Black Plague found to cure AIDS virus
By: Amie Peters
Imagine finding out that you are infected with the AIDS virus. All of a sudden your life is measured in months and medical bills. This stress places immense strain upon your already fragile immune system and you begin to contemplate whether or not you can make it until your next hospital visit, let alone next Christmas.
My motivation behind this paper on Delta 32 is definitely the benefits and fact that there is such limited knowledge in the public about it. This would be a great piece to do because so many of us are affected by or know people who are affected by the AIDS virus. Delta 32 is not only ground breaking in the field of AIDS, but it also is a gateway to discovering ways to cure cancers, Leukemia, SARS, and so many other deadly diseases in the world today. Delta 32 is a mutated gene that is produced by the body and became accepted by the immune system over generations, because it acts as a defense system against deadly viruses. Doing this topic will not limit me to only one subject, but rather open many other doors that I can expand my research in this field. I can look at the founder of Delta 32, the fact that it came from the era of the black plague. Also looking into the conspiracy theories regarding the government and if they already hold the cure, and why they haven’t released it yet. When and how we can all get involved to become financial and emotional investors in such a world wide cure to one of medicals greatest mysteries, may be another area to discover. Delta 32 will change the futures in the lives of those that researchers can enlighten.
This writing affects me greatly, because it is in my nature and personality to help anyone whom I can. I have been at points in my life where the only way to find any information was to fight and struggle for it. I had to overcome the obstacles that others who hold this information do not want us to find out about. Yet within this I was able to realize that there was a greater purpose for me in all this. I believe that it is to show others a way in which they will not have to do the same. Maybe offering resources and information thy may not have know about before. I may not be able to directly affect those who are victims of this vicious killer, but the knowledge and enlightenment that I may be able to offer others is sometimes all that is needed to make an impact on the world. I may be able to interest someone in this subject that at one time had no knowledge about it. They may be either headed in the field of becoming a doctor, or a bioengineer and may in someway find a way to continue this research.
Granted that my main area of interest with Delta 32 is the benefits that it has to offer mankind, I am also fascinated by how this gene of delta 32 has been around since the plague 700years ago. As I was researching on www.pbs.com, this mutation had been discovered through the research of one man on a mission driven by his brother whom has passed away from aids years before. His name is Dr. Stephen O'Brien. His journey in finding Delta 32 took him to London at the Derbyshire village of Eyam. This is where the testing began from the ancestors of the great plague that avoided contracting this virus.
The importance of this subject is so great that just listing its importance in this essay would not do it any justice. There are so many people that this could save, so many families that it could give a sigh if relief to in just the possibility that it could prevent the death of their loved ones. I have thought about so many different topics that I could have done this research paper on but the truth remains that this is a subject that so desperately needs to be accessible to everyone. The best way to do this is by one person at a time. Once the enlightment of this is available to one person who sees the same importance as I do it will spread to others like a wild fire and that will be the beginning of new ideas, visions, and discoveries.
We have the tools available to us to heal the hurting and sick. We have ways to stop the cries of children losing their parents and or their lives. All this is within the inquisitiveness of our own knowledge. There are walls right now that bind our minds from expanding to bigger concepts and ideas while our own school could hold the next person who open so many doors and paths from our culture to travel down. An extinction to sickness and viruses that have taken and are taking so many of our people right now. I can only say that I am scared for those who have to go through this yet and I am scared for our government if in fact they do hold the truths behind these horrible mistakes in our world and for whatever reason it may be money, power, population control decide to keep it from us.
I want to be that one person who is willing to dig a little deeper and find out all these truths that lie dormant beneath our people. I find such a need for someone to help others and such limited resources of those who are looking out for others. I do see a lot of people who are out for themselves and have the power to give to others but for some reason refuse to. I am tired of living in a world were I may be able to make the difference but I am held back by the limitations of my surroundings. How many of us would be willing to sit satisfied with ourselves that we have helped another and received little to no recognition for it? I am and I will. Whether it is in this paper or in some other way I will find a path that will lead me to a person whom I may be able to help.
I hope that you find this paper interesting enough to encourage me to continue in my research and expand my knowledge of this subject to make a difference. I believe that this is the foundation or the building blocks in bringing forth a new concept that will open our hearts and minds and possibly our pockets to further our research in this field. I can foresee in the future of our generation a few people that would have and interest peaked enough to become the new founders in great and amazing cures to eradicate these useless killers. For so long Parkinson’s disease went without a speaker to push the research of it until it hit home to an American icon, Michael J Fox. Now there are more possibilities in cures for this than every before. I may not be that American icon, but I am an American, and the possibilities of others becoming involved with cures and research for this will be endless if the right people hear about and understand it. I am just taking the first step.
Karam W., Jurjus R., Khoury., Khansa H., Assad C., Zalloua P., Jurjus A. (2004). CCR5-Delta 32. Frequency of the CCR5-delta 32 chemokine receptor gene mutation in the Lebanese population, 10, 671-675
Karam, Jurjus, Khoury, Khansa, Assad, Zalloua, and Jurjus provide proof through scientific testing as to the direct correlation between HIV infection and the mutated gene known as CCR5 has been established. They provide this proof by testing 209, healthy, HIV-1 seronegative (meaning absent from the blood), Lebanese ages 19-68. The evidence proved that 2.5% carried the gene’s for Delta 32, which were unaffected by sex, age, race, religion, or educational level. With in their findings they go on to state that “based on the demographic distribution, it is believed that the mutation arose in Northern Europe in response to selective pressures such as an infection epidemic.” This information will be of assistance to me in providing scientific findings that delta 32 is a mutated gene that some of our bodies produce to fend off deadly viruses, further helping me to establish a link between delta 32 and the Great Plaque.
Public Broadcasting Service, John Uhn.(N.D.).Secrets of the Dead. Retrieved March 23, 2007, from www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/case_plaque/clues.html
John Uhn the author of Secrets of the Dead explains how Dr. Stephen O’Brien, a geneticist from the National Institutes of Health in Washington, D.C., is exploring reasons why some individuals managed to survive the terrible Black Death while others were dying all around them. He explains how O’Brian researched CCR5-delta 32 a mutated gene in some of our bodies. The delta 32 mutation is a powerful mistake made to fend off HIV and even the black plaque. Uhn provides us with detailed explanations on how O’Brien was able to trace delta 32 to the black plaque with a use of words and explanations on a basic level for all to understand. After reading this article I was provided with a good understanding of the basic concepts, this will provide me with a good foundation to lead my readers into a scientific revelation that could be very hard to understand.
Jenkins, R. (2005, March 11). How horrors of the plague made Europe safer from Aids scourge. The United Kingdom Times, p. Ho5
Russell Jenkins, the author of, How horrors of the plague made Europe safer from Aids scourge, explains how the terrible suffering that the Europeans dealt with during the Black Plague lead to a more positive out come than what was ever imagines. He states how researchers hove found that those who were lucky enough to have made it through the plague could have possibly developed delta 32 and have passed it onto the generation that had come after them, allowing them the protection from HIV as a direct result. His statistics and explanations are taken from the University of Liverpool’s school of Biological Sciences. He was able to break down a broad subject and personalize it for those it applies to in his location. I will be able to use this article when explaining how delta 32 was able to stay around for so long.
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