Originally Posted by iamstop
Well I this really is a cure for AIDs/HIV then it should be possible to basically eradicate it like they have almost done with polio.
The drug companies make HUGE money from people in the west who must take a cocktail of drugs every single day to extend their lives.
I think this needs some major funding from some billionaire philanthropist or group of.
There has been a few stories about big pharma corruption.
Bayar known aids infected drugs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contami...blood_products
More recent, GSM in $3Bn fraud scandal.
Now tell me again about these 'probably dubious ethics' please.
The polio drive was a vaccination drive not a 'cure'. And it is not 'eradicated' but the iniative was an unprecedented success. It's very different. And scare mongerers, with no proven science behind them, are undermining excellent vaccination drive results and we are seeing reversals because if this particularly in the United States.
There are billions to be made with this potential cure, there is zero doubt about that. It's a huge gamble to pin your hopes on treatment without a cure as anyone could potentially come up with a cure and render the treatment worthless.
As for the quote you used of mine- what exactly is your point. I mentioned big companies probably have dubious ethics. I have no proof that all companies are such and I doubt you do either so pray tell me your problem with it.
All researchers are obliged to disclose any sources for financial backing for research they do thus declaring conflicts of interest in the open.
Bottom line is research usually costs a lot of money and its those with vested interests who usually want to pour money into that research so they could potentially see the profits at the end. This is not always pharmaceutical companies and a lot of research in a lot of countries are either publically funded or privately by other institutions.
We are dealing with human being and there are people devoid of morals in EVERY walk of life.