Gareth Thomas Business Partner Is A Fugitive From Justice In South Africa – Stole 1.4 Million Bucks.
I fucking knew there was something strange about Sean Smith when he started sending me emails saying he was Gareth Thomas’s partner after Gareth had denied it. But now all this shit has come out……
RUGBY legend Gareth Thomas is expected to be stunned by revelations a friend he started a business with is WANTED over alleged swindles of £1.4million.
But the People can exclusively reveal Smith fled justice more than two years ago after persuading magistrates in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, to release him on bail because he had HIV and feared dying in prison.
He was helped by a clinical psychologist who testified to the court that Smith, 42, was HIV positive. It is believed he contracted the virus from an infected needle.
At the time Smith was awaiting trial over 14 charges of fraud and theft totalling £1.4million.
The judge who let him out came to the decision after being told the police had confiscated his UK citizen’s travel documents.
But once he was free Smith went to the British consulate and managed to persuade officials to give him a replacement passport.
Before leaving the country he emailed his lawyer in South Africa saying he was going to Australia. Soon afterwards a warrant for his arrest was issued.
Filmmaker David France’s new documentary How to Survive a Plague is set to screen at this year’s Sundance Festival. A six-minute clip from the film features some of the hero activists who fought government officials demanding drugs and research in order to save themselves and those they loved. The brief clip contains some very powerful footage and interviews with ACT-UP members, including Peter Staley, above, who as you can see, is being handled with gloves.
IT SEEMS MORE AND MORE NOW I SEE A VARIATION OF THIS HEADLINE IN THE MEDIA. THE STORY THIS HEADLINE RELATES TO IS HERE.
With the profile of HIV-AIDS undergoing transformation from a life-threatening emergency to a manageable chronic infection, the World Health Organisation (WHO) urged South-East Asian countries to focus on eliminating the infection, particularly among children, by 2015.
“We are coming out of a transformative decade for the HIV-AIDS epidemic. With innovative treatment regimens, improved health services as well as political commitment, HIV-positive people who are on treatment are living longer and better lives,” said Samlee Plianbangchang, WHO regional director for South-East Asia.
WHAT A BULLSHIT, AND MISLEADING HEADLINE. AND JUST AS BAD IS THE WHOLE ‘END AIDS’ CAMPAIGN. IF YOU ARE ‘LIVING WITH AIDS’ THERE SHALL NEVER BE AN ‘END OF AIDS’ FOR YOU. THE VIRUS WILL STAY WITH YOU YOUR WHOLE LIFE, SO THIS WHOLE CAMPAIGN IS AN INSULT AND MIS DIRECTED. ALLOW PEOPLE TO USE CONDOMS TO LESSEN THE CHANCE OF INFECTION. REMEMBER THAT FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE LIVING WITH THE VIRUS THERE SHALL NEVER BE AN ‘END TO AIDS’ SO YOUR WORD CHOICE IS CRAP. HIV/AIDS WILL NEVER BE ‘HISTORY’. FOR THOSE OF US WHO LIVED THROUGH THE FIRST OUTBREAK, AND ARE NOW STRUGGLING WITH THE SECOND ROUND OF INFECTIONS, THIS VIRUS IS APART OF OUR LIVES. AND ALWAYS SHALL BE.
Chemicals found in bananas are better at preventing HIV than two current synthetic anti-HIV drugs, according to new study.
Your favorite oblong fruit might be even healthier than you realized. According to The Gazette (Montreal) newspaper, a new study has found that chemicals commonly found in bananas are as potent in preventing HIV as two synthetic anti-HIV drugs. Researchers say the findings could lead to a cheap new component for applied microbicides that prevent sexual transmission of HIV.
The miracle substance in bananas is called BanLec, a type of lectin, which are the sugar-binding proteins found in a variety of plants. Scientists have long been interested in lectins because of their ability to halt the chain reaction that leads to certain viral infections. In the case of BanLec, it works by binding naturally to the sugar-rich envelope that encases the HIV virus, thus blocking its entry into the body.
“The problem with some HIV drugs is that the virus can mutate and become resistant, but that’s much harder to do in the presence of lectins,” said lead author Michael D. Swanson. “Lectins can bind to the sugars found on different spots of the HIV-1 envelope, and presumably it will take multiple mutations for the virus to get around them.”
Swanson and his colleagues noted that even modest success in developing BanLec into a vaginal or anal microbicide could save millions of lives. In fact, 20 percent coverage with a microbicide that is only 60 percent effective against HIV may prevent up to 2.5 million HIV infections in three years. Furthermore, a BanLec ointment would be much cheaper to produce and distribute than most current anti-retroviral medications that require the production of synthetic components.
One thing’s for sure: new ways of stopping the transmission of HIV are desperately needed. Condoms are effective, but they are often used incorrectly or inconsistently, and in many cultures and developing countries women are not always in control of their sexual encounters. The introduction of a cheap, long-lasting, self-applied ointment derived naturally from bananas could change all of that.
The whole thing is there, but I just adore the last ten minutes. Just gets me sobbing…………
‘I just want to be there’ as well. So long of this virus now. Am over it.