The RHATT Pack Watch
Today is Monday, August 20th, Day 117 of the Rhatt Pack Watch.
Have you seen the Ratt lately. He’s attended a couple of Town Council workshops over the last couple of weeks. He slithers in and out of Town as quickly as possible. And when he does spend a few minutes to Town, he drives straight to his home and runs inside as quickly as possible.
Audience members at the Workshops and those who have captured a glimpse of the Ratt indicate apparently the Ratt’s appearance has been rapidly going downhill. As the “Rhatt Pack Watch” has noted previously, most observers believe the Ratt’s appearance looks uncannily like HIV/AIDS, a serious, often fatal disease.
The best treatment against the HIV/AIDS virus is to defend against receiving the virus from an infected individual, whether male or female. Simply stated, do not exchange any bodily fluids with an infected individual. However, the US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have approved and are encouraging individuals who have already been exposed, to seek Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP). And for other high risk individuals in relationships with someone with HIV/AIDS to consider taking Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) regularly. PrEP is a combination of two HIV medicines (tenofovir and emtriciabine), sold under the name Truvada for daily use.
Here’s what you should knoe about HIV/AIDS. Once an individual has been exposed to the HIV virus, the virus begins to multiply and gradually attacks cells associated with the human immune system. Simply, the immune system, a variety of specialized white blood cells, constituting about one percent of an individual’s blood, are produced from Hematopoietic stem cells in the bone marrow. Each specialized cell has a specific function. For instance,
* Neutrophil cells fight bacteria and fungi. Eosinophil cells fight parasites
* Basophil cells fight inflamation
* Lymphocyte cells fight viruses and tumors and
* Monocyte cells have “vacuum cleaner” and memory functions.
The HIV virus attacks the CD4 glycoprotein on the surface of T helper cells, a type of Lymphocyte cell that remembers and identifies viruses and summons CD8 and other killer cells. As the CD4 T cells are depleted and their individual functions are reduced the body becomes unable to fight viruses and tumors.
Depending on an individual’s health when first exposed to the HIV virus, the symptoms may remain hidden, be minor, or take years to manifest themselves. Often, but not always, one of the early indicators is flu like symptoms that last longer than normal, or persist and do not abate.
Another condition is thrush, which is a yeast infection that can be found on the tongue. The HIV phase can easily last ten or more years. However, unless treated, the HIV virus wil gradually destroy the infected individual’s immune system.
HIV medications focus on preventing the HIV viral envelop protein known as gp120 from successfully gaining entry to the T cells through the surface CD4 glycoprotein. If untreated, the HIV virus will gradually destroy the body’s immune system after which the body is unable to fight viruses and cancers that are constantly attacking it.
White Springs Town Hall still needs a good house cleaning. Both State officials and the Feds are still seeking information on nepotism, embezzlement, retaliation, pedophilia, nepiophilia, ephebophilia, drugs, bribes, fraud and other corrupt activities by Town officials and the “Cousins”. Give “em” a hand. Gather up any information that’s available and call the FBI office in Jacksonville (904) 248-7000. You’ll be glad you did.
Protect yourself from HIV/AIDS and the Ratt. It’s day 117 and the Red-face Ratt hasn’t resigned yet. The Rhatt Pack Watch continues.!
- Using HIV Medication to Reduce Risk
- Reducing Sexual Risk
- Reducing Risk from Alcohol & Drug Use
- Reducing Mother-to-Child Risk
- Potential Future Options