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World AIDS Day is today December 1, 2oo9.   It is also the day that the World Health Organization, WHO approved Glaxo’s version of the H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine that can give a false positive reading for HIV.

12/1/09 LONDON — Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline says one of its swine flu vaccines has been certified by the World Health Organization, making it available for donors to buy for developing countries.   In a statement issued Tuesday, GlaxoSmithKline PLC said WHO had approved its Canadian vaccine after examining its quality and safety data. The vaccine contains an adjuvant, a chemical compound to boost the immune system http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/economy/ap/who-approves-glaxos-swine-flu-shot-donor-agencies-now-free-to-buy-vaccine-for-poor-countries-78208832.html

Free HIV testing centres around Nairobi reported impressive turn-outs as Kenyans took time to check their status.  With numerous AIDS cases there, if they are also the recipients of Glaxo’s vaccine we may be seeing a huge increase in patients testing false positive.  And what of the rest of the world? 

Glaxo’s Pandemrix vaccine contains a who who’s list of toxic ingredients as highlights from The Summary of Product Characteristics or patient information sheet via  http://www.emea.europa.eu/humandocs/PDFs/EPAR/pandemrix/emea-combined-h832en.pdf says that Pandemrix contains:

AS03 adjuvant composed of squalene (10.69 milligrams), DL-polysorbate 80 (4.86 milligrams) tocopherol (11.86 milligrams), The vaccine contains 5 micrograms thiomersal.   6.1 List of excipients:  Polysorbate 80,  Octoxynol 10, Thiomersal, Sodium chloride (NaCl), Disodium hydrogen phosphate, Potassium dihydrogen phosphate,  Potassium chloride,  Magnesium chloride, Water for injections, Sodium chloride, Disodium hydrogen phosphate.

In clinical studies of efficacy they tested the vaccine in ferrets where all of the ferrets died and exhibited viral shedding. 

Following influenza vaccination, false-positive serology test results may be obtained by the method for antibody to human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1), hepatitis C virus and, especially  HTLV-1. In such cases, the Western blot method is negative. These transitory false-positive results may be due to IgM production in response to the vaccine.

Via WIKI http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HIV_test#cite_note-pmid7539579-16 Rare false positive results due to factors unrelated to HIV exposure are found more often with the ELISA test than with the Western Blot. False positives may be associated with medical conditions such as recent acute illnesses and allergies. A rash of false positive tests in the fall of 1991 was initially blamed on the influenza vaccines used during that flu season, but further investigation traced the cross-reactivity to several relatively non-specific test kits.[17] A false positive result does not indicate a condition of significant risk to health. When the ELISA test is combined with Western Blot, the rate of false positives is extremely low, and diagnostic accuracy is very high (see below).

HIV antibody tests are highly sensitive, meaning they react preferentially with HIV antibodies, but not all positive or inconclusive HIV ELISA tests mean the person is infected by HIV. Risk history, and clinical judgement should be included in the assessment, and a confirmation test (Western blot) should be administered. An individual with an inconclusive test should be re-tested at a later date.

Reference 17- Am J Epidemiol. 1995 Jun 1;141(11):1089-96.

Multiple false reactions in viral antibody screening assays after influenza vaccination.

Simonsen L, Buffington J, Shapiro CN, Holman RC, Strine TW, Grossman BJ, Williams AE, Schonberger LB.  Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA.

In December 1991, US blood centers reported an unusual increase in donations that tested falsely reactive for antibodies to two or more (multiple false positive) of the following viruses: human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1), human T-cell lymphotrophic virus type I (HTLV-I), and hepatitis C virus. Many of these donations were from people who had recently received the 1991-1992 influenza vaccine, raising the possibility that this vaccine had somehow specifically caused the problem of multiple false reactivity. A case-control study of 101 affected donors and 191 matched controls found that recent receipt of any brand of influenza vaccine was significantly associated with testing multiple false positive (p < 0.05), as was a history of recent acute illness (p < 0.05) and of allergies (p < 0.05). Surveillance for monthly rates of multiple reactive donations from May 1990 through December 1992 linked the seasonal cluster of multiple false-positive donations to the use of viral screening test kits thought to react nonspecifically to donor immunoglobulin M. There was no similar increase in multiple false-positive donations during the 1992-1993 influenza vaccination season after the HIV-1 and hepatitis C virus tests were replaced; however, the number of donations that were falsely reactive for only HTLV-I almost doubled, indicating that false reactivity was not specifically associated with the 1991-1992 influenza vaccine. Retesting of affected donors found that the duration of HTLV-I and hepatitis C virus false reactivity was 3-6 months. The cluster of multiple false-positive donations in 1991 was most likely caused by the test kits used, rather than by the influenza vaccine.    PMID: 7539579 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7539579

Basically these brilliant scientists blamed the viral scrrening kits in 1991 for the false positive results.  Almost 20 years later, do you believe it the kits are still at fault?  

Wake up and never roll up your sleeve.  Happy World AIDS Day.

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BRUSSELS — The European Union’s executive commission says it has approved single doses of two swine flu vaccines that could speed up winter vaccinations.

The European Commission’s Monday authorization of single shots of Novartis AG’ Focetria and GlaxoSmithKline’s Pandemrix replaces the use of two doses of the vaccine against the H1N1 virus for adults and older children. http://www.bostonherald.com/news/international/europe/view/20091130eu_approves_single_dose_swine_flu_vaccine/srvc=home&position=recent

If you’ve already gotten two vaccines, one would suppose it is just double your level of toxicity.

Highlights from  The Summary of Product Characteristics or patient information sheet from  http://www.emea.europa.eu/humandocs/PDFs/EPAR/pandemrix/emea-combined-h832en.pdf says that Pandemrix contains:

AS03 adjuvant composed of squalene (10.69 milligrams), DL-polysorbate 80 (4.86 milligrams) tocopherol (11.86 milligrams), The vaccine contains 5 micrograms thiomersal.   6.1 List of excipients:  Polysorbate 80,  Octoxynol 10, Thiomersal, Sodium chloride (NaCl), Disodium hydrogen phosphate, Potassium dihydrogen phosphate,  Potassium chloride,  Magnesium chloride, Water for injections, Sodium chloride, Disodium hydrogen phosphate.

In clinical studies of efficacy they tested the vaccine in ferrets where all of the ferrets died and exhibited viral shedding.  Additionally:

Following influenza vaccination, false-positive serology test results may be obtained by the ELISA method for antibody to human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1), hepatitis C virus and, especially  HTLV-1. In such cases, the Western blot method is negative. These transitory false-positive results may be due to IgM production in response to the vaccine.

Translated- the vaccine contains ingredients labeled as toxic, and you might test positive for AIDS and Hepatitis!   Further info on Pandemrix is at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandemrix.  Pandemrix has not been approved in the U.S.A.  Pandemrix date of first authorization- MAY 20, 2008, well before the current H1N1 pandemic.  Eye chiwawa!

Read the entire post on the Pandemrix recall at https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2009/11/25/h1n1-swine-flu-vaccine-pandemrix-recall/

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With a rush to produce millions of H1N1 vaccines by Pharmaceutical Companies, comes the news of the first recall of the vaccine.  Will it be the last?

Canadian doctors have been advised not to use a batch of 170,000 swine flu vaccines after six reports of serious allergic reactions among recipients, but there are no similar reports from other countries, pharmaceuticals company GlaxoSmithKline PLC said Tuesday. via http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/24/swine-flu-recall-h1n1-vac_n_368776.html

GlaxoSmithKline has asked that the October batch of H1N1 swine flu Pandemrix be taken out of circulation because it produced serious and immediate anaphylactic reactions in one out of 20,000 vaccinations, compared with one out of 100,000 in other shipments. Most of the vaccine Manitoba received from the suspect lot had already been used by the time the province received the alert. Of the 63,000 doses shipped, only 630 remained unused by the four regional health authorities in Manitoba that received them…Pandemrix contains parts of influenza (flu) viruses that have been inactivated (killed). Pandemrix contains a flu strain called A/California/7/2009 (H1N1) v-like strain (X-179A). Pandemrix contains small amounts of haemagglutinins (proteins from the surface) of a virus called A(H1N1)v that is causing the current pandemic. The virus has first been inactivated so that it does not cause any disease. http://www.dancewithshadows.com/pillscribe/glaxosmithkline-recalls-a-lot-of-h1n1-vaccine-pandemrix-from-canada-due-to-side-effects/

Highlights from  The Summary of Product Characteristics or patient information sheet from  http://www.emea.europa.eu/humandocs/PDFs/EPAR/pandemrix/emea-combined-h832en.pdf says that Pandemrix contains:

AS03 adjuvant composed of squalene (10.69 milligrams), DL-polysorbate 80 (4.86 milligrams) tocopherol (11.86 milligrams), The vaccine contains 5 micrograms thiomersal.   6.1 List of excipients:  Polysorbate 80,  Octoxynol 10, Thiomersal, Sodium chloride (NaCl), Disodium hydrogen phosphate, Potassium dihydrogen phosphate,  Potassium chloride,  Magnesium chloride, Water for injections, Sodium chloride, Disodium hydrogen phosphate.

In clinical studies of efficacy they tested the vaccine in ferrets where all of the ferrets died and exhibited viral shedding.  Additionally:

Following influenza vaccination, false-positive serology test results may be obtained by the ELISA method for antibody to human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1), hepatitis C virus and, especially  HTLV-1. In such cases, the Western blot method is negative. These transitory false-positive results may be due to IgM production in response to the vaccine.

Translated- the vaccine contains ingredients labeled as toxic, and you might test positive for AIDS and Hepatitis!   Further info on Pandemrix is at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandemrix.  Pandemrix has not been approved in the U.S.A.  Pandemrix date of first authorization- MAY 20, 2008, well before the current H1N1 pandemic.  Eye chiwawa!

Back up to the flu episode of 1976.  

About 200 soldiers in basic training at Fort Dix in New Jersey fell ill and at least four soldiers had pneumonia, and one died and the virus was identified as an H1N1 swine flu virus, “thought to be a direct descendant of the virus that caused the pandemic of 1918,” . “This conclusion was based on antibodies to H1N1 antigens found in survivors of the 1918 pandemic and the belief that the 1918 virus was eventually transmitted to pigs in the Midwest, where it persisted and caused sporadic human cases.”

Not only did the pandemic fail to appear, but the vaccine apparently harmed some people. Health officials suspended the vaccination campaign on Dec 16, 1976, after receiving numerous reports of Guillian-Barre syndrome (GBS), a paralyzing neurologic illness, after vaccination, according to an August 1979 report in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Nationwide surveillance detected 1,098 patients with GBS onset from October 1976 through January 1977.   Epidemiologic evidence suggested that many cases were related to vaccination, with an estimated risk of 1 case for every 100,000 vaccinations. http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/panflu/news/apr2209swine.html

In a rush to judgement and fast tracking vaccine approval for not only GlaxoSmithKline PLC, are we seeing a vision of things to come for people who take the H1N1 Swine Flu vaccines?

Japanese health ministry officials will fly to Canada by early December, to study the Canadian authorities decision to hold off on using a batch of its swine flu vaccine Pandemrix, reports said quoting a Japanese newspaper said.  Japanese health ministry’s decision comes in the wake of its plan to import GlaxoSmithKline’s flu vaccine Pandemrix to cover 37 million people in the year ending March.  However, there’s no change to Japan’s plan to import Glaxo’s flu vaccine Pandemrix. http://www.dancewithshadows.com/pillscribe/japanese-health-officials-to-fly-canada-no-change-in-plan-to-import-h1n1-swine-flu-vaccine-pandemrix/ 

Will they reconsider?  Will you reconsider getting any flu shot even as governments around the world are encouraging you to do so?

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