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Author Topic: "Negative" AIDS  (Read 3251 times)

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Offline komnaes

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"Negative" AIDS
« on: April 06, 2011, 12:44:35 PM »
Only in China.. and yes, I am from there (no matter how we wanna hang on to the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong label).. sigh..

Ministry: So-called "Negative AIDS" a Phobia

A Ministry of Health spokesman Tuesday refuted recent media reports of a mysterious virus that was linked with so-called "negative AIDS," saying it was just a panic caused by AIDS phobia, the Beijing Times reports.

"Negative AIDS," which has aroused public panic and dubitation, refers to an imagined disease which would allegedly cause AIDS-similar symptoms but with an HIV-negative test.

A previous report by Hong Kong-based media said the virus has been found in six mainland provinces, including south China's Guangdong province. Patients infected with such a virus would be incurable and display similar symptoms with AIDS patients, such as swollen lymph nodes and subcutaneous hemorrhages.

Deng Haihua, the ministry spokesman, said the topic of "negative AIDS" has been hot for years on the Internet. It is actually a "symptom" caused by the fear of being HIV-infected, as there is no new unknown virus being reported, Deng said.

The Guangdong Health Authority has examined several patients in the province who claimed to be infected with the virus, but the result excluded the possibility of suffering from AIDS, according to Lin Peng, an official with the province's disease control and prevention center.

However, Nanfang Daily, a Guangdong-based newspaper, found that many local hospitals have received such cases and most patients who claimed to have it were noted to previously engage in high-risk behaviors.

AIDS phobia is an irrational fear of HIV and AIDS, with a state of intense anxiety and obsessive fear of suffering from AIDS. It is a fear so strong and overwhelming that even a negative HIV test will not put the fear to rest.

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This is of course old news, already reported comprehensively by local and foreign media outlets like the BBC. But a local tabliod just earlier last week ran 2 days of headline news on this, as this virus has allegedly spread to Hong Kong. Now that a Hong Kong "newspaper" has picked it up, so it must be true in the minds of millions of Mainland Chinese.

While it's not reported by the English media, the more alarming aspect of the news is that a lot of those "suffering" from this "negative" AIDS have decided to take drastic measures to prove to the government and the world that this "mutated virus" is for real by deliberately "spreading" it.. some by silly means like sneezing in public places (yes, this mutated virus can infect via air), spitting into (hated, I assume) co-workers tea, and one Shanghai woman even said to regularly visit restaurants during non-peak hours so she could lick all the chopsticks on tables while the waiters were not looking. And she recorded all those "attacks" in her blog! (Yes, still there, I saw it.. and knowing the Mainland Chinese I am 90% sure that it's not meant to be satirical)

And some have decided to have a lot of unprotected sex, ..

And this is a country where millions had rushed out to buy salt upon hearing the nuclear power plant melt down in Japan after the earthquake because they thought salt could cure "radiation poisoning". Even I got a few SMS from Mainland friends telling me to go stock up before salt ran out (WTF? we are surrounded by 1.3 million cubic kilometers of salty seawater!).. and one of them was from an America educated Taiwanese law professor now working in Shanghai..

I give up.. as it seems people IQ can plummet by just living in China..
« Last Edit: April 06, 2011, 12:47:40 PM by komnaes »
Aug 07 Diagnosed
Oct 07 CD4=446(19%) Feb 08 CD4=421(19%)
Jun 08 CD4=325(22%) Jul 08 CD4=301(18%)
Sep 08 CD4=257/VL=75,000 Oct 08 CD4=347(16%)
Dec 08 CD4=270(16%)
Jan 09 CD4=246(13%)/VL=10,000
Feb 09 CD4=233(15%)/VL=13,000
Started meds Sustiva/Epzicom
May 09 CD4=333(24%)/VL=650
Aug 09 CD4=346(24%)/VL=UD
Nov 09 CD4=437(26%)/VL=UD
Feb 10 CD4=471(31%)/VL=UD
June 10 CD4=517 (28%)/VL=UD
Sept 10 CD4=687 (31%)/VL=UD
Jan 11 CD4=557 (30%)/VL=UD
April 11 CD4=569 (32%)/VL=UD
Switched to Epizcom, Reyataz and Norvir
(Interrupted for 2 months with only Epizcom & Reyataz)
July 11 CD=520 (28%)/VL=UD
Oct 11 CD=771 (31%)/VL=UD(<30)
April 12 CD=609 (28%)/VL=UD(<20)
Aug 12 CD=657 (29%)/VL=UD(<20)
Dec 12 CD=532 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
May 13 CD=567 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
Jan 14 CD=521 (21%)/VL=UD(<50)

Offline spacebarsux

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Re: "Negative" AIDS
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2011, 01:07:19 PM »
Wow! You should read similar articles on India. I am sure India is waaaay ahead of China when it comes to being superstitious/ill-informed,...ha ha. We give you stiff competition. Yes, I am from india.

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Offline leatherman

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Re: "Negative" AIDS
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2011, 04:59:03 PM »
well, at least now Ann and Andy have a definitive diagnosis to give to all those peeps in the AII? forum. ::) They all have "negative AIDS" and, of course, death is right around the corner for them all too.  :D Telling those people about this will surely cut down on the endless "but I have other symptoms, are you sure I'm not poz?" repeat posters. A simple "you're poz with 'negative AIDS'. go see a doc, and buy a cemetary plot" will suffice.
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Re: "Negative" AIDS
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2011, 05:12:15 PM »
The cure for negative aids is Kung Pao chicken, shots of Bai jiu and 2 hours in a steam sauna.
 Good for the skin too.
“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” 1875 K Marx

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: "Negative" AIDS
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2011, 05:23:38 PM »
"I’ve slept with enough men to know that I’m not gay"

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Re: "Negative" AIDS
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2011, 07:26:09 PM »
Well this certainly will liven things up in the "Am I Infected" forum. Good luck Ann & Andy...
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Offline denb45

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Re: "Negative" AIDS
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2011, 08:41:17 PM »
 ??? sigh  ::)
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Offline komnaes

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Re: "Negative" AIDS
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2011, 06:32:23 AM »
Well this certainly will liven things up in the "Am I Infected" forum. Good luck Ann & Andy...

On cue..

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=37396.msg466772#msg466772
Aug 07 Diagnosed
Oct 07 CD4=446(19%) Feb 08 CD4=421(19%)
Jun 08 CD4=325(22%) Jul 08 CD4=301(18%)
Sep 08 CD4=257/VL=75,000 Oct 08 CD4=347(16%)
Dec 08 CD4=270(16%)
Jan 09 CD4=246(13%)/VL=10,000
Feb 09 CD4=233(15%)/VL=13,000
Started meds Sustiva/Epzicom
May 09 CD4=333(24%)/VL=650
Aug 09 CD4=346(24%)/VL=UD
Nov 09 CD4=437(26%)/VL=UD
Feb 10 CD4=471(31%)/VL=UD
June 10 CD4=517 (28%)/VL=UD
Sept 10 CD4=687 (31%)/VL=UD
Jan 11 CD4=557 (30%)/VL=UD
April 11 CD4=569 (32%)/VL=UD
Switched to Epizcom, Reyataz and Norvir
(Interrupted for 2 months with only Epizcom & Reyataz)
July 11 CD=520 (28%)/VL=UD
Oct 11 CD=771 (31%)/VL=UD(<30)
April 12 CD=609 (28%)/VL=UD(<20)
Aug 12 CD=657 (29%)/VL=UD(<20)
Dec 12 CD=532 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
May 13 CD=567 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
Jan 14 CD=521 (21%)/VL=UD(<50)

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Re: "Negative" AIDS
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2011, 09:00:12 AM »
On cue..

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=37396.msg466772#msg466772

I think I was quite polite under the circumstances. I wanted to rip him a new one. ;D


PS - I've gone back and given him your link, Shaun. I had to put it in a new post because he's been online since my original reply. I thought about searching for this thread when I originally responded to him, but couldn't be bothered. I didn't realise at the time you'd already brought it back up to the top of the list. :) Thanks! :-*
« Last Edit: April 17, 2011, 09:05:02 AM by Ann »
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: "Negative" AIDS
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2011, 01:43:28 PM »

I give up.. as it seems people IQ can plummet by just living in China..

They also talk really loud.
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Re: "Negative" AIDS
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2011, 08:35:57 AM »
I give up.. as it seems people IQ can plummet by just living in China..

Point taken about this particular flowering of ignorance in China.

But doesn't every nation have its percentage of ignorant, gullible, superstitious people?
“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” 1875 K Marx

Offline spacebarsux

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Re: "Negative" AIDS
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2011, 08:49:19 AM »
Yes, but the percentage of gullible, superstitious and ignorant people is obscenely high in India and China.
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Re: "Negative" AIDS
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2011, 01:32:39 PM »
Gee I hear this all the time from Americans about Americans.  I trash imbeciles in America.

I hope the people saying India and China are full of dumb rubes are from India and China.  

Its always odd for a man from one country,  to hear another man trash his own country. Even when its true.

Denialism is alive and well in the USA, and stigma, and ignorance about HIV, and all kinds of conspiracy theories.  

Its hard to believe one country does imbecility better than another.  

I thought India and China are the countries that can do anything, the rising stars.
“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” 1875 K Marx

 


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