Contrary to popular belief, HIV is not necessary to explain acquired
immune deficiency and the illnesses associated with AIDS. To understand
why this is so, it is first necessary to understand what AIDS is.
AIDS is not a new disease or illness; it is a new name or designation
for 29 previously known diseases and conditions. As the NIH states
in its comprehensive report on AIDS, "the designation 'AIDS'
is a surveillance tool."191 Since 1981, the surveillance tool
AIDS has been used to track and record familiar diseases when they
appear in people who have tested positive for antibodies associated
The AIDS virus hypothesis supposes that the health problems renamed
AIDS develop as a result of infection with HIV; that the virus somehow
disables the body's defense system that protects against opportunistic
illness, allowing the development of one or more of 29 diseases,
such as yeast infection, certain cancers, pneumonia, salmonella,
diarrhea, or tuberculosis, which are then diagnosed as AIDS. However,
every AIDS indicator disease occurs among people who test HIV negative,
none are exclusive to those who test positive and all AIDS diseases
existed before the adoption of the name "AIDS."
Prior to the designation AIDS, these 29 diseases were not thought
to have a single, common cause. In fact, all have recognized causes
and treatments that are unrelated to HIV. For example, yeast infection
is a widespread problem due to an imbalance of natural bacteria.
The yeast infections that occur in people who test HIV positive
and in people who test HIV negative are caused by the same imbalance
of natural bacteria. All the opportunistic illnesses called AIDS
have various, medically proven causes that do not involve HIV.
Immune deficiency can be acquired by several risk factors that
are not infectious or transmitted through blood or blood products.
The following factors are widely recognized causes of immune suppression,
compromised health, and opportunistic infections, as documented
in the medical literature for more than 70 years. Chronic, habitual
and multiple exposures to these risks can cause the group of symptoms
called AIDS.192 In fact, there is no case of AIDS described in the
medical literature without one or more of these health risk factors.193
These risks include malnutrition and chronic lack of sleep. In
1985, orthodox AIDS researcher and director of NIAID, Dr. Anthony
Fauci declared that malnutrition was the most prevalent cause of
immune deficiency diseases throughout the world, particularly in
developing regions such as Africa where common illnesses like measles
run rampant and take millions of lives.194
The medical literature notes that malnutrition and infection are
invariably linked, as one condition aggravates the other. Hunger
and disease are familiar problems
in those countries around the globe thought to be under siege from
AIDS. Intrauterine malnutrition occurs when expectant mothers are
improperly nourished, and can result in prolonged, sometimes lifelong,
Poverty, crowded living conditions and unclean water promote endemic
disease and compromised health. The populations in many developing
regions of the world are devastated by rampant infections with common
microbes that pose little or no health threat to people in industrialized
Infections due to malnutrition immunodeficiency are the world's
leading causes of infant and child death.195 Among citizens of industrialized
nations, subclinical malnutrition, rather than starvation leads
to compromised immune function, especially when combined with chronic
lack of sleep.196 People who make habitual and prolonged use of
certain drugs like methamphetamines, heroin and crack cocaine often
suffer from malnutrition and chronic lack of sleep.
Chemotherapy targets and destroys the bone marrow cells from which
all immune cells derive. They also kill fully formed immune cells
in addition to killing B cells and red blood cells.196,197 Chemotherapy
destroys the digestive system by killing the cells that compose
the inner lining of the digestive tract which interferes with the
body's ability to absorb and digest nutrients, causing malnutrition.
Even when used very briefly, chemotherapy suppresses normal immune
function, increases susceptibility to a variety of opportunistic
infections, and can cause life-threatening anemia and diarrhea.
AZT, ddI, ddC, D4T and 3TC are all chemotherapy compounds used as
antiviral AIDS treatments.
There are many pharmaceutical drugs known to suppress the immune
system, particularly when used for prolonged periods of time. Protease
inhibitors cause impaired liver function and liver failure (the
liver removes disease-causing toxins from the body) in addition
to kidney failure, dangerously high cholesterol levels, diarrhea
and other health-compromising effects. Steroids are a known cause
of immune deficiency often prescribed to AIDS patients to counteract
the muscle wasting caused by AZT.198 Antibiotics, especially when
used habitually, can cause yeast infection and diarrhea, two conditions
that can lead to malnutrition.199 Septra and Bactrim are sulfonamide
antibiotics commonly prescribed for continuous, prophylactic or
preventative use by HIV positives. These drugs are leftover from
the days before penicillin; they do not target invading microbes
as narrowly as modern antibiotics and are notorious for their side
effects.200 Both cause nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, anorexia, bone
marrow destruction, rashes, fever, hepatitis, and anemia by interfering
with the production of red blood cells.201
The immunosuppressive effects of recreational drug abuse are well-documented
in medical literature dating back to the turn of the century. They
include pneumonias, mouth sores, fevers, endocarditis, bacterial
infections and night sweats, all conditions now associated with
AIDS.202 Amphetamine drugs suppress the appetite, causing chronic
users to suffer from malnutrition. Many habitual users of heroin
and crack do not provide themselves with adequate food, sleep, shelter
Prolonged exposure to common chemical toxins such as insecticides
and herbicides can also impair immune function.203
These risks include multiple exposures to and/or chronic infections
with syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia and other venereal diseases,
hepatitis, tuberculosis, malaria, fungal diseases, amoebas and parasites
such as giardia, bacterial infections such as staph and E coli,
chronic bowel infections, blood transfusions, and the use of blood
products. In addition to the damaging effects of recurrent infections,
many of the pharmaceuticals used as treatment have adverse effects
on immune function.
Factor VIII (the blood clotting agent used by hemophiliacs) and
blood transfusions are immune suppressive and leave patients vulnerable
to infection.204 Due to the serious conditions for which transfusions
are necessary and the deleterious effects they have on the immune
system, half of all HIV negative transfusion recipients die within
a year of receiving a transfusion.204
Chronic anxiety, panic, stress and depression have been shown to
compromise health, damage immune function, and result in symptoms
identical to AIDS.205 Mental stress provokes production of the hormone
cortisol; excessive cortisol causes rapid and dramatic reductions
in T cells, a condition known as lymphocytopenia. Within minutes,
stress induces cortisol levels to increase as much as 20-fold. High
levels of cortisol can eventually cause what medical texts describe
as "significant atrophy of all the lymphoid tissue throughout
the body" which may lead to "fulminating infection and
death from diseases that would otherwise not be lethal."206
A profound fear of AIDS is enough to cause even people who repeatedly
test HIV negative to develop physical symptoms of AIDS.207 Termed
"AIDS-phobia," this condition is characterized by weight
loss, wasting, reduced T cell counts and other signs considered
indicative of AIDS, and typically follows intimate contact with
people who sufferers believe may be HIV positive.
Beliefs and expectations are well-known to manifest in the physical
body. The life-altering influence of beliefs was detailed dramatically
in 1942 by Dr. Walter B. Cannon in his accounts of a phenomenon
he called "voodoo death," a form of capital punishment
practiced among certain Aboriginal tribes. Cannon reported that
shaman, tribal medical authorities thought to possess special powers,
were able to kill errant tribe members by simply pointing at them
with a bone. Convinced of the shaman's ability to invoke a lethal
curse, the people pointed at died within a matter of hours or days.208
In modern medicine, the power of expectation is a commonly accepted
fact known as the "placebo effect." Placebos are inert
chemical substances disguised as active preparations and given to
patients in place of drugs. The health benefits gained from a placebo
occur because the person taking it expects a positive effect. Since
the benefits of any drug may be due in part to this placebo effect,
most new drugs are tested against a placebo preparation.209
A recent study conducted at the University of Toronto demonstrated
the profound physiological effects of expectation with regard to
placebos. Researchers found that cardiac patients who strictly adhered
to a placebo treatment regimen lived longer than patients who did
not take their placebo regularly. In summarizing the study, lead
researcher Dr. Paul Dorian noted, "What you believe has an
important influence on your outcome."210
There is not one case of AIDS described in the medical literature
that does not include one or more immune-destroying health risk
factors. There is no case of AIDS documented in a person whose sole
risk is exposure to HIV. Every case of AIDS involves factors known
to damage the immune system and leave a person vulnerable to debilitating
infection and deadly illness.211
Well-documented causes of immune dysfunction can explain AIDS illnesses
among men who have sex with men although none of these causes are
unique to this risk group or can be generalized to include all gay
men. In fact, focusing attention on certain sexual practices rather
than recognized health risks obscures our understanding of immune
suppression and limits approaches to preventing and resolving AIDS.
Nitrites, more commonly known as poppers, are immune-suppressive,
carcinogenic drugs chronically used by some gay men. At one time,
95% of gay men in major urban areas like Los Angeles, New York and
San Francisco reported using poppers.212 Nitrite use correlates
with Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS) and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, two AIDS-defining
cancers found almost exclusively in this risk group.213 There are
several studies that further strengthen the correlation between
poppers and KS by documenting KS in HIV negative gay men who use
poppers.213 KS is hardly ever found among members of any other CDC
risk group or among women with AIDS, and is never diagnosed in children
or infants with AIDS.213 In 1981 when AIDS was first identified,
half of all AIDS diagnoses were for KS. As popper use has diminished,
so has KS which since 1993 has accounted for less than 5% of all
new AIDS cases.214
In the only studies that asked gay men with AIDS about recreational
drugs, 93% to 100% of participants acknowledged using cocaine, crack
cocaine, poppers, heroin, ecstasy, methamphetamines like speed and
crystal, and/or Special K (an animal tranquilizer).215
Combinations of parasitic infections that include amebiasis and
giardiasis along with rectal infections, syphilis, and gonorrhea
can result in acute diarrhea which in turn causes malabsorption
and malnutrition, or wasting.216 This collection of infections and
resultant problems was commonly known as Gay Bowel Syndrome in the
years before AIDS.216 The CDC reports that 20% to 50% of all gay
men in major US cities have been treated, often repeatedly, for
intestinal parasites using immune suppressive pharmaceutical drugs.217
Antibiotic treatments for recurrent venereal infections are immune
suppressive, as is the practice of using these antibiotics on a
regular basis as a prevention. Steroids are another immune damaging
drug frequently prescribed to offset the wasting caused by diarrhea
Campaigns that encourage HIV testing, the consuming of toxic AIDS
drugs, and living in fear of AIDS are primarily directed at the
gay community. Many gay magazines may have up to half of their commercial
advertising devoted to AIDS-related promotions.218 Such constant
emphasis on AIDS gives rise to the notion of the inevitability of
AIDS, a belief which can evoke chronic terror, despair and hopelessness,
psychological risk factors known to impair immunity and compromise
The chance of registering false positive on an HIV test is greater
for people with high levels of non-HIV antibodies and microbes in
their blood. Antibodies produced in response to the particular microbial
and viral infections frequently found in some gay men are documented
causes of false positive HIV test results.218
For people who test HIV positive, the drugs prescribed as preventative
treatments for opportunistic AIDS-defining infections become harmful
and even deadly when used on a daily, continuous basis. Bactrim
and Septra, for example, are powerful sulfonamide antibiotics that
kill digestive flora and cause anemia and bone marrow destruction.
The anti-HIV drugs AZT, ddI, D4T, ddC and 3TC are all highly toxic
chemotherapies that destroy the immune and digestive systems, in
addition to causing five of the 29 official AIDS-defining illnesses.219
Two 1993 studies conducted in the US and Canada found that every
one of several hundred gay men with AIDS had a history of significant
recreational drug and/or AIDS drug use.220
Identifying this risk group as people who engage in habitual, prolonged
use of recreational and/or pharmaceutical drugs, have chronic exposure
to a multitude of infectious microbes, who suffer from chronic malnourishment
and/or chronic fear of HIV and AIDS provides a more appropriate
and comprehensive explanation of immune suppression that invites
many possibilities for prevention and resolution.
Members of this risk group account for 35% of all diagnosed AIDS
cases, while another 4% of people diagnosed with AIDS cite heterosexual
contact with injection drug users as their sole risk. However, the
majority of people who initially claim intimate contact with IV
drug users as their only risk later acknowledge taking drugs themselves.221
Considering only injection drug use as a high risk activity for
AIDS disregards the immune suppressive effects brought about by
habitual use of non-injected street drugs as well as the many health-compromising
factors that can accompany the regular, long-term use of illicit
chemicals. The emphasis on sharing needles over the damaging effects
of the narcotics injected with the needles distorts our view of
immune dysfunction and prevents application of practical solutions
to the health problems common to this risk group.
Prolonged, habitual consumption of drugs such as heroin, crack,
speed, and cocaine, whether taken by injection or other means, is
well-known to disable immune function. Chronic use of these drugs
is documented to bring about many conditions synonymous with AIDS
including pneumonias, tuberculosis, mouth sores, fevers, night sweats,
bacterial infections, and endocarditis. Malnutrition, the number
one cause of immune deficiency diseases worldwide, and multiple
infections are frequent side effects of habitual injection drug
use, and are factors that suppress immunity.
Antibodies generated in response to the multiple infections and
chemical toxins typical of chronic drug use can cause false positive
readings on HIV tests. Positive test results most frequently lead
to ongoing treatment with various immune suppressive antibiotics
and chemotherapy drugs, and to a sense of hopelessness and profound
A more compassionate and inclusive way to portray this diverse
group is as people who engage in habitual, prolonged use of recreational
drugs, have chronic exposure to a multitude of infectious microbes
and toxins through septic syringes or septic living conditions;
who suffer from chronic malnourishment, lack of adequate sleep,
the immune suppressive effects of AIDS drugs, and/or the chronic
despair that follows an HIV positive or AIDS diagnosis. The immune
deficiency diseases caused by these multiple and variant factors
can be resolved with treatments that do not involve toxic anti-HIV
drugs and long-term use of powerful antibiotics.
Hemophiliacs and blood transfusion recipients together make up
2% of adult AIDS cases in the US. As noted previously, Factor VIII,
the blood clotting treatment used by hemophiliacs, is itself immune
suppressive. Hemophilia is a life-threatening condition in people
with or without an HIV positive diagnosis. Ryan White, the young
HIV positive hemophiliac who became famous as an AIDS victim, actually
died of common complications attributed to hemophilia (internal
bleeding and liver failure), not of illnesses that define AIDS.223
Blood transfusions suppress the immune system. Medical experts
note that higher amounts of blood transfusions among hospitalized
patients correlate with higher death rates. The authors of one recent
study on transfusions specifically mention that the immune suppressive
effects of transfusions leave recipients vulnerable to deadly opportunistic
Factor VIII and blood transfusions can cause positive results on
HIV antibody tests in persons never exposed to HIV by triggering
the production of antibodies that react with the nonspecific proteins
used in the HIV antibody test. Once a person has tested positive,
they are subject to immune suppressive drug treatment regimens,
and the terror of developing AIDS.
Members of these risk groups can be more accurately described as
people with serious preexisting health challenges, critical or chronic
exposure to immune suppressive blood products and toxic AIDS drugs,
and/or who are affected by the chronic despair of a fatal diagnosis.
Based on this view, immune compromising anti-HIV chemotherapy and
continuous antibiotic treatments would compound preexisting health
problems, rather than resolve them.
Six percent of Americans diagnosed with AIDS cite heterosexual
contact as their sole AIDS risk. However, upon further investigation,
60% to 99% of these people are reclassified as injection drug users
and/or men who have sex with men, groups with identifiable health
risks documented to cause immune dysfunction.225 As previously noted,
people diagnosed with AIDS voluntarily select a risk group from
among six categories determined by the CDC which limits health risks
to possible exposure to HIV through sex or blood.
The damage caused by AIDS chemotherapy and the acceptance of a
fatal diagnosis are sufficient to bring about serious illness and
even death in people with no other risk factors.
Members of this group may be better described as people with no
health risk factors acknowledged by the CDC who, because of their
positive HIV status, regularly consume chemotherapy and/or engage
in continuous treatment with antibiotics and other immune suppressive
pharmaceutical drugs, and/or suffer from the chronic panic and hopelessness
of a fatal diagnosis.
Although teenagers and children are not a specific AIDS risk group,
cases of AIDS among young people, however rare, are a matter of
great concern. The fact that babies are diagnosed with AIDS has
been used as an argument against non-HIV explanations for AIDS illnesses.
Despite widely held beliefs, the majority of AIDS cases that occur
among children and adolescents can be explained by the same causes
of immune suppression prevalent in adults with AIDS.
In 1998, new AIDS cases among this country's 26 million teens totaled
293; of these, 229 offered information which placed them in the
two primary CDC defined AIDS risk groups for adults.226
Over 80% of the mothers of babies diagnosed with AIDS voluntarily
acknowledge using injection drugs during pregnancy, a practice which
almost universally results in intrauterine malnutrition. The remaining
cases of AIDS in infants and children may be due to the immune suppressive
medical treatments given in response to an HIV positive test result,
or to the same factors that cause HIV negative babies to suffer
from pneumonia, bacterial infections, and immune disorders. In 1998,
new AIDS cases in children age 13 and under totaled 382.227
In stark contrast to the US and Europe, AIDS cases in developing
areas of the world are found almost exclusively among non-drug using
heterosexuals.228 Mainstream AIDS experts offer no plausible reason
why AIDS would spread primarily through drug-free heterosexual contact
only outside the US and Europe.
A coherent explanation for AIDS cases in developing areas of the
world is the well-known health risks shared by these countries,
widespread poverty and malnutrition; lack of clean water, a regular
food supply, and sanitary living conditions; limited access to medical
care; endemic diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria, and parasitic
infections that manifest in conditions identical to AIDS; and the
practice of diagnosing AIDS based on a nonspecific set of clinical
Although HIV tests are not required for an AIDS diagnosis in many
parts of the world, widespread exposure to hepatitis, tuberculosis,
leprosy, malaria and other conditions are more than sufficient to
account for positive results on the nonspecific HIV antibody tests.
Resolving the immune suppressive conditions caused by poverty and
malnutrition provides a means to alleviate the suffering of many
people in developing nations who are currently counted and treated
as victims of AIDS.
When considering non-HIV explanations for AIDS, consider that:
AIDS is a collection of familiar illnesses, not a disease.
Since 1993, more than half of all new AIDS diagnoses in the US
are given to people who are not ill. In 1997, two-thirds of Americans
diagnosed with AIDS had no symptoms or illness.*
Acquired immune deficiency predates the creation of the category
"AIDS" and has numerous, well-documented causes.
There are no AIDS cases noted in the medical literature in which
exposure to HIV has proved to be the sole health risk factor.
There are well-documented causes for every AIDS disease that do
not involve HIV, and all illnesses now called AIDS occur in the
absence of HIV.
HIV tests do not test for the actual virus, but for antiviral proteins
or genetic material that are not specific to HIV.
The chance of a positive reaction on a nonspecific HIV antibody
test increases proportionately with the level of other antibodies
and microbes found in the blood.
Five of the six AIDS risk groups defined by the CDC have health
risk factors that involve multiple, chronic exposure to viruses,
bacteria and other antigens known to produce antibodies identical
to those associated with HIV.
Once a person has tested HIV antibody positive, chemotherapy and
other immune suppressing chemicals are almost always prescribed
for treatment or prevention of AIDS.
Alternative explanations for AIDS provide opportunities for effective
AIDS prevention and for using practical, nontoxic approaches to
1997 was the last year that the CDC provided information on how
many AIDS cases were diagnosed in people who are not sick.
Endemic: A medical
term applied to a disease or disorder that is constantly present
in a particular region or in a specific group of people.
Drugs used to treat cancer. Most anticancer drugs are cytotoxic
(kill or damage cells). Others are synthetic forms of hormones.
All anticancer drugs prevent cells from growing and dividing. Some
work by damaging the cell's DNA; others block the chemical processes
in the cell necessary for growth. Side effects of treatment include
nausea, vomiting, and life-threatening diarrhea. By altering the
rate at which cells grow and divide, anticancer drugs reduce the
number of blood cells produced by the bone marrow, causing anemia
and increased susceptibility to infection.
Inflammation of the internal lining of the heart.
Can you imagine receiving a fatal diagnosis without being told
the diagnosis is based on an unproven idea and an uncertain test?
Being instructed to take powerful, experimental drugs without being
told these drugs compromise health, destroy functions necessary
to sustain life, and were approved for use without adequate testing?
Being informed that you have, or should expect, deadly illnesses
without being told that these same illnesses are not considered
fatal when they occur in "normal" people?
For anyone who tests HIV positive, getting all the facts is a matter
of life and death. The important decisions a person makes should
be based on thorough, verifiable data. All of us need and have the
right to receive honest and complete information about HIV and AIDS.
Almost every AIDS organization in the country offers free instruction
for people who test HIV positive. Standard information includes
how to prepare a will, how to collect disability, health insurance,
and public benefits, what drugs and tests to take, and which diseases
to anticipate, all based on the assumption that HIV positives are
or will be ill and do not have long to live.
Information on AIDS that is free from bias, that accurately describes
tests and drugs, and offers facts that support a will to live, participate
in society, and cultivate a healthy future are rarely, if ever mentioned.
Some AIDS groups even lobby to limit public access to data that
undermine their dire presentations of HIV and AIDS.
For many people handed an HIV positive diagnosis, these brief pages
provide their first awareness that a normal, healthy life is not
something they can only hope for, but something they can choose
to achieve. Unfortunately for most people who test positive, the
AIDS education they receive portrays their choices as being limited
to toxic drug therapy or devastating illness, and encourages chronic
fear, sadness, and resignation to an early death.
There are thousands of HIV positives who lead healthy lives without
toxic AIDS drugs. What they have in common is not some unique, mysterious
gene or a weakened strain of the virus, but an open-minded approach
to information, an understanding of basic principles of medicine
and science, and the knowledge that the responsibility for their
well-being is ultimately their own. For more information on their
lives, please see The Other Side of AIDS on page 94.
This book examines only a portion of the growing body of scientific,
medical and epidemiological evidence that refutes popularly accepted
ideas about HIV and AIDS. Readers are strongly encouraged to conduct
further research and use the resources offered here.
To the degree that we allow unfounded ideas about HIV and AIDS
to determine our actions, influence our choices, dictate our public
policies, or define our world view, we are all victims of AIDS.
Since the 1984 announcement that HIV causes AIDS, all AIDS research
has been based on the hypothesis that HIV, an inexplicably lethal
new virus, is responsible for a group of previously known, disconnected
diseases renamed AIDS. Setting the focus of all AIDS efforts on
HIV, a virus that strains the rules of biology, epidemiology and
logic, has rendered humankind few, if any, beneficial results.
The lives of over 400,000 Americans have been given to the notion
that HIV is the only possible cause of AIDS, and that toxic drugs
offer the only possible prevention, treatment, or hope for a cure.
Many more lives have been forever altered by a positive result on
a non-standardized test for harmless antibodies that may or may
not be associated with HIV.
More than $50 billion in federal AIDS funding has provided no significant
understanding of HIV, has produced no safe and effective therapies,
and has not brought us any closer to ending AIDS. Instead, we have
constructed a powerful AIDS establishment that regulates our news,
limits our access to information, and demands an ever greater allocation
of our resources and support. Rather than helping to resolve AIDS,
we have funded the growth of multi-billion dollar industries, institutions
and organizations that depend on AIDS and on our continued devotion
to the narrow and unproductive HIV hypothesis.
To understand and solve AIDS, it is necessary to investigate all
legitimate scientific data, even when such information challenges
our present understanding and perceptions. Progress in any area
depends on the ability to engage in an unbiased evaluation of facts,
to raise critical questions and to conduct an objective search for
" There is classical science, the way it's supposed to work,
and then there's religion. I regained my sanity when I realized
that AIDS science was a religious discourse. The one thing I will
go to my grave not understanding is why everyone was so quick to
accept everything the government said as truth. Especially the central
myth: The cause of AIDS is known. What in the world made activists
accept tha, ton the basis of a press conference, no less?
"My only theory is that AIDS requires the daily management
of massive amounts of uncertainty, and people cling to any certainty
they can find. Even if it's false."
Michael Callen, author, AIDS activist (deceased),
Genre magazine, February/March, 1994
"Most HIV trials are useless rubbish. Research scientists
[outside AIDS research] laugh at us. To them a good sample size
is 30,000 people. We do studies with 1,500 people and think that's
wonderful when the actual number of relevant patients is sometimes
so small, you cannot rule out chance as the reason for the results
you get. It is also unethical to run trials of drugs in places like
Malaysia with only 30 people involved and then try to justify these
flawed trials because some people got access to drugs who otherwise
would have had nothing."
Kevin Frost, Manager of Research Programs for the American Foundation
for AIDS Research (AmFAR), Positive Nation,
"The story of AIDS is deeply connected with the vicissitudes
of the theory that viruses cause cancer and the failure of the cancer
research program. Michael Verney-Elliot put it most acidly when
he said: 'From the people who didn't bring you the virus that causes
cancer, it's the virus that doesn't cause AIDS.'"
Jad Adams, Author, The HIV Myth,
"AIDS is not another disease, it is the most metaphorical
disease in history. It is the ultimate triumph of politics over
Michael Fumento, Author, The Myth of Heterosexual
"Perhaps I'd feel different about it if I thought people were
dying from AIDS. But I don't. I think they're dying from bad medicine,
bad drugs, bad attitudes. There is nothing I want from 'Big Daddy'
I don't want his medicines, his laws, his approval."
Gavin Dillard, Author, In the Flesh,
HIV positive since 1985, San Francisco
Frontiers, May 20, 1999
"In the September 4 issue of the Journal of the American Medical
Association, the CDC announced that a diagnosis of AIDS no longer
requires an HIV test. The government now considers you an AIDS carrier
if you suffer from any of the maladies on its new list of diseases
indicative of AIDS, including such relatively common infections
as herpes simplex, tuberculosis, Salmonellosis and the shockingly
broad category 'other bacterial infections.' This broad definition
will lead to countless new AIDS diagnoses, whether or not the person
actually has AIDS. A major problem with the new AIDS definition
is that it ignores the many environmental causes of immune suppression.
Exposure to toxins, alcoholism, heavy drug use or heavy antibiotic
use all can cause onset of the list of 'diseases' indicative of
AIDS. The CDC itself conceded in a stunning remark near the end
of the JAMA article that the new AIDS ground rules are highly suspect.
'The diagnostic criteria accepted by the AIDS surveillance case
definition should not be interpreted as the standard of good medical
practice,' warned the CDC."
Los Angeles Weekly, December 18,
"The real trick is to get off the medication. I felt I was
losing quality of life..."
Greg Louganis, HIV positive Olympic Gold Medalist,
The State, April 15, 1997
"It's not even probable, let alone scientifically proven,
that HIV causes AIDS. If there is evidence that HIV causes AIDS,
there should be scientific documents which either singly or collectively
demonstrate that fact, at least with a high probability. There are
no such documents."
Dr. Kary Mullis, Nobel Laureate, HIV not
Guilty, October 5, 1996
" If you think a virus is the cause of AIDS, do a control
without it. To do a control is the first thing you teach undergraduates.
But it hasn't been done. The epidemiology of AIDS is a pile of anecdotal
stories selected to the virus-AIDS hypothesis. People don't bother
to check the details of popular dogma or consensus views."
Dr. Peter Duesberg, Do You Think HIV Causes
Scientists for Legitimacy in Science, 1995
"Beware the scientist who believes that mainstream research
thinking on any public health issue is equivalent to truth. Or the
scientist who bullies or ridicules other scientists because they
oppose the prevailing view. This is a person who has become what
I would call a propagandist and should not be trusted.
"I have worked as a medical science reporter for 30 years.
I've interviewed thousands of scientists for newspaper and magazine
stories, radio and television productions, and books. I've met scientists
who at least try to keep an open and fair mind on scientific issues.
I have also met many propagandists who think they're scientists.
In all the time I've worked as a journalist, I've never come across
a nastier group of people to interview than those propagandists
who work in HIV research."
Nicholas Regush, Medical Science Reporter, Second Opinion, ABCNews.com,
September 29, 1999
"As a scientist who has studied AIDS for 16 years, I have
determined that AIDS has little to do with science and is not even
primarily a medical issue. AIDS is a sociological phenomenon held
together by fear, creating a kind of medical McCarthyism that has
transgressed and collapsed all the rules of science, and has imposed
a brew of belief and pseudoscience on a vulnerable public."
Dr. David Rasnick, Designer of Protease Inhibitors,
SPIN magazine, June 1997
"Considering there is little scientific proof of the exact
linkage of HIV and AIDS, is it ethical to prescribe AZT, a toxic
chain terminator of DNA developed 30 years ago as cancer chemotherapy,
to 150,000 Americans, among them pregnant women and newborn babies,
as an anti-HIV drug?"
Rep. Gil Gutknecht (R-MN), US House of Representatives, Letter
to NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci, March 14, 1995
forward to If You've Tested Positive