AIDS deaths were counted by the federal Centers for Disease Control in 2003 at 18,017. Cardiovascular disease kills 930,000 every year, yet receives over one-half billion dollars less than AIDS in research funding. These figures are being publicized by the FAIR Foundation, which exposes disparities in federal funding of known diseases. The FAIR Foundation does the job because the media won’t. It’s also drawing attention to a federal program offering free housing to AIDS patients.
The American people would be outraged if they knew how HIV/AIDS was draining money away from the federal health care budget. But most members of the press ignore the story because AIDS is a politically correct disease and both political parties insist on spending more and more money on it. The FAIR Foundation estimates that current U.S. Government spending on HIV/AIDS totals just under $20 billion. That includes $11 billion care, cash & housing assistance for patients. The U.S. Government has spent $170 billion since the day that the government announced that HIV was the cause of AIDS. No cure is in sight and some experts say that anti-AIDS drugs don’t work. Some scientists still doubt that HIV causes AIDS.
The film, The Other Side of AIDS, explores what it calls the failure of the multi-billion dollars war on AIDS. The film questions the cause of AIDS and the nature of the disease itself. It also questions the reliability of AIDS tests, something that AIM has done as well. The FAIR foundation reprints an article by Liam Scheff on this matter, noting not only that AIDS tests are unreliable but that the definition of AIDS changes. We originally published his article and you can find it here: http://www.aim.org/special_report/2767_0_8_0_C/ In Africa, he points out, you don’t have to have HIV to have AIDS.
This is an issue that crosses liberal and conservative lines. In the film, The Other Side of AIDS, liberal writer Mark Gabrish Conlan says that massive federal funding for AIDS was the result of a sophisticated public relations strategy put into motion by homosexual activists in the public relations industry. He said the purpose was to convince the public at large that practically everyone was or soon would be at risk for AIDS. As a result, he says, funding for the condition known as AIDS is “far out of line in terms of funding per patient than what’s being spent on cancer or heart disease or a lot of other diseases that kill far more people.” You can read more about the film and find a transcript at: http://www.theothersideofaids.com/
The FAIR Foundation has done this analysis, showing the funding estimates for various diseases released by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for 2006. “In all probability, there is little or no increase for your disease of interest and in some instances the allocation has been decreased,” it says. NIH direct spending on HIV/AIDS is scheduled to rise to $2.9 billion in fiscal year 2006. That’s a rise of $217 million since fiscal year 2003. However, spending on Alzheimer’s disease is down by $9 million during the same time period.
The FAIR Foundation’s latest newsletter examines how $2.3 billion has been spent by the federal government to create and operate HIV/AIDS housing. It directs you to a section of the web site of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban development, where you can learn about the HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS) program.
The FAIR Foundation asks: Has the federal government created housing opportunities for Alzheimer’s patients or diabetics or hepatitis patients? No. If your loved one suffers from that kind of disease or health problem, you will have to pay for that yourself or go bankrupt and go on welfare.
Read it for yourself. You can go to the FAIR Foundation at www.fairfoundation.org