- HIV/Aids is devastating Africa's armed forces in a wave
of HIV infections driven largely by foreign peacekeeping missions, according
to new research.
- The disease has overtaken combat and malaria as the leading
cause of death among soldiers and sailors.
- Western diplomats and military officials have expressed
alarm that sub-Saharan countries will be left without the means to tackle
insurgencies, disorder and terrorism.
- A study into the Nigerian armed forces this week confirmed
suspicion that military personnel are far likelier than civilians to be
infected with HIV. "Aids is now the leading cause of death in military
and police forces in some African countries, accounting for more than half
of in-service mortality," it reported.
- Most of the Nigerians surveyed knew that HIV could be
transmitted through sex but that knowledge was undermined by the false
belief that there was a cure for Aids.
- Published by BioMed Central, an independent peer-reviewed
public health journal, the research put Nigeria's armed forces in the same
league as those of Angola, Cameroon, South Africa and Uganda, which separate
studies have shown to have high rates of infection.
- "Personnel in the military are at increased risk
of HIV infection. Naval personnel who have been transferred abroad reported
significantly more risky sexual behaviour than others."
From Ted Twietmeyer
- This story misses a very important source of information
- That of NIH Report 9, dated back to 1969 titled "Special Report
on Cancer Viruses."
- According to the report, on Page 38 of Report No. 9 is
that statement that the mycoplasma developed by Ft. Deitrick, MD IS THE
CAUSE OF AIDS. The US Army evolved the mycoplasma from common Brucella
bacteria. The body cannot detect it because it is neither a virus or a
bacteria. Therefore, it does not fight it off.
- What's also important to note is just how infectious
a mycoplasma is. ALL the researchers who worked on the project subsequently
died from mycoplasma related diseases. And they all used environmental
suits AND glove boxes.
- Dr. Scott in Canada has researched this carefully, and
his article is here at