An Explanation of the Decline in AIDS Deaths (repost)

James Howard jmhoward at
Tue Mar 4 11:47:49 EST 1997

An Explanation of the Decline in AIDS Deaths

James Howard

Some of you, who have read my posts here, know I suggest testosterone
increases the effects of HIV and AIDS.  It is also part of my overall
theory that testosterone, in both sexes,  is rising in our population.
These two hypotheses may explain the current decline in AIDS deaths,
without resorting to "our sustained national public health investment
in AIDS research, prevention and care," President Clinton.  (My
explanation of this also directly involves reduced availability of the
hormone, DHEA.  The connection of testosterone and DHEA may be read in
detail at on the web.  Citations
supporting my explanation, below, are available at this site.)

If testosterone is rising in our population, and it increases
vulnerability to HIV infection and AIDS, a specific pattern should
occur that is most easily seen during the introduction of a new virus
into a population.  This has occurred in the case of the HIV.  It
should first hit populations of males, who are low DHEA.  This is the
case: HIV first struck the male homosexual population.  Homosexuals,
on average, produce less DHEA than heterosexual males.  It should
affect males, who actively reduce their DHEA.  It is part of my theory
that habitual use of drugs of abuse reduces the availability of DHEA.
The population of male drug abusers has been hit hard by the HIV.

It is also part of my theory that male and female blacks produce more
testosterone than male and female whites, respectively.  It is proven
that male blacks, in the U.S., produce significantly more testosterone
than male whites.  A researcher in endocrinology, who has measured
testosterone levels in females, has informed me that female blacks
produce more testosterone than female whites, but has not publised
this data.  (I think this important data has not been published,
because of the "politically correct" movement.  I have been unable to
find comparisons of testosterone levels in female racial groups in the
medical literature.)  The black population, particularly those who
abuse drugs, have been hit disproportionately hard by the HIV.

It is part of my theory that viruses and bacteria have affected major
populations throughout history, as testosterone levels increased in
these populations.  I suggest testosterone levels always increase in
thriving civilizations, and this ultimately leads to the decline of
the civilizations.  (Please read my theory of human evolution, also at
the page mentioned above.)  One aspect of this decline is an increase
in infection rates among those high in testosterone.  In the case of
infections, the population is reduced in high testosterone types.  

There are two major findings in the "decline in deaths rates from
AIDS."  From "CNN Interactive," February 28: "But the AIDS trend is
better for some people than others.  While 21 percent fewer white
people with AIDS died over the last year, there was only a 10 percent
improvement among Hispanics, and just 2 percent fewer deaths among
African-Americans.  And although the death rate for AIDS patients
dropped 15 percent among men, the death rate for women actually rose
by 3 percent..  As AIDS cases level off, minorities are now in the
majority of patients for the first time.  The CDC says 41 percent of
the cases are now among African-Americans, compared to 38 percent
among whites."

Whenever viruses are introduced into a population, according to my
theory, the high testosterone types should be most vulnerable.
Therefore, the males should be affected first.  Once a virus has
killed, directly or due to secondary infections, the high testosterone
types, the killing rate will decline.  Since lower testosterone types
are less vulnerable, the killing rate will decline first in the male
population.  However, in a male/female population, in which
testosterone is increasing, the females will exhibit  increasing
vulnerability.  This directly fits the findings reported above.

Since whites produce less testosterone, the effects of the virus will
affect the white population less than the black population.  The virus
rapidly killed male homosexuals; I suggest this was the population of
low DHEA.  This directly fits the findings reported above.  

I suggest the decline in AIDS deaths is the result of fewer high
testosterone, low DHEA, people in our society.  That is, the HIV is
having less effect, because it is less potent in lower testosterone
types.  The HIV is killing fewer people, because fewer vulnerable
types are available.
James Howard

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