise because it gave me the social security that i needed to live on. You know. I made enough money. That i didn't have to work a fulltime job and not enough money to live on. We're you concerned about alison. I'm i mean we you wondering about the impact. This was having on her. The the attention you a giving to these these young men. I was but you know even as a child you know this is how you pray and listen to the preacher and you know when i corinthians second corinthians girl i first corinthians i'm not an old testament girl in any way shape or form and Anyway well you commandments. I've tried to keep. But sometimes it's hard and jesus said to go out and feed the hungry. Take care of the sick to take care of you. Know people and nate and I noticed i was having to tell her more often. Okay now we're going to go out and do this wonderful kind thing that jesus wants us to do a donald. You tell anybody where we've been in specially. Don't tell your daddy or grandparents. And i one of my this child to do y you know god and christ ask us to do as christians and telling her. It's a san and it's a bad thing. Tell her own father. Because i didn't raise her rely. What kind of church did you go to in hot springs. And what did they make the work. You're doing the first united methodist is for. I went to charge and it was just what i was raised southern baptist. And you know that wasn't for me at all in. They said that everybody was going to hell. For every reason in the entire world not only not and so first methodist. You know. I like to say that we met the distant avenue Into offend anyone. So i was on the finance committee. I was the youngest person and i was the first woman and just i was so proud of that so anyway. Once they found out. I was stripped of that. I was stripped of everything and And we were beloved family charged family members. You know until this. And i asked him if i could have one room in the breezeway outside. Boris support group meeting for aids patients once a month or once a week and he said surely you're not talking about bringing those people into this church are you in nineteen eighty eight. You went on tv talking about what was happening with. Hiv and arkansas. How far out of the box was that for. How a southern lady was meant to behave. Oh my grandmother would just be twirling and hargrave shane as she would get that bar ivory soap and my mouth out and a it was just scandalous and i didn't realize that just by the fact that i was divorced that i was a social pariah. Anyway to begin with. I didn't know that but They were very embarrassed. That i would go on and talk about sex and you know i. I always wanted to be in the junior lee. I don't know if they'll have anything like do you have a. It's it's a high society social club where you do I guess everybody's married nawab Do volunteer work and social meetings and stuff like that. And then there's a joke about junior leaguers you now. Why junior lakers enjoy groups next up all the thank you notes. They have to write but they're all doctors lives lawyer's wives and he'll kinda cremant the town and i never done by to be in the junior league after that. No no junior league invitation but you did start getting Sent a lot of stuff anonymously in the mail. What would people send you after you went public combat the work you're doing with aids patients. Wow you name it. I was sent anonymously. I get hate mail. I get threats. People call me with death threats and which is just simply amazing. If you don't like gay people you know stay away. Don't be became his this couple. These dear friends. You had team in jim that you'll frenchie chlorine to to amuse tragic klay. They both passed away from from aids. And you were waiting to to bury them. What happened at your place. The not before you sit to bury your friends..
"aids" Discussed on Consumer Watchdog Podcast
"Podcast. Where we discuss important topics of the day. And the current issues that we're exposing confronting and changing i'm your host carmen vulgar executive director of consumer watchdog. And my guest. This week are here to talk about a lawsuit. Consumer watchdog filed this past tuesday on world aids day to challenge doctor and a medical groups discrimination in refusing to treat an hiv positive patient with us to talk about the case is a consumer watchdog staff. Attorney danny sternberg. Welcome danny garmon. Happy to be here and q. And justin smith. Who is the plaintiff and our suit. Thanks for joining us. Justin thank you for having me so Let me start with just the basics. Danny why don't you tell us about the case and What we hope to achieve with it sure. So a cardinal rule from the supreme court going back twenty thirty years is that blanket refusal to provide medical care on the basis of individuals. Disability is illegal under federal civil rights laws so in practice as a result doctors nurses and other healthcare professionals. They have a legal duty to take into consideration the medical facts of the patient before them so objective medical evidence not stereotypes not assumptions. And it's the this medical This medical evidence that the doctor healthcare professional must rely on to make their determination about whether surgery or other medical care is safe to be performed on a patient. But that's just simply not what happened here. And that's why consumer watchdog our co-counsel theresa barreda brought this suit on a mr smith's behalf and so just a with that foundation. Just a big picture to talk about what actually happened to justin that day This past april justin had consultation with dr patel of orthopedic specialty institute over in orange county for a routine hip. Replacement surgery and dr patel. He agreed to perform this hip. Replacement surgery on justin. But then later he refused to do the procedure once he learned that justin was living with hiv. So during what was supposed to be justin's last visit with dr patel before the surgery. Dr patel was reviewing a justice. Pre-operative physical exam so just kind of the standard last step in the last box to check in the process before surgeries completed and this preempt physical. It included a lengthy review of justice medical history including that during the three decade.
"aids" Discussed on American Innovations
"Their messaging is going to turn this around. But it's not like people are looking towards the sea of san francisco every it's not complicated. Everyone knows what when needs to be done. And i do think we're going to do better Going into these next couple of months..
"aids" Discussed on American Innovations
"Was early community spread there and it's the second densest city in the united states. So you would've if you'd been looking at the map in march she would have said well sandwich. You new york's gonna hit really hard and probably san francisco will be right behind it and yet if you look at the overall picture the city has done probably as well as any large city in the united states probably better than any other city. I think that the data is why. Why did that happen. I think that there are many reasons why this happened. But you're absolutely right. San francisco has had great outcomes especially in terms of severe disease mortality. And not is fundamentally what matters with anything is your doctor. You don't want anyone to get ill and die. And so our rates of mortality have been very low from sars could to emulating the same kind of mortality rates that we're seeing in asia where things are going much better east asia So why. I think that partially public health officials are trusted here because they combated and had a raging hiv epidemic and That all changed and it was really a partnership between the sexes could department of public health and our mean university. Where i work. Ucsf that epidemic change so there was trust in public health officials when they said on april seventeenth. Which is pretty early wear masks. People are not fighting that wearing the mask things. They're really not like people are yesterday. There were some major celebrations in the streets. And everyone wears that mask it. Just it just isn't kind of Fraught topic We're distancing masking ventilating. We're kinda lucky because we can ventilate meaning. Were not freezing cold as we're going into the winter as just a different climate And so there. There's it's freezing cold in the middle of the summer in san francisco problem which not. Everyone knows that you're miserable of everyone. It's very weird like everyone had fires out in the summer if they wanted to hang out with each other on their dax. bide But yes it is called it. So there's an element of trust. There's an element of not fighting Cut public all the recommendations and then we could have gotten lucky and maybe it has to do with ventilation and outside and constant wind from the water like who knows all the things that go into play. I think it's very complicated. And no one should be congratulating themselves. Necessarily i think we also had an element of luck And so i think we're lucky and then we trust our public health officials. He thinks francisco's experienced with the aids crisis. Informed how the city's public health infrastructure responded to covid nineteen. I ain't there's no doubt that the hiv epidemic in san francisco has completely informed everything. We do. Because what happened was a major partnership happened between the university and the san francisco department of public health of this city and i Advised infectious disease fellows about this when they come interview. But i don't think there's any city that i can think of in the united states except for perhaps seattle whether such a linkage and hand-in-hand between the academic university and the department of public calls so that makes things work better makes things where scientists quickly happening at the university and it gets translated in what of the of the informs the risk of facts. And so i think all of that has made our Our efforts more seamless. There's not a lot of fighting here about how to manage this. You talked earlier about the disproportionate impact of both hiv particularly in the later stages of the disease in more recent years on low income communities communities of color. Obviously we've seen that happen again with covid. How is your response in san francisco to the health equity side of this outbreak complicated. I can't say it's perfect. And what i mean by that. Is you're absolutely right like any infectious disease by definition affects the poor disproportionately so you like superimpose. Amapa poverty of the united states. You got map of hiv actually especially in the south and southeast of this country and why because with the respiratory virus. At least there's built living environments that are crowded people have absolutely have to go to work. They are essential workers are living day to day. They're not going to go and just sit at home and do their tech stuff online. That isn't the population that isn't What at least our next immigrants in san francisco can do with their work. Lives and so It really is a population. That's more risk. So i feel like it's been mixed with lat next population meaning. Most of our cases have been in our latin x immigrants. And there's some good things. There was a lot of testing done by ucsf there was partnerships between the city and san francisco to do a lot of testing. What i haven't been as pleased about. Is that if you're going to test someone with this infection you gotta give them money to stay home like i wanna test if my day-to-day livelihood depended on going out and delivering food and going to my job. I wouldn't even testify testings. Run away because you have to have an ability to isolate in quarantine and that means staying home with funding or funding for the population. Who's lawn next. Where we test has been sporadic. It hasn't been a steady as it should have been that disappoints me. I also think that mask provision in essential workplaces because i'm really interested in masking as a form of pandemic control. I think it's really important. I think it's not just like saying stuff like mask and just do whatever you want. I think it's actually providing standardized masks. I think that's something that i would have done as well. But in general it's been pretty good and it's kept our numbers lower and it's kept our rates of illness. Lower is our emphasis on the disproportionate impact. But no one in the united states. Have we done that perfectly. I've been thinking with the masking. Just in the context of the new administration coming in and perhaps a new interest in trying to get a a a unified public health message around masking that one of the most basic things. Which certainly everyone. I has accepted. Is you cannot have an indoor conversation with anyone who is not in your immediate family without a mask on. You should try to avoid into our conversation if you can. But there's never a situation where you're talking to someone face to face you know with without both of you wearing masks like and that's not a huge ask of people right. You can still do a lot of things but that would if you just got universal by on that you would make a lot of progress. Yes i mean that's in general like if there's ventilation and there's distancing and there is some exceptions that absolutely you're right that in general this facial masking element especially in the inside as opposed to you. Know it's ventilated. Outside is profoundly important as a pillar of pandemic control why. It's been so hard. Well it's been hard because april third is when the cdc recommendations mask. And i remember how they were announced in this country. Because i just like. I don't know. I keep getting flashbacks to but it was the president then. The president trump announced it to the united states and he He did it from his white house. Task force Press conferences that he hoped he was holding daily at the time and he said you know what they just said mass. But it's actually totally voluntary. And i'm not going to do it because i i'm going to be like if i had a king or queen in my office. I'm just i'm not gonna do it. I mean i mean that was how it was announced so the difference in announcing a public health recommendation by the premier public health agency in our country. The difference in how that was announced as opposed to tokyo with the mayor of tokyo came out with a mask. Everyone was already masking anyway. 'cause they were used to it from sars but anyway he came out with the mass pulled. It down Everyone who's way from him and he made the announcement. This is absolute mandatory In our city that it it's night and day like he modeling behavior from from leaders and from public health officials but especially leaders. Because believe who's on tv it's like the leaders of our country Modeling cannot be underestimated. How important modeling behaviorist so. I am quite sure that we're going to see going into the winter even though president-elect by won't be the actual president till january. I think he's just going to get a lot more play and so is his. I mean yesterday. We saw them all day. And i. I just think even that modeling of behavior with with the news reports. I think evenly masking better. We may there may be some people who don't and that's when Just to get back to the behavior thing. I think the other thing that hiv doctors do really well is they. Don't yell at people. So i think it's It's a concept of harm reduction even if there are people who don't model show that eighty percent of the population has to mask for us to really get to almost zero deaths with sars kobe too. So there's going to be some leeway that has to give where people are not yet. I'm bored and i think yelling at people mask shaming they call it calling people stupid saying wherein f mask. I think this is the wrong way to message. That is exactly what people did with People living with hiv wherein a condom. You know i. It's not that easy. it's not. It's complex we need to message differently and that's at messaging of harm reduction that i also think. Hiv researchers doctors do batter. What's the response been like from other cities to your efforts around covid. You know that is a great question. i do think that san francisco has gotten some attention for doing with covid. Nineteen but every city in a way Fundamentally actually knows six elements that it takes to do well. Which is social distancing. Masking ventilation when i possible contact tracing as a result of testing and isolation quarantine. It isn't actually at this point in mystery those six elements of pandemic control. It's actually not that complicated. Kind of as dr fauci said so. Every city is going to make its decisions on how they put things into play. Also based on their local populous and politics in this city may have been more willing to mask and other places. Haven't and i really genuinely think that we have had you know We have about three thousand counties in the united states in every county had a different response and it is complicated and what. I'm hoping is that a federal government. That's more organized about their messaging and has a stronger sense of consistency about.
"aids" Discussed on Trailblazers with Walter Isaacson
"Small or even. Devices. And by that point they were well known as a large consumer market and a group who were willing to pay an initial high price for small innovations for these so-called luxury items that we're hearing aids. Hearing aid users became the first consumer market for printed circuits, transistors and integrated circuits, although those components were invented for other purposes, they were marketed I and with hearing aid users. Nowhere was this more evident than when it came to what is arguably the most significant invention to come out of bell labs, and quite possibly the most significant invention to come out of the twentieth century. The, transistor? And then one, thousand, nine, hundred, forty seven. The transistor is a miraculously small device. They can amplify or sweat electrical signals. It paved the way for the computerization of the next seventy years somewhat amazingly at and T. lead companies working on hearing AIDS use transistor technology. Royalty free. Those companies and their customers would go on to push the technology even further down the road. The hearing aid market was so important for the further development of the transistor that in one, thousand, nine, hundred, fifty, three, the New York Times even called hearing aid users, the Guinea Pigs of transitory. Am All hearing AIDS had reached an acme of evolution as analog electrical devices. There was still more that the new computer technology could bring to the table. Computer processors could do much more than just amplify sound. They could reshape smooth and changes properties to better adapt to the hearing aid users users who each have their own unique auditory challenges. The only problem was that computers in the nineteen seventies, but very large, and by today's standards very slow. My view in the very beginning was. Let's get the most fads. You're hearing I that you could possibly think of digitally. This is Harry. Levin is a former member of the digital century AIDS laboratory at the Cuny Graduate School. It was also a researcher at Bell Labs. Is Goal was to help create a digital hearing aid the dynamic range of human hearing. Changes as a function of frequency, and it is very different for a person with hearing loss. You have to know what the here putzer. The hitting Los has a limited dynamic range of sound. That's very difficult to deal with with the traditional analog signal. Levin arrived at Bell Labs in the early nineteen sixties when it was at the peak of its powers, campuses were bustling complexes, full of scientists in white lab, coat and oversized computing devices with pointing lights, big plastic dials and cables running in every direction. The age of the microprocessor and the Compaq personal computer was in its infancy. But the hearing would be one of the first to benefit from this new technology. In the nineteen seventies Levin and his team pushed the very limits of computer technology. They were committed to improving the audio processing capabilities of the errands hearing aids really using a mainframe computer very large. Had developed I special device now does an analog to digital converter and you had to play your tape recorder. Play what you wanted to be digitized hours later. The computer department would call okay. Your stuff has been digitized in the computer and then I arrange for a to go from a digital to analog converter then that send me the actual types I. This is like a twenty four hour turnaround for any attempt at to any digital work. An analog electrical signal digitized by computer, and then printed onto a tape so that the digital signal could be read by an analog hearing. s quite a process. and not a very efficient. So the solution ended up being a semi digital semi analog hearing aid. Wasn't untold, nine, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, four that the first fully digital hearing aid would arrive on the market. Did work as a consultant to the company that produced the first commercial digital hearing. was called the Phoenix. was body worn inconvenient to use how to wire between the body unit and the thing you want. It was very visible. And people could have benefited from. It didn't want it because it was inconvenient and told everybody that they had a big hearing. So died, but it was the world's first commercial digital hearing it. Once again the conspicuous nece. The hearing aid worked against it. And I know false beards are decorative headbands hiding. But a new hearing technology was in the works that would utilize our hardware. That was far more internal. In more ways than one. while. Research is like Harry Levin worked on methods of amplifying and enhancing audio signals. Another approach began to take shape in the early nineteen seventies. Instead of clarifying the signal that reach the damage art of the year. This new method involve routing around the damage completely. It sent an audio signal directly to the auditory, nor of that bridges the ear and the brain. Auditory nerve is usually significantly in intact indebtness, even though the ear is substantially or completely dysfunctional. Michael Merson, there is a professor emeritus at the University of California, San, Francisco, and one of the scientists who helped create the coke lear implant, and that's because the most sensitive structures in the ear to damage to laws. Are actually the cells that trend's deuce the acoustic information. The sound information is sound energy. So they die I their most sensitive damaging loss, but almost always even after they die the nervous dill significantly intact. And it sitting there inactive, because there's no way that can be excited by sound now that the translational machinery as Staffordshire destroyed. Merson Nick and his team had a big challenge had to figure out how to send audio information that was detailed.
"aids" Discussed on Slate's Double X Gabfest
"Both in the Senate and the house And I understand. He has some other plans as well. So he's not. We haven't seen the list of eight good adjudge. We know. I've I've actually Brooklyn one one over a little bit by your Impression of him as someone who just maybe really did come to their identity late. Mr petted aside and so I'm hoping that he can do now. Is maybe take some time to explore. What what gayness means to him. I mean and there. There are signs of hope. I saw an instagram photo of him. Having gone to a performance of the inheritance New York gay player. So he's he did that. I mean I would just hope that he takes some time to do that because I think you know. I don't think it's like a lost cause. I think he just I think what's unfortunate for him is that he got put into this position of the first first gay sort of serious candidate without maybe without having hot. I tend to agree with Christina that I find it hard to believe that at Harvard Oxford etc. They you would not have found outlets for for exploring but let's just say that's true. I hope he can take the opportunity to explore a little bit and like you know I don't know maybe even like I would love for him. I don't know I don't WanNa get involved in his in Jason's relationship but I want him to be able to date around a little bit and just think that's not gonNA happen but never risk but anyway I stand is interesting in this discussion. Very few people had a similar reaction to chest and and I and yet he. He also is the kind of person that you were. You know your grandmother would just love her grandson to bring you the more your neighbors gay. The more of your parent's friends are gay. The more of your your kids friends are gay. I think the more you understand that gay people are just people and a are willing to accept them. The more you're presidents are gay. More your President Sergei. Yeah and I and I think you know A A latex sutera leather harness could really interfere with that to show up in twenty forty. It's going to be a completely different story. Yeah in two thousand forty. We'll have our first leather fetish president and that'll be great. I'll be celebrating with everybody. Well thank you so much for joining US Brooke. This was very cathartic and listeners. We would love to hear your thoughts. You can email us at outward podcast at slate dot com. Yes we read your emails and we try our best to respond to them so please let us down. Thank you Brooke. Thanks Brooke figure you all right. So as the reality of the current virus pandemic began to set in In recent weeks a literal gallows humor maim went around the Internet. The image was of a nonchalant James Franco in a movie about to be hung and the text read Straits. I can't believe the government would just ignore an epidemic that threatens thousands of lives and then at the bottom gays oh first time so covered curve in nineteen has been a fast moving situation and so by the time. We're recording this episode. The government is in fact finally taking serious action to slow the outbreak albeit after weeks of relative denial and deflection but the memes basic comparison between the initial years of the AIDS epidemic and our current public health crisis remained striking and may have Have sensed resonances between those two experiences so to help us think through this as well as to understand how it is. Impacting LGBTQ communities specifically. We're joined by David. President of the Human Rights Campaign Alfonzo is an accomplished and nationally recognized. Lgbtq civil rights lawyer and advocate. And he's the first civil rights lawyer the first black man and first person of color to serve as president of the HR see organizations forty year. History Welcome Alphonso. Thank you thank you so much for having me. Thank you for being on so just to begin. Obviously these are two very different diseases. And the government response to Co. That has not been nearly as slow as it was to AIDS with President. Reagan famously. Not even saying the word until Nineteen eighty-five but with that stipulated I love for you just to speak a bit about the similarities between the two situations that you've been thinking about in the past couple of weeks sure sure before. I get into the comparisons and distinctions between covert nineteen in the HIV AIDS epidemic. One I say that the Lesbian Gay Bisexual transgender and Queer Community. has been challenged in the past multiple times. When we are community has been faced with challenges we have had to dig deep and come up with solutions to make sure that we are aggressively advocating for community and to your specific question the HIV AIDS epidemic ravaged the gay Lgbtq community and it also ravage of communities of color and you correctly pointed out that the Reagan administration did not say anything about AIDS HIV for quite some time and thousands and thousands of people died now. The comparisons that are being made to co bid are appropriate in some cases and inappropriate and others short. The Reagan administration didn't say the word aides or issue for a very long time and the HIV AIDS epidemic was in the very early stages really dramatically affecting only gay men and people of Color by contrast the cove it epidemic or pandemic is affecting everyone and government is responding in a way that they did not respond to the HIV AIDS epidemic. We often see how government responds when it affects disadvantaged communities when illnesses unfortunately.
"aids" Discussed on Medical Mysteries
"Unfortunately this time they're optimism was misplaced Ryan died April Eighth Nineteen Ninety at eighteen years old. He was surrounded by his mother sister grandparents and even his most famous cheerleader. Elton John who had flown to Indianapolis just to be there. Ryan had passed away one month shy of graduating high school a few months later congress passed his namesake legistlation the Ryan white comprehensive AIDS resources. Emergency Act or care act in August nineteen ninety. The Care Act was a bipartisan measure. Signed into law by President George H W Bush. It provided two hundred twenty point five million dollars in federal funds for care and treatment including grants to help low income PEOPLE AFFORD EXPENSIVE. Aids medicine managed by the US Department of Health Resources and Services Administration. The first grants under the care. Act were distributed just a short time later in nineteen ninety one nineteen ninety one also saw finally another drug that could treat HIV and AIDS. Die Dancing an oral solution of powder and water when a person sells absorbed identity. Seen It. Slow down the HIV's ability to replicate and spread through the body. Unfortunately didanosine couldn't cure AIDS and it had dangerous side effects including potential neural damage however it was very effective at slowing the progression of AIDS in patients who previously used. Act if he'd lived long enough to see it hit the market Ryan. White might have responded to die dancing very well and thanks to people like Ryan who helps de Stigmatize AIDS researchers were able to raise funds and keep looking for better cures their efforts led the FDA to approve the use of highly active antiretroviral therapy heart in Nineteen ninety-six heart referred to any treatment regimen. That involved two or more prescription medications for example researchers found that didanosine could be more effective when used in combination with a C. T. Each form of heart is customize to an individual specific needs. It works best when patients can have honest conversations with their doctors about what is and isn't working conversations free of judgment or shame while Heart Camp Cure AIDS heart can help people manage their symptoms and it will slow the progression of HIV and related conditions after five years the care act was reauthorized in nineteen ninety-six including several additions to make the initiative more accessible part of the legislation introduced funding for the newly approved heart treatment the following year the health resources and Services Administration created the HIV AIDS Bureau responsible solely for overseeing an administering funds in relation to the Ryan White HIV AIDS program. In two thousand. The Care Act was reauthorized again. This time with new provisions for enhancing the health outcomes of patients with HIV and AIDS and in two thousand six it was renamed the Ryan White HIV AIDS treatment modernization. Act of two thousand six up until this point. Most AIDS breakthroughs had been about managing the disease in slowing its progress. But then something remarkable happened. Something that had never happened before Timothy Ray Brown was cured of AIDS. He didn't go public until two thousand ten until then he was simply known as the Berlin patient Brown tested positive for HIV in Nineteen ninety-five on February. Sixth Two thousand seven. He underwent a stem cell transplant to treat his leukemia within three months. Hiv couldn't be detected in his blood stem cell. Transplants are highly controversial and incredibly expensive. But another possible solution appeared in two thousand nineteen that year nature reported on an HIV patient in London. Who received a bone marrow transplant? He currently has no detectable. Hiv in his blood while the procedure is too expensive and risky for widespread use researchers view the London patient and the Berlin patient as proof that HIV can be cured meanwhile other strides are being made to prevent its spread in the past decade the FDA approved a more accessible drug that would prevent HIV transmission through sacs and drug use prep or pre exposure. Prophylaxis is a highly effective medication for HIV negative individuals who are at risk of contracting the disease. Thanks to prep. Scientists today have the tools to halt AIDS in its path but they still have to work around a lot of social stigma. Nearly forty million people live with the disease worldwide. One in seven are unaware that they're infected and may inadvertently spread it if they're too embarrassed or afraid to get tested. Information campaigns have helped a little as efforts to fix the mistakes of the past including the demonization of Gaetano. Duga or patient. Oh as we discussed last week. Duga was identified in the early days of the AIDS epidemic. He was dubbed Patient Zero by Randy shifts author of and the band played on the nineteen eighty-seven book and the Nineteen ninety-three movie adaptation on. Hbo depicted Duga as simply a bad guy. Somehow he got infected with the virus and then he continued to sleep around and spread the disease. It took more than thirty years but Gaetano Gaas name was finally cleared in a study published in nature in two thousand sixteen. It describe a new genetic analysis of stored blood samples from Duga it proved DIGOS. Specific strain of HIV was prevalent in the country long before he began globetrotting with Air Canada. In nineteen seventy four. In other words he wasn't responsible for the spread of AIDS. Since dugas name was cleared. Scientists have continued to search for solutions and for ways to right. The wrongs of the past. Nobody can bring back those individuals who died when AIDS was so hated. That officials refused to cooperate to find a cure. But there's still time to build a better future. New Breakthroughs are promising but only so long as doctors patients researchers in the federal government are willing to work together the history of AIDS and HIV is one of stigma government irresponsibility and unnecessary deaths with better education in open communication. The future can be one of hope. Thanks for listening to medical mysteries. We'll be back next week with another episode for more information on Ryan White amongst the many sources we used. We found the biography Ryan White my own story extremely helpful to our research. You can find all episodes of medical mysteries and all other park has originals for free on spotify. Not only to spotify already. Have all of your favorite music but now spotify is making it easy for you to enjoy all of your favorite podcast originals. Like medical mysteries for free from your phone. Desktop or smart speaker to stream medical mysteries on spotify. Just open the APP tap browse and type medical mysteries in the search bar. And don't forget to follow us on facebook and Instagram. At podcast and twitter at our cast network. We'll see you next time. Medical mysteries was created by Max Cutler. And disappear cast studios original executive producers include Max and Ron Cutler sound designed by Juan Boorda with production assistance by Ron Shapiro Carly Madden Freddie Beckley and Joel Stein. This episode of medical mysteries was written by Geno Lennon with writing assistance by Maggie Admire and stars Molly Brandenburg and Richard Rosner..
"aids" Discussed on Medical Mysteries
"The spread of the virus. Thousands of lives were at stake for some HIV positive people. It was already too late. Rock Hudson died on October. Second Nineteen eighty-five that day. The government finally allocated one hundred ninety million dollars nearly seventy million dollars more than had been requested to expand AIDS research. In addition to these public funds. Hudson himself left two hundred and fifty thousand dollars to Amfar the American Foundation for AIDS research while activists raised awareness in Washington. Dc Ryan fought the law in Kokomo. His court case was long and exhausting but he was finally allowed to return to school on February twenty. First one thousand nine hundred eighty six. It had been almost a year and a half since he'd been in a classroom and nearly just as long since his diagnosis. It seemed like a miracle that Ryan was still alive and able to go to school but it didn't last long on his first day back. Three parents in the district filed an injunction to prevent Ryan from returning. It took almost two months for a judge to throw out the injunctions. Eventually fourteen year old Ryan was allowed to attend western middle school again but he could never go back to being an anonymous ordinary boy instead Ryan was becoming a hero to AIDS patients everywhere serving as a sympathetic face of the disease. And helping fundraisers tug on heartstrings. He was invited to the amfar benefit party in New York City. A star studded event where he'd be surrounded by his favourite celebrities the morning of the soiree. He told Good Morning America that he was most looking forward to seeing Elton John. When Ryan and his family arrived at the benefit they were welcomed with open arms. Elton John Wasn't there but Ryan still managed to have a great time. It was a nice change of pace for the boy who couldn't catch a break back home the next morning amfar sent them limo to bring them to the airport. They were cutting through. New York's traffic when suddenly the car phone started to ring when they answered they were surprised to hear a man with a British accent on the other end of the line. It was Elton John. He'd seen Ryan on Good Morning America. Elton apologized for missing the amphora event and instead invited Ryan and his family to his next concert in Texas. Obviously Ryan was thrilled. Sadly he never made it to the show. He had to be hospitalized due to a persistent cough. This was becoming something of a routine for Ryan. He spent so much time in the hospital. He became friends with the doctors and staff but soon they gave him good news on March twentieth. Nineteen eighty seven the FDA approved the first anti-hiv drug in the United States Zoo medine or azt like the Gamma Globulin. Treatment couldn't cure HIV or AIDS. But it could stop the viruses spread. Azt was discovered almost by accident. A scientist developed in the nineteen sixties to fight cancer. But it never made it past animal trials because it was ineffective in the nineteen eighties. Researchers found that easy T- could block the enzyme. Hiv uses to take over a sell. It couldn't kill the HIV but it could severely limit the viruses ability to spread and take over the body at least in theory the approval of AZT was controversial from start to finish. Clinical trials only took twenty months when a test of that size would usually last up to ten years but the FDA was under immense pressure to speed up the process. That pressure was in part. Thanks to people like Ryan White. His face was splashed across front pages reminding people of the human cost of untreated. Aids people's lives depended on finding a cure fast during the brief trial. Three hundred participants diagnosed with AIDS were randomly assigned a prescription a placebo pill or AZT. The participants didn't know which pill they were getting and neither did their doctors and just four months into the human trial phase researchers ended the test during those four months one person taking adt had died in contrast nineteen placebo patients had passed away the FDA claim this was enough evidence to prove. The drug was safe and effective. Why carry on the trial when people were dying and this drug could help them. The problem was the trial wasn't as scientific as researchers hoped. They measured results in terms of how many patients survived while ignoring the fact that AIDS isn't an inherently fatal illness AIDS deadly because it weakens the immune system. It's other opportunistic infections. That technically kill the patient and when study participants got sick with pneumonia or diarrhea. There was no standardised procedure for how to treat them so if doctors gave lifesaving care to a sick AIDS patient during the clinical trial. Azt got the credit rather than the treatment that actually help. In addition rumors suggested that some study participants shared bills with one another to increase the odds that a placebo patient could try the lifesaving drug if these rumors were true researchers had no way of knowing which patients were actually on easy. T- and which weren't those nineteen deaths in the control. Group may have been people who are taking the test drug finally as e t has serious side effects including nausea vomiting and liver problems. There were a lot of drawbacks. But even with all of these concerns doctors thought that a flawed AIDS treatment was better than no treatment at all so the barely tested drug hit the market soon after the US Department of Health and Human Services launched the act drug reimbursement program. This initiative assisted people. Who couldn't afford the medicine on their own even with Insurance Ryan didn't know about the flaws in the AZT drug trial. When he heard about the treatment he just saw hope for a cure for he had a hard time getting on as e t because of his history of hepatitis which could cause liver problems. Ultimately his doctors decided. The risk of liver damage was less than the risk of living with untreated AIDS. So he finally got the treatment he needed by this point. He'd been living with AIDS for a year and a half about ten months longer than he'd expected to with AZT treatments. It seemed he just might beat the condition but he couldn't be the stigma against as though Ryan got healthy enough to return to school and finish eighth grade. He did so amidst bullying harassment and discrimination. Strangely he felt most accepted among strangers and celebrities Ryan and his family finally met Elton John in Los Angeles. The Star even threw a little party for Ryan at Disneyland. They took private jets to various concerts and received handwritten notes roses after they returned home much to genie surprise. Elton and Ryan shared drinks and handshakes and hugs to. Elton Ryan wasn't the boy with AIDS. He was just Ryan. Sadly Ryan was starved for this kind of acceptance and dignity even though the CDC had debunked the MIFID AIDS could be transferred from casual contact. Students and teachers didn't want to shake Brian's hand or use the same bathroom as him. He was the punch line to the homophobic jokes that his classmates made people claim that he coughed on food in the grocery store and spit on people who made him mad. Classmates defaced. His Locker and road slurs on his shoulders. Everything came to a head the day. The whites came home from a family outing to find broken glass on the living room floor. Further investigation revealed a circular hole in the window. Someone had fired a gun at the house. Enough was enough in nineteen eighty seven Ryan and his family knew it was time to leave. Kokomo even though it would be hard to abandon the little town where his mom had grown up and where his grandparents still lived but there was no better time to leave. The LANDSBERG company was interested in making television movie about what had happened to Ryan in Kokomo. His family received an advance almost large enough for a down payment on a house. One hour south in CICERO. Indiana and Ryan's new friend. Elton John provided the rest of the money. Things.
"aids" Discussed on Medical Mysteries
"Ryan white a young boy from Kokomo. Indiana was a mystery from the beginning he was born with haemophilia. A disease that prevents blood from clotting properly however while hemophilia is typically an inherited disease. No one from Ryan's family had ever had it and from the beginning Ryan hated being different. He kept his diagnosis a secret from his friends and schoolmates. Sometimes he'd come to school severely bruised from his Mafia and try to play it off as a result of an ordinary playground fall. Even though as him failure was a secret the other kids knew he was hiding something Ryan got used to being the subject of gossip but he tried to always stay optimistic he was religious and trusted that God would help him live with haemophilia. Everything was going to be okay around. Nineteen seventy-six Ryan's doctors started him on regular at home. Injections of blood. Clotting protein factor eight it ensured that the energetic and rambunctious kindergartner could play without worrying about excessively bleeding from minor. Bruises and scrapes factor. Eight permitted Ryan to live a seemingly normal life but it brought new risks in his biography. Ryan White my own story. He remembered an argument between his mother. Jeannie and his grandfather in the early nineteen eighties. Ryan's grandfather had recently read. That AIDS was transmitted through the blood and Ryan's injections which were derived from blood. Donations could be contaminated. He pleaded with genie to stop the treatments but she was convinced. That the factor eight injections were keeping Ryan Alive. She refused to listen to Ryan's grandfather's fearmongering and Ryan kept taking the Medication Ryan wasn't concerned. Though an article he read in time claimed that less than one percent of haemophiliacs had AIDS. And those who did contract the disease were usually older men. He didn't even think to worry about AIDS when he spent most of the summer of Nineteen eighty-four sick that is until he was finally admitted to the Riley Hospital for children in Indianapolis in December nineteen eighty-four. His grandfather's worst fear came true thirteen year. Old Ryan was diagnosed with Newell Sisters Pneumonia. A disease often found in people with weakened immune systems in the one thousand nine hundred eighty s a PCP diagnosis was usually an indicator that the patient had contracted aids. It turns out that the Statistics Ryan had read were wrong in the nineteen eighties. Ninety percent of patients with severe haemophilia were infected with AIDS through tainted factory but genie. It seemed impossible that her young boisterous son could have a deadly disease. She went into denial. When Ryan's teachers would come to visit him in the hospital. Jeannie would say they say he has aids but I think they're going to find out it's something else. His teachers often responded by becoming nervous or frightened. It was the first time. Genie recognized the stigma associated with AIDS. Like his mother Ryan's first instinct was to ignore the diagnosis. Not because he didn't believe it but because he wanted just a few more weeks of normalcy even though he was only thirteen Ryan already knew the harassment and discrimination he'd face if he was open about living with HIV. A lot of the mistreatment stemmed from early incorrect theories about the spread of AIDS which were reported in the news as fact in the mid nineteen eighties many people believe that HIV positive people were all drug users or game in people who already faced discrimination in society and some believed the opposite that AIDS wasn't confined to certain groups but easy to catch through physical touch drinking from the same water fountain or using the same toilet seat those people tried to limit what HIV positive people could do or where they could go in the name of Public Safety Ryan didn't want to face discrimination. He didn't want people to assume he was sexually active or a drug user. He insisted to his mother that he wasn't in denial. He knew he had aids. He just wanted to pretend for a little while. Then he didn't but pretending wasn't an option. Because AIDS diagnosis was a death sentence. In nineteen eighty-four the AIDS mortality rate was over seventy five percent. Meaning three out of four people to receive a diagnosis died within the year. At that time not only was there. No sign of a cure but also no treatment for aids the reason AIDS so deadly is that it targets the patient's immune system HIV the AIDS virus attacks CD four cells also known as T. cells. They're a type of white blood cell that fights off infection. Not only does the loss of CD four cells mean the infected person is at risk of other serious diseases like PCP but HIV can take over CD for cells and use them to produce more viruses to control his PCP symptoms Ryan returned to the Riley Hospital for children at least once a month for Gamma Globulin. Therapy Gamma Globulin. Therapy is like a blood transfusion but with antibody rich blood plasma instead of whole blood while Gamma Globulin can't curates or stop the spread of HIV. The boost in uninfected CD. Four cells can help a person fight off infections. Short-term Ryan also had to take nasal medication an aerosol spray of contaminating the main drug that treated PCP the spray and the Gamma Globulin helped him recover from Numa sisters pneumonia but they did nothing to treat his HIV infection. At the time there were no treatments that could Ryan and his family just had to wait hoping someone would find a cure while Ryan was still able to manage his symptoms. Unfortunately time was short. Ryan's grandfather read that after diagnosis AIDS. Patients usually only lived about six more months. Ryan's doctors agreed with the prognosis. That meant that when Ryan was thirteen and most of his peers. Were thinking about first dances math tests. He had to think about dying Ryan's best hope was in the knowledge that AIDS was getting more news coverage every day. If he survived long enough he might even survive to see a cure in Ryan. White my own story. He said I bet. If I live five years I can beat this thing or I'll die trying at the end of January nineteen eighty-five thirteen year. Old Ryan was finally discharged from the hospital. But he couldn't go back to school right away he hadn't fully recovered from the PCP. He's still had a nasty cough and often felt too weak to really do anything and he certainly didn't have an appetite Ryan's frequent trips.
"aids" Discussed on Part of the Problem
"I've heard some people who have mentioned some interesting theories about that. The saudi aspect of it is like the most well documented. I mean that's like that's actually pretty much. Just fact i mean first off. It was a bunch of saudis who flagging attacked us on nine eleven and they very clearly had helped from high level saudi officials so both private and public individuals in saudi arabia helped these saudis you know like i. I don't know it's like if you had a fuck in a bunch of new yorkers who went and hid like we're hiding out in new jersey for a few years and then they planned and an attack on you with the help of like high level people in the new york government. You wouldn't fuck and be like you're like eight. You wanna talk about new york attacking us. It'd be like your conspiracy theorists. It was just one little group and <hes> yeah so obviously and whether or not you know ah at a certain point. It's like it doesn't really matter to me 'cause whether or not israel was in on nine eleven. They were certainly in on all of the war plans that were drawn ron up immediately after nine eleven so the real you know like i mean i shouldn't say it doesn't matter it matters if you were involved in a conspiracy to kill thousands of americans of course but what we know for sure is that israel was involved in the war in iraq and all of the subsequent wars that followed afterwards so that that to me is the real evil. I tend to just feel like let's focus on what we have them on. If i see proof of something else i'll look into that. I know there's been some people have talked about. You know the all the different people involved volved nine eleven. I just i actually think if you look at the evidence there is a lot of evidence that like ju just to take on some of the conspiracy. There's there's a lot of evidence that like al qaeda was a real thing that they really planned this and that they really did it. I don't buy into the like a <hes> <hes> that it was just the israelis or just dick cheney or j- you know like i think al qaeda was involved that being said it doesn't you know al qaeda had been getting a lot of support short years before by the who supporting them in the meantime who the fuck knows. There's a lotta shit. Look what we know for like what we know. Ooh la is done. The different secret services that the pentagon the military industrial complex have done what we know is outrageously horrific horrific and if that's what we know believe me. There's a whole bunch more shady shit going on so my my inclination. My guess would be that if we knew what was really going on. If one hundred percent of everything was declassified tomorrow it would be worse than mere. You can imagine that's kind of my guess but who knows could be wrong but even if there was nothing else going on. It's still enough to you know to justify putting a whole bunch of people in fucking prison for the the rest of their lives if not up against a wall in front of a firing squad after trial and conviction. It's for all just for the n._s._a. <hes> who's listening in on that one after after being duly prosecuted then we then we moved to face number two all right. Let's go through. Let's see what else we got to wrap up pretty soon guys. It'll be a little bit of a short episode without my muse rob robbie the fire..
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"I just don't really think he's built to be like a host of a show. He's a good he's a very good writer and he's very good panelist but he doesn't. I don't know maybe i'm wrong. I just don't see him in that in that role <hes> but that is a that is a good question. Look look the truth. Is that it none of that shit really matters. I mean the world has changed the rules change. The fucking rogin gets the more views on every episode then the number one show in cable news. He's he's probably close to twice as big as the number one show in cable news which is usually either hannity or tucker carlson so he's probably doing doing three times what rachel traumatic does every night and then your average like c._n._n. Show probably doing ten times what they are so you know. It's like at a certain point at least for me. I start to go like well. I don't think the goal is to get a cable news. Show like why the fuck would i wanna do that. Why why would i wanna go get a show. That's like fucking. <hes> you know. I interrupted by commercials constantly. I got networks execs telling tell me what i can and can't say being fucking always put into this box. I just want my podcast to get fucking bigger and bigger and bigger which it's been doing so the really that's the goal is to just get this just compromise. Nothing say exactly what i want to say. Curse i wanna curse have on whatever guests i want to have on on and fucking you know do it that way it just it just that just seems to be the writer the right path and there's something kind of beautiful about that but you know i'm sure we'll all get big enough. I'll be fucking now. I'll be i'll be on persons pretty soon. <hes> hopefully not okay okay. <hes> jimmy says the whole beef between the coke and rothbart and how the libertarian react yeah okay. I think i pretty much <hes> mentioned that already eddie <hes> justin says bonus apps bro every wednesday his a bonus episode every wednesday. I've been killing it with bonus episodes you out of your mind. People are very ungrateful very ungrateful succession again my reading the same fucking things. Oh no no oh it's just it's just there's only so many topics people want to talk about all right. Madrick's magic's <hes> who i always feel like i'm pronouncing that wrong <hes> saudi pakistan and israeli role in nine eleven <hes> well. That's an interesting question. I don't i know that i have too much to offer on that. I mean i've heard the conspiracies and as i've said before when it comes to nine eleven conspiracies. I'll just say i'm not i wouldn't call myself a trooper or somebody who believes in. I because i'm not i hey. I don't like believe a lot of these crazy theories. I don't believe in the controlled demolition thing and i don't <hes> however my reaction to nine eleven conspiracy is never liked. Get outta here. It's always kind of like you know so if you're like israel was involved in nine eleven. I'm kind of like all right. Go on you know continue..
"aids" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories
"HIV gals work. To engineer monkey viruses to cause cancers cancers like Kaposi sarcoma. A common symptom in aids patients Gallo didn't just focus on cancers, but also similar diseases that would slowly deteriorate human health until death. Just as aids does Horowitz believes that by engineering viruses from a variety of animals gala would have been able to produce one virus that was capable of causing many of the symptoms of aids. We also know that in nineteen seventy gala was actively sharing research in this vein with the military as his company worked with the military firm. Maybe this is my gala was the go-to researcher. When aids first appeared in the US, or maybe he already knew about the disease, perhaps he was even the one who created the HIV virus to help the US government with its overpopulation problem. This theory, basically hinges on the Assange. Shen that Nixon's population control initiatives, the US military's biological weapon research and the CIA's covert operations in central Africa. Were all connected, but the only link connecting them is Henry Kissinger who as national security adviser was necessarily involved in overseeing all three Regina lot of conclusions based on pretty flimsy evidence. But the story isn't quite over the crux of this theory lies in Kissinger's links to Merck sharp and Dohme a drug company known for Tempa Titus b vaccine and for being the world's largest supplier of aids related drugs..
"aids" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories
"Possible to create targeted viruses, designed to only affect people with certain DNA sequences or specific Gino types, if we know anything about the aids epidemic, we know that it disproportionately affected gay and black populations. Yes. But that wasn't due to the properties of the virus on a scientific level. HIV is biologically capable of the FEC anyone equally. Okay. That argument falls apart under scrutiny, but we still have overpopulation bio weapons and. And the knowledge that these weapons can potentially be targeted towards specific than a graphics. What's more? We have Henry Kissinger who in addition to overseeing the overpopulation and bioweapon efforts also reviewed all covert operations by the US these included CIA operations in Zaire where aids originated, we don't know the details of these covert operations in Africa because well, they're covert. But we do know that the US military worked with one research contractor named Robert Gallo. That's the same Robert Gallo who discovered HIV in nineteen eighty three. At the end of the day. Everything we've laid out could just be coincidence. The first key bit of evidence for the conspiracy theory takes us back to American researcher, Robert Gallo and French researcher Luc Montagnier as the official story tells it to separate labs led by Gallo and Montagnier respectively simultaneously discovered aids in nineteen eighty three but Dr Horowitz argued that given what's known about gallows research. He realistically could have synthesized HIV virus years before aids. First appeared in nineteen seventy one let's take a ride through gallows resume beginning in nineteen sixty eight he worked with a company called Lytton bio networks, which in turn was linked with a military contracting firm, which was overseen by Henry Kissinger before he was famous for discovering.
"aids" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories
"These leaders were trying to avoid. It's a logical fallacy and a dangerous one to assume these politicians were conspiring together simply because they shared the same sexuality that seems like the hushing up of the aids epidemic was more of a side effect of institutional homophobia than a malicious act of its own. There's no hard evidence of any organized attempt to bury the connection between HIV aids. And the gay community rather, it was downplayed by many gay activists because of ignorance and misinformation, and it was ignored by politicians who were afraid of the stigma. I'll give this theory is six out of ten what happened was more circumstantial than purposeful. But at the end of the day, it did still lead to the same public health crisis. It's undeniable that aids was pushed aside, whether it be from ignorance fear or malicious prejudice. But is there any proof that the government purposely engineered HIV to harm gay in black populations on purpose? Coming up. We'll dive into conspiracy theory number two. What would you do to stay alive? When you drink your own urine. Would you? Wade through snake infested water, would you cut off your own arm? I'm not sure I could do any of those things every week par. Cast new show. Survival tells the high intensity stories of people in life or death situations in explores the strategies they use to survive survival. Also examines the lasting psychological effects of living through a traumatic event. And what's like return to normal life won't want to miss the astonishing story of one survivors heroin escape from the North Korean internment camp in the amazing account of a pilot and passenger who crashed in the snowy, Canadian Yukon their stories, exemplify the human spirits ability to triumph over deadly adversity. New episodes come out every Monday search for and subscribe to survival where every listen to podcasts. Again, search survival or visit podcast dot com slash survival to listen now survival..
"aids" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories
"Normalizing aids. And making sure everyone knew they were at risk. This has its pros and cons. It dulled. Some of the fear and bias toward gay people, but it also diverted money and attention away from the communities who needed most, in fact, although the government now had a six hundred million dollar budget towards fighting and preventing aids much of that budget was spent educating college students and heterosexual women were much less at risk even as the government began to work on saving American lives. It was evident that bias still ruled the handling of this epic. But how far does the bias go? We can clearly see that HIV aids was not given the proper scientific and public awareness attention. It deserved dismissed by the media as a gay problem or a black problem or a drug users problem, it was ignored by the press and the government until it was too late to contain the everyone problem and once media coverage and campaigns did start to kick in aids awareness campaigns were still full of fear mongering that led individuals being outcast from their communities instead of supported as for the government. They didn't want to appear as though they were aligning themselves with the gay community stepping in to fight aids was bad politics. But to what extent is this neglect aside effect of prejudice into what extent were these malicious targeted acts at what point does inactivity begin to look like a targeted genocide? If HIV was. Targeted act were any of its objectives achieved and in what ways do we continue to be affected today by past mistakes and biases women comes to HIV aids. There's a lot to dig through. We've given you a basic understanding of what it is. And how it spread and in theory. Wyatt spread but there are a few other explanations for how aids became an epidemic next week will look into the conspiracy theories behind the aids epidemic starting with a surprising theory that points to those at the top of the gay community's hierarchy on all. That's a twist at twist, but not without a strain of thinking we are unfamiliar with just a standing with aids. Patients could have been bad PR for the government. It could have also been considered unsavory for gay leaders, particularly those in New York who were trying to make a place for healthy gay people in America. So conspiracy theory number one. Gay community leaders suppressed media coverage and government response to HIV aids. In an attempt to keep their name clean gay plague would only worsen American homophobia. Then there's conspiracy theory number two HIV aids did not come about because of government complacency, but because of an overt effort by the government to spread the disease. This is a two parter when it comes to government motive, some people believe that the government was targeting gay African American populations specifically while others believe HIV was an attempt to coal overpopulation in general. And then there's conspiracy theory number three which brings us into two thousand eighteen while we now have drugs to prevent the spread of HIV and to slow the progress of HIV there still is no actual cure for aids. Many people have noticed that high profile or wealthy HIV positive. Of individuals like Magic Johnson seem to be doing surprisingly fine modern medicine is affected at keeping HIV patients healthy. But is it that good or does our government havoc? You're that they're not sharing with us. If they're not sharing with us. Why not who are they targeting will look at all these questions and try to get to the truth next week? Thanks for tuning into conspiracy theories will be back
"aids" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories
"But with aids the focus was on looking for blame. It's not surprising that scientists ended up pointing fingers at gay tone. The people wanted someone to blame as soon as science. Chested. There might be a patient zero the media honed in on this exaggerating the story for the public's ears. When scientists took a sample of Gatanzi blood HIV was certainly present. However, we now know the strain was the same as the one already present in men in New York, the strain that was present before Gaetano even began his career as a flight attendant. The patient zero theory was completely unfounded looking back. Scientists never really even suggested Gaetana was patient zero. If anything it was just a simple slip up likely, the story found its roots in nineteen Eighty-four study that examined forty game than with Kaposi sarcoma or other issues related symptoms and mapped out their sexual partners as it turns out, eight of the forty men had had sex with a nameless flight attendant, four of them lived in New York and four in California. But are nameless flight attendant was nameless. So what did they call him patient? Oh, standing for out of California. Now, I'm sure you don't need a pencil and paper to work out with the letter o. Looks like the entire patient zero phenomenon was due to nothing more than a misread letter. Oh and immense social bias since. There wasn't really an understanding of what HIV aids was it was easy for the media spent spread misconceptions that is when they chose to speak up for the most part the media barely said anything about the disease. The American public turned a blind eye because a gay disease was not a problem for the nation at large. Most Americans didn't even know any openly gay people it was easy to ignore an epidemic that for all. Most people knew was only affecting small segment of the population. The government certainly wasn't saying anything to clarify. What was going on either? And as we know Reagan's press secretary and the press were treating the gay community and their problems as a joke, all the general public really knew was that HIV aids usually infected gay men, and that it was scary. Well, we like to think that our social behavior reacts to our scientific findings. This been a lot of moments in history that baked differ often. It's our science that follows our social climate and perception of an issue's importance if US -ociety at large didn't care about the gay community new. Either with the US government, which meant there would be no funding for response from the scientific community. We just kind of crazy aids was beginning to make it self known as a terminal and spreadable disease affecting young people in the strongest healthiest years of their lives in nineteen eighty one. There were one hundred and fifty nine new cases of the disease reported by nineteen eighty two it grew to seven hundred seventy one just three years after that it had exploded to fifteen thousand five hundred twenty seven cases with twelve thousand five hundred twenty nine deaths, and it was all swept under the rug the nineteen eighty nine Dr Jonathan Mann director of the World Health organizations global program on aids explain that the disease was still growing exponentially in warned of inaction at the end of the nineteen eighties. The world's vulnerability to aids remains and is. Increasing overall the global epidemic is gaining momentum. Major barriers to more effective actions still exist and complacency about aids is spreading worldwide the World Health Organization believes that the world struggle with aids during the nineteen nineties we'll be much more difficult than it has been during the decade of the nineteen eighties. The World Health Organization predicts that by the year, two thousand six million people may have developed aids a tenfold increase over today. Luckily by the nineteen nineties anti retroviral therapies were invented which slowed down the progression of HIV stirring us away from the Berge in of history. Dr Jonathan Mann describes however his claim speak to the severe apathy towards funding HIV aids research and sexual education in the US. Think about an Ebola outbreak hitting the United States. It would be on the front page of every. Paper..
"aids" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories
"Were sick HIV can go undiagnosed for years, in fact, in twenty fifteen there were more than one point one million people in the US with HIV. However when in seven don't even realize they have it when the HIV virus is I contracted a person may feel like they have the flu as the virus works its way into. Person sells it triggers and immune response from our good old friends the T, Sal, our body responds just as it does when we have a cold fever fatigue. Swollen lymph nodes. Then the symptom stop just like the flu of intially does. But unlike normal virus, the HIV virus is still there. The patients just don't feel sick anymore because their immune systems developed antibodies to suppress the HIV, they're not cured by any means, but they're managing to block the disease and stay healthy for now for decades. Even this is why it was so difficult for scientists to get a grasp on how the disease worked and why it was so difficult to stop its spread. So decades later the patient get sick again why because HIV is extremely sloppy at replicating itself. This means that every now and again a mistake strain slightly different from the strain. The patient's body has learned to manage breaks through and makes the patient sick again depleting further T cells, what was once around one thousand or more T-cells per. Cubic millimeter of blood is now under two hundred a dramatic change in our body's ability to fight off disease. And this is a Mark of shift in the individuals disease. This is where HIV becomes aids otherwise known as acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Aids is the last in most relentless stage of HIV marked by an extremely impaired immune system and a heightened likelihood of contracting, opportunistic infections to put it simply this is the point where simple diseases can now be killers due to a weakened immune system without medical intervention HIV will progress to aids within five to ten years. However, the time it takes for HIV to progress. In aids varies greatly from patient to patient, depending on treatment and other factors in twenty eighteen. Not everyone reaches the.