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James Howard phiskers at worldnet.att.net
Thu Jun 20 09:35:41 EST 1996

I have suggested to this group that testosterone increases vulnerability 
to viruses and bacteria.  I know that black males produce significantly 
more testosterone than white males (Journal of the National Cancer 
Institute 1986; 76: 45).  I have been told by an investigator in 
endocrinology that black women produce more testosterone than white 
women, but the group will not publish this.  (I have tried a number of 
different MEDLINE searches in various ways on racial differences in 
testosterone in women without results.  I guess this is just too 
polically incorrect.)  However, before you dismiss me and my work as 
racist, I invite you to read the following quotaton from my article on 
AIDS at http://www.naples.net/~nfn03605 on the web.  This is some 
material from the CDC in 1995.  Take a close look at the findings in this 
quotation; they support my hypothesis.  A specific citation, published 
by the CDC, is also provided for support.
"November 24, 1995, the Associated Press reported the latest data 
concerning HIV infection rates in people 27 to 39 years old in the U.S.  
The A.P. article included the following: women are 'four times less 
likely to be infected,' and the infection rates are 1 in 139 white males 
vs. 1 in 1,667 in white females; 1 in 33 black men are infected, while 1 
in 98 black women are infected.  The news release is based on the latest 
data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Science 1995; 
270: 1372)."
I suggest the "new viruses," including the HIV entered the human 
population in Africa due to increased testosterone in the native 
populations.  This is the same effect that causes the "unexpected finding 
that under the same social conditions [in the U.S.], blacks are 
apparently infected more by Mycobacterium tuberculosis than whites." (The 
New England Journal of Medicine 1990; 322: 422)
James Howard

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