Re: Re: Re: The predictions based upon the 'HIV/AIDS' hypothesis have been fulfilled 29 January 2005
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Julian Turningheart,
teacher
Nashville, TN 37220

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Re: Re: Re: Re: The predictions based upon the 'HIV/AIDS' hypothesis have been fulfilled

I would like to solicit Drs. Bennett and Foley's opinion on the following: Given that HIV antibody tests are subject to confounding non-specific binding, and, as Brian Foley states, that “… the change in reactivity of various bands over time, can be very useful in determining true HIV infections versus false positive ELISA and/or indeterminate western blot reactions”, and given that “…there is considerable literature supporting the fact that HIV can only be cultured or detected by PCR from people with antibodies against HIV, as judged by these tests (Nicholas Bennett, 28 January 2005)”, then why not make things easier by diagnosing everyone –not just infants- with genetic probes for HIV RNA or provirus? Or put another way, why is it forbidden -and not just as a practical matter of expense or labor intensiveness- to use these molecular tools to diagnose HIV infection when the antibody tests are relatively capricious?

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