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Do we share this Fungus with AIDS ?

Discussion in 'Fungal Infection (Yeast, Candida)' started by Omar88, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. Omar88

    Omar88 Senior Member

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    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130723095207.htm

    A type of fungus coating much of the stored corn, wheat, rice and nuts in developing countries may be quietly worsening the AIDS epidemic, according to a paper published today in theWorld Mycotoxin Journal.

    Do we have this fungus infection and does doctor test for it ?
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  2. Hip

    Hip Senior Member

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    The mold toxin (mycotoxin) in question in the above article, namely aflatoxin, along with two other toxins (ochratoxin A and macrocyclic trichothecenes) was found to be very common in ME/CFS patients in this recent study:

    Detection of Mycotoxins in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

    There is also a PR thread discussing this study here: Detection of Mycotoxins in Patients with CFS | Phoenix Rising

    The study observed (see table 2) that:

    Aflatoxin was found in 12% of ME/CFS but not in any healthy controls.
    Ochratoxin A was found in 83% of ME/CFS but not in any healthy controls.
    Macrocyclic trichothecenes was found in 44% of ME/CFS but not in any healthy controls.

    Mold toxins have long been linked to triggered ME/CFS, and this study seems to confirm the link. Many people have developed ME/CFS from staying in water damaged buildings in which lots of mold growth is found on the walls, etc.
  3. alex3619

    alex3619 Senior Member

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    What is interesting is that as mycotoxin load goes up, so does viral load.
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    Hip Senior Member

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    Seems that ochratoxin A is found in food too, with cereals being the main dietary sources of this mycotoxin.
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  5. fablepd

    fablepd

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    The question is: after a blood or urin examen to test it, how can these mycotoxin be defeated ?

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