Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Vitamins cured me of HIV...

Here's a stupid 'science' story that's running around the British press at the moment. I'm afraid i lean more towards In The Pipeline than i do miracle cures - after all, what's more likely:
  1. The entire medical world has failed for 25 years to see the connection between vitamins and complete eradication of the HIV virus OR
  2. Mr Stimpson is hamming it up for the tabloids based on a couple of false positives or a false negative ??
Considering Mr Stimpson is refusing to confirm the negative result, i'm gonna go out on a limb here and say it's number 2 and the British press has once again failed to provide any meaningful analysis to a 'miracle cure' story. Here's hoping i'm wrong but i doubt we'll hear any followups over the next 6 months.


Blogger Boyd Adamson said...

"...the British press has once again failed..."

I see this kind of comment so often that I've decided that everyone thinks that the press in their country is unusually bad.

Maybe we have unrealistic expectation of a profit making venture in these days of globalisation. I hope not, but maybe.

11:14 AM  
Blogger Joe said...

you've stumbled on a whole new level of disgust with media science reporting. i've been subjected to this on 2 continents and in 3 different countries. as for unrealistic expectations, i don't think demanding a science reporter who has actually done some science is that extreme, they seem to imply that criteria to their economics. as for making money these days, expertise will become more valuable with so much data available, not less.
thanks for your comment, you're the first real person that's said hello ;-)

2:01 PM  
Blogger HIV+DaveyBoy said...

If his body cured itself of HIV, I hope doctors can figure out how it was done as he has no idea. I am wondering if maybe his HIV testing results simply got mixed up at the lab or maybe a "false positive"? It's happened before...

I hope he will agree to further tests to figure out how this happened, my son's future (and millions of others, possibly a billion over the next 100 years) may just depend on a cure for HIV/AIDS as his mother and I have AIDS :(

This could also be a hoax to somehow disprove that HIV/AIDS exists or is a health threat (there are many AIDS dissidents out there).

1:44 AM  
Blogger Joe said...

daveyboy, no-one seriously disputes the link between HIV and AIDS (at least in the journals i read) and the amount of research that has been done in the last 20 years is staggering so i think there is good reason for hope. stick with medicine, it may take a little longer than the quacks but you can be sure of the results

9:25 AM  

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