A CALL FOR THE TRUTH
A White Paper On The Viral-AIDS Hypothesis
By Robert Willner
The history of medicine contains a plethora of
instances in which physicians have acted tragically
under "consensus of opinion" rather than relying on
substantial scientific evidence. This practice has
its origins in the long-held concept that medicine is
an "art" rather than a science. In recent decades,
the major advances in technology have allowed us to
emerge from the "dark ages" of diagnostic and
therapeutic doctrines that were often based on
personal prejudice and "medical politics".
Unfortunately, we have also fallen victim to
fraudulent scientific papers because of the inherent
trust we place in our colleagues engaged in arcane
areas of medical research. In the early 1980’s,
physicians became aware of what appeared to be an
emerging epidemic which is now known throughout the
world as AIDS. Along with all of my colleagues, I
eagerly followed the releases from the "authorities"
about the progress of the disease and the involved
explanations related to behavior of the new retrovirus
which was given the designation HIV. In spite of my
relative ignorance about retroviruses, I became
suspicious that something was awry when
retrovirologists, who had spent twenty years and in
excess of twenty billion dollars in research on
viruses, became involved in extensive apologetics with
reference to HIV. They began to use terms such as
"mysterious" and "intelligent" in the ever growing
number of additional hypothetical explanations needed
in the attempt to clear up the contradictions arising
with reference to the original virus -- AIDS
HYPOTHESIS. I underscore the work hypothesis to
remind my colleagues that the so-called AIDS virus has
never been proven scientifically to cause any disease,
let along AIDS. Every scientific pronouncement is
without laboratory proof and is mere supposition.
Allow me to be presumptive enough to speak on behalf
of some of our most respected colleagues in the area
of research on AIDS; Dr. Peter Duesberg, Professor
Molecular Biology, University of California at
Berkeley, the world’s foremost retrovirologist; Dr.
Charles A. Thomas, Professor of Microbiology, Harvard;
Dr. Kary Mullis, six-time Nobel Candidate, Nobel
Laureate, 1993 and discoverer of the Polymer Chain
Reaction. These are just a few of the hundreds of
prominent scientists who have banded together to form
"The Group For The Reevaluation Of The AIDS
Hypothesis". I have spent five years in researching
as many scientific papers and lay periodicals as
possible in order to try to fully understand the
enigma of the phenomena called AIDS. Everything I
have read and verified has confirmed the suspicions
which grew out of the obvious contradictions of the
"hypothesis" and the practical experience from
treating AIDS victims. AIDS is not an enigma, our
medical texts have clearly defined the causes of
acquired immune deficiencies for over fifty years.
What appeared to be an emerging epidemic amongst
homosexuals, occurred as a result of three
coincidental phenomena; the advent of the "drug
culture" of the sixties, the use of amyl nitrite
("poppers") and the visibility of the "gays" as a
group when they "came out of the closet". If we add
two other obvious factors, starvation in Africa (long
recognized as the major cause of immune deficiency)
and the use of AZT, the enigma of AIDS becomes crystal
clear. The "mysterious" and the "intelligent" virus
suddenly becomes the uneventful, ordinary, inanimate
piece of dead tissue that it is.
I present to you just a fraction of the facts that
cry out for an immediate investigation and
re-evaluation of what I now know to be the "Deadly
Deception" – The Viral-AIDS Hypothesis.
Why HIV Cannot Cause AIDS
None of the proposed explanations, of which there are
more than forty, as to the modus operandi of HIV, nor
the virus-AIDS hypothesis itself, are based on
scientifically acceptable evidence or proof. The
available laboratory evidence speaks against the
hypothesis. The remainder of the evidence is
epidemiological, and even that, when scrutinized and
truthfully presented without first being selectively
screened, proves that HIV is innocent of any
involvement in AIDS.
We are asked to believe that a single virus is the
cause of both cell-destructive diseases, i.e.
Pneumocystis pneumonia, and cellproliferative
diseases, i.e. Kaposi’s sarcoma!
Worse, we are asked to believe that a single virus
can cause two distinctly different complexes, and do
so on the basis of geographical distribution, sexual
preferences and gender.
In Africa, AIDS is virtually 100% fever, diarrhea and
wasting. In the United States and Europe, AIDS is 25
to 35 distinct diseases, depending on how they are
There are no uniform or significant genetic
differences between the isolated HIV or any of its
mutants found in the U.S.A., Europe or Africa to
account for the wide discrepancies in disease
The incidence of HIV in Africa differs from one
country to another and correlates only with
malnutrition and starvation. Elsewhere it correlates
with drugs, the male gender, sexual preference and
crosses all national boundaries.
In Europe and the United States, 86% to 90% of AIDS
cases are males. In Africa, AIDS occurs evenly
between the sexes.
The predicted epidemic has not occurred. In the past
10 years (since 1984), 204,000 individuals in the
U.S.A. have developed AIDS. 602,000 were predicted.
In Africa, 129,000 have developed AIDS. 3,063,000
were predicted. If these figures were corrected for
the normal incidence of all of the acquired immune
deficiency diseases, as well as starvation and drugs
(AZT included), none would be left to blame on HIV.
The predicted AIDS epidemic in Thailand produced only
123 ADIS cases in 8 years.
Laboratory rats treated with antibiotics and
cortisone, both immunosuppressive, developed
Pneumocystis pneumonia which is the most common
disease of AIDS.
In Europe and America approximately 1/3 of the AIDS
cases are diseases which are not truly immune
deficient, i.e. Kaposi’s sarcoma, lymphoma, wasting
disease and dementia.
83% of American AIDS babies are "crack babies" (born
to drug addicted mothers) or hemophiliac (congenital).
In Africa, the virus has little or no affinity for
sexual or behavioral risk groups.
In spite of the ubiquitous presence of Pneumocystis
and Candida, these diseases do not occur in AIDS in
50% of American AIDS patients are presumptively
diagnosed-without a positive test.
AIDS occurs mostly in the 20 to 45 year-olds, our
healthiest and armed forces-recruitable years.
The virus prefers males (90%), but the diseases it
supposedly causes are not male specific.
The Virus Called HIV
HIV has never been present in AIDS cases in amounts
large enough to cause disease, and yet it supposedly
kills the victim. Only 1 virus per 100,000
lymphocytes can be found in only 20% of AIDS cases,
even when death is imminent.
The presence of the virus is often 40 times greater
in healthy HIV-positive individuals than in fatal AIDS
cases, where many times it can’t be found at all.
The virus cannot be found in the lesions of Kaposi’s
The virus cannot be found in the brain in dementia.
In order to isolate the virus from the blood of an
AIDS victim, you have to culture at lease 5 million
leucocytes and it may take 15 separate attempts to do
The incidence of AIDS is 1/3 lower in health care
workers, caring for AIDS patients, than in the general
AIDS hypothesis supporters claim incredulously,
without any proof, that the failure of the unproven
HIV to meet Koch’s Postulates, invalidates that 100
year-old standard for etiological proof!
The HIV test for the presence of antibodies, not the
virus, AIDS is the first disease in the history of
medicine in which immunity indicates the patient will
die of the disease! Of course, there are at latent
viruses which, under opportune situations of
debilitation, replicate in sufficient numbers to cause
clinical infection and even death.
This has never occurred with HIV, and has only been
postulated and proclaimed a fact without any proof
The Centers For Disease Control in the U.S.A. never
report the incidence of HIV in its HIV/AIDS
Surveillance Report. To do so would expose the fraud.
HIV correlates only 50% with AIDS. Cytomegalovirus
correlates 100% with AIDS, as do drugs and the
Epstein-Barr virus. There are also significantly
higher correlations with Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B,
HSV, the number of blood transfusions, malnutrition
Since HIV came onto the scene the median age of
hemophiliacs has increased by 5 years!
The risk of AIDS in HIV-positive non-hemophiliacs is
twice that of HIV-positive hemophiliacs.
The incidence of AIDS in the wives of HIV-positive
hemophiliacs is 1/5 of the number predicted by the
The incidence of AIDS hemophiliac children tripled
two years after the virus was filtered out of blood
According to official statistics AIDS had not spread
for 7 years – until they added 5 more diseases
We are constantly being warned of the coming
catastrophic epidemic. Yet, there is undeniable
evidence that HIV has existed for a least 50 years and
probably millions of years.
HIV in non-drug using prostitutes is virtually
Venereal disease and unwanted pregnancies have
increased in the past 8-10 years, but not HIV.
Only 1 provirus (not the virus) was found out of 1
million cells in only 1 out of 25 HIV-positive males.
Statistics indicate that if you want to "get AIDS"
from an HIV-positive male you have to be on drugs for
a long time.
In the U.S.A. and Africa the evidence is conclusive
that there is no difference in the incidence of AIDS
diseases between HIV-positive and HIV-negative babies.
If AIDS was sexually transmitted, the perinatal
transmission would make it a pediatric disease – the
incubation period is supposedly two years. It is not
a pediatric disease.
A report released by the U.S. Job Corps and the U.S.
Army, which was based on millions of tests, indicated
that HIV was evenly distributed between males and
females in the age group from 17 to 24. However, the
Center for Disease Control in the U.S. reports that
85% of the AIDS cases in the same age group are males.
A proportionality exists between HIV and AIDS only if
starvation, transfusions and drugs, including AZT are
involved. Otherwise, being HIV-positive is
10% of male and female heterosexuals prefer anal
intercourse. The incidence of HIV and AIDS in those
women is the same as compared to women who prefer
vaginal intercourse. Yet, the incidence of AIDS is
The AIDS virus has been demonstrated in blood samples
from 50 years ago, at the same time that Masters and
Johnson confirmed a high incidence of anal intercourse
Statistics show that in Africa it has to take an
average of 10,000 acts of intercourse to transmit AIDS
as compared to the U.S.A. and Europe’s 1,000. That’s
20 times a week!
HIV in vivo, when present, is rare and neutralized by
antibodies (HIV-positive) and therefore
non-infectious. In vitro (in the laboratory) they are
infectious because there are no antibodies present.
AIDS amongst laboratory workers is the same as the
general population even though their exposure is many
millions of times greater.
More than a dozen co-factors have been proposed as
necessary to cause AIDS along with HIV. HIV is
usually not even present (80% of the time) and it is
AIDS diseases are claimed to be the result of the
immune deficiency or autoimmunity caused by HIV.
However, four of the major diseases, Kaposi’s sarcoma,
lymphoma, dementia and wasting disease are not caused
by immune deficiency.
Hoffman in 1990, in defense of his theory involving
autoimmunity, wrote that all of "Duesberg’s paradoxes"
could be understood in the light of his (Hoffman’s)
"model" (Now there’s a brilliant scientist; let’s make
Duesberg responsible rather that the Virus-AIDS
The autoimmune theory of Hoffman fails to explain:
Kaposi’s sarcoma, lymphoma, dementia and wasting
disease; the specific diseases related to specific
behavior (i.e. "poppers" and Kaposi’s sarcoma); the
incredible differences in the types of diseases
between the HIV-infected groups; the bias for males;
and the 80% (U.S.A) to 98% (Africa) HIV-positives who
haven’t developed AIDS since 1984.
One really bright group of scientists, Shaw et al.,
argued for the concept (never demonstrated) of the
formation of antibodies against the HIV antibodies.
If we accept their theory, then all viruses should
Gallo, whose memory lapse about having stolen
Montaigner’s virus, for which he was declared guilty
of "scientific misconduct" by his peers, claims to
have observed HIV killing primarily T-cells.
Montaigner, his "co-discoverer", published a paper
declaring the exact opposite the same year, 1984.
Gallo without any scientific evidence and in direct
contradiction to the 20 years of knowledge gained from
the intensive and conclusive 20 billion dollar study
of retroviruses during Nixon’s "war on cancer", claims
that HIV retrovirus kills its host cell which it
absolutely needs in order to reproduce. The
conversion of RNA to DNA requires the mitosis of the
host cell, not its death!
The very reason that retroviruses were investigated
as a probable cause of cancer, was their noncytocidal
Gallo patented a technique of indefinitely
reproducing T-cells in culture and hypothesizes that
the T-cell line has developed a resistance to being
killed by HIV. However, this has always been
basically true of every T-cell line.
It is claimed that 50% of HIV infected individuals
are supposed to die over a ten-year period. In Africa
only 0.3% die each year which means we will have to
wait 150 years for 50% to die! In the first 10 years
of AIDS, the prediction for the United States and
Europe was overestimated 300%.
After four years of on-site intensive study,
investigators in Tanzania (Krynen, Phillipe and
Evelyne, Directors of the Partage mission and reported
by Neville Hodgekinson for the Sunday Times in the
United Kingdom on 3 October 1993), state that there is
no AIDS epidemic.
The Annual Conversion Rate from HIV-positive to AIDS
is published each year by the World Health
Organization. The figures indicate that if you are
HIV-positive, your chances for survival are up to 300
times better if you live in Zaire rather than in
Europe or the United States of America!
All claims for pathogenicity of HIV by virtue of
mutation have never been observed or demonstrated and
are contrary to all established facts.
HIV is claimed to have unique genes and toxins that
destroy nerve tissue. Again, none of these claims are
substantiated or demonstrated. The RNA information,
structure and function of HIV do not distinguish it
from other retroviruses.
The Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) which is
claimed to cause "AIDS-like" diseases in macaques is
being cited to argue support for the Virus-AIDS
Hypothesis. However, SIV is only 40% similar to HIV;
causes disease 15 times more effectively in 1/10 the
time; does not stimulate antiviral antibodies; does
not deplete T-cells; produces an entirely different
spectrum of diseases; and only does so in laboratory
macaques, and not naturally in the wild species. So
much for a supposed analogy.
The Real Causes of AIDS
The first edition (1952) of the Merck Manual listed
the causes of acquired immune deficiencies in the
order of occurrence: malnutrition, drugs, radiation…
The incidence of AIDS in Africa, which is completely
different from the 25-odd diseases Europe and the
United States of America and is characterized as
diarrhea, fever and wasting, correlates virtually 100%
with malnutrition, starvation and parasitic disease.
The incidence of drug use, i.e. street drugs (used
orally or intravenously) all types, amyl nitrite
(poppers) and other immune suppressive medical drugs,
particularly AZT, correlate virtually 100% with the
development of AIDS in Europe and the United States!
These factors have been proven sufficient to cause the
diseases of AIDS. HIV is a sometimes present,
innocent bystander that has yet to be proven necessary
for anything that is occurring.
Research by a respected group of Australian
scientists have declared the test for HIV as
scientifically invalid. They found that malnutrition,
multiple infections, malaria, multiple sclerosis,
tuberculosis, the "flu" and measles can result in a
positive test. In Russia, screening with the Elisa
test resulted in 30,000 positive tests. Yet, only 66
could be confirmed with the Western Blot.
Imagine the medical carnage being caused when
individuals, because they once had measles or the
"flu", are falsely diagnosed as having a virus which
has never been proven to cause any disease, are given
a drug which will kill them!
The incidence of AIDS in hemophiliacs drops
dramatically when the protein contaminants in the
added Factor VIII is refined three times.
Rare anecdotal cases of AIDS that were supposedly
outside the risk groups, had been sensationalized in
the press throughout the world. The cause of death
was cited as AIDS due to HIV infection, but a closer
look tells a different story:
An 18-year-old hemophiliac, Ryan White died of
internal bleeding and have been treated extensively
with AZT which causes AIDS (see package insert).
Paul Gann, a 77-year-old blood transfusion recipient
died in 1989. Although the transfusion which was
given in 1982 was not demonstrated to have HIV, it was
blamed for his death. Gann had a 5-vessel bypass
surgery in 1982, bypass surgery again in 1983 and in
1989 was hospitalized for a fractured hip, developed
pneumonia and dies. How many times has this happened
in virtually every doctor’s practice before AIDS?
Yet, his death was blamed on AIDS.
Kimberly Bergalis, who supposedly contracted AIDS from
her dentist during a tooth extraction (the mode of
transmission was never established) was tested for HIV
after the dentist disclosed he was homosexual.
Kimberly was given AZT. The incidence of
HIV-positives amongst the dentist’s patients was 0.4%,
the same as it is for all Americans!
The increase in the annual death rate of American
males between the ages of 25 to 44 rose by 10,000
during the 1980’s. They were assumed to be due to
AIDS. During the same period, however, the deaths
from intravenous drug use rose 400%.
Male homosexuals comprise 60% of American AIDS
patients. One study involving 170 of them produced
the following breakdown of drug use, usually in
nitrite inhalants – 96%
ethyl chloride inhalants – 42%
lysergic acid – 50%
cocaine – 55%
amphetamines – 60%
phenylcyclidine – 40%
methaqualone – 50%
marijuana – 90%
barbiturates – 25%
heroin – 10%
prescription drugs – 50%
Many other studies involving thousands confirm these
AIDS victims had twice the lifetime drug dose that
When amyl nitrite ("poppers") was outlawed in the
State of Massachusetts, the incidence of Kaposi’s
sarcoma dropped 7-fold (700% difference). Wherever
its use has been charted, the incidence of the disease
parallels the use of the drug. This is also true of
all other AIDS diseases. The incidence of multiple
diseases, which usually results in the frequent use of
antibiotics was as follows:
Gonorrhea – 80%
Hepatitis B – 50%
Syphilis – 55%
Mononucleosis – 15%
Parasitic diarrhea – 30%
AZT, A Cause of AIDS
AZT is toxic to all cells; it is a DNA chain
terminator. An independent laboratory found AZT to be
1,000 times more toxic than shown in the studies
performed by the National Institutes of Health and the
180,000 HIV carriers worldwide are currently taking
AZT. The drug insert clearly states that AZT causes
acquired immune deficiency. Studies indicate that AZT
does not effect the downward progression of CD-4+
Human and animal tests indicate that AZT causes
severe depression (potentially fatal) in the
production of red and white blood cells, muscle
atrophy, plymyositis, lymphomas, hepatitis, dementia,
mania, ataxia, encephalopathy, seizures and impotence.
It is carcinogenic in mice.
Although it is well known that disease from drug use
is dose related, this fact has been largely ignored in
The only controlled study on AZT (FISCHL, et al.,
1987) was discontinued after four months, supposedly
because the beneficial effects were obvious. This
study is a prime example of medical corruption:
The AZT group received transfusions 6 to 1 over the
The two groups were not matched or staged.
Other "concomitant medications" were used.
Drug sharing occurred between the AZT and placebo
The AZT group had 56 side effects and the placebo
group had 31 side effects. This could only occur if
the code had been broken, thus making the study
The code was broken the first week.
The ultimate outcome of the study and others
performed since, indicated that AZT actually triples
disease risk. The administration of AZT adds new
serious and fatal disease risks. These include
serious anemias requiring life-saving transfusions,
leukopenia and death (20% in 9 months on AZT).
Studies clearly indicate that AZT accelerates
progression to death, increases the incidence of
lymphoma 3,000% and does not prolong life.
Several studies have revealed recovery of cellular
immunity and general improvement when AZT was
IN SPITE OF THESE FACTS, THE FDA HAS NOT RECALLED AZT
The AIDS virus has been called mysterious,
intelligent, strange, not ordinary, unpredictable and
inconsistent. Compared to the unpredictability of the
Virus-AIDS hypothesis, the Drug-AIDS hypothesis
accurately predicts drug-specific diseases distinctly
to the type of drug. AIDS diseases occur in HIV-free
individuals, but are simply reported under their old
names instead of being called AIDS.
Physicians have been victimized by
less-than-scientific, self-serving researchers and
politicians who mouth hypotheses as though they were
truth and present half-truths which convey misleading
conclusions. As a result, other scientists continue
their expensive and fruitless search for "sharks in
the desert". Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands, and
eventually millions, will continue to die from lack of
knowledge as to the true causes of AIDS and iatrogenic
death from AZT.
It is time for physicians to remove the "art of
medicine" mask of protection from criticism and boldly
show their faces as true scientists. We must demand
an immediate re-evaluation of the Virus-AIDS
hypothesis in the interest of our patients and our
sacred obligation to "above all do no harm".
Robert E. Willner, M.D., Ph.D is the author of
'Deathly Deception' Peltec Publishing Co. USA 1994,