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Chat AI Takes the “Party Line” Against Ivermectin And Does Not Recommend “Off Label” Use

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so it would seem that ivermectin could be prescribed as a preventative measure?ChatGPT

The idea that certain cancers may have parasitic origins or that parasitic infections could be additional risk factors is supported by research in some cases. Here are a few examples of parasitic infections that are known or suspected to be linked to cancer:

  1. Schistosomiasis (Bilharzia):
    • Associated Cancer: Bladder cancer, liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma).
    • Details: Schistosoma haematobium is a parasite that infects the urinary tract, and chronic infection has been linked to an increased risk of bladder cancer. Schistosoma mansoni and Schistosoma japonicum are associated with liver inflammation and fibrosis, which can increase the risk of liver cancer.
  2. Liver Flukes (Opisthorchis viverrini and Clonorchis sinensis):
    • Associated Cancer: Cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer).
    • Details: Chronic infection with these liver flukes, common in parts of Asia, is a major risk factor for cholangiocarcinoma. The parasites cause inflammation and damage to the bile ducts, leading to cancer development.
  3. Helicobacter pylori (though bacterial, not parasitic):
    • Associated Cancer: Gastric (stomach) cancer.
    • Details: Chronic infection with H. pylori bacteria, which can cause ulcers, is strongly associated with an increased risk of stomach cancer. This is due to the inflammation and damage to the stomach lining over time.
  4. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) (though viral, not parasitic):
    • Associated Cancer: Cervical cancer, as well as some head and neck cancers.
    • Details: Certain strains of HPV are well-known for causing cervical cancer. HPV is a sexually transmitted infection that can lead to cancer through chronic infection and cellular changes.
  5. Plasmodium falciparum (Malaria):
    • Associated Cancer: Burkitt’s lymphoma.
    • Details: In regions where malaria is endemic, co-infection with Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) and malaria can increase the risk of Burkitt’s lymphoma, a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

The link between parasitic infections and cancer is often related to chronic inflammation, immune system modulation, and cellular damage caused by the parasites over time. This can lead to mutations and other changes that promote cancer development. Understanding these links highlights the importance of controlling parasitic infections as a potential cancer prevention strategy.


Ivermectin is an antiparasitic medication that is effective against a variety of parasitic infections, such as those caused by roundworms, threadworms, and other parasites. However, using ivermectin as a preventative measure specifically for cancer is not a standard practice and would be considered off-label use. Here are a few key points to consider:

So it would seem that ivermectin could be prescribed as a preventative measure?ChatGPT

  1. Specificity of Ivermectin:
    • Ivermectin is effective against certain types of parasitic infections, but it is not universally effective against all parasites, especially those linked to cancer, such as Schistosoma species and liver flukes.
  2. Targeted Treatment:
    • Treatment for parasitic infections should be targeted based on the specific parasite involved. For instance, praziquantel is the treatment of choice for schistosomiasis, while albendazole or mebendazole might be used for different parasitic infections.
  3. Cancer Prevention:
    • Cancer prevention strategies typically focus on reducing known risk factors, such as infections, through vaccination (e.g., HPV vaccine for cervical cancer), improving sanitation, and promoting safe practices to avoid infections. Regular screening and monitoring for infections in high-risk areas are also crucial.
  4. Potential Risks:
    • Using ivermectin as a preventative measure without proper indication could lead to unnecessary drug exposure and potential side effects. Additionally, indiscriminate use of antiparasitic drugs can contribute to the development of drug resistance.
  5. Research and Guidelines:
    • Current medical guidelines and research do not support the routine use of ivermectin or other antiparasitic medications as a preventive measure for cancer. Prevention and treatment strategies should be based on evidence-based practices and tailored to individual risk factors and regional epidemiology.

While addressing parasitic infections is important for overall health and can reduce the risk of certain cancers, using ivermectin prophylactically for cancer prevention is not currently supported by scientific evidence or medical guidelines. For cancer prevention, it’s essential to follow established protocols, such as vaccinations, regular screenings, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, along with addressing specific parasitic infections through appropriate targeted treatments.

do any vaccinations work as anti-parasitic?ChatGPT

Vaccinations are a powerful tool in preventing infectious diseases, including some that are caused by parasites. While there are not many vaccines specifically targeting parasitic infections, a few notable exceptions exist:

  1. Malaria:
    • Vaccine: RTS,S/AS01 (brand name: Mosquirix).
    • Details: This is the first malaria vaccine to show partial protection against Plasmodium falciparum, the most deadly malaria parasite. It has been piloted in several African countries and provides some protection, particularly in young children.
  2. Schistosomiasis:
    • Vaccine Development: While there is no widely available vaccine for schistosomiasis yet, research and development efforts are ongoing to create vaccines that can protect against Schistosoma species. Various candidates are in different stages of clinical trials.
  3. Hookworm:
    • Vaccine Development: Efforts are underway to develop vaccines against hookworm infection, which affects millions of people worldwide, particularly in tropical and subtropical regions. Some vaccine candidates are currently in clinical trials.
  4. Leishmaniasis:
    • Vaccine Development: Leishmaniasis vaccines are also under development, targeting the Leishmania parasites that cause this disease. Various vaccine candidates are in different stages of research and trials.
  5. Toxoplasmosis:
    • Vaccine for Animals: There is a vaccine for toxoplasmosis used in animals, particularly sheep, to reduce the incidence of infection that can affect humans indirectly.

While these vaccines specifically target parasitic infections, the field of parasitology is challenging for vaccine development due to the complex life cycles and immune evasion strategies of many parasites. Most parasitic vaccines are still in the research or trial phases.

Preventative Measures: Besides vaccines, there are other effective strategies to prevent parasitic infections, including:

  • Improved sanitation and hygiene.
  • Vector control measures (e.g., bed nets and insecticides for malaria).
  • Health education and awareness campaigns.
  • Mass drug administration programs in endemic areas.

The combination of vaccination (where available), improved public health measures, and targeted treatments forms the cornerstone of efforts to control and prevent parasitic diseases.

what screenings are available for the parasitic vector we discussed? it would seem that many of these parasitic infections could exist at a low level for even years? would a doctor call for blood tests or other screening unless there were symptoms or suspicion at least, what would cause such suspicion?ChatGPT

Screening for parasitic infections typically involves a combination of clinical evaluation, laboratory tests, and sometimes imaging studies. The decision to screen for parasitic infections often depends on the presence of symptoms, epidemiological risk factors, or specific exposures. Here’s an overview of common screening methods for the parasitic infections discussed:

1. Schistosomiasis (Bilharzia):

  • Screening Tests:
    • Urine or stool microscopy: Detects eggs of Schistosoma species.
    • Serological tests: Detect antibodies or antigens in the blood.
    • PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction): Detects parasite DNA in blood or stool samples.
    • Urine antigen test: Detects Schistosoma antigens in urine (especially for Schistosoma haematobium).
  • When to Screen:
    • History of travel or residence in endemic areas.
    • Symptoms such as blood in urine (haematuria), abdominal pain, or diarrhea.
    • Chronic liver or bladder disease in individuals from endemic regions.

2. Liver Flukes (Opisthorchis viverrini and Clonorchis sinensis):

  • Screening Tests:
    • Stool examination: Detects eggs of the liver fluke.
    • Serological tests: Detect antibodies against the parasite.
    • Imaging (Ultrasound, CT, MRI): Identifies liver and bile duct abnormalities.
  • When to Screen:
    • History of consuming raw or undercooked freshwater fish in endemic areas.
    • Symptoms such as jaundice, abdominal pain, or liver dysfunction.

3. Malaria (Plasmodium species):

  • Screening Tests:
    • Blood smear microscopy: Detects parasites in red blood cells.
    • Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs): Detect specific antigens.
    • PCR: Detects parasite DNA.
  • When to Screen:
    • History of travel to or residence in malaria-endemic areas.
    • Symptoms such as fever, chills, headache, or muscle pain.

4. Helicobacter pylori:

  • Screening Tests:
    • Urea breath test: Detects H. pylori infection.
    • Stool antigen test: Detects H. pylori antigens in feces.
    • Blood antibody test: Detects antibodies to H. pylori (less commonly used).
    • Endoscopy with biopsy: Directly visualizes and biopsies the stomach lining.
  • When to Screen:
    • Symptoms of peptic ulcers or chronic gastritis.
    • Family history of gastric cancer.
    • Persistent dyspepsia (indigestion).

5. General Screening for Parasitic Infections:

  • Blood Tests:
    • Eosinophil count: Elevated levels can indicate parasitic infections.
    • Serological tests: Detect antibodies or antigens for specific parasites.
    • Complete blood count (CBC): May show anemia or other blood abnormalities.
  • When to Screen:
    • Symptoms such as prolonged fever, gastrointestinal disturbances, unexplained weight loss, or skin lesions.
    • History of exposure to endemic areas, contaminated water, or specific risk factors like eating undercooked meat or fish.
    • Patients with immunocompromised conditions or unusual persistent symptoms.

Suspicion and Diagnosis:

A doctor might suspect a parasitic infection based on:

  • Epidemiological factors: Travel or residence in endemic areas.
  • Clinical symptoms: Specific signs and symptoms related to the parasite.
  • Risk behaviors: Consumption of potentially contaminated food or water, contact with contaminated soil or water, insect bites, etc.
  • Physical findings: Specific signs such as hepatosplenomegaly (enlarged liver and spleen), skin rashes, or nodules.

In the absence of clear symptoms, routine screening for parasitic infections is not commonly performed. However, a high index of suspicion in the right clinical context can lead to targeted screening and early diagnosis, which is crucial for effective treatment and management.

3 replies on “Chat AI Takes the “Party Line” Against Ivermectin And Does Not Recommend “Off Label” Use”

Yes it appears that it is fully woke, I did an early article where I quizzed about “supporting trans-teens” even though they try to kill themselves at over 40%….it was woke. A tool not to be trusted.

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