In 1991, we, the Group for the Scientific Reappraisal of the HIV/AIDS
Hypothesis, became dissatisfied with the state of the evidence that the
human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) did, in fact, cause AIDS.
Specifically, we have proposed that researchers independent of the HIV
establishment should audit the Centers for Disease Control's records of
AIDS cases, bearing in mind that the correlation of HIV with AIDS, upon
which the case for HIV causation rests, is itself an artefact of the definition
of AIDS. Since 1985, exactly the same diseases or conditions have been
defined as "AIDS" when antibodies are present, and as "non-AIDS"
when HIV and antibodies are absent. Independent professional groups such
as the Society of Actuaries should be invited to nominate members for an
independent commission to investigate the following question: How frequently
do AIDS-defining diseases (or low T cell counts) occur in the absence of
HIV? Until we have a definition of AIDS that is independent of HIV, the
supposed correlation of HIV and AIDS is mere tautology.
Other independent researchers should examine the validity of the so-called
"AIDS tests," especially when these tests are used in Africa
and Southern Asia, to see if they reliably record the presence of antibodies,
let alone live and replicating virus.
The bottom line is this: the skeptics are eager to see the results of
independent scientific testing. Those who uphold the HIV "party line"
have so far refused. We object.
Peter H. Duesberg
Charles L. Geshekter
Phillip E. Johnson
Robert W. Maver
Gordon T. Stewart
Richard C. Strohman
Charles A. Thomas Jr.
For the Group for the Scientific Reappraisal of the HIV/AIDS Hypothesis.