New, Direct Support from the "Journal of the American Medical Association": Why HIV is so Prevalent in Africa: New, Direct Support

James Michael Howard jmhoward at srpynet.com
Wed Jul 26 15:50:58 EST 2000


New, Direct Support from the "Journal of the American Medical Association": Why
HIV is so Prevalent in Africa: New, Direct Support

James Michael Howard
Fayetteville, Arkansas, U.S.A. 

Original Post:  (New support follows this paragraph.)  It is my hypothesis that
increased testosterone increases HIV infection rates and AIDS; see my
explanation of AIDS at http://www.naples.net/~nfn03605. This will explain why
AIDS is so high in Africa. Blacks produce more testosterone than whites, and the
infection rate of blacks far exceeds the rate in whites. (Black males produce
significantly more testosterone than white males, (J National Cancer Institute
1986; 76: 45), and black females produce more testosterone than white females,
(J Clin Endocrin Metab 1996; 81: 1108). In the following quotations regarding
establishment of a virus, equine arteritis virus (EAV) in horses, it is
demonstrated that testosterone is directly involved in infection and maintenance
of the EAV. It has been determined that: "The findings confirm that persistent
EAV infection is unlikely to occur in geldings and support the results of
previous studies, which demonstrated that testosterone plays an essential role
in the establishment and maintenance of the carrier state." (J Comp Pathol 1994;
111: 383). Also: "These findings confirm that the virus can replicate in the
reproductive tract of a significant proportion of colts for a variable period of
time after clinical recovery in the absence of circulating concentrations of
testosterone equivalent to those found in sexually mature stallions." (J Comp
Pathol 1993; 109: 29). I suggest the same influence of testosterone is occurring
in the infection rate of HIV, and resultant AIDS, in high testosterone people,
that is, blacks. 

New Support: "CHICAGO (AP) -- Studies have shown that many hepatitis C patients
recover from the liver-threatening disease, but new research suggests black
people are much less likely to become free of the virus than whites."
Associated Press, July 26, 2000.  This refers to this study in the Journal of
the American Medical Association:  JAMA. 2000; 284: 450-456  Conclusions:
"Further research is needed to explain the less frequent clearance of HCV
[Hepatitis C Virus] infection among black persons
"

This new report in JAMA adds further support to my explanation of why AIDS is
more prevalent in Africa.






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