Retroviral Infections as Causes of Chronic Diseases
Presented by: Dietrich Klinghardt MD PhD
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) associated with Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is probably the best-known RNA retro-virus, but another group of retro-viruses that has more recently become recognized as a contributor to illness is called Human Endogenous Retro-Virus (HERV). Retro-virus DNA represents 4-8% of the DNA in a human cell, but fortunately, most of the retro-viral DNA is ͞silenced͟ by cellular methylation, acetylation, etc. If these silencing mechanisms fail, the retro-viruses become active, causing mental confusion, immune weakening, secondary bacterial and parasitic infections, fatigue, hormone imbalances and more. In this webinar, Dr. Klinghardt will discuss various chronic diseases that are likely caused by activated retro-viruses (autism, MS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, schizophrenia and more) and what treatments can be done to help such people.