Sunday, November 13, 2005

I know you are young...

...and you don't really know what you are talking about, but no, you were not cured.

'Miracle'

Mr Stimpson, who is originally from Largs in Ayrshire, said: "There are 34.9 million people with HIV globally and I am just one person who managed to control it, to survive from it and to get rid of it from my body.

"For me that is unbelievable - it is a miracle. I think I'm one of the luckiest people alive."

Mr Stimpson told the News of the World and Mail on Sunday that he became depressed and suicidal after being told he was HIV-positive but remained well and did not require medication.

Some 14 months later he was offered another test by doctors, which came back negative.

He sought compensation but has apparently been told there is no case to answer because there was no fault with the testing procedure.


Back in the late 1980's people would take the HIV test and get a positive diagnosis, only to be re-tested and find out that they were, in fact, negative. It was called a "false positive" diagnosis, for obvious reasons. That was why it was a standard policy in HIV clinics one would take the test, return for the diagnosis a few weeks later, and be retested while being counseled - regardless of the results.

But let's think about this logically, shall we?

You got tested, it said positive. The doc's said it was too soon, as you were a healthy young man (which is usually the case), to take drugs (which is also usually the case).

14 months later you had another test done (uhm... why? but lets leave that one alone) and got a negative results? Fine.

This doesn't mean you were cured. Unless of course one or more of the penises you took up the ass in the last 14 months has a magical additive.

And if that's the case, let me know who had that magic penis will you? I'm a bit tired of taking all these pills for the last 12 years or so.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please don't read to much into this story. There are ALOT of factors that we have addressed on this very topic.

He HAS NOT gone through the complete regimen of testing he has only been screened!

we wrote about it here.

http://www.illmethinks.com/illmethinks_politiq/2005/11/response_to_can.html

g

11/13/2005 7:11 PM  
Blogger Spider said...

12 years - wow! My heart, prayers and blessing go out to you Mikell... how wonderful on one hand, and what an ordeal on the other... I have so much respect and adminration for men like you!

11/13/2005 7:54 PM  
Blogger HIV+DaveyBoy said...

If his body cured itself of HIV, I hope doctors can figure out how it was done as he has no idea. I am wondering if maybe his HIV testing results simply got mixed up at the lab or maybe a "false positive"? It's happened before...

I hope he will agree to further tests to figure out how this happened, my son's future (and millions of others, possibly a billion over the next 100 years) may just depend on a cure for HIV/AIDS as his mother and I have AIDS :(

If his body's genetic material contains infomation that we could harness to fight HIV in others (or at least help with a vaccine), should he be forced to go through vigoruos testing? If he believes that he was cured of having HIV for real, why doesn't he just say poke and prod me for awhile to see what you can find out? I would...

This could also be a hoax to somehow disprove that HIV/AIDS exists or is a health threat (there are many AIDS dissidents out there). Maybe a media stunt? I am just too damn cynical (tired of false hopes too) and skeptical!

11/16/2005 9:27 PM  

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