Monday, December 31, 2007

A Glimpse at the HIV Disease Mindset

When AIDS became "HIV disease", it seems the focus shifted from the patient to the virus. This is illustrated when the same mainstream venue dismisses a drug by Samaritan Pharmaceuticals when it is introduced as an anti-cortisol treatment for AIDS, yet embraces it when it is described as a viral entry inhibitor.

As a previous post on this blog explains, receptors that are necessary for HIV attachment are upregulated by cortisol and downregulated by progesterone. It appears the infectious disease specialists would better serve their patients after a little neuro-endocrinology 101.

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