HIV :: Nutrition and HIV – Loosing rights to choose Dietary Supplements!

Are you aware you’re loosing your rights to choose? Have you noticed your choices of natural health products for optimizing your health are disappearing?

Why? Because of legislation passed by European Union (EU) Directive on Dietary Supplements and the fact that other countries are bound to the rules and laws of the World Trade Organization.

In the early years of the HIV and AIDS epidemic, there was no treatment. I was witness to and learned from people who were using vitamins, minerals, herbs and botanical supplements to combat illness and/or boost their immune system. When the pharmaceutical drug AZT was first introduced as a treatment for HIV and AIDS, instead I chose vitamin supplements as a means to boost my immune system and stay healthy.

It wasn’t until 1997, I first realized the threat the Codex Alementarius posed. Throughout the years I have watched closely, signed petitions and written to the Canadian government expressing my opposition to the German delegation’s proposal to the World Health Organization’s Codex Alementarius, the Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses.

I believed then, as I do now that if regulations are put into place, my rights as a consumer of nutritional supplements will be jeopardized. Dietary supplements which promote my well-being will become more costly and harder to obtain, and no supplements will be available for therapeutic or preventative uses without prescriptions. Dosages will have minimal amounts with higher costs!

By August of 2005, 5,000 products will disappear?

An imminent threat of being robbed of the right to choose!

Fight to keep our supplements!

We are not only ill informed but governments around the world are making these deliberate legislative decisions without informing the general public! The mainstream media as well has avoided coverage of this legislation!

That being said, you can look to the Internet for all the details on how this legislation has been taking place, and get involved!

Codex Alementarius

For more information on the European Union Directive on Dietary Supplements and on the Codex Alementarius legislation, contact the International Advocates for Health Freedom (, the American Holistic Health Association (, or the Alliance for Natural Health (

Bradford McIntyre, HIV+ 20 years,
Vancouver, Canada

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