AIDS US Made Essay Research Paper

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AIDS: US Made? Essay, Research Paper AIDS: US Made? In an article in the Summer-Autumn 1990 issue of “Top Secret”, Prof. J. Segal and Dr. L. Segal illustrate their theory that AIDS is a man-made disease, originating at Pentagon bacteriological warfare labs at Fort Detrick, Maryland. “Top Secret” is the international edition of the German magazine Geheim and is a sister publication to the American Covert Action Information Bulletin (CAIB). Top Secret carries the Naming Names column, which CAIB is prevented from doing by the American government, and which names CIA agents in different locations in the world. The article, named “AIDS: US-Made Monster,” is lengthy and has a lot of professional jargon. “The fatal weakening of the immune system which has given AIDS

its name (Acquired Immune-Deficiency Syndrome),” write the Segals, “has been traced back to a destruction or a functional failure of the T4-lymphocytes, also called ‘helper cells`, which play a regulatory role in the production of antibodies in the immune system.” In the course of the illness, the number of functional T4- cells is reduced to such an extent that new anti-bodies cannot be produced and the defenseless patient remains exposed to a range of infections that under other circumstances would have been harmless. Most AIDS patients die from opportunistic infections rather than from the AIDS virus itself. The initial infection is characterized by diarrhea, erysipelas and intermittent fever. An apparent recovery follows after 2-3 weeks, and in many cases the patient

remains without symptoms and functions normally for years. After several years, the pre-AIDS stage, known as ARC (Aids- Related Complex) sets in. This stage includes disorders in the digestive tract, kidneys and lungs. In most cases it develops into full-blown AIDS in about a year, at which point opportunistic illnesses occur. Disorders in various organ systems also occur, the most severe in the brain, the symptoms of which range from motor disorders to severe dementia and death. The Segals note that despite the fact that AIDS is transmitted only through sexual intercourse, blood transfusions and non- sterile hypodermic needles, the infection has spread dramatically. During the first few years after its discovery, the number of AIDS patients doubled every six months, and is still

doubling every 12 months now though numerous measures have been taken against it. Based on these figures, it is estimated that in the US, which had 900,000 cases of AIDS in 1991, over 2,000,000 people will be afflicted with the virus by the year 2,000. It is also estimated that the number of people infected is at least ten times the number of those suffering from an acute case of AIDS. Even when a vaccination becomes available, it will not help those already infected. These and the following figures have been reached by several different sources, such as the US Surgeon General and the Chief of the medical services of the US Army. “AIDS does not merely bring certain dangers with it; it is clearly a programmed catastrophe for the human race, whose magnitude is comparable only

with that of a nuclear war”, say the Segals. They later explain what they mean by “programmed,” showing that the virus was produced by humans, namely Dr. Robert Gallo of the Bethesda Cancer Research Center in Maryland. The first KNOWN cases of AIDS occurred in New York in 1979. The first DESCRIBED cases were in California in 1979. The virus was isolated in Paris in May 1983, taken from a French homosexual who had returned home ill from a trip to the East Coast of the US. One year later, Robert Gallo and his co-workers at the Bethesda Cancer Research Center published their discovery of the same virus, which is cytotoxic. (poisonous to cells) The Segals discuss the findings of Gonda et al, who compared the HIV, visna and other closely-related viruses and found that the visna