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ADULTS ONLY (PG-13): Drug Lord . animated gif by Alice B. Clagett

Drawn on 19 November 2019; published on 1 December 2019

Dear Ones,

Here is an animated gif I drew, entitled “Drug Lord” …

ADULTS ONLY (PG-13): Animated Gif: “Drug Lord,” by Alice B. Clagett, 19 November 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com … DESCRIPTION: A man with magenta hair and beard, and a purple cape stands facing forward, with an expression of dismay on his face. Behind him is a big demon that shimmers in dark colors; above the demon’s head is a cloud labeled ‘Drug Lord Demon’. . The man is saying: “Oh Lord, Lemme have sex, lemme have sex wit’ you.”

ADULTS ONLY (PG-13): Animated Gif: “Drug Lord,” by Alice B. Clagett, 19 November 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com

DESCRIPTION: A man with magenta hair and beard, and a purple cape stands facing forward, with an expression of dismay on his face. Behind him is a big demon that shimmers in dark colors; above the demon’s head is a cloud labeled ‘Drug Lord Demon’. . The man is saying: “Oh Lord, Lemme have sex, lemme have sex wit’ you.”

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

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Doppelganger Dupe: A Halloween Tale . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 8 October 2019

Dear Ones,

Here is a truly odd astral story, and somehow fitting for the approaching Halloween season: Crime families, as the astral story goes, are hiring actors and actresses and training them to mimic their marks so as to walk into the roles of marks that have been ‘snuffed out’.

In the realm of the very weird, these ‘movie doubles’ or ‘mimics’ are purportedly taking over the jobs of corporate heads ‘offed’ by drone warfare and people important to the government of countries.

Along those lines I heard an astral story a few years back that a president of a country was invited to a secluded resort at the beginning of his term in office. In the evening he was offered a liqueur with a lethal drug in it. His lifeless body, roped onto an oak schoolteacher’s chair, was secluded in an underground storm drain that lay beneath a busy city street. The next day his look-alike stepped into his presidential role, and no one was the wiser.

Astral stories like this no doubt are pure stuff and nonsense. But somehow that story struck a nerve in me. Had I had the guts back then, I might have gone spelunking in the underground storm drains of the Greater Los Angeles area, just to make sure nothing like that had happened in our beautiful city. Lord know, I opined, what we might find in the storm drains of Los Angeles.  However, then as today, I lacked the guts for that kind of spooky adventure.

On the good side, I am pretty sure that the highest levels of corporate and government security are right up there in terms of knowing whether their important people are true blue or imposters. No doubt their security techniques are first rate.

Were the astral rumors of ‘doppelganger dupes’ to have any basis in fact, the greatest trouble might be had by those of us who are not up to speed on mimicry, as may be the case with potential marks for confidence games and elder scams.

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

For more on this topic, search my blog for the term: mimicry

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Cybercrime Hackware – Stalkware: Car Infotainment Systems Gone Rogue ? by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 25 July 2019

Dear Ones,

Some while ago, I had the strangest intuition regarding car infotainment and GPS systems; on the psychic plane, I heard there is backend hackware or stalkware installed that allows the cyber criminal purchaser to track the location of any car, globally, through GPS. The systems that came up in the clair chatter were auto Bluetooth, Pandora, and GPS systems (OEM, rather than after-market).

I heard also, on the clair plane, that the Secret Service … would this be United States Secret Service, such as the FBI, the CIA, or Homeland Security; or would it be a foreign Secret Service? …  had intended to use this equipment to track and apprehend drug traffickers,  to compensate for a dwindling budget and reduced staffing, but that it had gone rogue through double dealings by a United States expatriate entrepreneur who designed the hackware or stalkware, and who was later expelled from the country he removed to (possibly Japan?).

Sometimes clair chatter has some truth to it, and sometimes it is just Hollywood fiction. Are there any facts out there regarding this astral rumor? Have there been any legal actions filed, for instance?

If there is any truth in the clair chat, then it would be important to find a way to disconnect these devices from our cars, to prevent our being tracked and subjected to crimes of convenience by drug dealers, Mafia sorts and street gangs, I feel.

I wonder if there are savvy auto mechanics out there who could provide this niche market service for car technophobes?

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

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New HIV / AIDS Statistics from Truvada . by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 25 February 2019; slightly revised on 2 March 2019; revised on 6 March 2019

  • UNITED STATES: STATES WITH HIGHEST HIV INCIDENCE
  • GREATER INCIDENCE OF HIV IN THE SOUTHERN UNITED STATES
  • STATISTICS FOR RECIPIENTS OF RECTAL SEX
  • STATISTICS FOR MEN HAVING SEX WITH MEN, AND THE ISSUE OF SECRET MALE BISEXUALITY
    • Impact of Secret Bisexuality on Life Expectancy of Wives and Children
  • THE GREATER HIV INCIDENCE AMONGST HISPANICS AND AFRICAN AMERICANS
  • THE VERY HIGH TRANSGENDER HIV STATISTICS
  • DIAGNOSED HIV INCIDENCE VERY DIFFERENT FOR MEN AND WOMEN IN THE UNITED STATES
  • CRITICAL IMPORTANCE OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN, AS WELL AS MEN, TESTING FOR HIV ANNUALLY
  • HOW TO GET AN HIV TEST
  • THE DANGER OF YOUNG CHILDREN CONTRACTING HIV
    • Is the Drug Trade Targeting Young Children?
    • Are Youth Contracting HIV from Drug Peddlers?
    • Likelihood of ‘Blooms’ of HIV amongst Youth in Communities Nationwide
    • Increase in After-School Petty Crime May Forewarn of Youth HIV ‘Blooms’
  • LIFE EXPECTANCY FOR CHILDREN WHO HAVE HIV
  • HOMELESS AND OUT-OF-WORK CITIZENS AS A MANPOWER RESOURCE FOR TOWNS HARD HIT BY THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC
  • THE IMPORTANCE OF NURTURING HIV POSITIVE NEWBORNS
  • 300-YEAR PROJECTION WITH REGARD TO MINIMUM VIABLE HUMAN POPULATION
  • THE OUTLOOK FOR HUMANKIND

Dear Ones,

Those of you who have been reading my Community Health blogs on the global HIV-AIDS pandemic may know that I have felt for some time now that HIV/AIDS incidence in the United States has been under-reported, partly because of the AIDS stigma, and partly because of insufficient testing in the United States, including testing of men, women and children, regardless of their perceived sexual orientation; or, in the case of young children, of their perceived degree of sexual activity.

I have come across new statistics from Truvada on the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the United States. According to Truvada, currently 1 in 100 Americans are likely to be diagnosed HIV-positive in their lifetime …

Link: “Truvada” … https://www.truvada.com/hcp/guidelines?utm_source=truvada_prep&utm_medium=referral ..

That page is full of information and very long; fortunately I found that if I right mouse click on the lower left part of the page, the part that has statistics in it, I have the option “Print Friendly and PDF,” which worked great for me using Chrome for Windows.

I see Truvada’s source for this information is …

Link: “2016 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections,” by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published 2016, accessed 8 June 2017 … http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/2016/croi-2016.html ….

UNITED STATES: STATES WITH HIGHEST HIV INCIDENCE

According to the Truvada website, the statistics vary greatly from state to state, here in America. For instance, in Washington, DC, the lifetime risk of HIV diagnosis is 1 in every 13 people. In Maryland, the risk is 1 in 49. Other states with risk ranging from 1 in 51 to 1 in 97 (which is to say, among the highest in the nation) are Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, New York, Texas, New Jersey, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina, Delaware, and Alabama (the first listed being the states with higher incidence).

States with risk ranging from 1 in 402 to 1 in 670 (which is to say, among the lowest in the nation) are South Dakota, New Hampshire, Wyoming, Vermont, Idaho, Montana, and North Dakota (the last listed being the states with lower incidence).

GREATER INCIDENCE OF HIV IN THE SOUTHERN UNITED STATES

Here is a map from the Centers for Disease Control CDC), using 2015 data, indicating that the Southern states … which comprise 38% of the United States population that year, accounted for 51% of annual HIV infections, and 51% of undiagnosed infections … https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/images/policies/cdc-hiv-south-burden.png … I note their definition of Southern states includes states from Texas to Maryland, and south to Florida.

I note as well that many of these states have voted not to offer expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act …

Link: “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansion by state,” by Kurykh, 19 September 2013, in Wikipedia …   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medicaid#/media/File:ACA_Medicaid_expansion_by_state.svg ..

That might affect availability of healthcare for HIV and AIDS in some low per capita income Southern areas. It looks like the Centers for Disease Control have recognized the need for more HIV and AIDS health resources to be dedicated to the South, and have begun providing these …

Link: “HIV Prevention in the South: Aligning CDC’s Funding with Current HIV Trends” (2010 and 2015 data) https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/policies/cdc-hiv-south-graphic.pdf ..

STATISTICS FOR RECIPIENTS OF RECTAL SEX

According to the Truvada statistics, among men who have sex with men, receptive rectal sex partners are at high risk of contracting HIV … 13 times more so than are insertive partners.

Truvada does not have statistics on this, but I feel the risk may be just as high (and for similar biological reasons) for women who are receptive rectal sex partners. For more on this, from an energetic and intuitive point of view, search my site for the word: rectal

STATISTICS FOR MEN HAVING SEX WITH MEN, AND THE ISSUE OF SECRET MALE BISEXUALITY

Again according to the Truvada statistics, the risk of HIV infection is 83 times greater amongst men having sex with men, than it is amongst heterosexual men. This brings up the question how many men are bisexual, passing for heterosexual? As an intuitive, I feel this number to be a good deal higher than the socially accepted notion.

For a married bisexual man, passing as purely heterosexual for the sake of social convention, I feel the likelihood of HIV infection might be close to that for purely homosexual men.

Impact of Secret Bisexuality on Life Expectancy of Wives and Children

As well, I feel the likelihood would be high that a secretly bisexual man might not share a positive HIV status with his wife. The results of this secrecy would be decreased life expectancy for the wife, due to her ignorance of the need for antiretroviral treatment (ART), and the risk of the wife passing on HIV to her newborns, and to her older children, through bodily fluids contact (due to her ignorance of the need to take precautions).

THE GREATER HIV INCIDENCE AMONGST HISPANICS AND AFRICAN AMERICANS

The greater Truvada-reported incidence of HIV infection amongst MSM Hispanics and African Americans may have to do with socioeconomic status and affordability of condoms; this is just an intuitive thought … I have no way to back it up factually.

THE VERY HIGH TRANSGENDER HIV STATISTICS

According to the Truvada statistics, of the 1.4 million transgender Americans, about 1 in 5 are HIV positive. Truvada estimates the risk that a transgender woman will have HIV is 34 times more than that for adults who identify with their birth sex.

Intuitively speaking, this may have to do with a greater proportion of transgender Americans being polyamorous, or maybe being employed as sex workers? For instance, in Wikipedia I read that about 13 percent of transgender women have participated in the sex trade …

Link: “Transgender sex worker,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transgender_sex_worker ..

… compared to 1 percent of American women overall …

Link: “How Many Prostitutes Are in the United States and the Rest of the World?” in ProCon.org, 11 January 2018 … https://prostitution.procon.org/view.answers.php?questionID=000095 ..

My thought on that is, it could be that the greater the number of sexual partners, either through polyamory or through sex work, the greater the likelihood of contracting an STD, including an increased likelihood of contracting HIV. This is just a thought; I do not have the statistics on it.

DIAGNOSED HIV INCIDENCE VERY DIFFERENT FOR MEN AND WOMEN IN THE UNITED STATES

Again according to Truvada, the risk of men being diagnosed as HIV positive is more than three times greater than that for women. I believe this may be because men are more aware of the need to test, and if they test positive, are unwilling to let their wives know that, because of the social stigma.

CRITICAL IMPORTANCE OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN, AS WELL AS MEN, TESTING FOR HIV ANNUALLY

I cannot overemphasize the importance of everyone in America testing annually, provided they have not yet been diagnosed HIV-positive. This includes women and children as well.

HOW TO GET AN HIV TEST

A while ago I read that, here in California, physicians were required to report social security numbers of AIDS patients to Sacramento, the reason for this being that documentation of the social security numbers would prevent duplicate reporting and consequent false inflation of the AIDS statistics here. Whether this also applies to positive HIV results here in California, I do not know. And no doubt, required documentation on the progress of the pandemic varies state by state.

Intuitively, I feel that the thought of being reported to Sacramento may cause people to avoid testing. They may feel, possibly because of the earlier social stigma of AIDS, that something just awful might happen to them if Sacramento finds out. Maybe their friends and neighbors will find out. Maybe they will lose their jobs because of it. Maybe they will not be welcome at church anymore. Maybe their children will be expelled from school because of it.

These kinds of fears may needlessly prevent Americans from testing for HIV, here in California, even though Medicaid and Medicare provide for annual HIV and AIDS tests: People may delay in testing, through concern that positive results here in California might be reported to Sacramento, and that they might be subject to community disparagement because of test results.

For those concerned about the social stigma of a positive HIV diagnosis, it is good to know that the large drug stores such as Rite-Aid, Walgreens, and CVS carry HIV diagnosis kits on the shelves near their pharmacies.

My understanding is that the saliva test available from the large drug stores is about 90% accurate, provided the test is done a month or more after sexual contact. Ninety percent is not such a good rate of accuracy, but the advantage, for those concerned about the AIDS stigma, is that if you pay cash for the kit at a pharmacy where no one knows you, then no one will know you took the test, and no one will know your diagnosis. And also, you will know the test results immediately.

There is another test available at some of the large pharmacies … a blood test for HIV. My understanding is that this type of test is about 98% accurate, for those who wait a month after sexual contact before testing. That is a pretty good rate of accuracy, but as I understand it, the blood sample must be sent out to a lab, which means that the lab will know the results of your test. Further, it will take time to get the test results back from the lab.

It is also possible, in some cases, to go to a Family Urgent Care clinic and pay cash for an on-the-spot HIV blood test. This would be a good alternative, I feel, for those in communities with Family Urgent Care clinics so equipped, and for whom time and accuracy are of the essence.

Once a person tests HIV positive, then the thing to do, I feel, would be to ask their physician about available antiretroviral treatments (ART). According to what I have read, ART is very helpful in delaying the occasional outbreaks of AIDS sickness that occur amongst those Americans with the virus. I have also read that Medicaid and Medicare insurance will cover medical treatment.

THE DANGER OF YOUNG CHILDREN CONTRACTING HIV

Is the Drug Trade Targeting Young Children?

Intuitively, from the clair plane, I feel that the drug trade is now targeting preschool children, with 8-year-old children as drug peddlers. Young children have insufficient money to purchase drugs, once addicted, may turn to petty theft from cars and homes to pay for continued drug use.

Are Youth Contracting HIV from Drug Peddlers?

Pertinent to the global HIV pandemic, and again, intuitively speaking, it seems to me that adult drug peddlers sometimes may offer drugs to young children in exchange for sex. Adult drug peddlers are higher risk for HIV and AIDS; thus the danger exists of young children getting HIV because of drug addiction.

Likelihood of ‘Blooms’ of HIV amongst Youth in Communities Nationwide

Because of permissive sexual practices among young people today, it seems to me likely that, once one sexually active child in a school contracts HIV, the likelihood will be that most of the children will have HIV with six months or a year.

Increase in After-School Petty Crime May Forewarn of Youth HIV ‘Blooms’

Again in clair vision, I feel this is creating ‘hot spots’ of youth pandemic nationwide. My feeling is, youth testing, again because of the AIDS stigma, is woefully lacking in most locales; I may be wrong about this, though. If my intuition turns out to be true, then a way to predict HIV blooms amongst youth in America would be to tabulate after-school petty theft from automobiles and homes … These might indicate that drugs are being sold to school children.

LIFE EXPECTANCY FOR CHILDREN WHO HAVE HIV

As you may know, to date there is insufficient research on antiretroviral treatment (ART) for youth; the difficulty being that the drugs used for adults may prove damaging to the bodies of growing children. Thus, infection with HIV is more dangerous for young children, than for adults, and has a much greater impact on their life expectancy.

The data on life expectancy for children in their teens who contract HIV are better than for newborns and toddlers who contract HIV. My feeling is, this may be because teens have less length of time to wait before antiretroviral treatment can begin, than do very young children.

There is, as I understand it, a high likelihood that people with HIV will have newborns who are diagnosed HIV positive. Most newborns so diagnosed, as nearly as I can tell, are not surviving to puberty. Thus a young local population that has a ‘bloom’ of HIV infection is unlikely to have viable offspring.

HOMELESS AND OUT-OF-WORK CITIZENS AS A MANPOWER RESOURCE FOR TOWNS HARD HIT BY THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC

The life expectancy of people who contract HIV in adulthood is much greater than that for those who contract HIV in youth, because of the availability of antiretroviral treatment for adults, and the relative lack of availability of ART for youth.

Thus the likely scenario of blooms of HIV incidence amongst youth in communities here and there, across America, to do with the drug trade, and resulting in inability of youth to have viable offspring. Towns with such HIV blooms amongst youth will, in the coming decade, most likely experience a projected demographic of stagnant or declining workforce.

In situations where American towns experience such a demographic because of the pandemic’s effect on their youth, the nation’s homeless and out-of-work population may be seen to be a resource for manpower in the decades to come. These homeless and out-of-work citizens may take the place, in the work force of towns hard hit by the pandemic, of the children of today’s children that cannot be anticipated to survive.

Even those of the homeless and out-of-work sector who test positive for HIV may provide many years of manpower to their communities, provided they have access to current antiretroviral treatments (ART).

THE IMPORTANCE OF NURTURING HIV POSITIVE NEWBORNS

In every plague past of humankind, there has emerged a population of plague-resistant remaining human beings. I have no doubt but what that will be the case with the worldwide HIV pandemic.

The issue is, to preserve the health of as many newborns as possible, even if they are HIV positive, as some of these newborns may survive, and may have HIV-resistant genes that allow their immune systems to be healthy, despite the infection. I see from this article that about 1 percent of Caucasians may be HIV-resistant …

Link: “Anyone Immune to HIV? A genetic mutation that blocks HIV may hold the key to future treatment and, perhaps, a cure,” by Elaine Mendus and Trudy Ring, 23 March 2016 … https://www.hivplusmag.com/research-breakthroughs/2016/3/23/anyone-immune-hiv ..

I feel certain that other races and cultures will be found to have individuals with HIV-resistant genes as well.

Thus my own estimate for an HIV-resistant group of people worldwide, who are able to produce viable offspring, is in the more hopeful range of 10 to 20 percent of the current world population

300-YEAR PROJECTION WITH REGARD TO MINIMUM VIABLE HUMAN POPULATION

The world population is now 7.53 billion. Were this population to be reduced to 1 percent over the next 300 years, the world population will have declined to 75.3 million. From my reading, this is well above the minimum viable population for humankind …

Link: “Minimum viable population,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minimum_viable_population ..

If my more hopeful estimate of 10 to 20 percent HIV-resistant people worldwide were to prove true, then the prospects for continuance of humankind on Earth would be all the better.

Thus my intuitive projection, going forward, is that there will be a decline in population over the next few centuries, and a strengthening of the human gene pool. There is, I feel, an excellent likelihood that humankind will retain a firm footing amongst Earth species, and with a lesser ongoing negative impact on the ecosphere.

THE OUTLOOK FOR HUMANKIND

This is a pandemic like any other. Infection is not a mark of disparagement or a social put-down; no more so than was the case with other pandemics in human history. The more compassionate understanding and loving kindness each community can bring to bear in regard to this very difficult situation, the better it will be for everyone.

As the pandemic continues on a global scale, our best hopes for humankind lie, in the short term, in increased awareness of the prevalence of the pandemic, in lowering of AIDS stigma consciousness, and in voluntary annual testing by men, women, and children of all ages, with medical treatment for those who test positive.

In the mid term, there is hope for healthwise changes in sexual practices, and for new medical regimes. And in the long term, our hope as humankind lies in the presence in our gene pool of HIV-resistant populations.

I ask God’s blessing for each of us, in these difficult times. May we all be blessed with good health, abundance, and happiness in the coming years.

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

Link: “2016 HIV Lifetime Risk Statistics from Centers for Disease Control,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 30 March 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-c3f ..

Link: “Compendium: HIV Pandemic,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 2 March 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-bPl ..

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Compendium: Surgical Risk, HIV / AIDS, Hepatitis, and Hard Drugs . by Alice B. Clagett *

Published on 17 October 2016; updated on 6 July 2017
Previously titled: Overview of Surgical Risk, HIV / AIDS, Hepatitis, and Hard Drugs

  • LIST OF BLOGS ON SURGICAL RISK, HIV / AIDS, HEPATITIS, AND HARD DRUGS
  • COMPENDIUM ON HIV / AIDS

Dear Ones,

Here are my blogs on surgical risk, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, and hard drugs. There is a list of blogs on this topic, followed by a short list containing the overview blogs and the compendium blog on HIV/AIDS. In each of these sections, the most recent posts are at the top of the list.

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LIST OF BLOGS ON SURGICAL RISK, HIV / AIDS, HEPATITIS, AND HARD DRUGS

Link: “Does ‘Safe Sex’ Prevent HIV/AIDS Transmission?” by Alice B. Clagett, 14 June 2018, https://wp.me/p2Rkym-9qP ..

Link: “Hepatitis, HIV / AIDS, and Hard Drugs,” by Alice B. Clagett, 1 December 2015, http://wp.me/p2Rkym-4md ..

Link: “Sex Workers, HIV / AIDS, and Hepatitis,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 October 2015, http://wp.me/p2Rkym-46V ..

Link: “Surgical Glove Perforation, HIV / AIDS, and Hepatitis,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 October 2015, http://wp.me/p2Rkym-471 ..

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COMPENDIUMS ON HIV / AIDS

Link: “Overview: Calls to Action regarding the HIV / AIDS Pandemic,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2 March 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-bQu ..

Link: “Compendium: HIV / AIDS Pandemic,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2 March 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-bPl ..

Link: “Compendium: Surgical Risk, HIV / AIDS, Hepatitis, and Hard Drugs,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 October 2016 … http://wp.me/p2Rkym-6gY ..

Link: “Compendium: HIV / AIDS Pandemic, and of Data Suppression by the Centers for Disease Control,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 July 2016 … http://wp.me/p2Rkym-5QE .. 

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

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Suppression of 2014 Data on the US HIV / AIDS Pandemic . by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 17 June 2016; revised

  • STATISTICS: SUPPRESSION OF HIV DATA
  • THE SITUATION IN OTHER COUNTRIES
  • CLAIR INTEL ON UNDERREPORTED POPULATIONS
    • Women and Children
    • Sex Workers
  • CLAIR INTEL ON HIV/AIDS INFANTS
  • CLAIR INTEL ON PRISONERS IN PENAL INSTITUTIONS
  • OVER-THE-COUNTER HIV/AIDS TESTS
  • A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT
  • FOR MORE INFORMATION
  • FOOTNOTES
    • Copyright Status of Work by the U.S. Government
    • On the Drug War and Prison Overcrowding

Dear Ones,

I have done some research because of the conflict between my clair intel on HIV/AIDS incidence and the US government and CDC (Centers for Disease Control) statistics, and have come up with some concerning results.

STATISTICS: SUPPRESSION OF HIV DATA

At the CDC Atlas I went to HIV diagnoses in the United States, at http://gis.cdc.gov/grasp/nchhstpatlas/main.html?value=atlas … [As of 09/12/2019 this page is no longer applicable to the current discussion]

I clicked on the “View Counties” button. I noticed in the key at the top right that a white background with horizontal marks across it indicates counties where Data Are Suppressed (1) :

HIV data suppressed

Image: Rate per 100,000 … horizontal hatching means ‘data suppressed’ … in “United States HIV Diagnoses 2014,” at the “CDC [Centers for Disease Control] Atlas” … http://gis.cdc.gov/grasp/nchhstpatlas/main.html?value=atlas … … [As of 09/12/2019 this page is no longer applicable to the current discussion]

Image: Rate per 100,000 … horizontal hatching means ‘data suppressed’ … in “United States HIV Diagnoses 2014,” at the “CDC [Centers for Disease Control] Atlas” … http://gis.cdc.gov/grasp/nchhstpatlas/main.html?value=atlas ... [As of 09/12/2019 this page is no longer applicable to the current discussion]

These areas appear as white on the following map (1)  …

HIV diagnoses-US

Map: “United States HIV Diagnoses 2014,” at the “CDC [Centers for Disease Control] Atlas” … http://gis.cdc.gov/grasp/nchhstpatlas/main.html?value=atlas … public domain … Shows many white geographic areas, indicating where data are suppressed … [As of 09/12/2019 this page is no longer applicable to the current discussion]

Map: “United States HIV Diagnoses 2014,” at the “CDC [Centers for Disease Control] Atlas” … http://gis.cdc.gov/grasp/nchhstpatlas/main.html?value=atlas … public domain … Shows many white geographic areas, indicating where data are suppressed … [As of 09/12/2019 this page is no longer applicable to the current discussion]

Thus it appears that data have been suppressed in almost all counties in the US States with the exception of about 2/3 of California and about 4/5 of Arizona. There is also a smattering of reporting along the Eastern Seaboard and the Gulf Coast.

In Alaska and the US Territories data have been suppressed. Hawaii is reporting.

Thus the reason for the optimistic outlook regarding HIV/AIDS in the United States. See …

LInk: “HIV Basics,” at HIV.gov … https://www.hiv.gov/hiv-basics ..

… most likely has to do with suppression of data on a broad scale.

THE SITUATION IN OTHER COUNTRIES

My intuitive feeling is that the situation may be more grave in most other countries, with the exception of the developed countries, which most likely have more funding for health education and health care than do the less developed countries. However, I have not yet done the research on the global situation.

CLAIR INTEL ON UNDERREPORTED POPULATIONS

Women and Children

From my reading, I have heard that HIV infection of United States women is underreported, apparently because US Medical Institutions do not consider women who are straight and in relationships with men to be at risk, and consequently do not provide testing.

There is an issue with social stigma for women and men who are primarily straight, where the men may be engaging in casual MSM (male sex with men) as well. This would be a social stigma for both the man and woman in the primarily straight relationship.

  • Thus the man in such a straight relationship may have HIV/AIDS, and also possibly hepatitis, but be unwilling to tell his wife about it.
  • If true, this would result in danger of infecting the children in a primarily straight relationship as well, through the wife not taking necessary precautions to avoid infecting the children.
  • On the clair plane, I have even heard of instances of HIV testers at medical facilities being offered bribes to change a wife’s HIV test to negative (that is, to a ‘no HIV’ result).
  • On the clair plane, I have also heard that wealth and power can sometimes buy indigent parents’ assent to sexual abuse of children, both young boys and young girls, for a pittance. If true, this would put such children at risk for HIV infection.

Sex Workers

  • I have clair intel regarding sex workers bribing HIV testers at medical facilities to return negative results (that is, to ‘no HIV’ results).

CLAIR INTEL ON HIV/AIDS INFANTS

  • I have clair intel regarding HIV-positive infants at medical facilities being unadoptable, and being euthanized, and further clair intel that I find disturbing, to the effect there may be a market for these infants’ HIV-infected organs.
  • I would like to make it clear that, in a slow-moving epidemic such as the current global HIV/AIDS epidemic, it is the HIV-positive infants that offer the most hope for the future of humankind, as there will be some among them who are resistant to HIV/AIDS. As with the flu epidemic in the early 1900s, the resistant population will be the basis of the future world community. So for the sake of the world, I beg our peoples to care for and nurture these infants with HIV/AIDS.

CLAIR INTEL ON PRISONERS IN PENAL INSTITUTIONS

  • Regarding penal institutions, on the clair plane my intel is that incarceration carries a high risk of contracting HIV/AIDS through rape by inmates. The jails are too overcrowded, I hear, to allow a person a cell by himself, and so the threat of rape by fellow prisoners is quite clear.
  • I have more to say about incarceration: I feel that a minor infraction, such as a DUI speeding ticket that results in incarceration, ought not to be a ticket to contracting HIV/AIDS. The penalty, I feel, is too steep for the infraction. So I ask that we all put our heads together and think what might be done about this. Having HIV/AIDS makes it harder to find work, and also harder to excel at a job because of health challenges.
  • On the clair plane I have also heard prisoners’ fears that, if they ask for a private cell, they run the risk of being raped by law enforcement. If true … and I am sure such instances would be rare, considering the fine quality of our law enforcement officers … then in such an instance the officer and his family would also be at higher risk, and might wish to seek HIV testing. (2)

OVER-THE-COUNTER HIV TESTS

I notice that Ora-Quick offers a $40 in-home HIV tests that is sold through major drug stores. This is touted as being as accurate as Medical Facility Tests. If true, this would be a way for women and children to ‘bridge the gap’ between the tests now provided through Medical Facilities and the reality of the situation at hand.

A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT

For those who are now diagnosed HIV-positive: Know that you are not alone. There are many, many who are diagnosed the same. It’s just that the figures are not out there; they are suppressed.

And too, those who have HIV/AIDS are laboring under more than the effects of this disease; an even greater burden is the negative opinion our friends and family may have of us if they find out, and the way people treat us when we apply for work.

Dear Ones, knowledge is power. If we know and understand what we’re up against as a nation, we will find the courage and hope to stand together in community and see this great nation through the coming difficult times.

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

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FOR MORE INFORMATION

Link: “Compendium: HIV/AIDS Pandemic,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 2 March 2019; revised … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-bPl ..

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FOOTNOTES

(1) Copyright Status of Work by the U.S. Government. For the image that follows this footnote reference, since when I originally found the web page, it stated “U.S. Gov,” I am assuming that this public domain statement applies, although it is not expressly stated on the web page. Per Wikipedia: “A work of the United States government, as defined by the United States copyright law, is ‘a work prepared by an officer or employee” of the federal government“as part of that person’s official duties.’[1] In general, under section 105 of the Copyright Act,[2] such works are not entitled to domestic copyright protection under U.S. law and are therefore in the public domain.” –from “Copyright Status of Works by the Federal Government of the United States,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_status_of_works_by_the_federal_government_of_the_United_States … Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License ..

(2) On the Drug War and Prison Overcrowding. Our law enforcement officers are, I feel, doing their very best to deal with a difficult situation, considering the drug war and overcrowding in penal facilities.

In the longer run, I feel our nation will turn to making drugs legal, so that the tax on drug sales can be used for drug use education and rehabilitation. If the sale of drugs were legal, there would be less violence around this sector of the economy … as is the case with the sale of cigarettes and liquor. Thus the job of law enforcement would be less dangerous. It could also be that law enforcement might have an opportunity to assist with drug use education and rehabilitation.

Penal facilities have already turned to Work Parole and similar programs, and that is a good step; education and rehabilitation by law enforcement for those in Work Parole programs might also be helpful. In short, in the coming years, I see the role of law enforcement turning, overall, to education and rehabilitation programs.

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