Disagreement about HIV's role in causing AIDS has been curiously absent from public and scientific debate, even though many of the 700 M.D.'s and/or Ph.D.'s of The Group for the Scientific Reappraisal of the HIV/AIDS Hypothesis have published their reasons for their concern (Philpott 1999). Members of this group include current and former professors of molecular and cell biology at Harvard, Berkeley, and other prestigious universities, as well as two Nobel Prize winners in chemistry, Walter Gilbert and Kary Mullis. HIV is a "retrovirus", and Peter Duesberg, one of the earliest people to call for reappraisal, has been called the "father of retrovirology". David Rasnick, the president of the Society for the Scientific Reappraisal of AIDS, holds nine patents on protease inhibitors, the drugs claimed to have saved many people from the brink of death. And yet, Dr. Rasnick adamantly maintains that these drugs are contributing to, or directly causing their deaths rather than helping them. For a topic which has become so entrenched in the national and world-wide mindset, such a large number of dissenting voices among people with the highest credentials in their fields is unusual, to say the least, and yet researchers, health professionals, and the public have not been informed about the magnitude of the debate, or about the reasons why these dissenting scientists are questioning conventional dogma.
MYTH: AIDS is a disease of the immune system.
TRUTH: AIDS is a disease of toxicity.
Peter Duesberg, Ph.D. lists these illnesses as unexplainable by immunodeficiency: Karposi's sarcoma, wasting disease, dementia, and lymphoma cancer. Stephan Lanka, Ph.D., and Heinrich Kremer, M.D., add Pneumocystis pneumonia to this list, explaining that "PCP is not an opportunistic infection," but is a reaction to toxicity. Muhammed Al-Bayati, Ph.D., has written Get All the Facts: HIV Does Not Cause AIDS, which details his research into the effects of toxicity in the etiology of AIDS:
A study presented at the 2002 AIDS Conference found that the "most common cause of death among HIV+ people is liver failure."...
For discussions about recreational drugs and immunodeficiency, read this article by Dr. Al-Bayati;
another by Dr.'s Duesberg and Rasnick;
and an article about "AIDS and Poppers" by journalist Tom Bethell:
Read this new 2003 paper by Duesberg, Koehnlein and Rasnick, in pdf form:
MYTH: The HIV virus causes AIDS.
TRUTH: HIV has never been proven to exist.
Scientists such as Stephan Lanka, Ph.D. and the Perth Group point out that there is no proof for the existence of HIV. Dr. Lanka denies the widely published photos are "HIV",
and questions the existence of retroviruses in this interview with Zengers:
Physician Val Turner explains in this article that the standards for proving the existence of HIV were never satisfied:
and in another article explains that laboratory "HIV" is synthetic:
The founder of HIV, Dr. Luc Montagnier, admits he did not achieve viral isolation. See Continuum magazine's Missing Virus challenge:
and this list of 100 reasons HIV cannot cause AIDS:
In 2003, the original AIDS research chimps retired, alive and well:
MYTH: "HIV tests" detect antibodies to HIV.
TRUTH: "HIV tests" react to cellular particles found in all of us.
Researcher Christine Johnson lists over sixty microbes and conditions that can react positively on the ELISA and WB tests. Abbott Laboratories' has a standard disclaimer for the HIV ELISA test. The Perth Group explains why the failure to isolate HIV has resulted in non-standardized testing, with different countries, states and labs having different standards for an "HIV+" test result. Roberto Giraldo, MD, exposes the arbitrary sensitivity of the tests and maintains that we all carry "HIV" proteins in our blood. Dr. Peter Duesberg, explains in Inventing the AIDS Virus that there are thousands of AIDS sufferers who do not test "HIV+" and untold millions who would test "HIV+" but will never develop illness:
The "viral load" test is based on PCR technology, for which Dr. Kary Mullis won the Nobel Prize. Dr. Mullis states that this is a tool for magnifying, but not measuring, genetic material. Dr. Stephan Lanka explains that the depression of cellular metabolism caused by "AIDS drugs" often cause the "viral load," or cellular DNA in the blood, to become undetectable, which means that an absence of "viral load" is a negative reaction to toxicity. For more information, read this article by researchers Philpott and Johnson:
Dr. Muhammed Al-Bayati explains that rising t-cell counts can be a negative reaction to inflammation caused by toxicity. An article by Matt Irwin explains a variety of causes for low CD4+ counts, including various infections, injections of foreign proteins, malnutrition, over-exercising, pregnancy, and psychological stress:
Read an article in The Scientist for more information:
link to www.the-scientist.com
MYTH: "AIDS drugs" prolong life.
TRUTH: "AIDS drugs" cause AIDS, and fatal organ failure.
In Poison by Prescription: The AZT Story, John Lauritsen chronicles how AZT, a deadly chemotherapy drug from the 1960's was resurrected in the age of AIDS:
Muhammed Al-Bayati, Ph.D., shows that mortality in the AZT clinical trials increased with the amount of AZT ingested, regardless of HIV status. AZT-like drugs are still components of the modern "cocktails". An article by the Perth Group challenges the use of AZT by pregnant women:
Journalist Steve Keller depicts the physical abnormalities caused by protease inhibitors, warning us that these drugs also cause liver malfunction and sudden heart attacks. Christine Maggiore of Alive & Well AIDS Alternatives adds these adverse effects to the list: diabetes, renal failure, kidney failure, neuropathy, exhaustion, vomitting, sleep disorders, and sudden death. She also states in her book What if everything you thought you knew about AIDS WAS WRONG? that protease inhibitors were "approved after the fastest and most lenient review process in FDA history". David Rasnick, Ph.D., who holds several patents on protease inhibitors, also warns against prescribing PI's for those diagnosed with AIDS.
Read the fine print for drug disclaimers like this one: "It is not yet known whether Crixivan will extend your life or reduce your chances of getting other illnesses." And contrary to popular belief, the declines in AIDS deaths actually began several years before protease inhibitors became available for general use. (see graph above)
See this 2002 document "The Trouble with Nevirapine" by Anthony Brink:
Read this report which shows that deaths from organ failure and other "non-AIDS-related diseases" have increased since HAART was unleashed:
and another from the 2002 Barcelona AIDS Conference:
For references to the adverse effects of common AIDS drugs, visit the website for the Alberta Reappraising AIDS Society:
Though some individuals have reported a temporary improvement in health from these pharmaceuticals, this article on the HEAL Toronto website explains why this has nothing to do with "HIV."...
Powerful antibiotics are also targeted in this article:
New research by Dr. Muhammed Al-Bayati also targets corticosteroids and glucocorticoids as the "major causative agent in the U.S. AIDS epidemic." They are commonly prescribed to combat the effects of alcohol and drug abuse, as well as for hemophilia, allergies and "gay bowel syndrome".
In the immortal words of Dr. Peter Duesberg: "With therapies like these, who needs disease?"
MYTH: AIDS is decimating Africa.
TRUTH: Malnutrition is decimating Africa.
Charles Geshekter, Ph.D., explains that "AIDS" in Africa is a redefinition of the diseases of "rampant poverty." Muhammed Al-Bayati, Ph.D., chronicles his successes in treating immunodeficiency caused by malnutrition, regardless of HIV status. AIDS Liberation Africa, an African affiliate of Alive & Well AIDS Alternatives in the U.S., includes AIDS rethinkers from Namibia, Uganda, Kenya, and Nigeria. South African President Thabo Mbeki has been criticized for not hastily accepting toxic drugs as his country's only option. An article by Rian Malan in Rolling Stone poses serious questions about African AIDS statistics:
Read the most recent South African AIDS Panel Report:
and read this rebuttal to the Durban Declaration published in Nature:
An article by Christine Johnson explains "Why the 'AIDS Test' Doesn't Work in Africa."...
Many more articles can be found on http://www.virusmyth.net.
Also, visit http://www.aidsmyth.com for information on AIDS Rethinkers in India, and see the Perth Group's article:
and another by Christian Fiala, M.D., on alleged AIDS in Thailand:
Information is also available about the Mexican affiliate of Alive and Well AIDS Alternatives:
Visit our Resources page for links to other non-English sites:
An article by Robert Herron, Ph.D., gives an interesting perspective on the CIA's involvement in international AIDS politics:
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