Censored Alert: Crying Aids

The AIDS crisis in Africa may be a myth, because an AIDS diagnosis is seldom verified with actual tests. The conditions accepted as forming the problem of AIDS in the West bear little or no resemblance to that which is called AIDS in Africa.

The AIDS crisis in Africa may be a myth, because an AIDS diagnosis is seldom verified with actual tests. The conditions accepted as forming the problem of AIDS in the West bear little or no resemblance to that which is called AIDS in Africa. Recent findings say that approximately 99.2 percent of Africans don’t have classic AIDS’ symptoms, including 97 percent of those presumed to be HIV-positive. Contrary to the Western practice of confirming an AIDS diagnosis with two or more laboratory tests, in Africa, AIDS is diagnosed, in most instances, without laboratory tests.

Based on the World Health Organization definition for African AIDS cases, many Africans are pronounced as AIDS victims if they show the following signs and symptoms: Prolonged fever or a persistent cough for more than one month, 10 percent weight loss in two months, and chronic diarrhea. These problems are not necessarily rare in many African countries. Most African people die from symptoms that arise from known and treatable infectious diseases like malaria, pneumonia, or diarrhea as a result of poor hygiene and malnutrition. Societal illness are thus being listed as AIDS, a disease for which many people are more likely to blame the victim, instead of facing the socio-economic realities of the region.

Author: Tokunbo Ojo

News Service: Toward Freedom

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