from our friend George Claxton
There has been alot of controversy in the last 20 years concerning a connection between the HIV virus and exposure to dioxin. Please remember that dioxin was the poison that contaminated agent orange in Vietnam.
A study published in 1996 speaks directly to the association between dioxin exposure and the HIV virus. The title of the study is "Dioxin increases HIV-1 replication by activating NF-KB and HIV-1 long terminal repeat (LTR)". The authors are S. Gupta, et al and it is published in the journal "Allergy and Clinical Immunology", volume 97, number 1, part 3, ABSTRACT 882, 1996. THE CONCLUSION OF THE STUDY IS DOCUMENTED BELOW:
"THESE DATA DEMONSTRATE THAT DIOXIN ACTIVATES HIV-1 BY INCREASED TNF-o PRODUCTION AND ACTIVATION OF NF-KB AND HIV LTR".
I will not give my opinoin on this abstract but it should make interesting reading.