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C.97bis -8 ° IAS 2015- Victory of pharmaceutical lobbies - life antiretroviral treatment for all!
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The last conference of the International AIDS Society (IAS) on HIV Pathogenesis, its treatments and prevention was held in Vancouver (Canada) from 19 to 22 July 2015. It brought together over 6000 participants but became over the years a mercantile fair (sponsored by laboratories) whose almost exclusive promotion purposes with questionable arguments, always toxic treatments and broader populations to increasingly numerous to which the utility is far be demonstrated.
All the information presented in this conference can be found on the site
Abstracts: http://www.ias2015.org/WebContent/File/IAS_2015__MED2.pdf
An impressive amount of information at a fundamental level, clinical, prevention and social, has been provided. Unfortunately, nothing essential in terms of  what patients are waiting : efficient preventive or therapeutic vaccine , effective ways to eradicate or reduce reservoirs, non-toxic treatments, .... were made.
Let us recall that the long-term antiviral therapies may cause metabolic disorders (lipid abnormalities, diabetes), toxicities of liver , kidney, heart, bone disorders, peripheral neuropathy and even libido problems (erectile dysfunction) . These side effects of antiviral drugs can lead to serious illnesses and deaths, it is imperative that the patient be informed honestly so as not to undergo a medical and media hype and freely choose and accept treatment.

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) was one of the main topics of discussion at the IAS 2015: How to take it, who should be able to take and when it will be available to you-Three studies presented show that for some people in some contexts, a less frequent use of PrEP, with doses determined according to sexual activity, was feasible and that a high number of sex remained protected by PrEP. This could offer people who want to use PrEP, and their physicians, additional options, allowing them to find a way to take PrEP that suits them best.
However our  association “Positifs” does not wish this prevention which  is very marginal, became the majority, except perhaps on groups at very high risk, such as prostitute (e) s. We maintain that the only prevention, safe, easy to implement and a very low cost (should be free) is the condom, which unfortunately does not sufficiently been campaigns by national health systems. PrEP will not serve if it requires only a majority fatten a little lobbies at the expense of the health of users who consume long-term toxic products and further despoiling a little more bloodless medical coverage systems.
One study, still serving the pharmaceutical lobbies, presented by Myron Cohen, revealed that the partner of a HIV patient, having an undetectable viral load avoids the transmission if he  uses a PrEP, while it is known for more than an HIV-positive 10 years with undetectable viral load is not contaminant !! PrEP in this case is unnecessary and criminal for all HIV-negative partners that condoms can be used for any occasion.
We believe that the best way to stop transmission is to test authoritarian way the entire population since over 50% of HIV positive are unaware of their status and thus is the major transmission vector, to make free condoms, and empower HIV-positive patients.

The START study considers provide 'definitive' evidence on the benefits of early treatmentT?
Let us recall that the starting threshold of antiviral treatment was for 20 years, under pressure from the pharmaceutical lobbies, and experimenters of complacent trials systematically raised from 200, where the risk of opportunistic infections very minimal, 350, then 500 and now the announcement of seropositivity (with normal values ​​in the range 500-1000).
Emphasize again that the immediate start of treatment, requires that  possible non progressors patients , unidentified, suffer for years (5, 10 years sometimes more) toxic treatments of aggression with their train of 'side effects. For the majority of patients starting treatment at CD4 300-350, allows, with a negligible risk, to live many years without the constraint of a daily treatment and calmly await the arrival of less toxic and non-treatment day (which are today possible from the work of J.Leibowitch, father of HAART, but not shockingly implemented) or eradication therapy.
According to the results of the much awaited START study, the risk of disease or death are significantly lower among people who start antiretroviral therapy when their diagnosis when their CD4 count is still high, rather than waiting until 'that it falls below 350 cells / mm3. The latest results of the study were presented at the Congress of IAS 2015 and were published simultaneously in the early edition of the American Journal "New England Journal of Medicine" dated July 20, 2015.
“Positifs” does not share the beliefs of the authors of the study on the merits of early treatment. Indeed the START trial is a statistical study of 4685 patients followed for 3 years. Or recall to the uninitiated that more study is about the number the easier it is to demonstrate what we want. This multicenter trial conducted in 35 countries and funded by the American NIH with a huge budget and the results were taken and recommended, without critical analysis by WHO and UNAIDS show collusion NIH, pharmaceutical lobbies, WHO, UNAIDS.
Overall after 3 years, if we consider the non-serious and serious events related to HIV and the deaths were 1.8% of patients in the early group and 4.1% in the delayed group representing a 57% reduction. The most common events being tuberculosis and cancer. These high percentages of events for patients still having a well-preserved immunity seems to us suspect and casts doubt on the conclusions of the START study
If we honestly consider the START study, and which is taken up in detail the results of the test, we realize that there is no significant difference in the number of deaths (12 and 21 respectively) . Even if the reasons for these deaths are not explained, it seems surprising that apart from various accidents and suicides, today we can still die of HIV given the existing therapeutic arsenal. These deaths rather bad sign monitoring patients and poor therapeutic strategies.
Concerning tumoral pathologies were observed 0.20 cases / 100 patients / year in the early group and 0.56 event / 100patients / year in the delayed group, but the difference is significant after one year. For Kaposi's sarcoma were 11 cases in the delayed group and 1 in the early group. These figures seem overstated us in relation to all the data already published for HIV + patients still having a well-preserved immunity (CD4> 350).
Regarding serious cardiovascular events there is no significant difference between the 2 groups (14 and 12 cases).
In summary, even assuming that this study has not been tampered with, only the well-informed patient is entitled to decide whether or not to start antiviral treatment as soon as he knows his HIV status when he had CD4 high and normal (600-1000) and low viral load, taking a risk of 5.6 / 1000par year instead of 2/1000 per year of contracting a tumor pathology.
Note that the only interest to the community of early treatment is the lack of contamination of the partners as soon as viral load falls below 1000copies while condom use has the same effect but with a very low cost and without toxicity. Moreover, it seems to us wanting indecent to treat patients who do not really need, so that we do not have the financial means to deal with tens of millions of HIV around the world that we really need!
For eradication, Asier Sáez-Cirion presented the case of a girl who was infected at birth and was immediately treated with antiretroviral therapy when she was a child. She has not taken antiretroviral therapy for twelve years, since the age of six years, with a viral load well below the limits of detectability of standard tests. People in this type of unusual situation (also called post-processing controllers), represent a functional model of healing, one of the objectives of the research on treatment. It appears to us that such indecent case is presented as a useful model in the search for healing, while healing not only functional but real exists. It has been paid there are already two years by Dr. Prakask (see on this site C.92- Revolution hidden in the eradication of the virus HIV-treatment of Dr Prakash), with  some patients cured since 5 years. This work which is known by  our scientific authorities (F.Barré-Sinoussi, Luc Montagnier, C.Katlama, JF Delfraissy ...), are beautifully obscured. It is lamentable and criminal Dr. Prakask was not the guest of honor at the conference!
Among the many works presented include:
-the association Long-term non-progressors and alteration in the metabolism of cholesterol (MOPEA013 G.Rappocciolo et al)
-the antibodies against 3S motif of gp41 protects the fall in CD4 (MOPEA014-V. Old Man et al). Indicate that the therapeutic vaccine VAC-3S, which is one of C.Katlama responsible! Is based on this result. - IPROTECT1 MULTICENTRE EUROPEAN TEST VACCINE 6 therapeutically VAC-3S tested on patients with undetectable viral load after 12 weeks it shows an increase in the CD4 / CD8 0,48au starting at 0.49 or 0.57 depending on the dose injected.
- Zinc Deficiency in HIV + and inflammatory reaction. Inverse correlation between CRP and Zn concentration. Interest  of supplementation (KC MOPEB184- Poudel et al)
-Interest of supplementation of  lactobacillus casei (TUPEB295- H. Ichimura et al). The effect of lactobacillus casei, Shirota strain, was tested on 60 children, 31 on HAART and 29 without HAART for 8 weeks and 20 HIV-. CXCR3CCR6-CD4 and CD4 + significantly increases and the percentage of CD4 in the 3 groups . The activation of CD8 + greatly decreases in HIV + without HAART, weakly in HIV-. Viral load decreases slightly but significantly in the group without HAART .The concentration of lactobacillus and bifidobacterium increases significantly in the stool. It might be recommended to supplement with Lactobacillus casei for HIV for which CD4 capped at an insufficient level, but also to accelerate the fall of viral load.

-the doravine, a new NNRTI is as effective as efavirenz but with fewer side effects


 
C.97- IAS 2015- Victoire des lobbys- le traitement pour tous
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C.96-PROSTATE CANCER AND CADMIUM : A SILENT INODORE TOXIC PENETRATING BY INHALATION.
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Poster présenté à 

Association de la Recherche contre les Tumeurs de la Prostate ARTP 2014, 19 November, Paris Palais des Congrès

 

                                                                                                                   Results

Most important, as Cadmium half-life is as long as 30 years (Leblanc JC, 2006), it is not eliminated spontaneously and accumulates in the prostate with time, which corresponds to an increased PK risk with age. Cadmium vapours, even in the solid state, penetrate insidiously, are odorless and tasteless. Molluscs (mussels, oysters), crustaceans organism. Tobacco contains Cadmium, [but also dioxine TCDD (→ Ha-Ras mutations), nitrosamines (→ Ki-Ras mutations)]. The Hazard Ratio for PK specific mortality is 1.82 if the patient smokes (Kenfield SA, 2011). Occupational studies show a correlation with the professional work in contact with Cadmium (Kjellstrom T, 1979, in Sweden).

                                                                                                              C-Myc oncogen

Cadmium increases the oncogene c-Myc in renal (Tang N, 1991) and RWPE-1 prostatic cells (Achanzar WE, 2000). C-Myc stimulates telomerase promoter  (high levels in PK). C-Myc up-regulates the androgen receptor messenger RNA (Grad J, 1999). Myc confers androgen-independent prostate cancer cell growth (Bernard D, 2003; Kokontis J, 1994).  C-myc transgenic mice develop prostatic intra-epithelial neoplasia (Zhang X, 2000).

Loss Of Heterozygosity (LOH) of Bin-1(Bridging integrator 1) located at chromosome 2q14, an anti-Myc tumor suppressor is found in 42% of KP, in metastatic tumors and androgen-independent tumor cell lines (Ge K, 2000; Sakamuro D, 1996; Schmidt EV ). Subjects with Bin-1 LOH are likely to be more vulnerable to Cadmium oncogenicity.
                                                                                                            Conclusion

Cadmium is a risk factor in a PK subgroup; 3 high-quality studies of toenail selenium and PK risk indicated a reduction in PK risk (Relative Risk = 0.29) with a toenail selenium concentration 0.85-0.94 μg/g (Hurst R, 2012).

TheUS Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT) showed that a long term supranutritional supplemental dose of selenomethionine (200 μg/d) in a selenium-replete population did not significantly reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer. However no data on the cadmium level were presented (Lippman SM, 2009).

ALA, thioctic acid) are Cadmium chelators (El-Maraghy SA,2011). Some soils are rich in Cadmium: in the surrounding area of discharges, gold mines (Orbiel valley, where snails have a Cadmium level 30 times the normal value), dams funds (Sauviat); professionally, workers at risk are those of Cadmium-Nickel battery (Sahmoun AE, 2005), anti-corrosion coating, plastic paints, luminescent materials, metalworking (INRS toxicological card, 1992).

A systematic study of toenail Cadmium levels by graphite-furnace atomic absorption spectrometer is advocated in PK. For this subgroup, Cadmium chelation by Selenium (+ vitamine E) and ALA is logical. Heavy metal detoxification by parsley, coriander, garlic (allium ursinum) may be useful (Willem JP, 2014).


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C.95- PROSTATIC CANCER OF VIRAL ORIGIN: HOMOLOGY OF HUMAN ONCOGENIC PAPILLOMAVIRUS (HPV) L1 WITH NU
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PROSTATIC CANCER OF VIRAL ORIGIN: HOMOLOGY OF HUMAN ONCOGENIC PAPILLOMAVIRUS (HPV) L1 WITH NUCLEOPHOSMIN (NPM1), A CONTROLLER OF ANDROGEN RECEPTOR TRANSCRIPTION

Association de la Recherche contre les Tumeurs de la Prostate ARTP 2014, 19 November, Paris

 

 

Background: We showed previously that HPV contained Prostatic Cancer (PC) related oncogenic proteins:

1°) HPV E2 (51-112) is homologous to an Epidermal Growth Factor (Tran MKG, 1997).

2°) E1 to PTEN, E6  and L1 to the c-Myc inhibitor Bin-1 (Bridging integrator 1 or amphiphysin II), a tumor suppressor deleted in 42% of PC (Tran GMK, 2008).

3°) HPV-18 E2 mimics Osteoprotegerin and ParaTHormone related Protein (PTHrP) active site (explaining bone metastasis). Anwar K (1992) found 80% HPV-18 in metastatic PC in Japan. Our meta-analysis concluded to a frequency of about 30%-40% (21-80%) oncogenic HPV (-16, -18, -33) in PC (EuroConf Cancer Pasteur Inst, 2004). The most important point is the PCR (E6 primer and fresh tissue); L1 primer and formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded yielded negative results. For example, Terris MK (1997) obtained 21% positivity with E6 and 0% with L1 primer, in the same patients. Recent results confirm that use of paraffin-embedded tissues (Groom HCT, 2012; Ghasemian E, 2013) or L1 primer (Sylvestre RV, 2009) or both (13/104 versus 8/104 Aghakhani A, 2011) were unsuccessful.  Positive results were reported (in 10.5% Jalilvand S, 2014; worse overal survival, Pascale M, 2013).

Noda S (1975) described papillomavirus-like particles in electron microscopy of prostate cancer tissue. Whitaker NJ (2013) found koilocytes in HPV-18 infected prostate cancer.

Our aim is to link HPV to Androgen Receptor (AR). Another hormonal cancer linked to virus is breast cancer, as the virus integration site is Aromatase, the estrogen synthetizing enzyme (Tekmal RR, 1995).

Methods: Amino Acid (AA) sequence comparison between HPV (Lowe J, 2008) and  NPM1 (nucleophosmin), which controls AR transcriptional activity by promoting S-phase entry and hyperproliferation (cyclin switch D1 to E1 and p27kip1 loss) (Boudra R, ARTP 2013). Clinically, high p27kip1 is a correlate of better survival after prostatectomy at 5 years.

 

Results: HPV L1 chimera (types 16, 18, 31, 33, 44, 56, 66, 115) [type-16, AA 167-219] is homologous to NPM1 chimera (human, duck, alligator, sheep, rhinoceros, turtle,…)[AA 1-48]

NPM1 MEDSMDMDSMQPLRPQMFLFGC- - - SGAHWARISPCSLLGGFFAGCELKSD

HPV L1 VEDSMDV – SMDPKQIQMFLI GCKPPTGEHWAR-SPCSPVG- --AGDCELKSD

 Conclusion: Anti-androgen escape may be explained by AR mutations, but also in a PC subset (about perhaps 30%-40%, depending on the number of HPV serotypes screened) by a viral infection (oncogenic HPV), as HPV L1 is a viral NPM1 mimetic, enhancing AR transcriptional activity and inducing lethal p27kip1 loss. Japanese mushroom Shiitake is a non toxic and highly efficient anti-HPV (Smith JA, 2014). Indole 3 carbinol from cruciferous vegetables (Brussels sprouts, broccoli) are efficient against HPV-16 by viral transcription inhibition (Bradlow HL, 1999; Rieck GC, 2006). Anti-cancer drugs discovered by HPV-18 infected KB cells screening (Perdue RE Jr, 1982) may act, by serenpidity, as anti-HPV: Taxol (Paclitaxel, Docetaxel, Cabazitaxel), topotecan, Vinca Alkaloids (Vinorelbine, Vinflunine) . HPV vaccination of young men could protect against PC.

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La mafia du médicament
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Chère lectrice, cher lecteur,

Le pharmacien lanceur d'alerte Serge Rader diffuse actuellement un important message qui concerne votre porte-monnaie autant que votre santé.

Je le relaye car il est largement occulté par les médias, à un point qui ne peut que faire peser sur eux les plus graves soupçons.

Soupçon de collusion avec l'industrie pharmaceutique. Mais aussi soupçon de plus en plus pénible qu'existe à la tête de nos institutions un système politico-mafieux qui exploite notre santé.

Les génériques sont 30 % plus chers en France

Serge Rader affirme avoir réalisé une enquête comparative sur le prix des médicaments en France et en Italie qui lui a permis d'établir que les génériques sont en moyenne 30 % plus chers en France, avec des pics à 100 % pour des antihypertenseurs, pour des antibiotiques et autres produits pour la prostate [1].

Sachant que le marché français des génériques représente 5,3 milliards d'euros par an [2], un surcoût de 30 % représente 1,3 milliard d'euros de trop-payé.

Ce trop-payé, financé par les cotisations-maladie des travailleurs français, finirait dans la poche d'individus qui ne peuvent être innocents.

Et pourtant, ce n'est pas là le plus grave.

Ce qui est encore plus affligeant, c'est la protection dont bénéficieraient ces individus grâce aux autres branches du pouvoir. C'est ce qui permet d'ailleurs de parler d'une authentique mafia.

Mis au pied du mur, le gouvernement a répondu par une note du 5 mars 2014 du Commissariat général à la stratégie et à la prospective qu'il était impossible de comparer le prix des médicaments d’un pays à l’autre [3]. C'est aussi absurde qu'évidemment faux, et témoigne d'une coupable volonté d'enterrer un nouveau scandale.

Par ailleurs, la Commission économique des produits de santé (CEPS) [4] affirme que les prix qu’elle fixe « font référence » à ceux pratiqués en Europe. Là encore il s'agit d'un mensonge par omission, 30 % étant ajoutés à la « référence » pour déterminer le prix payé par les Français !

Plus de 90 % des médicaments sont inutiles

 

Serge Rader explique que seuls 3,5 % des nouveaux médicaments sont utiles, efficaces, et apportent une réelle plus-value thérapeutique par rapport à l’offre existante.

Cela signifierait que plus de 90 % des nouveautés depuis 25 ans sont des copies de produits existants qui ont pour seul objectif de faire grimper le chiffre d'affaire des laboratoires. Dans leur jargon, ces copies ont un nom : les « me too » (moi aussi).

Il cite le cas des prétendus « nouveaux » antidiabétiques oraux :

« Alors que la boîte de Metformine (soit le Glucophage de 1958), chef de file du traitement du diabète, coûte 4 euros en France – contre 2 euros en Italie –, les médecins prescrivent un groupe d’une dizaine de médicaments beaucoup plus chers, les gliptines, comme Januvia, Janumet, Xelevia, Velmetia, Onglyza…, tous à près de 43 euros la boîte ! [5] »

Or, ces médicaments sont classés comme n'apportant « aucune plus-value thérapeutique », ce qui n'empêche pas l'assurance-maladie de les rembourser pour plus de 500 millions d'euros.

Et on ose encore nous faire pleurer avec le « trou de la sécu »…

24 euros le médicament, contre 12,50 euros en Italie

Serge Rader cite aussi l'exemple du Plavix Sanofi, un antiagrégant plaquettaire, à 37,11 euros la boîte alors que celle-ci est vendue 18,23 euros en Italie.

Mis en cause dans une émission de télévision en 2013 (Pièces à convictions, sur France 3), les autorités ont fini par abaisser le prix français à 25,32 euros.

Le prix reste toujours plus élevé qu'ailleurs, mais ce n'est pas tout. Pour compenser, les autorités ont discrètement autorisé entre temps un médicament s’appelant Efient, sosie du Plavix mais beaucoup plus cher : la boîte vaut 52,86 euros !

Je peux aussi citer le cas du laboratoire américain Gilead qui vend le Sovaldi (son médicament contre l’hépatite C) 256 fois son prix de revient : la cure de l’antiviral coûtant 56 000 euros par patient alors que la fabrication des 84 comprimés coûte 200 euros environ.

Même en incluant tous les coûts de recherche possible, il est impossible d'arriver à un prix de vente pareil. Ce système n'est rendu possible que parce que le consommateur n'est pas le payeur, et que celui qui paye (l'assurance-maladie) paye avec l'argent des autres (les personnes soumises aux cotisations sociales obligatoires, à savoir nous tous) !

Le système de santé est corrompu à tous les niveaux

 

Ces marges colossales, réalisées sur le cadavre moribond de notre système de santé au bord de la faillite, permet malheureusement à l'industrie pharmaceutique de distribuer à pleines mains des subsides aux chercheurs en médecine, aux relais d'opinion et à la presse médicale, dont les prétentions à l'indépendance ne sont plus qu'une sinistre farce.

Pas un colloque, pas une manifestation médicale, peu de sociétés savantes qui ne soit sponsorisée par les laboratoires. Très peu de revues paraîtraient encore sans publicité ou parrainage de l'industrie pharmaceutique.

Tout cela est financé, bien malgré eux mais souvent sans qu'ils s'en doutent, par les assurés sociaux qui imaginent naïvement que les sommes de plus en plus faramineuses prélevées sur leurs revenus au nom de la « santé publique » financent effectivement la solidarité avec les plus démunis.

Il faut nettoyer le système de santé français

 

Serge Rader, la députée européenne EELV Michèle Rivasi, et le professeur Philippe Even, souhaitent lancer en France un opération « Mains propres sur la santé », sur le modèle d'une réforme menée en Italie.

Leur but est de fixer administrativement la rémunération des pharmaciens, lutter contre les conflits d'intérêt entre hauts-fonctionnaires, chercheurs et industrie pharmaceutique, imposer des baisses de prix sur les médicaments.

Personnellement, j'attends de voir ce que cela va donner.

Peut-on vraiment espérer un renouveau de notre système de santé de cette façon ? Ou va-t-on en réalité encourager des stratégies de contournement encore plus complexes, rendre les pratiques plus opaques et plus incontrôlables ?

Pour moi, la solution à tous ces problèmes est surtout entre nos mains.

Nous avons décidé de déléguer notre santé et le financement de notre santé, et nous en payons le prix.

Nous avons supposé que l'on pouvait confier à des « hauts responsables » les décisions qui touchent à notre corps, notre intimité, et les moyens financiers colossaux que nous consacrons à la santé.

Mais ceux qui se sont vu confier ce pouvoir extraordinaire n'ont pas résisté longtemps à en profiter un peu.

Puis un peu beaucoup. Puis énormément. Jusqu'à ce jour où c'est la foire d'empoigne généralisée. Les derniers incorruptibles, s'il en reste, sont en train d'être éliminés du ring.

Voilà pourquoi la solution est d'abord en nous. Elle est dans la connaissance de notre nature, du fonctionnement de notre corps, des remèdes éprouvés (qui sont souvent les moins chers et ne passent pas par le circuit des ordonnances/pharmacies), de nos besoins physiologiques, affectifs, et, oserais-je dire, spirituels.

Plutôt que d'attendre le grand soir où les méchants seront punis et où les gentils triompheront, je préfère continuer, tranquillement, à mettre toutes les chances de mon côté pour éviter d'avoir besoin des coûteux médicaments de ces messieurs.

Si ce chemin vous tente, cher lecteur, n'hésitez pas. Prenons-nous par le bras. Continuons à avancer ensemble. Et grâce à ce moyen merveilleux et gratuit qu'est le courrier électronique, continuons cette conversation constructive. Je vous écrirai très bientôt une nouvelle lettre avec de nouvelles solutions de santé naturelles, efficaces. Mais attention, je dois vous prévenir : ces solutions sont rarement aussi simples et faciles que d'avaler tout rond des pilules... Il faut accepter de lire, de réfléchir, et souvent de changer des habitudes ancrées depuis longtemps.

C'est sans doute la raison pour laquelle la santé naturelle ne sera jamais aussi populaire que l'autre. Malgré tout, nous sommes de plus en plus nombreux à prendre conscience des enjeux, et cela fait drôlement plaisir.

À votre santé !


 


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