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Lightworkers: On Avoiding Danger While Attending Church During the Ascension of Earth . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 17 August 2021

Image: “Madonna in the Church,” by Jan van Eyck, ca. 1440, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jan_van_Eyck_Madonna_in_the_Church.jpg … public domain

Image: “Madonna in the Church,” by Jan van Eyck, ca. 1440, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jan_van_Eyck_Madonna_in_the_Church.jpg … public domain

Dear Ones,

I have been reading “Preferential Option for the Poor” in “How to Speak Ignatian: Common words and phrases of the Society of Jesus.” I gather that tenet might be misconstrued in the Homeboy Industries program run by a Jesuit father in Los Angeles in this way:

Adherence to the tenet might lead Homeboy Industries subconsciously to consider the possibility of using ex-felon labor to murder well-heeled people on the excuse they have led lives the Jesuits deem reprehensible. The subconscious agenda might be that the money of the wealthy might be cozened for use by Homeboy Industries leadership so as to advance the Jesuits’ Preferential Option for the Poor. I have encountered this steely-eyed subconscious agenda in the dreamtime realm of the astral plane.

I discern it to be a denser energy misqualified in the current context of Ascension of planet Earth. The Society of Jesus cultivates finely honed minds in their quest for God’s presence in their daily life. I beg them to consider the most appropriate application in daily life of the Preferential Option for the Poor.

Link: “How to Speak Ignatian: Common words and phrases of the Society of Jesus Adapted from “How to Speak Loyola,” Identity, Loyola University, Chicago … https://www.jesuithighschool.org/sites/main/files/file-attachments/how_to_speak_ignatian_0.pdf … Surf to: “Option for the Poor.”

I feel the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) to be a powerful force in the Catholic Church. As a Lightworker, I have a concern that, because of their power, which is much sought by the Dark, they might be targets of the Army of the Night; in other words, of the Demon Realm.

I see from my reading that there is historical support for this concern, to do with decades-long concealment of sexual abuse, including child sexual abuse, by Jesuits …

Link: “Sexual Abuse Scandal in the Society of Jesus,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_abuse_scandal_in_the_Society_of_Jesus ..

On the psychic plane I gather, amongst Catholic laity and clergy, an oft-adhered-to thought form to do with Christ’s sacrifice of his life on the cross for the good of humankind. I see what, as a Lightworker, I feel to be an adulteration of this teaching that goes like this: We will cast you (the Lightworker) out of this church, and arrange for this or that bad thing to happen to you. We are justified in this by Christ’s example. If he sacrificed himself on the cross for us, then you ought to agree to sacrifice yourself for our wellbeing.

I would like to set down in writing here the following: This thought form is invidious in the extreme. It is a way of exerting ‘power over’ to force another person into a role of selfless service. By adhering to such a thought form a person places himself in the role of the Centurion who oversaw Christ’s crucifixion. Surely this is an undesirable role for a Christian to play.

In like manner, but in an opposite context, I feel that holding high the practice of intentionally making oneself physically miserable through such practices as self-flagellation, mutilation of the male or genital organs, or torture or removal of any part of the physical body … which is known to be the Temple of the Holy Spirit … is contrary to the Will of God. In this context I always remember the words of Christ at Gethsemane: “Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.” –Mark 13:46 (KJV)

As a LIghtworker, I agree with Christ on this. Christ would, I feel, not intentionally have inflicted injury on his physical body. Nor would He have intentionally allowed anyone else to do so. Rather, He would, I feel in my heart, have done His best to preserve and uplift his physical body, and to keep his Spirit and that of His disciples far from evil inclination. Though He might feel that the law of His religion and of his religious elders amongst the Jews was wrong in this regard, yet he might, throughout His life, align with the Will, the Heart, and the Mind of God.

Evil befell him through Judas Iscariot. Christianity looks upon Christ’s crucifixion on Mount Calvary as a great blessing to humankind. Was that because of what Judas Iscariot did? Was it because of the condemnation of the Jewish elders, who acted, I feel, out of desire to maintain their own social standing? Or was it because, no matter what, Christ stood by God’s Will as being His own salvation?

History does not hold in high esteem the name Judas Iscariot. History does not even record the name of those Jewish elders. Yet it holds high Christ’s unshakeable faith in God’s Will.

The stance of Christianity that Christ’s suffering on the cross was what caused the salvation of all Christians is, I feel somewhat adulterated with misqualified, denser energies. It was, I feel, not his physical suffering that caused the upliftment of humankind. Rather it was his understanding that faith in God’s Will is the greatest good that can befall a human being.

Adherence to God’s Will may cause what seems like suffering; yet in the end, each of us passes on. Each of us suffers in that way. And after that, what befalls us? How may we experience the most joy after passing on? By continuing in our faith in the Will of God, which stands like a beacon before the Soul even when the physical body no longer may act as an instrument of the Soul’s self-understanding.

Thus it seems to me that the great glory of the Crucifixion was Christ’s greater understanding of right action in right understanding in dimensions higher than the third dimension, the mere physical realm. He did his best to preserve his physical body, and so, I feel, ought each of us Christians. Yet when that instinct of self-preservation was, in his optimal timeline and dimension in the causal realm (the third and fourth dimensions) of no avail, then faith in God saw Him through to dimensions fifth (the Heavenworlds) and higher. His faith overlit the path to the higher dimensions for the many who follow his example.

In a Lightworker context, in everyday life, the moral obligation of a human being is to balance the outgoing energy of selfless service with the incoming energy of personal healing, or ‘service to self’; for without being well and healthy ourselves … without having enough money to get by … without being happy and feeling joy in our lives … how can we hope to offer health and prosperity, happiness and joy, to other people in the world? I hold that to be strongly true: That I must first look to my physical welfare, and from that standing point, I may radiate Light and love and joy to all other human beings.

In terms of the lesser Light, the darker understandings of our animal ancestry, I gather from the psychic plane that there are historical forms of ‘shunning’ used by Judaism, by Early Christianity, and by Catholicism as a form of curse … which in my LIghtworker work I consider to be witchcraft. One of these, which I ran across in recent years on the psychic plane, is ‘Anathema’.

According to Wikipedia, “Anathema, in common usage, is something that or someone who is detested or shunned. In its other main usage, it is a formal excommunication …. The latter meaning, its ecclesiastical sense, is based on New Testament usage. In the Old Testament, anathema was a creature or object set apart for sacrificial offering and thus removed from ordinary use and destined instead for destruction.”  –from Link: “Anathema,” in English Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anathema … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported

Shunning is a feral drive or pack instinct stemming from the subconscious mind, which is molded by the animal past of humankind. From the psychic plane … but not online … I gather the Christian church has other methods of shunning, such as ‘Excoriation’ (which was disapproved of by Pope Francis) … and one other ritual, that I was too shocked, while experiencing the channeling, to write down its name, and have now forgotten it.

I do recall with some vividness of emotional affect, a muckraking effort to cast me as a sexworker and drug addict, through a ritual of Excoriation on the psychic plane. In the dreamtime realm, this manifested as a gathering of Jesuits … or perhaps actor impersonators playing such a role … flogging in concert and uttering these untruths regarding my life and character. Were it true that this dream was created by actor impersonators, then it would have the double impact of scandalmongering with regard to the Jesuits, and mudslinging with regard to my own character. It was pretty grim stuff that spun out, that memorable night, in the dreamtime realm, through the Collective Subconscious of the noosphere.

On the psychic plane, acting out of the ritual texts of ‘Anathema’ and ‘Excoriation’ came across as a diatribe spoken with solemn authority by a group of Jesuits so as to cause the Soul to whom they referred to be damned to Hell. As is often the case on the psychic plane, the words of the curse of Anathema came across as if the Jesuits were applying the curse to me personally.

I have found from other instances that to feel personal about energy threads clairly perceived on the psychic plane is a misqualified approach to Lightworkers’ efforts to help anchor to planet Earth the Incoming Light of Earth’s Ascension. Of course, I agree, it is very unlikely that what I heard on the astral plane applies to me personally.

Nevertheless, it was off-putting enough for me to come to this conclusion regarding a good mode of action for Lightworkers in the current times: I suggest that groups of all sorts, including organized religion and government, are being purified and remolded as the Incoming Light buffets and upwardly energizes Earth in atunement with the higher frequencies of energy now available to all Earth beings.

I feel that, in the minds of pastors of churches throughout Los Angeles, as might be expected, because of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the specter of social unrest, and fluctuations in the worlds of finance, economics, and economic trade, there may be issues of concern for the clergy’s personal safety and of clergical abuse of well-heeled members of the congregations to mitigate the clergy’s personal fears.

For the time being, I feel it would be safest, when attending group meetings of all sorts, for us Lightworkers to give no money at all as donations, or only to offer a dollar bill, so as not to be singled out as an object of greed that might assuage the clergy’s fears for their personal safety and for not losing their church grounds in the general upheaval that is going on.

Especially, I feel it important not to offer donations to any non-profit institution in the form of a check, as when non-profits are hard up for finances, they will call our banks as if they were merchants or employers, and try to pinpoint donors with plenty of money in the bank. I would say, be very careful not to keep large amounts of money in a bank account accessible through checking, as this clearly might trigger acting out of the people in charge of the non-profits because of their greed and their concern for their personal safety, as well as the enduring safety of their non-profit organizations.

For those of the LIghtworkers who inadvertently pull in the curse of Anathema, I would be hard-pressed to express the extent to which I feel it inadvisable to approach the issue of witchcraft and black magic within the major religions through action in the real world. Instead, we must dissolve within ourselves any strands of energy … no matter how small … that allow this energy to manifest in our energy bodies, using our usual Lightworker techniques. Were the circumstances of human institutions during the Ascension process to prevent our participation in groups, we might always view a church service online, say our prayers at home, and walk lovingly upon the Earth throughout our days.

God bless you all,
And keep you safe,
And be with you through all your days!

In love, light and joy,
Alice B. Clagett,
I Am of the Stars

Image: “Madonna in a Church,” detail of painting by Jan van Eyck, ca. 1438-1440, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jan_van_Eyck_The_Madonna_in_the_Church_Detail.jpg … public domain

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Happiest Blessing of the November Gateway of Light . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 10 November 2020
Location: San Fernando Valley, California

Dear Ones,

Happiest blessings to each of you as we enter the 11-17 November 2020 Gateway!
May the Incoming Light uplift you and sustain you.
May you and all you know be blessed with abundance of Spirit, and sufficient worldly goods to carry out God’s work in the world.
May Earth be healed and greatly blessed with Peace and Love and Light

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

Drawing: “Spirit Proffers Abundance,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 February 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0 … DESCRIPTION: Robed young person with basket of loaves and fishes on head walks forward.

Drawing: “Spirit Proffers Abundance,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 February 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0 …

DESCRIPTION: Robed young person with basket of loaves and fishes on head walks forward.

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Triple Eclipse Passage: Multitemporality, Multidimensionality, and the Coronavirus Pandemic . by Alice B. Clagett *

Filmed on 6 June 2020; published on 7 June 2020; revised on 23 June 2020

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Introduction
    • COVID Crisis from the Stance of the Mass Media
    • Chances for Lightworkers to Transform Dimensions and Timelines through the Incoming Light
    • Chances for Lightworkers to Transform Dimensions and Timelines through the Incoming Light
    • On Death from COVID-19, Viewed as Incarnational Choice or Awareness Timeline Changeup
    • Lightworker View: Caleidoscopic Timeline Merges
    • On Remembering Our Soul Choices Regarding These Troubled Times
    • Conclusion
    • Photo by Alice

Dear Ones,

Here is a second video to do with the Triple Eclipse Passage of Summer Solstice 2020. Topics include multitemporality, multidimensionality, and the coronavirus pandemic. There is an edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

Well, here we are in the Triple Eclipse Passage or ‘Passageway’ … or sometimes it is called a ‘Window’ … to do with Summer Solstice 2020 and two other eclipses. It is just very dramatic. The Light switches and changes as timelines are merged.

Introduction

I have been feeling a little like I am a young chicken molting and changing to larger feathers. And my sleep patterns are very unusual. Maybe some of you who are Lightworkers and healers and so forth will identify with that. And others of you will probably have great tales to tell as time goes on.

I have been putting off talking to you about the multitemporal and multidimensional notion that Lightworkers and healers and channelers and others sometimes have regarding current events. It is because the events are current that I am likely to run into a ‘sticky wicket’. I will try to be brief, and for those of you that are versed in multitemporality and multidimensionality, I hope this will be sufficient.

COVID Crisis from the Stance of the Mass Media

As you may know, the nation and the world face what is termed in the mass media the ‘COVID crisis’, the coronavirus pandemic. Almost unanimously, in the news, this is viewed as a great catastrophe to which we as humankind must rise, which we must face with courage and faith; and we praise those in the community that assist, at risk to their own health, in healing others.

COVID as a Chance to Switch from Negative to Positive Dimensions

That is true, in a way. But there is another way of looking at it too, for those that like that other way better. I, for instance, see, all around me in Los Angeles, people on very different timelines and in very different dimensions from my own.

There are people experiencing fear and anger, which are hellworld scenarios; people extremely anxious over property and health. The extent of their negative feelings determines the worlds in which they find themselves … whether hellworlds or purgatory worlds … that depends on the density of the negative emotions.

We have, as aforementioned, other people who are experiencing faith and hope, and the desire to be of selfless service to humankind. Those people are offering to the people experiencing the other kinds of emotions, a chance to suddenly switch dimensions from negative to positive.

So those people who are ill, or fearful of being ill, have a chance to meet these other people who turn them … maybe for the first time in their lives … from fear and anger and anxiety and all those things, to the notions of faith, hope, charity, joy, and abundance. It is amazing!

There is an opportunity, right now, to choose the negative dimensions … the hellworlds or purgatory worlds … or to choose closer to the heaven worlds, or higher: the fifth dimension, the sixth dimension … on up to the twelfth dimension … or higher still, to the 72nd dimension positive.

Chances for Lightworkers to Transform Dimensions and Timelines through the Incoming Light

There is a great opportunity, here on Earth, from the stance of the Lightworker who believes in multidimensionality and multitemporality. It is very weird: I will be driving down the street, and I will be encountering waves of energy: temporal waves and dimensional waves that keep stirring and changing, to the extent where I need to stop, nap for five minutes, and suddenly recalibrate to whatever timeline and dimension exists at that locus in space … and then we can change up to the higher dimensions, or we can find a spot with the higher dimensions and the higher timelines; some place, for instance, where people have been meditating on their heart energy, or singing God’s praises with their heart energy.

That kind of a place, here in Los Angeles, creates an oasis of Christ consciousness through which … as I spoke of in yesterday’s video … can funnel, in a vortical motion, energy of Christ consciousness and Buddhic consciousness from the Galactic Center down to Earth, and through Earth, so that the people can experience, perhaps for the first time, perhaps after any number of times, Christed and Buddhic consciousness. It is really a rare time on Earth.

On Death from COVID-19, Viewed as Incarnational Choice or Awareness Timeline Changeup

Then there are quite a few people, according to the mass media, who have chosen to pass on at this time, during the COVID crisis. From the stance of a Lightworker, from my own stance, I feel that these people’s Souls have opted for an incarnation that teaches the lessons of Soul evolution, but perhaps without the incarnation dealing with the COVID crisis.

So those people who have chosen to pass on are looking forward to Soul lessons in a different context, in a different incarnation. It is all working out according to the Divine plan, and according to the free will hopes of the eternal Soul of each human being on Earth.

From the stance of a Lightworker, I feel that the Souls of many people here on Earth have chosen to place their Awareness on a different timeline. That decision to exist on perhaps a speeded up, or perhaps a slowed down timeline, has apparently resulted in many people dropping physical form in this timeline.

Those people still exist. They are still eternal Souls in another Awareness timeline. So this is a time of great change and great choice in that regard.

Lightworker View: Caleidoscopic Timeline Merges

With regard to my own self as a Lightworker I clairly see and hear, passing before me on the astral plane, all kinds of alternate timelines. These timelines are changing up, to higher timelines.

All kinds of thoughts and emotions that existed in non-chosen timelines or in chosen timelines in the recent past are blending upwards into the higher Light, so that those thoughts and those emotions will no longer pull my body of Light into negativity in that regard.

That is what I feel. The body of Light itself is becoming far more radiant because of the Light that is coming in, through this Triple Eclipse Passage.

On Remembering Our Soul Choices Regarding These Troubled Times

There is one other thing to do with the people that feel negative or fearful or anxious or angry regarding the current events. The thought I have is that people feel they have been dragged into these current circumstances without their choice, and that they must burden themselves with living through what is about to unfold in this timeline and this dimension in which they find themselves.

Our root and our beingness and our becomingness have to do with the reflection that we are of the Divine nature of God. Each human hologram is a separate hologram created by God in alignment with the Soul’s purpose, which, in the best-case scenario, is in alignment with the Will of God, the Heart of God, and the Mind of God. So I feel.

The truth of the issue, for people who are reluctant to go through the current unfolding mass media scenario, I feel to be that their eternal Souls chose this timeline in which they find themselves so that the vast choices of this moment would be available to them: the choices of positive mind and heart and Soul … the choices of aligning with Divine intent; or the choices of the media, which have to do with lack of free will, and power over, and poverty in the world, and so on.

So the Soul chose, but the human mind and heart and will do not remember, quite yet, that there was a free will choice to experience these events … to have a choice to meditate; to change the diet and make it more pure; to go for walks; to be with family and to strengthen those bonds with family; and to find creative ways to overcome the issue of lack of employment; to help each other out.

These were choices that the Soul made for a good reason, and that reason is this:  Movement to higher density is not going to occur until these things take place.

It is amazing, really, that so many Souls have made that choice, and so many people do not remember their Soul making it!

Conclusion

We have so many things going on at the same time, at this time. We have the people that are turning from despair and sadness, grief and anger and anxiety, to the experiences of positive emotions and positive thoughts, often aided by other human beings who help to pull them up from the depths of despair and from the negative emotions. Those people are learning to move from the negative worlds … from the negative dimensions … to the positive dimensions. That is one thing.

Then there are the people that are capable of ‘multidiming’ and ‘multitiming’. They are capable of multidimensional and multitemporal surfing. Those people have amazing opportunities today, as they move from place to place (or even sitting in one place during meditation) of making changes in their own body of Light, so that it becomes more perfect … so that their experience of multidimensionality and multitemporality is more uplifted in all regards; so that their choices are more closely aligned with the Infinite.

The people who make those choices are doing so while staying in physical form now, during this time. They are staying in the current Awareness timeline, or in another Awareness timeline that involves the same COVID crisis.

Then there are the people that decided to opt out; they do not like the COVID crisis, and they are moving on, to new incarnation.

And there may be many other things happening at this time, that I have not quite figured out right now.

It is as if all humankind is that young chicken that is molting its feathers and changing. The pinfeathers are coming in, and it is going to have large feathers with which it can fly, pretty soon. That is how I see it: We are all molting and changing and becoming quite glorious.

This is a Lightworker signing off. I hope no one takes offense at my ideas about the COVID crisis. I hope you will, each an every one, find your way free, and find your way through, and find yourself in the highest and greatest and most beautiful of New Realities here on Earth.

God bless you all and keep you safe.

In love, light and Joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Image: “Santa Paula, California: Window or Passage,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 June 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Paula, California: Window or Passage,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 June 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Spirit Proffers Abundance . a drawing by Alice B. Clagett

Imaged and published on 23 February 2020

Dear Ones,

A new drawing for you …

Drawing: “Spirit Proffers Abundance,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 February 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0 … DESCRIPTION: Robed young person with basket of loaves and fishes on head walks forward.

Drawing: “Spirit Proffers Abundance,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 February 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0 …

DESCRIPTION: Robed young person with basket of loaves and fishes on head walks forward.

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In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Ascension Team . referral by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 10 November 2019

Dear Ones,

Here is a beautiful painting that reminds me of the Ascension Team each of us has …

Painting: “”The path of money,” by Liane Collot d’Herbois, end of the 1980s … http://lumiere-tenebres-couleur.fr/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Circulation-de-largent.jpg ..

I see that the painter, Liane Collot d’Herbois, called this painting “The Path of Money.”

Perhaps another way to think of it would be to imagine that, by asking our Ascension team to optimize our timelines, we can help create sanctuary and abundance for all humankind, money being the vehicle of our upliftment …

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

See also Link: “Collot d’Herbois Painting Therapy … http://lumiere-tenebres-couleur.fr/en/galery/ ..

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Community Health: The Misleading Nature of CDC Reports on the HIV / AIDS Crisis in America . by Alice B. Clagett *

Written and published on 4 November 2019

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UPDATE as of 28 April 2021

It looks to me like the prevalences (aka ‘risk’) below should have been per 100,000 people. That would make the statistics far lower. I say that because of this recent article …

Link: “Estimated HIV Incidence and Prevalence in the United States 2014-2018 pdf icon[PDF – 3 MB].” HIV Surveillance Supplemental Report 2020; 25(1) … https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/library/reports/surveillance/cdc-hiv-surveillance-supplemental-report-vol-25-1.pdf ..

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  • MISLEADING NATURE OF CDC HIV DATA
  • ‘INCIDENCE’ of HIV / AIDS
  • ‘PREVALENCE’ or ‘LIFETIME RISK’ of HIV / AIDS
    • How Family Wealth Planning for Future Generations Is Affected by HIV Prevalence
    • How May We Instill Hope in Our Families, Even Though They May Have HIV?
      • Careers Despite HIV
      • Continuing to Work Despite Blindness
  • RECENT CDC FIGURES ON HIV LIFETIME RISK
    • Table 1. Lifetime Risk of HIV Diagnosis, by Sex, Race/Ethnicity, and Risk Group, United States
      • Gender Inequality in Testing for HIV – AIDS
      • Lifetime Risk for Black Men Who Have Sex with Men
    • Table 2. Lifetime Risk of HIV Diagnosis, by State, United States
      • Great Disparity in Lifetime Risk, State by State
      • Possible Underreporting of Risk by States for Economic Reasons
      • Risk in Large Cities
    • Table 3. 10-Year Age-Conditional Risk (1 in n) of HIV Diagnosis Among HIV-Free Males and Females, Aged 20-50 Years, United States
      • Young Men Who Have Sex with Men Are at Greater Risk of New HIV Diagnosis
      • New HIV Diagnosis Risk for Young Men Who Have Sex with Men Varies Greatly by Race / Ethnicity
      • New HIV Diagnosis Risk for People Who Inject Drugs is Much Less Than for Men Who Have Sex with Men
      • New HIV Diagnosis Risk for Young Women Who Inject Drugs Is Twice as Great as for Young Men
      • Can We Extrapolate That HIV Diagnosis Risk for Young Women is Twice as Great as That for Young Men?
      • Importance of Gender Equality in HIV / AIDS Testing of Young People

Dear Ones,

MISLEADING NATURE OF CDC HIV DATA

Over the years I have written quite a few blogs on the HIV / AIDS global pandemic. Chicken that I am, I feel I have failed to convey my feeling that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is releasing data about the pandemic that greatly misrepresent the difficulties that lie before us as a nation. Perhaps this misrepresentation is intentional; perhaps it is political in nature … and perhaps not. Who can say?

The crux of the matter is that the data the CDC typically presents to the public have to do with disease ‘incidence’ rather than disease ‘prevalence’ or ‘lifetime risk’.

‘INCIDENCE’ of HIV / AIDS

As I understand it, disease ‘incidence’ has to do with how many new cases will be diagnosed next year, or the following year. These data are important to medical doctors, so that they can have sufficient medications on hand for the coming year.

‘PREVALENCE’ or ‘LIFETIME RISK’ of HIV / AIDS

‘Prevalence’, or ‘lifetime risk’ offers data on the likelihood that we and our families will contract HIV / AIDS during our lifetime. These are the data that I feel are hard to find in the CDC documents. Yet these are the data that help us plan for our families’ future.

How Family Wealth Planning for Future Generations Is Affected by HIV Prevalence

For instance, if our children, according to ‘lifetime risk’ data, are likely to contract HIV / AIDS in their lifetime, then we might ask: At what age are they likely to contract the disease?

If they contract it in early childhood, from what I have read, it is apparently likely they will die from it at a young age.

If they contract the disease at about the age of puberty, from what I have read, it is likely they will be unable to bear offspring that live more than a few years.

If our children contract the disease while their children are young, then apparently the risk is high that their young children will contract the disease from their parents through suckling milk, or transmission of bodily fluids while the family has bouts of cold or flu, or through childhood play.

Whether or not our children will contract the disease before they bear children is, I feel, very important to each family’s planning for the future. If there are no grandchildren, then that will make a big difference in the wealth that must be set aside for future generations. In addition, health care costs and the economic impact of sick leave downtime for our infected children and grandchildren is a wealth planning consideration.

How May We Instill Hope in Our Families, Even Though They May Have HIV?

If the lifetime risk of contracting HIV / AIDS is high, either because of lifestyle choices, or because of race or ethnicity, or because of the city or state or region of the United States in which we live, then now would be the time to plan with our children and grandchildren for a future that may involve infection.

Our families need to have some hope to live for, even though they may be infected.

I will say that, in my opinion, the CDC does a great job of glossing over the downside, and providing the upside of life with HIV / AIDS. So families can go to their site to learn that life with HIV is no big deal in the United States, any more.

By that is meant, I feel, that for those who are able to tolerate the drug regimens that have been developed, the prospect of a long and productive life is good. And that is something that might offer hope to our children: They may find that they, or their friends, contract the disease.

Careers Despite HIV. Maybe they may not be able to have families of their own, but they can look forward to fulfilling careers, and maybe good health for quite a long time.

Continuing to Work Despite Blindness. I note that, as of 2001 10-20% of people worldwide who had AIDS were becoming blind in one or both eyes …

Link: “HIV / AIDS and Blindness,” by P. G. Kestelyn and E. T. Cunningham, Jr, Bull World Health Organ 2001, 79(3), 208-213 … https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2566369/ ..

Thus, as a nation, we must retool as many industries as possible so that our eyesight-impaired HIV-positive children can continue on with their careers even should they have low vision.
RECENT CDC FIGURES ON HIV LIFETIME RISK

Today I found a pretty good pdf file offered by the CDC, that presents lifetime risk and also age-conditional risk by race and ethnicity, gender, and state. The data are from 2009-2013 …

Link: “Lifetime Risk of a Diagnosis of HIV Infection in the United States,” by Kristen L. Hess, PhD, MPH, Xiaohong Hu, MS, Amy Lansky, PhD, MPH, Jonathan Mermin, MD, and H. Irene Hall, PhD, MPH, HHS Public Access Author Manuscript, Ann. Epidemiol. published in final edited form as: Ann Epidemiol. 2017 April ; 27(4): 238-243, doi:10.1016/j.annepidem.2017.02.003 … https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5524204/ ..

By clicking on the above pdf link you can download the document to your computer.

Of special note are the three tables at the end of the document.

Table 1. Lifetime Risk of HIV Diagnosis, by Sex, Race/Ethnicity, and Risk Group, United States

Gender Inequality in Testing for HIV / AIDS. I note the total lifetime risk for men is 1 in 68 people, and for women 1 in 253 people. I believe this has to do with gender inequality in testing for HIV / AIDS. I feel the perception in the medical community is that MSM men are at risk for HIV / AIDS, and so, I feel, doctors are more likely to test men than women.

As I have mentioned priorly, it could be that bisexual men who are dating or married to women and raising families are also at risk, and that their wives and families are at risk and fail to test for HIV – AIDS because they are uninformed about their boyfriends’ or husbands’ exposure to risk.

I would like to see equal gender testing for HIV / AIDS, especially among couples with children where the boyfriend or husband tests positive for HIV. Then the medical community might, a few years from now, reassess the total lifetime risk for women.

Lifetime Risk for Black Men Who Have Sex with Men. I note the lifetime risk of contracting HIV / AIDS is 1 in 2 men. The overall lifetime risk for men who have sex with men is 1 in 6 men. From this I feel that women who want to have families ought to ascertain, before becoming pregnant, whether the prospective fathers in fact prefer to have sex with men. I feel that societal expectations, especially amongst Christians, make it especially difficult for Christian men to disclose this bias to prospective wives.

Given this, I feel all women hoping to have children ask those men they want to be intimate with for HIV test results, keeping in mind that chastity for one month after the last sexual contact is necessary before tests such as Oraquick can provide relatively accurate results. The last I read in the fine print of the Oraquick package was that there was a 10 percent error in this type of saliva test.  HIV blood tests, while more expensive, are a good deal more accurate; they are the best the medical community can offer presently.

Table 2. Lifetime Risk of HIV Diagnosis, by State, United States

From this table, I note a big range of risks, state by state, and in the District of Columbia.

Great Disparity in Lifetime Risk, State by State. For instance, the lifetime risk in Maryland is 1 in 56 people. But the risk in Montana is 1 in 674 people. The other states are in between these two extremes, with Georgia and Florida on the very risky side, and Idaho and North Dakota on the ‘unrisky’ side.

The first thought along these lines, for families who are concerned about HIV infection, might be (and I agree it seems logical) to relocate to a state that has less lifetime risk of infection.

Possible Underreporting of Risk by States for Economic Reasons. Amongst the states, I feel it likely that there may be HIV / AIDS ‘underreporting’, and that this may have to do with the tourist trade, or perceived need to attract new business to one’s home state. If this is true, I hope lifetime risk reporting will become more accurate in the next few years, as our states owe it to their residents to offer accurate figures, so that families can take steps for disease prevention and health care.

Risk in Large Cities. I note the lifetime risk of HIV / AIDS is 1 in 17 people in the District of Columbia, which is the heart of one of our large metropolitan areas. In past blogs, I have asked for a breakdown of lifetime risk for our large cities, as the very high risk in the District of Columbia may in fact indicate high risk in other large United States cities as well.

Table 3. 10-Year Age-Conditional Risk (1 in n) of HIV Diagnosis Among HIV-Free Males and Females, Aged 20-50 Years, United States

Young Men Who Have Sex with Men Are at Greater Risk of New HIV Diagnosis. From these data I see that overall, it is four times more likely that men who have sex with men, and who are 20 years of age will get a new diagnosis of HIV than will men who have sex with men, and who are 50 years of age.

New HIV Diagnosis Risk for Young Men Who Have Sex with Men Varies Greatly by Race / Ethnicity. For black men who have sex with men, the risk of new diagnosis of HIV is 1 in 4 at age 20 and 1 in 26 at age 50. For Hispanic men who have sex with men, the figures are 1 in 13 at age 20, and 1 in 40 at age 50. For White men who have sex with men, the figures are 1 in 39 at age 20 and 1 in 79 at age 50.

New HIV Diagnosis Risk for People Who Inject Drugs is Much Less Than for Men Who Have Sex with Men. Also, I see that people who inject drugs and are 20 years of age are somewhat less likely to get a new diagnosis of HIV than people who are 50 years of age; and that the overall new diagnosis risk for people who inject drugs is, across the age spectrum, very much less than for men who have sex with men.

New HIV Diagnosis Risk for Young Women Who Inject Drugs Is Twice as Great as for Young Men. Overall, for men who inject drugs the new diagnosis risk is 1 in 220 at age 20, and 1 in 167 at age 50. For women who inject drugs the new diagnosis risk is 1 in 108 at age 20 and 1 in 112 at age 50. That would mean that amongst people who inject drugs, women 20 years of age are about twice as likely to get a new HIV diagnosis as are men that age.

Can We Extrapolate That HIV Diagnosis Risk for Young Women is Twice as Great as That for Young Men? As both men and women who inject drugs know they are at risk, it seems to me fair to assume they are testing for HIV in a gender equal way. Thus the figures for new diagnosis risk for men and women who inject drugs might help provide an answer regarding the true new diagnosis risk for women who fail to test because they do not know their boyfriends or husbands are having sex with men.

We might go with the assumption that women who are dating or married to men who have sex with men have twice as much risk of new HIV diagnosis as the men. Amongst 20-year-old men having sex with men the new diagnosis risk is 1 in 15. Projecting from the drug injection risk, 20-year-old women who have sex with men who also have sex with men might be expected to have a new diagnosis risk of 1 in 8 (twice as risky as for the men).

I arrive at this estimate by creating a similar ratio, like this …

  • New diagnosis risk at 20 for men versus women who inject drugs = 1/220 for men versus 1 in 109 for women (about twice as risky for women)
  • Extrapolating new diagnosis risk at 20 for men versus women in relationships where the man has sex with men = 1 in 15 for men versus 1 in 8 (about twice as risky) for women

Importance of Gender Equality in HIV / AIDS Testing of Young People. The above estimate highlights how important gender equality in HIV / AIDS testing may be right now, as regards testing for young women.

From the above estimate we might also extrapolate the number of men who are not disclosing their bisexual lifestyle. If in fact it proves true that twice as many young women as young men, overall, are getting new HIV diagnoses, then it seems to me possible that as many as half of American men are engaging in sex with men as well as with their female sexual partners and wives.

What otherwise would account for young women having a higher incidence of new diagnoses than young men? I have read online that many young women have sex with two men by about age 20. If one of these two had HIV, and gave it to the young woman, then her new male partner would be at risk of infection as well. If this were to be so, then the risk for young women might be from young men who also have sex with men. And the risk for young men might be from having sex with either young men who have sex with men, or from having sex with young women who have done so. Do you not feel this to be true?

If so, then the feat that lies before the medical profession would be to find the most effective way of gathering information from young HIV positive men regarding their female sexual partners, and of persuading the men to allow their female sexual partners to test.

Blessings to all,

In love, light and joy,
Alice B. Clagett
I Am of the Stars

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Dwarf Stomp . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 15 October 2019; published on 28 October 2019

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Dear Ones,

Here is a video about dwarves and income taxes. There is a Summary after the video …

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This is about the dwarves. Are you ready?

They like money, and jewels, and stuff like that.
They like gold, and silver, and stuff like that.

The dwarves have been giving me no end of trouble today.
And no doubt, I have not seen the last of it.

The trouble has to do with getting my income tax in on time … which I did!
And they were there all day long, to deter me.

They just don’t like it when the money’s ok
For someone other than the Dwarf Kingdom … they!
They just don’t like it that way.
They just don’t like it that way.

Here is a dwarf march for you …

They just don’t, just don’t like it that way!   (x3)

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In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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