A growing group of scientists think the AIDS virus is harmless
and AIDS is not contagious.
REPORT FROM COLOMBIA (DEC. '96)
Dr. Roberto Giraldo, wrote a report about the AIDS debating tour
he carried out through several cities of his country Colombia recently.
NEW AFRICAN STARTS DEBATE (NOV. '96)
New African published a long book
review of Neville Hodgkinson's book
"AIDS; The Failure of Contemporary
Science". The magazine started an AIDS debate, and supports the call
for an international inquiry to establish the truth about AIDS once and for all.
MISSING VIRUS (NOV. '96)
"After years spent wading through the minutiae of AIDS science,
I now find myself very close to believing the truly astounding - that the
virus known as HIV, which has sucked up billions of our research dollars
and tied up laboratories the world over, does not exist,"
writes Canadian journalist
DUESBERG CLAIMS CONTINUUM AWARD (OCT. '96)
Prof. Peter Duesberg believes HIV
exists and has been isolated. See his claim for the
Continuum Award. Read the long
reply by the
Perth Group (summary), and this
review of the paper by
Neville Hodgkinson. See also this
respons by Dr.
Update: Prof. Duesberg responded to the
reply by the Australians and Dr. Lanka. See also this second
reply by the research team, and this second one
by Dr. Lanka.
HAITIAN RADIO CALLS AIDS A SCAM (SEPT. '96)
"Listeners to a talk show on a popular Haitian radio station are
being told that AIDS does not exist and that patients should discontinue
their medicine and stop using condoms. ...Haitian patients from at least
four treatment centers have stopped seeing doctors because of the show,
which has been airing on Miami's WLQY-AM for three years... The message
has been spread by Henri-Claude Saint-Fleur, a North Miami Beach psychologist,
Francelot Moise of Lauderdale Lakes, a Haitian physician, ...and talk show
host Claude Aubry."
"The three say people with AIDS should refuse drugs and stop using
condoms because the disease is a fabrication of U.S. pharmaceutical companies
seeking to increase business and to curtail Haitian population growth.
"We are not spreading lies. What we are saying are facts," said
Saint-Fleur... "I'm happy to tell people the truth. I know lots of
people who stopped taking their AIDS medication and are living well."
He said people who died from AIDS really died from other illnesses."
"Many of South Florida's 155,000 Haitians keep the station on throughout
the day and counselors and doctors are worried about the commentators winning
converts. ...Patients just refuse to take their medication..." (The
Mail Tribune Medford, Oregon 2 Oct. 1996)
ANOTHER FALSE POSITIVE LAW SUIT (SEPT. '96)
"For five years, Raymond Williams thought he was dying. He was
diagnosed as carrying the AIDS virus in 1990... After years of grief, rejection,
painful tests and treatments, nasty side effects and emotional problems,
Mr. Williams, now 37, learned last year that he is not infected with HIV...
He is suing the laboratory for negligence, asking for more than $50,000
"Mr. Williams' lawyer... said his client's life has been devastated
by the misdiagnosis and subsequent treatment... "Imagine yourself
living under that death sentence."... His blood, according to the
lawsuit, apparently was mislabeled at the laboratory... Although Mr. Williams
did not show any symptoms of the disease, he began having his blood drawn
regularly for lymphocyte tests. In April 1994, Mr. Williams began treatment
with... AZT. Side effects of the drug include nausea, vomiting and cramps,
the lawsuit says."
"In November 1995, Mr. Williams' AIDS specialist recommended that
he be retested because he showed no AIDS symptoms. Two tests then showed
he was HIV-negative..." (Dallas Morning News 14 Sept. 1996)
ACT UP INVADES HEALTH DEPARTMENT (AUG. '96)
ACT UP San Francisco crashes
meeting to protest poisonous AIDS prevention proposal. AIDS activists challenge
San Francisco Health Department Director Sandra Hernandez to publicly debate
alleged merits of proposed forced antiviral dosing plan. See this
VANCOUVER BLOODBATH (JULY '96)
San Francisco demands a new research direction at XIth International AIDS
Conference in Vancouver. See this press release,
and this second one. Activists crashed the panel on
combination therapy. See some pictures of the
bloodbath. Not all other ACT UP groups did agree. See this
article about the first confrontation between the two
new groups. See also this report about the effects on
the stock market. ACT UP groups have in the past received financial gifts from the
pharmaceutical industry, see this article.
Celia Farber also visited the Vancouver
conference, read her report.
FAILURE OF SCIENCE (JUNE '96)
'AIDS; The Failure of Contemporary Science',
written by former Sunday Times science correspondent
Neville Hodgkinson, has been released by
its UK publisher.
FIRST RESPONS CONTINUUM AWARD (MAY '96)
Edward King, editor of UK's National AIDS Manual and writer for the
Pink Paper, published the first respons
to the Continuum Award in NAM's Treatment
Update. Continuum also printed
a reply by the
CDC TERROR (MAY '96)
"In the summer of 1987, federal health officials made the fateful decision to
bombard the public with a terrifying message: Anyone could get AIDS. While the
message was technically true, it was also highly misleading..." The Wall Street
Journal printed an article about the
DUESBERG BOOK IN BOOKSHOPS (APRIL '96)
'Inventing the AIDS Virus',
the book by Prof. Peter Dueberg and
Bryan Ellison, one of the most important AIDS
books written so far, is now available in libraries and bookshops world-wide.
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