by Dr. Leo Rebello

Director, Natural Health Centre, 28/552 Samata Nagar, Kandivli East,
Bombay 400101, India. Telefax (91-22) 8872741.
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AIDS is the greatest myth of our times. Inspite of voluminous evidence which shows that HIV is not AIDS, the myth is kept deliberately going so that the following multi-trillion dollar industries keep prospering :

(a)   Latex industry: condom in simple word, even children know its use now. Boys and girls as young as 15, who were earlier afraid of sex, are now experimenting with condoms giving rise to condom ethics, condom culture, condom civilisation, condom protection, all of which is as fragile as the condom itself. There are two types of condoms - male and female. The production, sale and use of female condoms is very restricted. After the 'condom accidents' the ever-alert marketing men invented 'double hat' protection, that means using two condoms to be doubly sure! Simple logic you see : if one condom can protect 50% two give 100% protection!

(b)   Eventhough HIV testing is unreliable, non-standardized and dangerous, this is a big business. HIV tests include mostly Elisa and Western Blot, which cross-react with over 70 known medical conditions and illnesses. That means they are positively programmed to create scare!

(c)   Then there are microbicides, ostensibly to protect the women. Oils, creams, lotions, potions, gels, pessaries and ofcourse other paraphernalia like stimulators, scrubbers, hair removing pastes, etc. Presently there is war between chemical microbicides and herbal microbicides for market share. Consumer, as usual, is at the receiving end.

(d)    But by far the most lucrative business is the chemical medicines as usual - protease inhibitors, cocktails, anti-retrovirals, HAART or multi-drug regimen, vitamin supplements. Costlier the medicines more effective they are, is the false belief on which the mercenary medical mafia cashes on.

(e)    Some one has 'invented' AIDS Counseling. The counselor is as ignorant as the patient. AIDS Counseling includes : telling HIV positive patient to live with it. Further telling him/her that there is no known cure. Scientists are working on Vaccines. Anti-retrovirals are life-savings. They are costly, but if you do not take them you will die and then what will happen to your family? If a patient were to ask about Alternative Medicine, improved nutrition, change in life style, prompt comes the reply they are all dangerous. Beware of the quacks! That in short is AIDS Counseling.

(f)     Then there are 'AIDS Advocates' (usually Americans but working in sub-Saharan Africa) promoting the use of lethal chemical drugs and fighting for and on behalf of the poor patients to reduce their price, influencing health ministries to underwrite the costs of 'life-saving drugs' and promoting free or subsidised distribution of AIDS drugs, including to pregnant mothers ostensibly to save the unborn. If there is no food to eat, water to drink, clothes to wear, no problem. But you must have medicines, more the better. They refuse to accept that Nkosi Johnson, an 11-year old boy, died because of harsh treatment - 50 capsules/tablets, three times of day. A 'single judge' (he is married alright!), in S.Africa decides what the Presidential Panel of Expert International Doctors could not. Human rights concern you see and he thinks he is the great Solomon and the President of South Africa and his panel of experts are fools!

(g)    How can we forget the AIDS conferences and AIDS journalists : local, regional, national and international? Big business.  The same people, sponsored by the pharmaceutical companies, parroting the same thing without application of mind, running down those who question them, throwing to wind ethics, morals, professionalism, not considering alternative medicine, ideas, experiments, vision or approaches. Very unscientific.

Ever since AIDS was 'rediscovered' in 1981, it has threatened the very fabric of society. It was 'rediscovered' by the proponents of modern medicine to camouflage its dismal performance in the cause, the course and the cure of major maladies.

There is no known cure for HIV/AIDS is the frightening refrain that you get to hear, not only in Sub-Saharan Africa, but also in Asia. Those who gave you the idea that people have to live with AIDS, also tell you that you have to live with diabetes, with asthma, with epilepsy, with cancers, with muscular dystrophy, with stress and allergies! It will be my pleasure to remove your, this wrong notion. If you can give up your old habits, you can also be cured of any malady -physical, mental, emotional or spiritual : druglessly. 

Anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs in short) offer no cure for AIDS. US federal health authorities which earlier supported David Ho's "hit hard and early" to control "AIDS epidemic" argument, now realize that it was a hoax, and play a different tune. Because, the toxic effects of ARVs include nerve damage, weakened bones, unusual accumulation of fat in the neck and abdomen and drug-induced diabetes. Many people have developed dangerously high levels of cholesterol and other lipids in the blood, raising concern that HIV positive persons might face another epidemic of heart disease.

Studies show that the drug cocktail does not destroy the HIV virus, but instead weakens body's immunity. Now some independent scientists are veering round to believe that attacking the virus (HIV) will not deal with the underlying causes of immune suppression. AIDS is the consequence of a suppressed immune system which has been subjected to repeated onslaughts by four factors that build up toxins and deficiencies in the body.
These are:
antibiotic abuse, recreational drug abuse, anal sex (which causes toxic
shock to the receiving partner) and nutritional stress.

Realization is also slowly but surely dawning that the damage caused by the stressed immune system could be reversed by good diet, yogic and other exercises, herbs available readily, acupuncture, homoeopathy, proper rest,
avoidance of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, proper hygiene, etc. In other words,

a person is to be treated as a whole : body, mind and spirit.

Over the years, it has also become obvious that only gay community and those indulging in substance abuse, progressed towards full-blown AIDS. In other words, what I have said in my book
Aids and Alternative Medicine, and what many other Holistic Healers have been saying is now being accepted; that the repeated assaults on the body's immune system by the build-up of toxins, nutritional deficiencies, coupled with unnatural living, lead to AIDS. And with that the wisdom is dawning that the damage could be reversed without drugs. This new dimension puts to doubt the accepted belief that a virus, HIV, is responsible for causing AIDS.

The HIV tests, per se, are being questioned. These tests, we have always maintained, were of dubious merit. Now, after twenty years and ruining prescious lives of young people by creating Aids Scare, it is slowly dawning on the authorities that indiscriminate HIV tests have played havoc with people's lives. Consequently, HIV test is no longer mandatory in many parts of the world. But ignorance once rooted, takes time to be uprooted. Many private hospitals in Bombay still insist on a routine HIV test before admission.

There is enough to show that the HIV tests, Elisa and Western Blot, can show false results when there is cross-reactivity with a host of viral and bacterial species. At least 70 different conditions like influenza, herpes simplex, hepatitis, all mycobacterium bacterial species (including leprosy and tuberculosis), malaria, malnutrition and even in pregnancy, a person may be tested positive and falsely labelled as such, ruining his life and that of his family.

The fact that the HIV test is not specific for the detection of the virus is clearly stated in the literature accompanying the Elisa test kits (from Abbott Laboratories, for instance). In the light of this evidence questions arise about whether bombarding the virus does any good to the body.
Overwhelming research evidence from the fields of AIDS, cancer and heart disease, points to the dramatic difference in disease prevention, made through access to right nutrition, exercise and changed lifestyle.

Africa is cited as the example of a continent in the throes of AIDS. Health historians say that AIDS here, is a consequence of the depletion of the body's nutrition pool over generations, and the destruction of the immune system. As sub-Saharan Africa plunged deeper into the cycle of poverty, malnutrition and civil war, it also suffered epidemics of Ebola, Marburg or Lhassa fever that stayed with them for decades. AIDS, they say, is the logical conclusion of this onslaught. The deepening economic crisis of India's poor, likewise, will see more people testing 'HIV positive' because of their depleting nutrition status, stress and compromised immunity.

This implies that the poor 'AIDS Victims' of the world, as a whole need more than condoms, sex education and a cocktail therapy of questionable value and we need to look at our age-old Holistic Healing modalities, which are safer, cheaper, faster and more reliable than the lethal cocktails.

In 1976, the World Health Assembly acknowledged the potential value of traditional medicine in expanding health services by calling attention to the manpower reserve constituted by traditional health practitioners (resolution WHA29.72). In the following year, another resolution (WHA30.49) urged countries to utilize their traditional systems of medicine. Yet another resolution was passed in 1978, in which WHO was called upon to develop a comprehensive approach to the subject of medicinal plants (WHA31.33). In 1987, the Fourtieth World Health Assembly reaffirmed the main points of the earlier resolutions, as well as related recommendations made at the International Conference on Primary Health Care, held in Alma-Ata in 1978 (WHA40.33). In 1989, a resolution was passed (WHA42.43) that recalled earlier resolutions on traditional medicine, traditional health practitioners, and traditional remedies and affirmed that together they constitute a comprehensive approach to the utilization of medicinal plants in the health services.

The moot point is inspite of several resolutions of the World Health Assembly, why the WHO is according step motherly treatment to Alternative Medicine? Is it ignorance, corruption or big business that decides?  Is WHO a health organisation or trade association of pharmaceutical companies? 

Drugs do not heal, they kill.  The only known cause of HIV/AIDS is lethal drugs!  The idea of 'People Living With Aids' is nonsense. It is promoted by medical mafia who peddle disinformation, diseases and death. 

Every disease under the sun can be treated by Holistic Healing modalities.  The principles of healing are very simple : (a) the body heals itself (b) there is an inner environment (c) treatment should not be worse than the disease.

AIDS is a false alarm. Let us not panic. It is not a dreaded disease as is made out to be. Ayurveda, Nature Cure, Yoga, Homoeopathy and other alternative therapies hold tremendous promise in AIDS as also in so-called incurable diseases. Therefore, it is time to halt the wasteful expenditure in dead-end biomedical research and divert those funds to holistic healing modalities. Even if twenty-five per cent of the total outlay made towards biomedical research is given to alternative systems of medicine, the health graph of the world will show marked improvement.

'From Aids Scare to Aids Care', 'Aids No More', 'Health Care is Self Care', 'Humanism in Health' and 'Health, Peace and Plenty for All', should be the slogans of the New Millennium.

The only cocktail that I drink and prescribe is the fruit juice cocktail.
(Lest you misunderstand,
I am not HIV positive. But I am positive that HIV does not cause AIDS).

Leo Rebello