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Author Topic: NEW AIDS, CHAGAS  (Read 2878 times)

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Offline younghopefulpoz

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NEW AIDS, CHAGAS
« on: June 02, 2012, 07:02:42 AM »
First the Zombiepocalypse and now “New AIDS”, what is REALLY going on?!

Chagas disease, caused by parasites transmitted to humans by blood-sucking insects, has been named “the new AIDS of the Americas” in a report published in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases:

The authors, several of whom are tropical disease experts from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, argue that the dangerous spread of Chagas through this hemisphere somewhat resembles the early spread of H.I.V.

Chagas is also known as American trypanosomiasis, because the bugs carry single-celled parasites called trypanosomes. (Their best-known relative, spread by tsetse flies in Africa, causes sleeping sickness.)

Like AIDS, the authors say, Chagas disease has a long incubation time and is hard or impossible to cure. Chagas infects up to eight million people in the hemisphere, mostly in Bolivia, Mexico, Colombia and Central America. But more than 300,000 of the infected live in the United States, many of them immigrants.

The disease can be transmitted from mother to child or by blood transfusion. About a quarter of its victims eventually will develop enlarged hearts or intestines, which can fail or burst, causing sudden death. Treatment involves harsh drugs taken for up to three months and works only if the disease is caught early.

The drugs are not as expensive as AIDS drugs, but there are shortages in poor countries. Because it is a disease of the poor, little money is spent on finding new treatments.

“Both diseases are highly stigmatizing,” the editorial noted. Immigrants may not get medical treatment, making Chagas more likely to spread.

Shortages in poor communities? Why are we not shocked? It sounds like the AIDS virus is just mutating into something deadlier and more dangerous. It’s going to be a hot summer folks, wrap it up and get your bug spray ready.


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Re: NEW AIDS, CHAGAS
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2012, 10:41:18 AM »
It sounds like the AIDS virus is just mutating into something deadlier and more dangerous.
that statement is just so completely wrong.
HIV isn't mutating into anything. This is a different illness entirely. Doh!
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Offline Rev. Moon

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Re: NEW AIDS, CHAGAS
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2012, 11:58:31 AM »

Like AIDS, the authors say, Chagas disease has a long incubation time and is hard or impossible to cure. Chagas infects up to eight million people in the hemisphere, mostly in Bolivia, Mexico, Colombia and Central America. But more than 300,000 of the infected live in the United States, many of them immigrants.


Love this.

What a bunch of shit this article is.  Talk about innacurate and poor scientific reporting.
"I have tried hard--but life is difficult, and I am a very useless person. I can hardly be said to have an independent existence. I was just a screw or a cog in the great machine I called life, and when I dropped out of it I found I was of no use anywhere else."

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Re: NEW AIDS, CHAGAS
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2012, 12:00:50 PM »
Kinda figures that this shitass disease is coming from Colombia.
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Re: NEW AIDS, CHAGAS
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2012, 12:03:28 PM »
Kinda figures that this shitass disease is coming from Colombia.

Better watch out missy, that orgy last week where you got seeded by a buncha Mexicans and Colombians probably gave you the Chagas.  I'll make sure that it is included in your eulogy.
"I have tried hard--but life is difficult, and I am a very useless person. I can hardly be said to have an independent existence. I was just a screw or a cog in the great machine I called life, and when I dropped out of it I found I was of no use anywhere else."

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Re: NEW AIDS, CHAGAS
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2012, 01:37:30 PM »
Chimichanga recipe
http://whatscookingamerica.net/History/Chimichanga.htm

Jimmy Choo outlet:
http://www.chooutlet.com/

Shaka Zulu restaurant in London
http://www.shaka-zulu.com/
(reminds me kinda of Trader Vic's - any old timers out there remember Trader Vic's?)

Charo
http://www.charo.info/

what are we talking about again?

« Last Edit: June 02, 2012, 07:28:42 PM by mecch »
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Re: NEW AIDS, CHAGAS
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2012, 07:26:18 PM »
"End Of Days: Insect Infection Being Called The “New HIV/AIDS”

This article is full of shit lol

    Just a stupid headline, trying to get attention.

                          :o
« Last Edit: June 02, 2012, 07:30:46 PM by georgep77 »
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Re: NEW AIDS, CHAGAS
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2012, 07:54:27 PM »
Its 2012 , nobody is dying from Chagas anymore ... I know because a friend told me so and he has had Chagas for 25 years .   ;) .
« Last Edit: June 02, 2012, 07:57:29 PM by jg1962 »

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Re: NEW AIDS, CHAGAS
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2012, 08:05:45 PM »
If I recall correctly Charles Darwin had Chagas.

So yes, it is the new AIDS. A PUNISHMENT FROM GOD.

MtD

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Re: NEW AIDS, CHAGAS
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2012, 08:09:05 PM »
Don't believe the one-pill-a-day miracle ads in the specialty magazines. Those are all CHAGA-negative models.  Its a Big Parma conspiracy.

http://thelandthatuglyforgot.com/2010/05/cheese-yes-please/
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Offline Rev. Moon

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Re: NEW AIDS, CHAGAS
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2012, 08:11:22 PM »
Its 2012 , nobody is dying from Chagas anymore ... I know because a friend told me so and he has had Chagas for 25 years .   ;) .


And it is the SECOND most manageable disease (HIV/AIDS being NÚMERO UNO, naturally).

Note: I wanted to write this reply in an absolutely incoherent and incomprehensible style (where grammar, syntax, orthography, and punctuation did not exist), but I simply could not bring myself to impose such torture upon those living with the most manageable disease in the world.
"I have tried hard--but life is difficult, and I am a very useless person. I can hardly be said to have an independent existence. I was just a screw or a cog in the great machine I called life, and when I dropped out of it I found I was of no use anywhere else."

Offline younghopefulpoz

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Re: NEW AIDS, CHAGAS
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2012, 11:56:08 PM »
they're throwing new disease, coz HIV/Aids will be curable soon.

Offline Solo_LTSurvivor

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Re: NEW AIDS, CHAGAS
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2012, 11:57:37 AM »
coz HIV/Aids will be curable soon.

Please enlighten us as to your source of this revelation.
« Last Edit: June 03, 2012, 12:09:23 PM by Solo_LTSurvivor »
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Re: NEW AIDS, CHAGAS
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2012, 12:14:07 PM »
they're throwing new disease, coz HIV/Aids will be curable soon.

Those " they " people need to do more market research because I haven't been happy with the Aids virus since they put it out on the market .

Offline leatherman

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Re: NEW AIDS, CHAGAS
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2012, 12:31:09 PM »
they're throwing new disease, coz HIV/Aids will be curable soon.
sorry I don't understand the logic for that one. Can't there be two deadly diseases in the world at the same time? Telling us of another new one doesn't have any bearing on curing the first one.

I don't think anybody was disputing that chagas might be something important and deadly that need close attention. However, the hyperbole of making chagas out to be "like" AIDS was just-too-over the top.
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Offline songs06

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Re: NEW AIDS, CHAGAS
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2012, 12:36:30 PM »
come on man, is this a joke or just a media hype?
hiv is virus and chagas is a parasite called trypanasoma cruzi. hiv is attacking you immune system, chagas is attacking your muscles and nerves. hiv is sexually transmitted, chagas is via arthropods. chagas is really not common parasite at all. it is true if it damages nerve cells, it is not possible to recover, and if it doesn't damage a vital organ, it is not a big deal. and very treatable (this means treatment destroys all the parasites in %90 cases, of course nerve damage still exist.) and chagas mostly seen in south america and mexico, rarely in africa. hiv is in everywhere.

i couldn't see any common thing between these two diseases. they are totally different in every way, and this article is only trying to make a "cool paranoid headline"
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Offline Solo_LTSurvivor

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Re: NEW AIDS, CHAGAS
« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2012, 01:02:09 PM »

i couldn't see any common thing between these two diseases. they are totally different in every way, and this article is only trying to make a "cool paranoid headline"

Can you please say this again, next time LOUDER  :D
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Tested & confirmed what I already knew: early 90s

Current regimen: Atripla. 
Last regimen:  Epzicom, Sustiva (since its inception with NO adverse side effects: no vivid dreams and NONE of the problems people who can't tolerate this drug may experience: color me lucky ::))
Past regimens
Fun stuff (in the past):  HAV/HBV, crypto, shingles, AIDS, PCP

Jan 2012: 818/21%
Apr 2012: 964/22%
Jul. 2012: 890/21%
Oct. 2012: 920/23%

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Re: NEW AIDS, CHAGAS
« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2012, 02:32:25 AM »
they're throwing new disease, coz HIV/Aids will be curable soon.

I dunno why but this song popped into my head.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMtZfW2z9dw&feature=related

Wow its 100 million views now!!!
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