Articles tagged with: HIV

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Persistent myths that HIV was created by the West and that HIV medication causes HIV are both false

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“HIV was an invention created by the West”, people “took the HIV medication and got HIV”, you can “reverse HIV naturally”

SOURCE: Yahdan Yada, Facebook, Instagram

Published: 30 Apr 2022

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Stem cell transplantation isn’t a scalable treatment for HIV

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Umbilical cord stem cells can be a cure for HIV; umbilical cord blood should be collected

SOURCE: Facebook Users, Facebook

Published: 21 Feb 2022

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The COVID-19 vaccines don’t weaken the immune system and are unrelated to the HIV VB variant

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The COVID-19 vaccine “destroys the subject’s natural immune system”; HIV VB variant is a “cover up”

SOURCE: Alex Jones, Facebook, Twitter, The Alex Jones Show

Published: 11 Feb 2022

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A new, highly virulent HIV variant named VB variant was indeed identified in the Netherlands

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Highly infectious HIV 'VB' variant makes people ill twice as quickly

SOURCE: Emily Craig, Daily Mail

Published: 09 Feb 2022

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An investigation found no evidence that deaths of HIV-positive foster children enrolled in AIDS drug trials were caused by trial medication, contrary to recent claims

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“[Anthony Fauci] Funded Experimenting With AIDS Orphans…25 Died”

SOURCE: Steven Ahle, Unite America First

Published: 02 Nov 2021

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There is currently no cure for AIDS; reports to the contrary are incorrect

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AIDS was cured in more than a dozen patients

SOURCE: Alfredo Bowman, Facebook

Published: 09 Apr 2021

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Bananas may be healthy, but consuming them won’t treat gastrointestinal diseases nor limit the replication of HIV

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"Bananas are a powerful antiviral food—so powerful that they have the capacity to repel growth of the retrovirus HIV"

SOURCE: Anthony William, Medical Medium

Published: 02 Mar 2021

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Nobel laureate Luc Montagnier inaccurately claims that the novel coronavirus is man-made and contains genetic material from HIV

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this coronavirus genome contained sequences of another virus […] the HIV virus (AIDS virus)

SOURCE: Luc Montagnier, Gilmore Health News, Zero Hedge

Published: 20 Apr 2020

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Long-term remission of an HIV patient who received a stem cell transplant is the closest so far to a full HIV cure

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The second person ever has been cured from HIV

SOURCE: Michelle Roberts, Tom Hale, BBC, IFLScience

Published: 19 Mar 2020

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HIV drug Truvada linked to kidney damage and bone density loss, but risks are low and usually outweighed by the drug’s benefits

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You took Truvada to help protect against HIV, not increase your risk of kidney or bone problems.

SOURCE: Anonymous, A Case for Women

Published: 24 Dec 2019

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