AIDS: A Holistic Diseas

William Martinez William.Martinez at dartmouth.edu
Fri Mar 29 17:49:06 EST 1996


Dear Mr. Warnock,

You critize my paper for being homophobic in nature.  I am not 
homophobic.  My paper simply states the immunosuppressive effects of 
certain sexual behavior.  I make a clear distinction between 
promiscuous, drug-abusing homosexuals and monogamous, drug-free 
homosexuals.  I am not condemning or judging anyone.

In answer to you inquiry about AIDS on other continents, African AIDS is 
quite different from AIDS in the US.  The epidemiology is different (50% 
male/50%female) and the opportunistic infections experianced by AIDS 
patients is different.  The reason for this is that the cause of the 
African AIDS centers more around malnutrition and poor sanitation than 
AIDS in the US.  I could go in to more detail but I do not have the time 
at this moment.   The issue is very complex.  And the statistics on 
Africa AIDS have also been called into question. I assure you that when 
I wrote my paper AIDS: A Holistic Approach to A Holistic Disease.  I was 
well aware of this.

In answer to your inquiry about the recent  epidemiological trends of 
AIDS in the US.  I am also aware that AIDS is becoming more prevalent in 
women and in heterosexuals.  The propaganda associated with AIDS has 
altered the behavior of permiscous homosexuals and hetrosexuals.  
Promiscouity is a much larger risk factor for homosexual men than for 
heterosexuals.  Thus, we are seeing a small decline in homosexual men 
getting AIDS.  Women and heterosexuals are increasing because their 
major risk factors continue to increase.

I wish I could go into further detail, but I am limited on time.  I 
suggest that anyone who reads this message also read my previous posting 
and  Mr. Warnock's posting.

Thank you
William Martinez





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