Well­ness Arti­cles

AIDS Data Shows Decreas­ing Trend

In an arti­cle pub­lished in the June 8th 1999 issue of the Wash­ing­ton Times comes a story that reports on a 20 per­cent drop in AIDS cases from 1997 to 1998. Accord­ing to the Times arti­cle, the cen­tre for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion in Atlanta posted the num­ber of AIDS cases as going from approx­i­mately 60,000 in 1997, to 48,000 in 1998. This astound­ing turn around rep­re­sents a 20% reduc­tion in one year.

This infor­ma­tion comes in stark con­trast to the dire pre­dic­tions made ear­lier. The Times arti­cle high­lighted sev­eral dooms-​day claims listed below. “There may be no one left (with­out mas­sive fed­eral aid)” Donna Sha­lala, HHS sec­re­tary. “By 1991, 1 in 10 babies may be AIDS vic­tims.” USA Today 1988. In 1987 Oprah Win­frey stated on her show that a fifth of het­ero­sex­u­als would be dead of AIDS by 1990.

Over the last 2 decades, the media has def­i­nitely blown the alarm of warn­ing about AIDS. As his­tory has shown over many thou­sands of years, dis­eases have a cycli­cal pat­tern where they first attack more vio­lently at first. This is fol­lowed by a reduc­tion in the strength and num­ber of cases of the dis­ease. This is not to state that we should not be con­cerned. But we should be aware of the facts. Below is a list of facts on AIDS as pub­lished in the Wash­ing­ton Times arti­cle based on infor­ma­tion from the cen­tre for Dis­ease Con­trol and Prevention.

  • AIDS cased droped from 60,000 in 1997 to 48,000 in 1998.
  • There were 6700 non I-​V drug using cases of het­ero­sex­ual patients with AIDS in 1998.
  • Teenagers rep­re­sented only 0.6 per­cent of cases in 97 & 98
  • The num­ber of AIDS babies went from 671 in 1996 to 473 in 1997 to 341 in 1998.
  • Women infected with AIDS dropped from 13,000 in 1997 to 11,000 in 1998.

These decreas­ing num­bers should be viewed in light of the fact that there is no med­ical treat­ment or pre­ven­tion that cures or pre­vents AIDS. Good com­mon sense has been the most effec­tive method of prevention.

From a chi­ro­prac­tic per­spec­tive, research has been con­ducted on AIDS patients to see the effect of spe­cific chi­ro­prac­tic adjust­ments on cer­tain mea­sures of the immune sys­tems of patients with AIDS. In this study the effect of spe­cific upper cer­vi­cal adjust­ments on the immune sys­tem CD4 cell counts of HIV pos­i­tive indi­vid­u­als was mea­sured by CD4/​mm3 in the blood. In patients suf­fer­ing from immune defi­ciency a higher CD4 count rep­re­sents a higher immu­nity. These tests were per­formed by the patients inde­pen­dent med­ical cen­tre where they were under med­ical super­vi­sion for the con­di­tion. The mea­sured CD4 counts in the reg­u­lar group were dra­mat­i­cally increased over the counts of the con­trol group. A 48% increase in CD4 cells was demon­strated over the six-​month dura­tion of the study for the group receiv­ing chi­ro­prac­tic adjust­ments. The con­trol group expe­ri­enced a 7.96% decrease and the adjusted group expe­ri­enced a 48% increase in CD4 cell levels.

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childFrom the abstract: This pilot study included chil­dren from 27 days old to five-​years-​old, was on the effects of chi­ro­prac­tic adjust­ments on chil­dren with otitis

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