Nobel-winning alleged HIV discoverer claims nutrition, anti-oxidants and clean water more important than vaccines and drugs
In what would be a shocking development to many, the lead researcher of the team awarded the Nobel prize for the alleged discovery of HIV, Dr Luc Montagnier, has said that nutrition, anti-oxidants and clean water are more important than AIDS drugs and vaccines. This should not be a surprise to those who keep their eyes and ears open as Montagnier has previously implied oxidative stress is a key mechanism in AIDS.
It has been announced that the recipients of half of the 2008 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine are Francoise Barre-Sinoussi and Luc Montagnier for apparently discovering HIV. They will get a quarter of the prize money each. The winner of the other half is Harald Zur Hausen for allegedly discovering that the human papilloma virus causes cervical cancer.
There have been one or two serious lapses of judgement on the part of the Nobel Prize committee over the years but this year takes the biscuit so far. To award a prize for the discovery of HIV is to overlook some serious deficiencies in that claim. For instance:
To cast our eyes over what is now a relatively old news item, in July 2007 the New York Times published an article, "Morrison says error in HIV test hurt career". This relates to the boxer Tommy Morrison who was previously diagnosed HIV+ and effectively banned from boxing, but has subsequently been diagnosed HIV negative by various means and is now boxing again.
What's interesting about this is that Tommy Morrison is challenging the shibboleth that HIV tests are reliable, by virtue of having had several positive diagnoses previously and has now had several repeated negative diagnoses. This contradicts the presuppositions in the popular belief and mainstay of the HIV/AIDS orthodoxy that once you've 'got' HIV, you've got it for life. His results can only mean that either: