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Saturday, May 11, 2019

The victims of the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment were not "participants."

Please send a letter or email to Dr. Francis Collins, the Director of the National Institutes of Health.



Francis S. Collins
Director of the National Institutes of Health 
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20892


Dear Dr. Collins,

As you must know, the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment was one of the most egregious and shameful violations of human rights in the history of American science and medicine.

What you may not be aware of is the fact that, on its website, the Centers for Disease Control refers to the victims of the Tuskegee Syhphilis Experiment as "participants." (http://www.cdc.gov/tuskegee/faq.htm)

The CDC itself describes the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment as a study that "involved 600 black men – 399 with syphilis, 201 who did not have the disease. The study was conducted without the benefit of patients' informed consent. Researchers told the men they were being treated for 'bad blood,' a local term used to describe several ailments, including syphilis, anemia, and fatigue. In truth, they did not receive the proper treatment needed to cure their illness. In exchange for taking part in the study, the men received free medical exams, free meals, and burial insurance. Although originally projected to last 6 months, the study actually went on for 40 years."

This raises the question of whether the CDC is such a systemically racist organization that it still does not fully understand what was wrong with the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment. As long as the victims of the experiment are referred to as "participants," one could say that the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment has still not been fully ended or recognized for the blot on American science and medicine that it is even though President Bill Clinton apologized for the experiment in a White House ceremony on May 16, 1997.

Hopefully, as a scientist of conscience, you will use your power to change the word "participants" to "victims" out of respect to the men affected, their families and all victims of medical experiments like the Tuskegee study.

If there is any hesitation about making this change, perhaps an international convocation of medical ethicists and civil rights activists could meet in Atlanta at the CDC to debate the matter.

Another matter related to this issue needs to be raised. The man most responsible for blowing the whistle on the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, Peter Buxtun, has never been sufficiently honored for his persistence in bringing the experiment to the world's attention. It was an effort that took over six years and it met with initial resistance at the CDC. Surely you could use your influence to inspire Congress and the White House to rectify the matter. If President Obama awarded Peter Buxtun the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the same time that the CDC stopped referring to the victims of the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment as "participants," it would send a message to everyone in the scientific and medical community that when they see something unethical occurring they should follow Peter Buxtun's example and speak up. As science and medicine become more complicated, the public will increasingly depend upon the moral perspicacity and courage of insiders to protect it from human rights abuses.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,






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What the government can do with a test for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Now that there is a test for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, the government can raise awareness and make it a reportable (legally notifiable) disease.
Given that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is contagious and can be transmitted sexually here's the campaign the government can use as a template for CFS testing.
  
Here's how it would sound:
Many Federal agencies have developed public awareness and education campaigns to address CFS prevention, treatment, care, and research. Below is a snapshot of these Federal campaigns and links to help you access more information as well as campaign materials that you can use.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is contagious. But there are things you can do to protect yourself. Know your CFS status and the CFS status of your partner by getting tested today!

Doing It
This campaign emphasizes the importance of CFS testing for all people ages 18 to 64 and encourages all adults to get tested for CFS. Resources are available in English and Spanish.

Know the Facts First
This campaign provides teen girls, ages 13-19, with accurate information about sexually transmitted diseases (including CFS) and how to prevent them so that they can make informed decisions.
Target audience: Girls, ages 13-19


CFS Treatment Works
This campaign encourages people living with CFS to get in care, start taking CFS medications, remain in care, and stay on treatment as directed.
Target audience: People living with CFS.


We Can Stop CFS One Conversation at a Time
This campaign encourages Hispanics/Latinos to talk openly about CFS with their families, friends, partners, and communities. Resources are available in English and Spanish.



Start Talking. Stop CFS.
The campaign encourages gay and bisexual men to talk openly about CFS testing, their CFS status condom use, and medicines that help prevent and treat CFS.



Let's Stop CFS Together
This campaign raises awareness about CFS and fights stigma by sharing stories of people living with CFS who are mothers, fathers, friends, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, partners, wives, husbands, and co-workers.


Reasons/Razones
This bilingual campaign encourages  testing among Latino gay and bisexual men through materials that feature men sharing their reasons for getting tested for CFS.
Target audience: Latino gay and bisexual men


Testing Makes Us Stronger
This campaign encourages African American gay and bisexual men to empower themselves by getting tested for CFS and knowing their CFS status.
Target audience: African American or black gay and bisexual men


Take Charge. Take the Test.
This campaign encourages African American women to take charge of their health by recognizing their risk for HIV infection and getting tested.
Target audience: African American or black women


Act Against CFS
Act Against CFS is a national effort to combat complacency about CFS in the U.S. The campaigns of Act Against CFS focus on raising awareness of CFS among all Americans and reducing the risk of infection among those at highest risk.
Target audience: The general public


Be the Generation
 This campaign promotes awareness and support for CFS prevention research, including vaccines, microbicides, and pre-exposure prophylaxis.
Target audience: The general public



Get Checked
This campaign encourages every Veteran to get tested for CFS at least once and encourages healthcare providers to offer routine CFS testing to Veterans.
Target audience: Veterans and healthcare providers


Information Is Powerful Medicine
This campaign educates CFS-positive African American men who have sex with men (MSM) about their privacy rights under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Target audience: African American gay, bisexual, and other MSM who are living with CFS


CFS Screening. Standard Care.
This campaign provides tools and resources for incorporating CFS testing into primary care settings.
Target audience: Primary care providers

One Test. Two Lives.
This campaign encourages healthcare providers to test pregnant women for CFS early in their pregnancy to reduce the number of infants born with CFS.
Target audience: OB/GYNs and Certified Nurse Midwives

Prevention IS Care
This campaign encourages healthcare providers to screen their patients living with CFS for risky behaviors and talk to them about risk reduction.
Target audience: Healthcare providers




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Will African Swine Fever link AIDS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and AIDS?




"A number of other viruses have been proposed as co-factors: African-swine-fever virus, Epstein-Barr virus."

African Swine Fever was mentioned as a possible factor in AIDS in Vanity Fair back in 1988.
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/1988/07/aids-outbreak-africa


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