Fighting AIDS naturally

Brittney M. Walker | 11/24/2010, 5 p.m.

World AIDS Day is Dec. 1, and on that Wednesday, organizations, HIV/AIDS research supporters, and activists will rally in the name of safe sex and virus awareness. HIV/AIDS is epidemic among Blacks globally and has taken on a monstrous face that is killing us at an alarming rate.

In 2008, the Centers for Disease Control noted that 18,328 African Americans were diagnosed with AIDS adding to the more than 400,000 diagnosis since the discovery of the syndrome.

California was the leading region in the U.S. in 2008 with the most AIDS diagnosis.

Everyday worldwide, an estimated 5,500 people die from AIDS.

By now, with technological advancements, medical miracles, and unconventional healing, it would seem that finding a cure for the disease might be more advanced, and the pandemic would be turned on its backside. But the sad and fearful truth is that it has not slowed down.

In fact, AIDS is spreading faster, almost like a wild fire on a hot, breezy summer afternoon.

According to United States Agency for International Development (USAID), there are 7,400 new HIV cases reported daily; in 2008 an estimated 2.7 million people were diagnosed.

While the spread of the disease is increasing and more people are dying, some treatments have been proven to help HIV/AIDS patients live more freely and even reverse the damage.

The human immunodeficiency virus, HIV, destroys specific blood cells (CD4+ T cells), which are crucial in fighting viruses. The disease is usually spread through unprotected sex, sharing needles or other equipment to inject drugs, or being born to an infected mother.

It can also be spread from a mother during pregnancy, birth or even through breastfeeding.

Its origins are unknown, but AIDS, which stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome is basically the presence of HIV combined with other infections and/or cancers; or sexually transmitted diseases. Also, HIV can possibly turn into AIDS at some point in a survivor's lifetime, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HIV plus one or more of a list of viruses or diseases equal AIDS. For example, tuberculosis plus HIV is AIDS.

Although both HIV/AIDS are deadly, millions of people have found ways to survive and live much longer with various treatments, including natural healing therapy.

Many holistic doctors and specialists stress the importance of treating your body right -- naturally.

But when you have not and your body begins to reflect that behavior, nature has its way of counteracting unnatural occurrences.

In relation to HIV/AIDS, many holistic practitioners disagree with the use of man-made antibiotics. Because, AIDS, itself is a collection of several health infections, diseases, and/or viruses, some believe the cure requires a multifaceted approach.

African holistic and naturopath specialist, Doctor Llaila Afrika, says in an article entitled, "AIDS: A Black Genocide Game," that the fear behind the virus or syndrome is really misplaced and the pharmaceuticals AIDS patients are taking are, in fact, more harmful than the disease.

"Diseases of the sex organs arouse fear, emotions and religious issues. It is easier to market a disease such as AIDS, if there is sex attached to it. It is easier to get the victims to take worthless drugs (i.e., AZT)."