Throughout the procedure I watched the rainbow flags flutter on Market Street. That’s what flags do in the Castro–the heart of San Francisco’s gay community–they flutter. Especially rainbow flags. Rainbow flags flutter on San Francisco’s Market Street (photo: QueerBeacon.com) It hurt more than I expected. The dental drill-like vibration against my shin bone radiated throughout […more]
WordPress provides bloggers with a tool that reports the search terms that result in a link to this blog. Needless to say, as a relatively new blogger I don’t get much traffic here. About once a week or so, however, I notice someone is finding this site by searching for something like “survive AIDS”. Yesterday […more]
After writing yesterday’s post, I came across this article in the New York Review of Books, written by Marcia Angell, former editor of no less than the New England Journal of Medicine, currently Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In this must read, entitled “Drug Companies & Doctors: A […more]
There may be some points of disagreement among us dissidents, and that’s fine. One thing I think most of us would agree on is that the current guidelines for treatment of There may be some points of disagreement among us dissidents, and that’s fine. One thing I think most of us would agree on is points
“HIV-disease” (or “AIDS” or “HIV-positive” or “HIV/AIDS”, or whatever they start calling it next month) is toxic, harmful and dangerously unsustainable in the long run. ARVs (Anti-Retrovirals) are even starting to be used illicitly for their “hallucinogenic and relaxing effect” in some quarters of the world.
Likewise, the AIDS mainstream is certainly less than monolithic in their views. There is a lack of agreement among them about how HIV causes immune suppression, or even how HIV came into existence for that matter. One thing they all do seem to agree on is how essential it is that every Poz person take drugs to extend their life. Virtually every website devoted to “HIV/AIDS” (The Body, AIDSMeds, AEGiS, to name just a few) is replete with articles, messages and advertising promoting “compliance”, as well as tips, blogs and discussion groups to address the inevitable “side effects”, which should more accurately be referred to as “direct effects”.
I once belonged to that AIDS mainstream