The F word

 Posted by on April 19, 2012 at 6:00 am
Apr 192012
 
The F word

Enough already with the critics and detractors. I haven’t been doing a very good job lately of keeping current with documenting my personal story, which was and is one of the primary purposes of this blog.

Despite the gruesome pictures from an earlier post, I am not currently experiencing any horribly disfiguring outbreaks, lumps or other obvious manifestations of poor health. The skin on my left leg has healed nicely and is completely intact, with no breaks, scabs or sores, for the first time in more than a year. The mystery lump on the right side of my face, under my jaw, has shrunk considerably, though I can still detect it. My smile is still crooked, due to what I assume is now permanent facial nerve damage resulting from Bell’s palsy. I also have a few persistent skin sores on my shoulders and back that are resisting healing.

I can fall asleep anywhere, anytime.

Other than these minor nuisances, my body seems fine, for the most part, and people who have known me for some time, assure me that I “look good”. What is not so obvious is the extreme fatigue (the F-word),

What really happened to Emery Taylor?

 Posted by on February 28, 2011 at 2:21 pm
Feb 282011
 
What really happened to Emery Taylor?

Note:  I’d like to welcome those of you visiting this site from the forums at aidsmed.com.  This may be the first time that a mainstream AIDS site has referred to this blog as a “clear-eyed ‘alternative hypothesis’ site,” and I’m flattered.  Given that, I hope you will look around a bit. A good place to […more]

Denying the AIDStream

 Posted by on January 20, 2011 at 5:48 am
Jan 202011
 
Denying the AIDStream

Some of my AIDS dissident friends reject outright the tests used by mainstream AIDS (AIDStream) doctors to evaluate ‘HIV-positive’ patients and to determine if and when to start treating them with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), more commonly known as the “AIDS cocktail” of drugs.  While I agree with them that we can’t know for […more]

Pharmaceutical solutions to AIDS are not enough

 Posted by on September 29, 2010 at 2:51 am
Sep 292010
 
Pharmaceutical solutions to AIDS are not enough

A recent phone conversation with a friend is helping me to continue to refine what I want to focus on as an AIDS dissident activist. In a passionate outburst that revealed a new side of his character, he blurted out his dismay that our society in general and our gay community in particular seems to be willing to settle for a solution to AIDS that relies exclusively on drugs from the pharmaceutical industry.

Practicing while under the influence of Pharma

 Posted by on July 8, 2010 at 8:44 pm
Jul 082010
 
Practicing while under the influence of Pharma

(image courtesy of The Ethical Nag) Just how much are physicians influenced by pharmaceutical reps bearing gifts? It’s a question recently posed in this report on Medscape, based on posts at a physician-only discussion group. The original question seems simple enough: “Are you influenced by the ads on paper and pens?” It was asked by […more]

Is the bubble about to burst?

 Posted by on May 11, 2010 at 6:55 am
May 112010
 
Is the bubble about to burst?

Call it intuition, but something tells me that it is about time for science to be turned on its head for being wrong.  Again. Recently, published reports from various scientific fields offer new insight about possible ways the human immune system wards off disease, specifically those conditions blamed on viruses, such as AIDS and hepatitis. […more]

Viruses in the medicine cabinet?

 Posted by on April 6, 2010 at 7:17 am
Apr 062010
 
Viruses in the medicine cabinet?

My health problems are supposedly due to a virus, and I’m beginning to think that just might be the case, but before anyone jumps to conclusions, let me explain. The word virus has been in use for more than six centuries, though the first infectious pathogen to be named as one—the tobacco mosaic virus—was discovered […more]