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IS "HIV" REALLY THE CAUSE OF AIDS?
ARE THERE REALLY ONLY "A FEW" SCIENTISTS WHO DOUBT THIS?

Over 2,000 scientists, medical professionals, authors and academics are on record that the "Hiv-Aids" theories, routinely reported to the public as if they were facts, are dubious to say the least.

This is a short, printable version taken from the original at http://aras.ab.ca/aidsquotes.htm

"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."

Spin Magazine, Vol. 10 No.4, 1994

"The HIV-causes-AIDS theory is one hell of a mistake."

Foreword, "Inventing the AIDS Virus"

"Years from now, people will find our acceptance of the HIV theory of AIDS as silly as we find those who excommunicated Galileo."

"Dancing Naked in the Mind Field," 1998

"Where is the research that says HIV is the cause of AIDS? There are 10,000 people in the world now who specialize in HIV. None has any interest in the possibility HIV doesn't cause AIDS because if it doesn't, their expertise is useless."

"People keep asking me, ‘You mean you don't believe that HIV causes AIDS?' And I say, ‘Whether I believe it or not is irrelevant! I have no scientific evidence for it.' I might believe in God, and He could have told me in a dream that HIV causes AIDS. But I wouldn't stand up in front of scientists and say, ‘I believe HIV causes AIDS because God told me.' I'd say, ‘I have papers here in hand and experiments that have been done that can be demonstrated to others.' It's not what somebody believes, it's experimental proof that counts. And those guys don't have that."

California Monthly, Sept 1994

"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."

HIV not Guilty, Oct 5, 1996

"[Aids] is not ‘God's wrath' or any other absurdity. A segment of our society was experimenting with their lifestyle, and it didn't work. They got sick. Another segment of our pluralistic society, call them doctor/scientist refugees from the failed War on Cancer, or just call them professional jackals, discovered that it did work. It worked for them. They are still making payments on their new BMWs out of your pocket."

Dancing Naked in the Mind Field. Vintage Books. 2000

- Dr. Kary Mullis, PhD, Biochemist, Winner, 1993 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for inventing the polymerase chain reaction, the basis for the HIV viral load tests.

"The HIV hypothesis of AIDS is the biggest scientific, medical blunder of the 20th Century. The evidence is overwhelming that AIDS is not contagious, sexually transmitted, or caused by HIV. The physicians who know or suspect the truth are embarrassed or afraid to admit that the HIV tests are absurd and should be outlawed, and that the anti-HIV drugs are injuring and killing people."

Mail & Guardian, Johannesburg, SA, Jan 24, 2001

"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."

Spin, June 1997

"Fifty percent of Africans have no sewage systems. Their drinking water mixes with animal and human waste. They have constant TB and malaria infections, the symptoms of which are diarrhea and weight loss, the very same criteria UNAIDS and the World Health Organization use to diagnose AIDS in Africa. These people need clean drinking water and treated mosquito nets [mosquitoes carry malaria], not condoms and lectures and deadly pharmaceuticals forced on pregnant mothers."

Scheff, AIDS Debate, Boston Dig, 2003

"We've put 20 years and $118 billion into HIV. We've got no cure, no vaccine and no progress. Instead we have thousands of people made sick and even killed by toxic AIDS drugs. But we can't just treat them for the diseases we know they have because if we do, we're called ‘AIDS denialists.' AIDS is a multi-billion dollar industry. There are 100,000 professional AIDS researchers in this country. It's as hard to challenge as big tobacco at this point."

Scheff

"Those damn [HIV] tests should be outlawed. They're lethal. First of all, it's a death sentence in South Africa. People commit suicide, they've been stoned to death, they've had their houses burned down, they've been murdered. Just for having antibodies to HIV. They have been ostracized. And in certain rural communities, ostracism is equivalent to death. So you're scared to death, first of all. And then you start taking the anti-HIV drugs, which cause AIDS, and if you take them long enough they will kill you."

New York Press, vol. 14, no. 16, 2002

"In 1990 at the San Francisco AIDS conference, [HIV co-discoverer Luc] Montagnier announced that HIV did not, after all, kill T-cells and could not be the cause of AIDS. Within hours of making this announcement, he was attacked by the very industry he'd helped to create."

Scheff

"People can have a high viral load and be healthy and have a low viral load and be sick and everything in between. These guys [AIDS researchers] will admit this between themselves, they just don't admit it publicly."

Gear Magazine, March 2000

"The National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, the Medical Research Council, and the World Health Organization are terrorizing hundreds of millions of people around the world by their reckless and absurd policy of equating sex with death. Linking sex to death has put these organizations in an impossible situation. It would be intolerably embarrassing for them to admit at this late date that they are wrong, that AIDS is not sexually transmitted. Such an admission could very well destroy these organizations or at the very least put their future credibility in jeopardy. Self preservation compels these institutions to not only maintain but to actually compound their errors, which adds to the fear, suffering, and misery of the world - the antithesis of their reason for being."

British Medical Journal Rapid Response, 18 April 2003

- Dr. David Rasnick, PhD, Biochemist, Protease Inhibitor Developer, University of California

"I do not believe that HIV, in and of itself, can cause AIDS."

New York Daily News Sep 20, 1993

"The assumption was made in 1984 that HIV caused AIDS and this has scarcely been challenged since. We don't really know if HIV causes AIDS, nor have we seriously tried to find out."

Virusmyth.net, Nov. 1991

"It will surely lead to a scientifically healthier society if the burden of proof for HIV as a deadly pathogen is returned to where it belongs - to those who maintain that HIV causes AIDS - and others are allowed to pursue alternative approaches in the battle for eradication of the disease."

Nature, 20 April 1989

- Dr. Beverly E. Griffin, PhD, Director, Department of Virology, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, London

"HIV tests are meaningless. A person can react positive even though he or she is not infected with HIV. The tests are interpreted differently in different countries, which means that a person who is positive in Africa [or Thailand] can be negative when tested in Australia. There is no justification for the fact that most people have not been informed about the serious inaccuracy of the tests. The error has catastrophic repercussions on thousands of people. Since people are reacting positive on tests that are not specific for HIV, let's please stop labeling them as ‘HIV positive.'"

Continuum Magazine, Mid-Winter 1999

"There are many scientific facts which show that the so-called human immunodeficiency virus (‘HIV') does not fulfil the epidemiological and biological requirements, nor the common sense requirements, to be the cause of the human immunodeficiency syndrome."

Continuum, Spring 1998

"The transmission of AIDS from person to person is a myth. The homosexual transmission of AIDS in Western countries, as well as the heterosexual transmission of AIDS in Africa and in other underdeveloped countries, is an assumption without any scientific validation."

Virusmyth.net, Sep. 2000

"None of the postulates on which the infectious hypothesis of AIDS is based fulfill the requirements of the research method. None of the bases of the HIV-AIDS hypothesis has been demonstrated at an objective level. They are theoretical assumptions, created by the minds of those who generate and defend that hypothesis."

"Aids and Stressors," 1997

- Dr. Roberto Giraldo, MD, specialist in internal medicine, infectious and tropical diseases, New York. Former Chairman of the Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, University of Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia. Author, Aids and Stressors

"I would not be surprised if there were another cause of AIDS and even that HIV is not involved."

Omni Magazine, June 1993

"Duesberg is absolutely correct in saying that no one has proven that AIDS is caused by the AIDS virus. And he is absolutely correct that the virus cultured in the laboratory may not be the cause of AIDS."

Hippocrates Sept./Oct. 1988

- Dr. Walter Gilbert, PhD, Professor of Molecular Biology, Harvard University. Winner, 1980 Nobel Prize for chemistry

"The hypothesis that HIV is the sole cause of AIDS simply does not fit the clinical and epidemiological facts."

Sunday Times, London, 7 June 1992

"There is no specific etiologic agent of AIDS. The disease arises as a result of a cumulative process following a period of exposure to multiple environmental factors..."

"Debating AZT," 2000

"Nobody wants to look at the facts about this disease. It's the most extraordinary thing I've ever seen. I've sent countless letters to medical journals pointing out the epidemiological discrepancies and they simply ignore them. The fact is, this whole heterosexual AIDS thing is a hoax."

Spin June 1992

"AIDS is a behavioural disease. It is multifactorial, brought on by several simultaneous strains on the immune system - drugs, pharmaceutical and recreational, sexually transmitted diseases, multiple viral infections."

Spin June 1992

"With the ‘discovery' of HIV as the putative, universally infectious retrovirus and the conversion of this hypothesis into a dogma by the consensus, all dissent began to be suppressed by anonymous censorship, which became absolute, amazingly pervasive, and apparently immune from disclosure of conflicts of interests. On many occasions, I have been asked by the BBC and other networks to talk about AIDS only to find, at the last minute, that my appearance was canceled."

"Colleagues and I attempting to publish have met an unholy alliance intent on rejecting any papers that offer serious criticisms of the orthodoxy. The mainstream journals and media - whenever they are presented with reasonable doubts about Aids - close ranks like regimented clams ... There are, naturally, vested interests involved; many bodies and individuals receive high rewards for their work within orthodox AIDS science. Underlying much of this, the pharmaceutical companies have their own obvious agenda."

Index on Censorship, UK, Issue 3, 1999

"It is a scandal that the major medical journals have maintained a conspiracy of silence over any dissent from the orthodox [HIV-AIDS] views and official handouts. At the same time, through their panic statements about everyone being at risk, health authorities spread undue alarm and anxiety among millions."

Sunday Times, London, 7 June 1992

- Dr. Gordon Stewart, MD, Emeritus Professor of Public Health, University of Glasgow. Former Consultant Physician (Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine) to National Health Service (UK) and WHO. Author of over 100 journal articles and contributions to symposia, as well as such books as Trends in Epidemiology and The Penicillin Group of Drugs.

"While the experts, with their statistics, would have one believe that there exists an extremely serious HIV/AIDS epidemic [in Africa], no trace of an epidemic is observable in the field. All that can be seen is a very poor, under-nourished population suffering from malaria, endemic immunodeficiency and common illnesses."

"The facts very clearly demonstrate that the endemic African immunodeficiency has nothing to do with a hypothetical ‘HIV,' but is, rather, the result of malnutrition and its corollaries."

"The so-called ‘HIV' tests are unspecific; the positive results they may give are misleading and lead to the false belief in the existence of a viral epidemic. A positive test - and this applies especially to Africa - is not a sign of a specific viral infection. These so-called ‘HIV' tests are deceptive, in that the positive results give the illusion that a precise diagnosis has been made."

"And yet, it is these very same misleading [HIV test] results which constitute the basis of official statistics and which lead, first the experts, then the scientists, medical doctors, newspaper reporters, and finally the general public to believe that Africa is being ravaged by a specific viral infection called ‘HIV/AIDS!' People speak of an epidemic of ‘HIV/AIDS,' but the only thing which has the appearance of an epidemic is what I would call the ‘epidemic of tests,' an artificial epidemic which is being actively promoted."

"[The HIV tests] are also dangerous because they cause panic and stigmatization, they lead to the use of toxic anti-viral drugs and they draw attention away from the real sources of immune system deficiencies. Common sense and scientific reason dictate their abandonment."

"For more than 15 years, the various scientific, medical and mass media alike have ceaselessly portrayed Africa as the continent caught in the grip of a new deadly sexually transmitted infection, and doomed to the most somber future imaginable. Yet, during this very same period, the population that was in the eye of the cyclone and received no specific treatment has continued to increase as before."

"In 1985, the newly out ‘HIV' tests detected the first HIV-positive individuals in precisely this same [Tanzania] border area...According to the experts, this region was doomed to be decimated, unless energetic measures were taken to combat this new deadly virus.

"Fifteen years later, we can begin to take stock of the situation. The following are official census results: For Tanzania, a regular upward curve can be observed for the period 1967 to 2002, with a [population] growth of 49% between 1988 and 2002. There is no drop in the population. For the Kagera region, we see the same upward curve, with 53% growth between 1988 and 2002."

"...‘HIV' tests were conducted [in Tanzania], but they led to the observation that sick children, whether ‘HIV'-positive or ‘HIV'-negative, recuperated equally well, so long as they received adequate nutrition and medical attention."

December 8, 2003, address to European Parliament Conference on AIDS in Africa, Brussels

- Dr. Marc Deru, MD, Visé, Belgium

"There are too many shortcomings in the theory that HIV causes all signs of AIDS. We are seeing people HIV-infected for 9, 10, 12 years or more, and they are still in good shape, their immune system is still good. It is unlikely that these people will come down with AIDS later."

"HIV is neither necessary nor sufficient to cause AIDS."

VI Int'l AIDS Conference, Jun 24 1990

"AIDS does not inevitably lead to death, especially if you suppress the co-factors that support the disease. It is very important to tell this to people who are infected.... I think we should put the same weight now on the co-factors as we have on HIV."

"Psychological factors are critical in supporting immune function. If you suppress this psychological support by telling someone he's condemned to die, your words alone will have condemned him."

"We did not purify [isolate] ... We saw some particles but they did not have the morphology [shape] typical of retroviruses ... They were very different ... What we did not have, as I have always recognized it, is that it was truly the cause of AIDS."

Interview with Djamel Tahi-1997

- Dr. Luc Montagnier, Virologist, co-discoverer of HIV, Pasteur Institute, Paris

"We are of the same opinion as Root-Bernstein that the decision taken at the time that HIV viruses are the sole decisive causative factor for AIDS considering the other risk factors as co-factors was rash and incorrect in retrospect. According to our opinion, it is the sum of the risk factors which causes a severe stress-induced deficiency of the T-cell related immune reactions."

Swiss Journal of Holistic Medicine (Schweizerische Zeitschrift fur Ganzheits Medizin) July 1995

- Dr. Alfred Hassig, MD, Professor in Immunology, University of Bern, former Director, Swiss Red Cross blood banks

- Prof. Wen-Xi Liang, MD;

- Dr. Kurt Stampfli, MD

- All from the Study Group on Nutrition and Immunity, Bern, Switzerland

"I don't recommend people ever getting tested. The reason is I don't know what the tests mean, and I think no one else knows what the tests mean. I've never seen any evidence that what these tests purport to show they're actually showing -- namely, the presence of a virus, the presence of an exogenous virus. I really would like to see the electron microscopic data of this, and apparently there is none. There is none where you've done a rigorous isolation protocol."

The Other Side of AIDS http://www.theothersideofaids.com

- Robert De Prato, MD, US Dept. of Defense. Portland, Oregon

"This is my battle with John Maddox [editor of Nature] and with people who are actually fabricating the data [Ascher, et al in Nature, March 11, 1993]. They claim to have such a [Aids] group that had not used any drugs. When I analysed the data, it turned out that there was not a single person in their paper that was drug-free. I submitted a critique to Maddox, but his response was, I could no longer respond. I was censored."

Spin, Sep 1993

"Look, the same virus wouldn't cause Kaposi's sarcoma in homosexuals, pneumonia in transplant recipients and ‘slim disease' in Africa. The HIV theory doesn't make sense. But we have a totally totalitarian science environment today. You have to become a government contractor to do research. And if you don't concur with the government - with HIV, with Gallo - you don't get any money. The fringes are growing, but the majority of researchers are conformists. We have a million PhD's in this country, and they can't all be Einsteins. Most of them are just good soldiers; they'll do as they're told."

GQ Nov 1993

[On the AIDS establishment's rejection of HIV co-discoverer Dr. Luc Montagnier when he said in 1990 that HIV alone cannot be the cause of AIDS]: "There was Montagnier, the Jesus of HIV, and they threw him out of the temple."

Miami Herald 23 Dec 1990

"HIV is just a latent, and perfectly harmless, retrovirus that most but not all AIDS patients happen to carry. To say that HIV is the cause of AIDS is to cast aside everything we know about retroviruses...The HIV theory is inconsistent, paradoxical, and absurd..."

"The NIH is saying only experts understand AIDS. And who are they? They're the people who have worked on HIV, whose careers are completely based on HIV, and worse than that, almost all of them have huge commercial interests associated with it. They have companies; they have patents; they make megabucks. It's much more profitable than their university research. So, those are the judges. These people can afford to send you to Jupiter. But they cannot afford to give $50,000 to Peter Duesberg or somebody else with an alternative hypothesis, like the one to test for drugs as a cause of AIDS. To prove them wrong would mean that they would risk losing their good reputation and their standing in the scientific community as well as their companies."

Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, June 2000

"Millions of lives that could have been saved won't be saved if we work on an ungrounded or poorly grounded hypothesis."

Meditel 1990

"...The point that everybody is missing is that all those original papers Gallo wrote on HIV have been found fraudulent. Well, then, that throws into question the entire HIV hypothesis, doesn't it? The HIV hypothesis was based on those papers."

Spin June 1992

- Dr. Peter Duesberg, PhD, Professor of Molecular Biology, University of California, member, National Academy of Sciences, first to map the genetic structure of retroviruses. Five-time recipient of the National Institutes of Health's Outstanding Investigator Grant. (All federal grants terminated when he started challenging the HIV theory). Author, Inventing the AIDS Virus

"Peter Duesberg knows more about retroviruses than any man alive."

Spin, June 1992

"...He doesn't believe HIV causes the disease...I can't win that debate. Rational people learn not to debate such things."

NYU Medical Center, Interview with Robert Gallo by James M. Scutero Nov 11, 1993

"I think that if HIV is not being expressed and not reforming virus and replicating, the virus is a dud and won't be causing the disease..."

Spin, Oct 1994

- Dr. Robert Gallo, co-discoverer of HIV

"The case for a link between HIV and AIDS is not proven. I would like the ‘orthodox' scientists to acknowledge that in Africa there are 29 or 30 diseases which may mimic AIDS, which are related to poverty. But they will not accept that because poverty does not make them big money but HIV makes them money. I would like them to acknowledge that most Africans who are said to be positive, if they were to move from Africa to Europe, to America or Australia, most of them, probably 80% would be negative...If we dissidents had only one hundredth of the funds that the orthodox view has, the orthodox view would probably be dead in less than a year."

New African May, July-Aug. 2000

"I find it astonishing that with HIV/Aids you're not allowed to ask questions, and the so-called dissident group is not allowed any publicity at all. I'm really concerned about the lack of democratic tendencies in the science establishments in South Africa."

ANC Daily News Briefing, 22 March 2000

"Nutritional AIDS dominates the scene in South Africa today as indeed it did during Apartheid. In the middle [19]50's and 60's, 50 percent of black children were dead before the age of five. The causes of death were recorded as: Pneumonia, High Fever, Dehydration and intractable Diarrhea due to protein deficiency. Today, these clinical features are called AIDS. Today in South Africa, TB is the leading cause of death and morbidity amongst Africans, but this is called AIDS."

December 8, 2003, address to European Parliament Conference on AIDS in Africa, Brussels

- Dr. Sam Mhlongo, MD, Head of the Department of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care at the Medical University of South Africa, Johannesburg

"HIV does not cause AIDS. There is no scientific evidence that HIV can kill infected T4 cells. The true problem is that the leaders of the HIV hypothesis have been ignoring important medical facts and are blindly attributing AIDS to the HIV virus. It is very sad and frustrating to know that the AIDS establishment are giving highly toxic drugs such as AZT to pregnant women even with studies that show the depression in the immune system can be reversed by nutrition. Prescribing anti-viral drugs to AIDS patients is like putting gasoline on a fire."

Virusmyth.net, 2 May 2001

"...the results of the studies described above clearly show that the reductions in CD4+ T cell counts in homosexual patients have resulted from their treatment with glucocorticoid and not as the result of their HIV-infection. These studies provided clinical proof that HIV is a harmless virus and the HIV tests are worthless."

BMJ RR, 5 February 2004

- Dr. Mohammad Ali Al-Bayati, PhD, Toxicologist and Pathologist, California. Author, Get all the facts: HIV does not cause AIDS.

"Dr. Al-Bayati convincingly demonstrates that the convergence of several factors other than HIV represent the true causes of AIDS."

Virusmyth.net, 2 May 2001

"The HIV hypothesis, a staunchly defended thesis among its proponents, assumes that AIDS is caused by an infectious retrovirus. The declaration that the chosen virus was indeed the cause of AIDS was accompanied by the naming of this virus as the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Given this name, the HIV hypothesis suddenly became a self-fulfilling proposition and a classical example of the logical fallacy of affirming the consequent."

Foreword, "Get all the facts: HIV does not cause AIDS," June 1999

- Dr. Otto Raabe, PhD, Professor and Director, Institute of Toxicology and Environmental Health, University of California, Davis

"Dr. Al-Bayati provides solid scientific support for the position that HIV does not cause AIDS. Exposure to steroids and the chemicals in our environment, the drugs used to treat AIDS, stress and poor nutrition are the real causes."

Mercola.com newsletter, July 11, 2001 Issue 236

"Another fact that raises serious questions about the possibility of HIV causing disease is that even after some $45 billion dollars of research funds, scientists cannot figure out how it supposedly destroys T-cells. This is because it does not destroy T-cells in test tubes and has never been shown to destroy them in humans, either."

"An immunologist from Harvard Medical School summed up the problem as follows: ‘We are still very confused about the mechanisms that lead to T-cell depletion, but at least now we are confused at a higher level of understanding.' A simpler explanation of these problems, especially after $45 billion, is that HIV does not affect T-cells, at all."

Mercola.com, 1999

- Dr. Joseph Mercola, former Chairman of the Family Medicine department at St. Alexius Medical Center, Hoffman Estates, Illinois; served as editor of HIV Monograph by Abbott Laboratories published in 1989 and distributed to physicians nationally. Editor of www.mercola.com, one of the top 10 health websites on the internet

"A campaign has been conducted to program us into believing that HIV is a deadly, infectious virus that inevitably results in AIDS and death. And we have been continually told that while no cure exists, antiviral drugs will slow down the progression of the disease. Despite evidence to the contrary, the general public continues to buy these ideas. They are the only ones reported. The fact is, there have always been people questioning or disagreeing with the official theory and treatment approach, but they have been silenced."

Penthouse, Nov, Dec, 1995

"No one, I repeat, no one under ANY circumstances should have the HIV test. It is a fraud. A complete and total fraud. And I defy any doctor, any scientist in this audience, to prove me wrong. Cross-reactions with non-HIV antibodies [false positives] have been documented in the presence of flu virus, common cold virus, herpes simplex 2, Hepatitis B, tuberculosis, leprosy, flu and hepatitis vaccines, pregnancy, blood transfusions, blood-clotting factor, [rectally deposited] sperm, [recreational] drug use, auto-immune diseases like lupus, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis."

"What do you think goes on in a person's mind when they're suddenly told that they have HIV, when in fact, you're never tested for a virus. That's not humanly possible, because no one to date has ever isolated the HIV virus. Well, think of what you would do when you went home. Your immune system would go right through the floor. You'd be depressed, you'd be anxious. You'd be terrified. You'd be paranoid."

"Think of what would happen when you had to start telling everyone in your life that you had HIV. Your doctor would immediately...put you on the most toxic chemotherapies known. Chemotherapies that in a healthy individual will KILL you, will create the very symptoms that we're calling AIDS. Five, six times a day you keep giving it chemotherapy. But you don't give it chemotherapy for a month as some people with cancer have, or even two months. You have to take it every day for the rest of your life. And then, what had been a completely healthy, normal person now is dying. And they're suffering from an iatrogenic, drug-induced, doctor-induced death."

"There was no virus there. There was not even an antibody to the virus. [The test] was cross-reacting. Yep. And yet we still allow the fraud of AIDS research to continue on, where 100,000 scientists are bilking the American public for more money each year than is spent on cancer or heart disease."

Natural Living, WBAI Radio, 3/21/96

- Dr. Gary Null, PhD, syndicated host of Natural Living with Gary Null, author (AIDS, A Second Opinion), and a producer of PBS special programs. His Deconstructing the Myth of AIDS won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at both the New York and Los Angeles International Independent Film and Video Festivals.

"Almost all reactions (on the HIV tests) especially in low-risk populations, represent false positive results."

1992. "Identification of crossreactive epitopes recognized by HIV- false-positive sera." AIDS. 6: 1547-1548

-  Langedijk, Vos, W., Doornum, G, et al, Aids researchers

"90 percent of positive tests in low-risk populations are in fact false. Falsely labeling individuals applying for marriage licenses, pregnant women, health care workers and patients admitted to the hospital as carrying the virus is certainly irresponsible and can have an enormous psychological and social impact on the individuals."

American Journal of Epidemiology, 1992

- Dr. Xin M. Tu, PhD, Harvard University School of Public Health, Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania

"I do not regard the causal relationship between HIV and any disease as settled. I have seen considerable evidence that highly improper statistics concerning HIV and AIDS have been passed off as science, and that top members of the scientific establishment have...joined the media in spreading misinformation about the nature of AIDS."

Yale Scientific, Fall 1994

"There is currently ongoing a phenomenon of collective misinformation, promoted by...the [NIH and CDC] directly concerned with HIV and AIDS. Both the general press (e.g. the New York Times) and the scientific journals such as Nature and Science, propagate misinformation uncritically, and suppress information which goes against the orthodox position that ‘HIV is the virus that causes AIDS.'"

"So-called scientific articles about HIV and AIDS are written under the automatic assumption that HIV is the cause of certain diseases by killing CD4 T-cells."

"To question the HIV pathogenesis hypothesis...entails social, scientific and financial ostracism when coming from someone inside the biomedical establishment."

"...HIV is neither the cause of T-cell destruction, nor of harm to the immune system. The lack of control groups and the lack of ‘robust appraisal' [in Ho & Shaw's experiments] has caused a systematic bias for the interpretation of the data in favor of HIV pathogenesis."

"...Recently in the State of Maine...a woman Valerie Emerson with four children was HIV positive, as well as her 3 year old daughter and 4 year old son...The two who were positive...were prescribed AZT. The little girl died, suffering terribly. Her death was attributed to AIDS by the newspapers. The son Nikolas...was given AZT. He then became seriously ill. The mother discontinued the AZT...and the son became well...However, officials of the State of Maine then started legal action against the mother to take the child away from her. In September 1998, a judge ruled against the officials. The boy is now running around like any healthy four year old..."

"...I regard as dangerous to censor or suppress information, and to allow a situation to develop when people appear unable to distinguish between facts and an orthodox view. The [Aids] orthodox view is accepted uncritically by people at large as a result of mass conditioning by the media's uncritical acceptance of the scientific orthodoxy, and the refusal to publish information which goes counter to the orthodoxy."

Yale Scientific, Spring 1999

"The entire Gallo affair provides evidence of the way the scientific community is unable to police itself...Scientists should be subject to the same laws as other citizens so far as criminal behaviour is concerned."

"Challenges', Springer Verlag 1998

"The hypotheses that HIV is a harmless virus and that drugs cause AIDS defining diseases are compatible with all the evidence I know."

Letter to National Academy of sciences, 1997

"...Thus the [National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases' Aids] ‘Fact Sheet' does not contain facts. It contains propaganda. It continues to provide evidence that you guys at NIH, CDC, NIAID can't tell the difference between a fact and a hole in the ground."

Letter to CDC Director David Satcher - Yale Scientific, Spring 1999

"I regard as scandalous the continued ostracism of people and points of view which go against the orthodoxy on HIV. Shame on Einstein College of Medicine faculty for participating in this ostracism or tolerating it."

Response to Einstein faculty's vetoing of a speaking invitation to Dr. Peter Duesberg

"To continue past criticisms of CDC publications, I enclose some offhand comments concerning the December 1996 CDC HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report. I find internal and external inconsistencies, meaningless figures, and overall propaganda rather than science or medicine."

"...The categories used for the CDC statistics at present in connection with AIDS constitute obstructions to dealing with this more precise question. These statistics are systematically biased in favor of HIV pathogeny."

"The variation of figures, depending on the pre-1987 definition, the 1987 definition, the December 1992 definition, and the latest December 1996 definition on the front page of the Surveillance Report create such a chaos that just on this count, the whole production is questionable. I call it statistical garbage. Furthermore, the statistics are anyhow manipulated in other ways.

"The figure of ‘581,429 persons with AIDS' reported to CDC p. 5, first paragraph, is a garbage figure. First, it is not clear what AIDS means in this figure, i.e. which definition was used. Second, the figure is cumulative, so presumably it depends on different definitions over 15 years."

"Although there are occasional categories about injective drug users, there are no categories for the poppers or cocaine users. The absence of such categories biases the drug statistics in favor of the HIV pathogeny hypothesis and against the drug pathogeny hypothesis."

"The use of ‘statistical methods,' p.5, column 1, line -2, in plain english means that statistics were manipulated in some undetermined way, so again, what does the figure 581,429 mean? Down to the last unit digit?"

"The CDC Report is written under the unstated axiom that there is such a thing as ‘HIV disease', whatever that means. Then officials try to fit experimental facts into this axiom, and are thereby led to what are euphemistically called ‘paradoxes', actually inconsistencies and contradictions."

Letter to CDC director David Satcher, 12 August 1997

- Dr. Serge Lang, PhD, Professor of Mathematics, Yale University; awarded the Dylan Hixon ‘88 Prize for Teaching Excellence in the Natural Sciences; also the Steel and Cole prizes of the American Mathematical Society; Author of 37 books; former Fulbright Scholar; Member, US National Academy of Sciences

"A powerful hypothesis has to explain and predict. I ask you, what kind of scientist continues to support a hypothesis [HIV=AIDS] that fails to explain and fails to predict? We've been willing to turn immunology upside-down and inside out."

Spin June 1992

"HIV/AIDS [is] the biggest medical mistake and fraud of the past 500 years."

"There are thousands of documented cases, from Africa in particular, of clinically reportable AIDS in which HIV testing has been done and found to be negative. I think it's amongst the strongest arguments that HIV is irrelevant to the development of AIDS in at least some cases if not all cases."

"Some of these tests are so non-specific that 80 - 90% of the positives that are picked up are false positives. And when one realises that these tests are being pushed in a context in which we have to test as many people as possible, the inevitable outcome is that the figures for HIV infections in Africa will become wildly exaggerated and feed into a very, very deadly self-fulfilling prophesy."

Aids and Africa, Meditel, London 1993

- Harvey Bialy, PhD, Founding scientific editor, Nature Biotechnology. Resident Scholar, Institute of Biotechnology/Autonomous National University of Mexico, Member, South Africa Presidential Aids Advisory Panel

I join [the Group for the Scientific Reappraisal of the Hiv-Aids Hypothesis] for three reasons:

(1) My interest in philosophy of science and scientific method compels me to recognize the inadequacy of the single agent explanation for AIDS;

(2) I am a public sector attorney who strongly believes that current public policy favoring single agent HIV research to the exclusion of multiple agent research is in all likelihood driven by greed and must be abated; and

(3) As a concerned human being it is my duty to help those who suffer from AIDS. My sincere thanks to those who have designed the virusmyth web site and republished scholarly research that is astoundingly well written and intellgible, even to a lawyer like me.

The web site has opened my eyes and commanded my attention like nothing else. This problem is a multidisciplinary phenomenon and requires a multidisciplinary approach. I hope people ask and allow me to contribute my skills as an attorney to achieve the aims of this Group.

Comments on signing the ‘Virus Myth' petition.

- John Szczubelek, JD, Assistant Attorney General, State of Michigan

"Current policies for helping Africa in what has been described as the AIDS crisis, are entirely based on the validity of the HIV=AIDS hypothesis. However, this hypothesis must be completely reappraised because HIV has never been isolated nor purified, directly from AIDS patients, in a way that would satisfy the classic requirements of virology. More specifically:

"1) HIV particles have never been demonstrated by electron microscopy in the blood stream of AIDS patients allegedly presenting with high ‘viral load.'

"2) Alleged HIV isolations have been reported, based on the identification of molecular ‘markers.' These markers are of physical, biological or genetic nature. Their HIV specificity could never be rigorously demonstrated because such demonstration would have necessitated HIV purification that has never been achieved.

"3) Serological tests for so-called ‘HIV seropositivity,' being based on the same non specific markers, also lack specificity and do not demonstrate any HIV infectious process.

"4) Public credulity is abused by the constant publication of HIV images that all derive from electron microscopy of laboratory cell cultures, and never derive directly from AIDS patients."

"In view of these major uncertainties concerning HIV isolation directly from AIDS patients, priorities should be drastically revised. Suspending all HIV sero-testing, and suspending administration of anti-retroviral toxic medications should make budgets available to combat malnutrition, extend drinking water distribution, and improve hygiene and sanitation for the African people."

December 8, 2003, address to European Parliament Conference on AIDS in Africa, Brussels

"The role played by international pharma companies is more than dubious. In fact, it's close to pharmaceutical genocide. Improving the control of tropical infectious diseases is a complex endeavour. Instead, AIDS is a single culprit with great profitability."

May 2002, Times of India

- Dr. Etienne de Harven, MD, Emeritus Professor of Pathology, University of Toronto

"The causes of AIDS are not viral. I have witnessed the fatal effects that the anti-viral drugs have on the immune system. I treated patients diagnosed with HIV who were very poor. Their inability to afford the drugs precluded me from giving them AZT which is very expensive. As time went by, I began to see that the rich HIV positive patients died, while the poor ones lived and continue to do so."

Aliveandwell.org

- Dr. Juan Jose Flores, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, La Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico

"The damage to the immune system can be reversed. This happens when [HIV positive] people change their habits of substance abuse, eat nutritious food, involve themselves in community service, practice discipline and hygiene, receive regular counseling, family and social support. Such persons emerge stronger and healthy."

Times of India, 29 May 2001

- Arun Meitram, counsellor, Salvation Army Clinic, Mumbai, India.

"Our experience in treating HIV positive persons over the past decade shows that all the components of comprehensive psychological, emotional, physical and conventional medical treatment are very important. If a person is treated wholly, he is fine. Our patients have remained asymptomatic for up to ten years, and enjoy perfect health without anti-retroviral drugs."

Times of India, 29 May 2001

- Dr. Nagesh Shirgoppikar, AIDS specialist, Salvation Army Clinic, Mumbai, India

"While first learning about the AIDS controversy, I read whatever I could on both sides. I have not found an instance, when both sides have been able to state their complete case, where the mainstream AIDS view has held up. On the contrary, much of the mainstream view seems to be based on bad research and fallacious reasoning."

Virusmyth.net

"The medical profession and scientific establishment have terrorized too many people with these worthless [Hiv] tests."

January 19, 2005 http://www.kimbannon.com/home/petition.php

- Dr. Randall R. ‘Rush' Wayne, M.A., Molecular Biology, Harvard University, PhD, Biochemistry, University of California

"HIV cannot be responsible for AIDS. After three years of intensive critical studies of the relevant scientific literature, as an experienced virologist and molecular biologist I came to the following surprising conclusion - there is actually no single scientifically really convincing evidence for the existence of HIV. Not even once has such a retrovirus been isolated and purified by the methods of classical virology."

Letter to Süddeutsche Zeitung 2000

- Dr. Heinz Ludwig Sänger, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Molecular Biology and Virology and a former director of the Department of Viroid Research, Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Germany; Recipient of the international Robert Koch award for medical research, 1978*

"In fact there is no test for HIV. It's just an illusion...early on when we were working in collaboration with Abbott Laboratories, it was clear that there was no gold standard for HIV-no direct isolation of the virus. Nobody has ever demonstrated that HIV is present when any combination, or any one, of these tests comes up positive. None of these tests can be validated, ever. Period. Because we don't have a way to isolate and culture HIV to prove its existence."

"AIDS researchers admit that the tests contain at least 80 percent non-specific cellular material - they're, at best, 20 percent effective. But in my scientific opinion, they contain no HIV at all. The medical literature lists at least 60 different conditions that can register positive on the HIV-test. These conditions include candidas, arthritis, parasites, malaria, liver conditions, alcoholism, drug abuse, flu, herpes, syphilis, other STDs and pregnancy."

Scheff, Boston Dig

"Now, it may be that there is a virus called HIV and that people who are testing positive on these tests have antibodies to that virus. It may even be that this virus is lethal. There's no scientific evidence as such."

"...Do these more than a half-million individuals, or their families and loved ones, deserve to know that all the promised benefits of these [AIDS] drugs, which were aggressively promoted by the pharmaceutical industry, our public health institutions, and uncritical journalists, were nothing more than illusions? That the only thing real that resulted from their dedicated compliance to consuming these chemicals was the compromised quality of life and debilitating side-effects they suffered?"

"...Perhaps it is possible that the [unmedicated] Ugandans in these studies are not surviving surprisingly long, but rather, the subjects in developed countries on antiretrovirals are actually dying surprisingly fast. Perhaps these antiretrovirals are not worthless, but are actually harmful to the same degree as poverty and malnutrition. To check this hypothesis, I would propose giving some of the Ugandans in the above studies access to food and water. I would predict we would see their median survival significantly surpass that of their medicated counterparts in the developed world. It's not unethical to give Africans food is it?"

Aliveandwell.org, 6/21/02

- Dr. Rodney Richards, PhD, Biochemist, Founding scientist for the biotech company Amgen. Collaborated with Abbott Laboratories in developing some of the first HIV tests

"The scientific data do not support the view that what is being called AIDS in Africa has a viral cause.

"The scandal is that long-standing ailments that are largely the product of poverty are being blamed on a sexually transmitted virus. With missionary-like zeal, but without evidence, condom manufacturers and AIDS fund-raisers attribute those symptoms to an ‘African sexual culture.' Rev. Eugene Rivers of Boston has launched a crusade to change African sexual practices - a crusade reminiscent of Victorian voyeurs whose racist constructs equated black people with sexual promiscuity."

"The problem is that dysentery and malaria do not yield headlines or fatten public-health budgets. ‘Plagues' and infectious diseases do. This means that those who question AIDS in Africa put their own funding at risk. I saw this at first-hand when I visited Swaziland in mid-December at the invitation of their HIV/AIDS Crisis Management Committee. I was driven from the airport to the hotel in a late model 4-wheel drive vehicle. It had been donated by UNICEF and was covered with AIDS posters urging Swazis to ‘use a condom, save a life.'"

"After my presentation, an attorney named Teresa Mlangeni acknowledged that she could easily see how malnutrition, tuberculosis, malaria and other parasitic infections - not sexual behaviour - were making her fellow Swazis ill. But other committee members confided that if they voiced public doubts, they risked losing their international funding. And I realized that the vested interests of the international AIDS orthodoxy would discourage further inquiries."

"Traditional public-health approaches, clean water and improved sanitation above all can tackle the underlying health problems in Africa. They may not be sexy, but they will save lives. And they will surely stop terrorizing an entire continent."

Canada Globe and Mail, March 14, 2000

"If you don't believe [HIV=AIDS], you're a heretic. So the best way to deal with the dissidents is to ignore them, silence them and wreck their careers."

Gadfly Magazine June 11, 2001

"You're looking at what I think is going to turn out to be one of the great frauds of the late 20th century."

Fudged Facts On Aids, Now Magazine, Toronto, 9-15 March 2000

- Dr. Charles L. Geshekter, PhD, three-time Fulbright scholar. Professor of African History, California State University, Chico. Former chair of the History of Science, Pacific Division, of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences. He has served as an adviser to the U.S. State Department and several African governments

"Over a period of three years, in the late 1980's, I was an eyewitness to gross irregularities and scientific misconduct by researchers involved in the early clinical trials of AZT. Tragically, AZT was first approved for widespread use based on the outcome of these scientifically inconclusive studies. And unfortunately, all other ‘anti-HIV' drugs since that time have been approved based on the same, flawed model."

Virusmyth.net, 2000

"AZT is a poison. AZT commonly causes miscarriages and severe birth defects. AZT is a highly toxic chemotherapy which interrupts DNA synthesis and destroys the immune system. In fact, AZT is a tragedy which I believe has led to tens of thousands of unnecessary deaths, primarily in wealthier countries."

"AZT is part of the problem, not the solution. I do not want to see this tragedy and anguish imported into Africa and other developing areas of the world."

- Lynn Fall (née Gannett), Former data manager, phase III clinical trials of AZT (1987-1990)

"...But the AIDS-priests don't perform such cleancut experiments. They don't have any pure HIV samples, so they have nothing they can show to be infectious. They cannot isolate anything that can be identified either, because they work with cellular slop that could contain antibodies to whatever and godknowswhat showing enzymatic activity that has also been reported to be associated with known retroviruses. That's why the apologists' Aids-research is a load of crap."

Aids Myth Exposed Forum, 12 Oct 2004

- Dr. Wilhelm Godschalk, PhD, Biochemist, The Hague, Netherlands. Formerly Asst. Prof., University of Virginia Medical School, Assoc. Prof., University of Puerto Rico Medical School, Senior Scientist at the Center for Energy and Environmental Research. Did research with Dr. Jesse Beams, one of the lead scientists on The Manhattan Project

"I drew my own blood and put it into two ampules. One of them I sent under my own name to get tested for HIV antibodies, the other I sent under the name of one of my HIV positive patients for viral load testing to the same lab.[The results:] My blood was negative under my own name, but the blood that was sent in under my patient's name had a viral load of 1800."

from a censored series of newspaper articles that journalists Michael Leitner and Jan-Philipp Hein wrote for a prominent German newspaper in 2000

- Dr. Juliane Sacher, MD, Frankfurt, Germany

"...Thus HIV and AIDS are not inevitably correlated, let alone proven to be causally connected..."

"...The drugs that supposedly kill HIV and protect against AIDS actually produce AIDS-like effects... A diagnosis of HIV infection followed by the conventional treatment will produce AIDS if the ‘therapy' is continued long enough. That is one reason why conventional treatment now increasingly incorporates ‘holidays' from drugs - whereas initially it had been claimed that any failure to take the drugs faithfully every day would cause the virus to rebound catastrophically."

"...To repeat...there are no scientific publications proving that HIV causes AIDS. As I've now illustrated, many facts seem inexplicable if HIV is thought to cause AIDS."

http://www.arlingtoninstitute.org/futuredition/henry_bauer_aids.htm

"As I said at the outset, these books are an important part of the HIV/AIDS story since their authors are the celebrated co-discoverers of HIV. I would not recommend buying a used car from either of them, still less would I take their advice on matters of health or medicine."

Review of "Virus Hunting: AIDS, Cancer, and the Human Retrovirus: A Story of Scientific Discovery", by Robert Gallo and "Virus: The Co-Discoverer of HIV Tracks Its Rampage and Charts the Future", by Luc Montagnier. Journal of Scientific Exploration. 2005. 19(3) 413-9.

"One current unorthodoxy almost certain to be vindicated is that HIV is not the cause of AIDS."

http://www.henryhbauer.homestead.com/Unorthodoxies.html

"HIV tests in the United States have demonstrated that HIV is not a sexually transmitted infection."

"HIV did not cause the AIDS outbreaks of the early 1980s."

"The dissidents from the standard view have argued chiefly on grounds of retrovirology, immunology, and molecular biology. They have drawn attention to a variety of puzzling aspects of HIV/AIDS. These intricate technicalities can be side-stepped by looking strictly at the demography of HIV, at how positive HIV tests vary in a regular way among social groups, geographically, over time, with age, with sex, with race."

"This points to HIV being something endemic, not a contagious infection."

"It also indicates that positive HIV tests measure something quite general about health, not specifically about AIDS. And the data even show that HIV and AIDS are not connected; for example, Black Americans in every tested group are HIV-positive about 5 times more often than White Americans, and that has not changed for twenty years; but the relative proportions of Black and White victims of AIDS has changed by a factor of 3 over that time."

http://hivnotaids.homestead.com/index.html

"Those who do the actual science are mostly ‘cogs in the machine' who do not spend time thinking about the broad picture. Those who accumulate and organize and publish periodic official reports do not ask themselves whether the data fit the prevailing theory, that is not their job. So it has happened that the accumulated data clearly shows that the standard [HIV/AIDS] theory is wrong, without that having been noticed--apparently--by the people who prepared the reports."

"As a matter of fact, one can find in various individual reports, statements that the data are puzzling; but the conclusion is never drawn that this is because the [HIV/AIDS] theory is wrong."

http://hivnotaids.homestead.com/HOWcouldEVERYOINEbeWRONG.html

- Dr. Henry Bauer, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry & Science Studies and Dean Emeritus of Arts & Sciences at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University; Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Scientific Exploration; Author, Fatal Attractions: The Troubles with Science, Scientific Literacy and the Myth of the Scientific Method, Science or Pseudoscience: Magnetic Healing, Psychic Phenomena, and other heterodoxies and other books

"In 1995, Fauci, the director of AIDS programs at the NIH, and his colleagues removed HIV as a requirement of causing necrosis in lymphoid tissue in patients infected with HIV. By this action they contradicted their own hypothesis that the HIV is the only cause of AIDS."

"...at least 77% of 2,349 patients who participated in these [AZT] studies were HIV-negative prior to their treatment with AZT. The findings of these studies falsify the HIV-hypothesis; in 77% of patients, AIDS was caused by agent/s or process other than HIV."

"A large study conducted by Fawzi, et al in Tanzania demonstrates that the immune system damage observed in 1,075 HIV-infected women was reversed by providing these women with a balanced diet. Providing a balanced diet to malnourished children reversed immune system damage. According to Chevalier, et al., the size of the thymus increased from 20% of normal in malnourished children to 107% of normal following nine weeks of proper feeding."

Resolution of AIDS in HIV Positive Patients: A Clinical Study of Non-HIV Causes and Treatments for AIDS Illnesses

- Dr. Lisa M. Hosbein, MD;

- Dr. M.A. Al-Bayati, PhD

"[AIDS] drugs that are not working in the West are being dumped in Africa."

East African Standard, Online Edition, Sep 12, 2000

- Dr. Rheeta Moran, Senior Researcher, Salford University, UK

"Why do current AIDS researchers not investigate, and not even consider the role of chemicals in AIDS or study other non-HIV-AIDS theories to solve the AIDS dilemma?"

"I am entirely persuaded that recreational and toxic anti-HIV drugs as well as malnutrition can all undermine the immune system to produce immune deficiency syndromes."

Does HIV cause AIDS? Is AIDS a single disease? Do anti-viral drugs really help? Dr. Mae-Wan Ho investigates

- Dr. Mae-Wan Ho, PhD, Geneticist and Biophysicist, Open University, London, UK. Director, Institute of Science in Society; Author and activist. Awarded the Chan Kai Ming Prize for Biological Sciences (HK) 1964; Fellow of the National Genetics Foundation (USA) 1971-1974; Vida Sana Award (Spain) 1998

"HIV-1 p24 is the HIV-1 protein most prone to ‘false-positive' reactions...false-positive reactions have been observed with every single HIV-1 protein."

Clin Chem. 1991;37(10):1667-8.

- Ng V.L., Aids Researcher

"The most common cause of death among HIV positive people (being treated with AIDS meds) is liver failure."

- Amy Justice, Aids Researcher, 14th International AIDS Conference in Barcelona, 2002

"According to the [Amy] Justice and European EuroSIDA cohort, liver function tests are more accurate predictors of illness and death in HIV positives than viral load tests or T cell counts. Liver toxicity is a well known side effects of AIDS drug treatment. Liver damage is not blamed on HIV."

-  Medscape, Coverage of 14th International AIDS Conference, 2002

"It is suggested...that there are some scientists who are ‘dangerous and discredited' with whom nobody, including ourselves, should communicate or interact. In an earlier period in human history, these would be heretics that would be burnt at the stake!

"Not long ago, in our own country, people were killed, tortured, imprisoned and prohibited from being quoted in private and in public because the established authority believed that their views were dangerous and discredited.

"We are now being asked to do precisely the same thing that the racist apartheid tyranny we opposed did, because, it is said, there exists a scientific view that is supported by the majority, against which dissent is prohibited.

"The scientists we are supposed to put into scientific quarantine include Nobel Prize Winners, Members of Academies of Science and Emeritus Professors of various disciplines of medicine!

"Scientists, in the name of science, are demanding that we should cooperate with them to freeze scientific discourse on HIV-AIDS at the specific point this discourse had reached in the West in 1984.

"People who otherwise would fight very hard to defend the critically important rights of freedom of thought and speech occupy, with regard to the HIV-AIDS issue, the frontline in the campaign of intellectual intimidation and terrorism which argues that the only freedom we have is to agree with what they decree to be established scientific truths.

"Some agitate for these extraordinary propositions with a religious fervour born by a degree of fanaticism, which is truly frightening.

"The day may not be far off when we will, once again, see books burnt and their authors immolated by fire by those who believe that they have a duty to conduct a holy crusade against the infidels."

Letter to World Leaders, April 3, 2000

- Thabo Mbeki, President of South Africa

"People think a positive test means no hope, so the children are relegated to the back wards of hospitals which have no resources and they die. They are very sick when they come to us. Usually they are depressed, withdrawn, and silent...But as a result of their care here, they put on weight, recover from their infections, and thrive. Hygiene is excellent [and] nutrition is very good; they get vitamin supplements, cod liver oil, greens every day, plenty of protein. They are really flourishing."

Hodgkinson Neville, P. Duesberg (ed.), AIDS: Virus- or Drug-Induced? Kluwer, 1996

- Father Angelo D'Agostino, Former surgeon who founded Nyumbani, a hospice for abandoned and orphaned HIV-positive children in Kenya

"Inhabitants of certain regions may have cross-reactive antibodies to locally prevalent non-HIV retroviruses."

Med Int. 1988;56:2334-9

"Interpretation of Western blots is subjective... these tests have never been submitted to... rigorous evalulations and perfomance assessments under routine laboratory conditions..."

Med Int. 1988;56:2334-9

"Manufacturers claim impressive levels of accuracy [for HIV tests] - usually well in excess of 99% - but much depends on the context in which the assays are being used, and any overall figure is likely to be misleading."

Med Int. 1988;56:2334-9

- Dr. Philip Mortimer, Director of the Virus Reference Laboratory of the Public Health Laboratory Service, London, UK

"...We observed [falsely reactive Hiv tests in] a large proportion of individuals who had either lived or worked on dairy farms...and frequently drank unpasteurized cows' milk [ed. note-this makes one wonder whether lactobacteria from yogurt or other fermented dairy products might cause a false positive]...Undefined autoimmune phenomena [such as multiple pregnancies], bovine exposure, or cross-reactivity with other human retroviruses could be possible causes for consistently [false] reactive HIV immunologic assays."

Transfusion. 1988;28:412

- Dock NL, et al, Aids Researchers