Eating pork can lead to intestinal worms. Intestinal worms can lead to chronic illness/ a weaken immune system. If you go to the doctor or a clinic with a weaken immune system you might be mis-diagnosed as someone with HIV. How can you be certain that the pork you eat at restaurant is cooked properly? From wikipedia... Trichinosis, also called trichinellosis, or trichiniasis, is a parasitic disease caused by eating raw or undercooked pork or wild game infected with the larvae of a species of roundworm Trichinella spiralis, commonly called the trichina worm. I caught part of Oprah's All Stars program on the OWN channel last night and doctor OZ said that tapeworms , pinworms are a common occurance in people. According to him worms in humans are one of the causes of anemia. Since anemia is a major symptom in people with AIDS/HIV it occured to me that maybe this is also one of the factors that are responsible for a rise in mis-diagnosis, IMO ,of AIDS in Africa and the African dispora. I know I have never considered that I should be tested for tape worms and I'm sure others feel the same. In Africa, from what I have seen, most people with AIDS are poor and live in rural areas where they are in constant contact with the soil. Constant contact with the soil can easily lead to a person being affected by tape worms, according to Doctor OZ. Also pinworms are usually found in the stool. So it goes without saying that anal sex often lead to infections.