Category Archives: HIV/AIDS pandemic

Western States Pact . by Alice B. Clagett

Awakening with Planet Earth

Written and published on 2 June 2020

  • FORMATION OF THE WESTERN STATES PACT
  • POSSIBLE DECENTRALIZATION OF THE UNITED STATES INTO LOOSELY FEDERALLY RULED ECONOMIC REGIONS IN YEARS TO COME
    • Decentralization Stressors
      • COVID-19, AIDS, and Less Federal Revenues
      • The Price of Water and the Potential Need to Grow Crops
  • COVID-19 LOCKDOWNS VERSUS THE COMMON GOOD

Dear Ones,

FORMATION OF THE WESTERN STATES PACT

As you may know, a Western States Pact has been formed in response to the COVID-19 issue. To date, the states involved are Washington, Oregon, California, Colorado, and Nevada …

Link: “Colorado & Nevada Join California, Oregon & Washington in Western States Pact,” 27 April 2020 … https://www.gov.ca.gov/2020/04/27/colorado-nevada-join-california-oregon-washington-in-western-states-pact/ ..

This is a power block or united front asking for financial help from the federal government in response to the impact of COVID-19 on their states’ economies.

POSSIBLE DECENTRALIZATION OF THE UNITED STATES INTO LOOSELY FEDERALLY RULED ECONOMIC REGIONS…

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How Many Ex-Felons and Non-Ex-Felons in California Have HIV? . by Alice B. Clagett

Awakening with Planet Earth

Published on 15 October 2018

  • CRUNCHING THE NUMBERS (very approximately)
    • 20 percent of Californians are ex-felons
    • As of 2015, 0.8% of California prisoners had HIV
    • 63,264 ex-felons in California in 2017 have HIV
    • 62,448 ex-felons in California in 2015 had HIV
    • 59,631 HIV cases for non-ex-felons in California in 2015
    • 31,224,000 Californian non-ex-felons in 2015
    • 0.2% HIV rate for non-ex-felons in California in 2015
    • 122,079 HIV cases in California overall in 2015
  • CONCLUSIONS
    • About 20 percent, or 1 in 5, Californians are ex-felons
    • This subgroup accounts for a little over half the HIV cases in California
    • While most California prisoners are being tested for HIV, non-ex-felons may not be aware of their HIV status. The reported HIV rate among non-ex-felons may begin to increase as more and more people avail themselves of the annual tests provided for through Medicare and MediCal.
    • Comments on 2015 Prisoner HIV Incidence by State
      • The…

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Sex Workers, HIV / AIDS, and Hepatitis . by Alice B. Clagett

Awakening with Planet Earth

Filmed on 7 October 2015; revised on 6 July 2017

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Life Expectancy of Those Infected with HIV
      • Adults Who Become Infected
      • Children with HIV
      • Babies Born of HIV-Positive Women
    • Polyamorous Lifestyle, and Also Frequenting Sex Workers, Are Risk Factors for HIV
    • The Difficulties Faced by Sex Workers Who Have HIV
      • Decreased Income
      • Peril to Life and Limb
      • The Need for Expensive Medicines
      • The Legal Onus on the Sex Worker to Reveal HIV Status
      • Doctors Who Untruthfully Indicate a Clean Sex Worker Bill of Health
    • Spread of HIV in the United States
    • Possibility that the United States Might Develop Resistance to HIV, Similar to Hepatitis Resistance of South American Population
    • On Getting the Word Out to the Community
    • On My Meditative Lifestyle, and My Hopes for the World
  • GENERAL INFORMATION ON HIV, AIDS, HEPATITIS, AND SEX WORK
  • HEPATITIS INCIDENCE
    • Hepatitis A
    • Hepatitis B
    • Hepatitis…

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HIV / AIDS Pandemic: Suggestions for Stabilizing the United States Population . by Alice B. Clagett

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Published on 23 June 2017; revised on 6 July 2017

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Figures for Population Decline Because of the HIV Pandemic in the United States
    • Thoughts on Mitigation
      • Better Treatment Methods
      • Better Growth Rate if We Increase the Birth Rate
      • Possible Lifestyle Changes to Assist Population Growth
    •  Thoughts for Parents of Young Children
      • Advantages of Voluntary, Free Testing in Elementary Schools
      • Advantages of Diagnosing and Treating Children
      • Thoughts on Targeting of Elementary School Children by the Drug Trade
      • Drug-Related Violence and HIV Risk in the Santa Monica Mountains
      • Possible Sexual Predators at the Victory Trailhead in the San Fernando Valley
      • Possible Sexual Predators in Chatsworth Park South, in the San Fernando Valley
      • Possible Danger to Young Boys in Matinee and Department Store Restrooms in the San Fernando Valley
    • Positive Possible Changes in Lifestyle to Help Stabilize Our Population
      • On Very Early Marriage, and Chastity Until…

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Community Health: The Misleading Nature of CDC Reports on the HIV – AIDS Crisis in America . by Alice B. Clagett *

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Published on 4 November 2019

  • MISLEADING NATURE OF CDC HIV DATA
  • ‘INCIDENCE’ of HIV – AIDS
  • ‘PREVALENCE’ or ‘LIFETIME RISK’ of HIV – AIDS
    • How Family Wealth Planning for Future Generations Is Affected by HIV Prevalence
    • How May We Instill Hope in Our Families, Even Though They May Have HIV?
      • Careers Despite HIV
      • Continuing to Work Despite Blindness
  • RECENT CDC FIGURES ON HIV LIFETIME RISK
    • Table 1. Lifetime Risk of HIV Diagnosis, by Sex, Race/Ethnicity, and Risk Group, United States
      • Gender Inequality in Testing for HIV – AIDS
      • Lifetime Risk for Black Men Who Have Sex with Men
    • Table 2. Lifetime Risk of HIV Diagnosis, by State, United States
      • Great Disparity in Lifetime Risk, State by State
      • Possible Underreporting of Risk by States for Economic Reasons
      • Risk in Large Cities
    • Table 3. 10-Year Age-Conditional Risk (1 in n) of HIV Diagnosis Among HIV-Free Males and Females, Aged 20-50 Years, United…

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2016 HIV Lifetime Risk Statistics from Centers for Disease Control . by Alice B. Clagett

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Published on 30 March 2019

  • LIFETIME RISK OF HIV DIAGNOSIS BY STATE
  • CALL TO ACTION: RESEARCH QUESTIONS REGARDING THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA HIV STATISTIC
  • LIFETIME RISK OF HIV DIAGNOSIS BY TRANSMISSION GROUP
  • LIFETIME RISK OF HIV DIAGNOSIS AMONG MSM BY RACE/ETHNICITY
  • LIFETIME RISK OF HIV DIAGNOSIS BY RACE/ETHNICITY
  • FOUR SCENARIOS OF THE POTENTIAL IMPACT OF EXPANDED HIV TESTING, TREATMENT AND PrEP IN THE UNITED STATES, 2015-2020

Dear Ones,

Today I found out that the lifetime risk of HIV infection published by Truvada, and referred to in an earlier blog of mine, originated with a 2016 Centers for Disease Control study which is public domain. Here is the overall report …

Link: “Supplemental Report: Estimated HIV Incidence and Prevalence in the United States, 2010-2016,” in “HIV Surveillance Report: Supplemental Report,” Vol. 24, No. 1, by Centers for Disease Control (CDC), National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Division…

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Community Health: Zero Population Growth in the United States by 2079? . by Alice B. Clagett

Awakening with Planet Earth

Written and published on 4 December 2019

  • ZERO POPULATION GROWTH IN THE UNITED STATES BY 2079?
  • ON THE NEED TO RESEARCH ECONOMIC IMPACT OF POPULATION GROWTH DOWNTREND
    • Financial Sector
    • Health Care Sector

Dear Ones,

In light of the global HIV pandemic, I researched a United States population growth rate chart, to find out if perhaps the spread of HIV in the United States (as well as other factors) might be having an effect on population growth.

ZERO POPULATION GROWTH IN THE UNITED STATES BY 2079?

Here is the chart I found …

Link: “Population Growth for the United States (1960-2018)” … https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/SPPOPGROWUSA ..

As I saw a general downtrend in population growth, I took a look at a table on the topic …

Link: “Population of the United States (2019 and historical)” … https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/us-population/ ..

Here is a very rough extrapolation based on the tabular data …

In 1960, the…

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Call to Action: Annual HIV or AIDS Tests for Women. by Alice B. Clagett

Awakening with Planet Earth

Written and published on 6 December 2019

Dear Ones,

Recently I looked over a very good study which states that lifetime risk of HIV infection in the United States is 1 in 68 for men and 1 in 253 for women …

Link: “Lifetime Risk of a Diagnosis of HIV Infection in the United States,” by Kristen L. Hess, PhD, MPH, Xiaohong Hu, MS, Amy Lansky, PhD, MPH, Jonathan Mermin, MD, and H. Irene Hall, PhD, MPH, HHS Public Access Author Manuscript, Ann. Epidemiol. published in final edited form as: Ann Epidemiol. 2017 April ; 27(4): 238-243, doi:10.1016/j.annepidem.2017.02.003 … https://stacks.cdc.gov/view/cdc/46891/cdc_46891_DS1.pdf?This is a pdf file.

What am I missing here? Is it not true that most men in the United States date women? Do one in three United States men never date women, but only distribute HIV infection amongst their subgroup?

It seems to me more likely that the…

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Call for Action: Lower the Cash Price for HIV Medicines in California . by Alice B. Clagett

reblogged from https:www.awakeningwithplanetearth.com
Written and published on 6 December 2019

Dear Ones,

Here are rough notes on the need to lower the cash price of HIV medicines in California …

As the lifetime treatment of HIV is about $367,000, and as I estimate the lifetime wage of the average American to be about $461,000, it is clear that the HIV bloom nationwide will make it difficult for families that test positive for HIV to meet their medical expenses.

In addition, there may come a time when Obamacare is compromised with regard to providing HIV and AIDS medicines to Americans. In advance of such a possibility, I suggest looking into lowering the cost of AIDS medicines so that they may be affordable to HIV-compromised patients, as cash outlay, and even without the relief of having medical insurance.

The question is, how may drug companies be prevailed upon to lower their costs so that they are affordable? Maybe our California legislature will come up with an answer for us? My prayer is that they may.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Notes on Forestalling Social Unrest in California . by Alice B. Clagett *

Awakening with Planet Earth

Written on 12 April 2018; published on 6 December 2019

  • THOUGHTS ON PROVIDING STAGE ONE WORK FOR THE CALIFORNIA HOMELESS AT LESS THAN MINIMUM WAGE, IN EXCHANGE FOR SOCIAL SERVICES
    • Prison Work Programs for Less Than a Dollar an Hour
      • Prison Release Work Camps.
    • A Stage One Consideration in Employing California’s Homeless at Less Than the Minimum Wage
  • THOUGHTS ON SLOWING THE SPREAD OF HIV AND AIDS IN PRISONS
    • On Isolating HIV-Positive Prison Populations in Cell Blocks, Together with HIV-Positive Prison Guards
    • Conjugal Visits
  • HUMAN TRAFFICKING OF IMMIGRANTS TO THE UNITED STATES, COMPARED TO THAT IN CHINA
    • How China Deals with an Influx of Minimally Employable People from North Korea
    • How the United States Deals with an Influx of Minimally Employable People from Mexico
  • CONCLUSION

Dear Ones,

I wrote up these notes in April 2018, with a hope that I would soon finish them off. More than a year later…

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