Delivering The Truth: World AIDS Day 2008


This World AIDS Day, I am looking forward to some honest and open talk about HIV and AIDS; some frank discussion about how to prevent HIV infection, in particular about the things we already know.  Ensuring access to male and female condoms and the skills to negotiate their use; support services for victims of rape and abuse, such as post-exposure prophylaxis, emergency contraception and counseling; and comprehensive sex education.  I’m anxious to hear about how we must finally get serious about addressing the diverse prevention needs of communities at risk of HIV infection, such as women, youth, people of color and men who have sex with men.  After years of ineffective, ideologically-driven U.S. HIV prevention policies, I’m really looking forward to some straight talk about what works and what we have to do to get there. 

So who will be speaking this truth about HIV and effective prevention on World AIDS Day? 

Faith leaders are taking the charge, along with civil society and HIV-positive leaders.  A broad coalition of faith-based and secular organizations is holding a World AIDS Day Interfaith Service on December 1, in Washington, D.C., that seeks to elevate faith and civil society voices on critical issues like comprehensive sex education and access to the full range of sexual and reproductive health services and information.

On a pre-service media briefing, we heard from HIV-positive and faith leaders about just how desperately the U.S. needs to promote prevention policies and programs at home and abroad that are comprehensive, integrated and based on evidence rather than ideology. 

Max Siegel, an American young man living with HIV remarked that narrow, abstinence-only-until-marriage programs failed to address his realities and did not equip him with the knowledge and tools to prevent infection.  "In my gym teacher’s class, my male peers and I were told that sex was dangerous and that we should think more seriously about it when we grow up and marry.  The teacher made clear that only one kind of sexuality, heterosexuality ending in marriage, was acceptable to talk about. Already aware of my sexual orientation, which is not heterosexual, I found no value in his speech.   It did not speak to me and my life."

Grace Sedio, a woman living with HIV who is a human rights advocate in Botswana told us about the challenges women in developing countries face in protecting themselves from HIV infection.  "For me as a grassroots woman living in Africa, a major problem is that most of us here are poor.  Most of us are unemployed.  This puts us at risk of getting infected.  You find yourself having a partner that you can’t say no to sex, that you can’t say no to anything… and you find yourself pregnant…"

The great news is that faith leaders are speaking out about the urgent need for effective prevention efforts, in addition to the role that faith communities can play in providing honest talk and education about HIV and how to combat stigma and discrimination.  "The faith community has an enormous capacity for creating awareness, education, and providing services that can prevent infection and give support and care to those affected," said Rev. Michael Schuenemeyer, Executive for Health and Wellness Advocacy, with the United Church of Christ.

These messages will be amplified at the Interfaith Observance on December 1.  All are welcome to attend!  The service will take place from 6:00p.m. – 7:30p.m. at the Foundry United Methodist Church, 1500 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036. 

Speakers include:

  • Salma Abugidieri, Director, Peaceful Families Project
  • Rev. Dr. Bernice Powell Jackson, North American President, World Council of Churches and Interim Pastor, Beecher Memorial United Church of Christ
  • Patricia Nalls, Founder & Executive Director, The Women’s Collective
  • Rev. William G. Sinkford, President, Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
  • Rabbi David Saperstein, Director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

 

This World AIDS Day, on the eve of a new U.S. administration, I am hopeful that the U.S. will promote evidence, equality and human rights in its HIV prevention efforts and take a holistic approach to combating the global pandemic. 

As Rev. William G. Sinkford stated on the media briefing, "there will [likely] be continued political pressure to pick and choose among our HIV/AIDS policy options.  But a piecemeal approach simply will not work.  We have to address the full social and economic contexts in which real people live or the pandemic will continue to spread.  We won’t defeat AIDS without first defeating poverty, injustice and hatred."  

The transcript of the World AIDS Day media briefing is available by clicking here and the flyer for the Interfaith Observance is available for download here (PDF).  
Cosponsors include: Advocates for Youth; American Jewish World Service; Black AIDS Institute; Catholics for Choice; Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE); Foundry United Methodist AIDS Mission; General Board of Church & Society, United Methodist Church; International Women’s Health Coalition; National Council of Jewish Women; Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice; Secular Coalition of America; Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS); Union for Reform Judaism; Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations; United Church of Christ (Justice and Witness Ministries); Women of Reform Judaism; The Women’s Collective

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    THE CURE for HIV/AIDS…….AMBUSH

    THE IDEA that AMBUSH cures AIDS
    is being proven by the more than 400 individuals who have taken a dose of 60 ml three times daily for 21 days. The result is that AMBUSH ‘KILLS’ the virus by causing the protein envelope to rupture and the viral particles are discarded by the white blood cells. AMBUSH is able to ‘KILL’ the virus that are ‘hiding’ in the lymph system by its ‘natural radioactive’ properties. This process allows the body to ‘return to normal health’ with a corresponding immunity to that or those strains of the virus.

    What is AMBUSH ?
    AMBUSH is a radioactive isotope of uranium that is found in the ‘palm’ plant of which there are more than 3000 species. When ingested, AMBUSH causes the body temperature in the trunk area to rise to about 102 degrees when the individual is sleeping. The preparation takes four hours per batch, which is then given to the individuals for consumption 60 ml three times daily for 21 days. AMBUSH is a herbal preparation in this form but it contains an active ingredient which is a ‘NEW’ crystalline substance, a drug from the ‘palm plant’ similarly to ASPIRIN originating from the willow tree bark

    RESULTS:
    After 21 days on AMBUSH, ALL the individuals experienced a decrease in viral load to undetectable, an increase in cd4, increase in RBC, an improvement in general health such as more color to the face, decrease in Buffalo hump, an increase in gluteal muscles, a decrease to having no joint pains whereby individuals can bend to touch their toes, and walk up steps are but a few examples. There is also a dramatic increase in their sexual appetite beginning after the first week of therapy

    DISCUSSION:
    In any plant concoction such as percolated ‘tea’, there are 30-40,000 compounds, whi ch would take the scientific community twenty years to isolate one particular ingredient if they knew what they were looking for. The LORD GOD has given me seven steps to isolate the active ingredient, which is soft and metallic in nature and has a carbon- uranium-sulfur-(classified)-phentolamine configuration or structure. This is similar to Federick Kekule and the discovery of the benzene ring where he dreamt the structure.

    As an antiviral and ‘natural radioactivity’ producing agent, AMBUSH is also effective against leukemia, lupus and HPV. Here I am saying that I have ‘GIVEN’ AMBUSH in the same ‘strength’ and dosage to patients with leukemia, lupus and HPV. A 35 year old male with HIV found it difficult to impossible to urinate was put on ‘green tea’ and water while the doctors contemplated prostrate surgery. One of the doctors gave him my number , I sent him a supply of AMBUSH an d he has not been given any more ARV’s, since taking AMBUSH 18 months ago, is in ‘good’ health and has expressed a willingness to be examined by HIV investigators like many others who have taken AMBUSH.

    I have sent this ‘IDEA’ to most HIV research agencies, scientist of the field, universities, hospitals, clinics, politicians and news agencies to which it is REJECTED because the name of THE LORD GOD is mentioned. He has steered me scientifically through the processes such as which plant and how to produce the active ingredient. What are the odds of a Florida Pharmacist picking a plant would contain the CURE for HIV/AIDS ?
    I have never charged any of the people for their supply of AMBUSH but a life saving has been spent on the project with NO renumeration from any sources because AMBUSH falls outside the walls of modern medicine and research.

    PROPOSAL:

    My proposal is that I PROVE that AMBUSH CURES HIV/AIDS by giving it to a number of END-STAGE or DRUG-RESISTANT people and the scientific community watches their recovery. This proposal addresses the problem in that I have already outlaid the results to be obtained.

    This IDEA is unconventional in that the scientific community has rejected AMBUSH because I say it is GOD given. Secondly if I wrote it according to certain standards, then it might be peer reviewed. However, THE LORD GOD has also shown me that there are five enzyme systems associated with the virus, reverse transcriptase, protease, fusion and two more of which causes the virus to be AIRBOURNE. This means that without DIVINE intervention mankind and ALL warm- blooded mammals will be extinct in a number of years.

    The PROOF of what I am saying is found in scientific papers wherein it is found that when the protease cuts the viral strands, it cuts it at DIFFERENT lengths EVERY time, to which it should always be a valine at the end but is a different amino acid every time. This is why it is IMPOSSIBLE to produce a VACCINE.

    Since this is NOT a hypothesis but there are about 400 individuals who have taken AMBUSH, here lies a vast area in which to check, recheck and confirm that AMBUSH CURES AIDS. Let it be mentioned that during the HIV reproductive cycle, reverse transcriptase converts viral RNA into DNA compatible to human genetic materials. Thus the human DNA has been ‘hijacked’ and since each person has a DIFFERENT DNA, then the new viral copy is unique to that person which shows that each individual has a DIFFERENT STRAIN of the virus. Consider two HIV positive people swapping viral strains and increasing its complexity with multiple partners.
    It can also be proposed that they be revisited as proof that the strain or strains that they had were ‘killed’ at the time of taking AMBUSH considering that a person can catch as many different strains as there are people who are infected by HIV.
    I am also willing to work with the scientific community in identifying those individuals who took AMBUSH and wish to be identified with this process notwithstanding that some are stigmatized while others are jubilant,

    Once AMBUSH is verified as being able to accomplish that which is aforementioned then the next stage might be the natural and artificial synthesis of the substance.

    Finally, if this is accepted or not, believed or not, THE LORD GOD always wins and this is the heavenly truth to which AMBUSH was divinely given to mankind for the CURE of HIV/AIDS and it will be here forever. Apostle Shada Mishe.

    apostleshadamishe@gmail.com

    Here is a video taped presentation that I gave at t he Martin Luther King library in Washington

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8V53D1w__Po
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPwuwlVBOV0
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZejptOwMTzQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqcTgIAhrhc
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7HPKcT_iwY
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9iQfgiYAnw
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3RzRS6tJDM

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    After 25 years of extensive research and study, AIDS Inc. has a real problem with the Plague that never came in the US, and now hides behind other terrible third-world conditions in places like Africa.
    Visit this site to see 10 solid reasons why HIV can NOT be the cause of AIDS:
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    What really causes AIDS? Are the toxic DNA chain terminating chemotherapies like AZT saving lives or killing people as the death statistics now clearly show. (over 50-75% of AIDS patients are dying from LIVER FAILURE toxicity)

    Why is Magic Johnson still alive? (it is NOT because he gobbles AZT with his fried chicken) Virus disease don’t take 15-20 years to kill you. Get it? HIV is a fraud and a distraction against the REAL causes of AIDS such as drug use, malnutrition, parasitic infections and toxic treatments

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