A growing group of scientists think the AIDS virus is harmless
and AIDS is not contagious.
U.S. JUDGE FORCES AZT TREATMENT (DEC. '98)
"A judge in Eugene, Oregon, ruled that an HIV-infected mother must
treat her newborn child with AZT in
compliance with her doctor's
orders. The parents object to the
treatment because of the possible side effects of the drug and because
they are unsure of the child's HIV-status. The mother, Kathleen Tyson,
must also stop breast-feeding the child as part of the court order. Tyson
initially took anti-HIV medication designed to decrease the risk
of vertical transmission, but stopped sometime during the course
of the pregnancy. It is not known whether Tyson and her husband
will fight the court order." (Oregon Live NewsFlash Online 15 Dec.
HIV OATH (DEC. '98)
A Canadian AIDS organization has decided to require its members to sign a
"loyalty oath'' affirming their belief that HIV is the cause of AIDS. Read the
COCKTAILS FOR ONE (DEC. '98)
A new article by
Ian Young about HIV treatment as social movement. "The group fantasy of the Homosexual
as doomed Grotesque is acted out in rituals of the HIV test
(now the principal rite of passage for young gay men in North America) and of the
Cocktail Hour (the regular ingestion of chemical
NEW COLUMN FARBER (DEC. '98)
"In a decision that will affect millions, the CDC is
forcing states to document everyone diagnosed with HIV, civil liberties be damned. As
the AIDS hysteria scenario is getting played out to its logical conclusion, it's time to wonder:
Where is the outrage?" Read Celia Farber's new column fore more.
THE BIGGEST LIE OF THE CENTURY (DEC. '98)
1st December is "World AIDS Day". In the run-up to it, the AIDS
Establishment has been issuing some dubious figures about a "pandemic" of
AIDS in Africa. TV documentaries to be
broadcast on, or before, 1 December have been lined up in Britain and
elsewhere to reinforce the Establishment line. But how accurate are
these figures? One African doctor calls it "the biggest lie of the century".
Joan Shenton, the award-winning
British TV producer and journalist says "it's all bad science". Fortunately, the
evidence on the ground in Africa so far doesn't support the "pandemic"
figures. Baffour Ankomah reports for
THE POLITICS OF FEAR (DEC. '98)
Sky Gilbert published an article for Canada's
national newspaper. "From the beginning, AIDS fear has been used as a method of
social control. Everyone -- from public health officials, to homophobes -- have jumped
on the "fear" bandwagon..."
BRITISH TV NEWS QUESTIONS HIV (DEC. '98)
On World AIDS Day in a special feature to be shown on Channel 4 News,
Meditel Productions reports on leading scientists
who say the science behind the HIV/AIDS hypothesis is wrong. The scientists
include electron microscopist, Dr Etienne de
Harven (emertitus Professor of Pathology, University of Toronto) and the
research team at Royal Perth
Hospital, Western Australia. What is described as HIV, they say, has never been
isolated or properly identified, making the HIV test unreliable. The programme will
highlight cases of wrong diagnosis. The film report will run for approx. 7 minutes.
There will be a studio discussion afterwards.
Update: Channel 4, under heavy pressure from the AIDS
industry, decided to censor the item. Read more in this
INTERVIEW STEFAN LANKA (NOV. '98)
Mark Gabrish Conlan interviewed German
virologist and AIDS dissident Dr. Stefan Lanka.
"While studying the evolutionary aspects of biology, I quickly realized that reverse transcription
is common to all forms of life, and in fact is the basis of all higher living. Later I learned that
reverse transcription is a repair mechanism for chromosomal DNA. But the mainstream of
molecular genetics is still committed to the central dogma: "There is no such thing as reverse
transcription from RNA to DNA." In 1970, when they detected biochemically that there is a
reverse flow of genetic material, they didn't give up the dogma or even try to change it. Instead,
they called it an exception to the central dogma of molecular genetics, and explained it by
postulating the existence of retroviruses." Read the
AIDS AS METAPHOR (NOV. '98)
"It is not the HIV retrovirus that has changed our world so indelibly. It is the idea that
physical contact and intimacy can kill you. The mass hysteria has invaded our homes and
schools and even influenced the Clinton-Lewinsky crisis." See
Celia Farber's latest column column.
CLEAN TORTURE WITH FATAL RESULT (OCT. '98)
The German AIDS dissident Dr.
Heinrich Kremer M.D. was medical director of the
Federal Clinics for Juvenile and Young Adult Drug Offenders for five German counties,
including Berlin, Bremen, and Hamburg. Read his story
how Dr. Gallo's hunt for the virus has degenerated into
"clean torture with fatal result".
HEAL CANADA (OCT. '98)
Sky Gilbert reports in a special to Canada's
The Globe and Mail about the activities of HEAL
Toronto and Vancouver.
POSITIVELY FALSE (OCT. '98)
Medical journalist Joan Shenton, published
her new book 'Positively False' about the myths
around HIV and AIDS. See also this review by
PROFESSOR QUESTIONS HIV ISOLATION (OCT. '98)
Etienne de Harven is Emeritus Professor of Pathology, University of Toronto. He worked
in electron microscopy (EM) primarily on the ultrastructure of retroviruses throughout his
professional career of 25 years at the Sloan Kettering Institute in New York and 13 years at
the University of Toronto. In 1956 he was the first to report on the EM of the Friend virus in
murine (mouse) leukemia, and in 1960, to coin the word "budding" to describe steps of virus
assembly on cell surfaces. He delivered a speech at the 12th World AIDS Conference in Geneva
at the session "HIV-testing: Open Questions about Specificity". He wrote an
article for Continuum.
MOTHERING AND HIV (OCT. '98)
Celia Farber wrote a couple of articles on AIDS
for Mothering magazine. Read her article
about pregnant women and AZT, and her article
about HIV and breastfeeding.
VICTORY IN U.S. COURT (SEPT. '98)
"After seeing her daughter Tia die horribly while on AZT,
Valerie Emerson didn't want her four-year-old son Nikolas to suffer a similar fate. She was
dragged into court because of her stance, and her legal victory comes as a watershed event
in a climate of increasing medical fascism." Read Celia Farber's
report on Emerson's successful battle to keep custody
of her child.
Update: Mary Kay Brennan, a former (?) pharmaceutical lawyer and guardian ad litem, assigned by the court to represent the interests of Nikolas, has decided to appeal the Emerson case on her own. Read more about her action.
Update 2: "A mother worried that powerful AIDS drugs might kill
her HIV-infected 4-year-old boy can continue to refuse treatment, the state
Supreme Court decided today. But the court warned that if the boy's condition worsens or new medical treatments are developed, the state could be given the right to demand treatment. The court unanimously upheld a judge's ruling that Valerie Emerson's decision does not amount to an imminent threat to her boy, Nikolas, as defined by state child abuse law." (Associated Press 19 Nov. 1998)
AIDS IN AFRICA (SEPT '98)
"The alarm over AIDS in Africa - "the new Black Plague"-
reached a fever pitch at the recent AIDS Conference in Geneva. A closer scrutiny of the facts
suggests that it's time to cool down the rhetoric." See this new
article by Prof. Charles Geshekter.
AIDS IN THAILAND (SEPT '98)
The data cited as evidence for widespread HIV infection of Thai men by heterosexual
contacts has been critically analysed by Eleni Papadopulos et al. The
Pert Group concluded that these data do
not prove that Thai men acquire HIV by sexual contact with prostitutes specifically or by
heterosexual contact in general. Read their new paper
about AIDS in Thailand.
DANCING NAKED (SEPT. '98)
Dr. Kary Mullis, member of The Group,
was awarded the 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Penthouse published an
excerpt on HIV and AIDS from his forthcoming
book, 'Dancing Naked in the Mind Field'.
FEAR AND LOATHING IN GENEVA (AUG. '98)
Celia Farber has attended, as a reporter, eight
International AIDS Conferences - in Washington D.C., Montreal, San Francisco, Stockholm,
Florence, Berlin, Vancouver, and this year, Geneva. "They are uniformly awful, and a total
waste of a journalist's time. Mostly I go just to fortify my belief that AIDS - the entire industry
and social machinery of it - is at its very root a totalitarian system. By that I mean that
there is a central ideology that seeks to enforce its domination by methodically obstructing
any ideas that run counter to it. This is no place for journalists," according to Farber. Read
her Geneva report.
MORTALITY IN AFRICA (AUG. '98)
"In a British-funded study, it was found that mortality in young (13-44) adults in Uganda
is 60 times higher for HIV-seropositives than for seronegatives. Mainstream AIDS scientist
present these results as a strong evidence that HIV is the cause of AIDS. Such arguments are
very persuasive to public and most scientists, even though being essentially flawed. Elementary
analysis shows the results don't confirm, but refute the official HIV-causes-AIDS hypothesis, and
they are in good agreement with predictions of the alternative hypotheses advanced by 'AIDS-dissidents'". Read this new paper by Dr.
WHERE WE HAVE GONE WRONG (AUG '98)
Dr. Valendar Turner is a member of the Perth Group
of HIV-AIDS dissidents. He wrote an article asking himself 'where have we gone wrong?'.
HUNGER STRIKE GENEVA CONFERENCE (JULY '98)
A group of dissidents started a hunger strike in front of the main hall of the 12th World AIDS Conference in Geneva. They fast to protest the official AIDS politics, which they think are directly responsible for many thousands of
unneccessary deaths. They also ask this costly congress to produce proof of the existence of an AIDS virus.
DISSIDENTS IN GENEVA (JULY '98)
A satellite programme entitled "HIV-Testing: Open Questions Regarding Specificity"
has been approved by the Executive Committee of the 12th World AIDS Conference in
Geneva. IFAS managed to get this satellite organised as a complement to the official
A debate took place between Dr. Eleni
Papadopulos-Eleopulos, bio-physicist from Royal Perth Hospital, Australia, and Dr.
Etienne de Harven, Professor Emeritus of Pathalogy,
Universtity of Toronto, Canada, with an extensive background in the isolation of retroviruses
at the Sloan Kettering Institute, New York, USA. They discussed the problematic issues
regarding HIV-testing and possible solutions to improve
diagnostic measures, ruling out possible dangers of maltreatment.
See the presentation by Dr. Papadopulos,
and this press communique by IFAS, released after the meeting.
IS ANYONE POSITIVE? (JUNE '98)
"On 28 June scientists at the 12th World AIDS Conference in Geneva will
hear arguments that a modern dogma, almost universally accepted, is flawed
in a fundamental and dangerous way," Neville
Hodgkinson wrote a report for The
15 YEARS OF AIDS (MAY '98)
The continuous failure in the prevention and treatment of AIDS is rooted
in the misinterpretation of an inflammatory auto immune process as a lethal,
viral venereal disease, says the German-Swiss group of AIDS dissidents
Prof. Alfred Hässig, Dr.
Heinrich Kremer, Dr.
Stefan Lanka, Prof. Liang Wen-Xi, and
Dr. Kurt Stampfli. Read their latest paper
about 15 years of AIDS.
NEW BOOK BY PROF. LANG (MAY '98)
Dr. Serge Lang, Professor of Mathematics at
the Yale University, and a member of The Group wrote a new book. In
'Challenges' Prof. Lang published
several of his famous 'Files' on science, journalism, and politics, including the one
on Gallo, and the one about HIV and AIDS.
PIONEER DEPLORES HIV (APRIL '98)
Dr. Etienne de Harven is Emeritus Professor
of Pathology, University of Toronto, and a member of The Group. He worked in
electron microscopy (EM) primarily on the ultrastructure of retroviruses throughout his
professional career of 25 years at the Sloan Kettering Institute in New York and 13 years
at the University of Toronto. Prof. de Harven wrote a letter
MONKEY BUSINESS OVER AIDS (APRIL '98)
"Just as we thought the African green monkey theory about the origin of AIDS was
dead and buried, American researchers have resurrected it by publishing "new evidence"
in February which sought to pin the origins of AIDS on the African monkey via a "1959 blood
sample" taken from "a man in Central Africa". But is this any more reliable than previous
evidence? Baffour Ankomah has put it under the miscroscope and found it wanting."
Read the article from New African.
See also this article by Dr. Christian Fiala printed in the same issue.
MONTAGNIER COULD NOT PURIFY HIV (APRIL '98)
The French journalist Djamel Tahi interviewed
Dr. Luc Montagnier, the discoverer of HIV, about the
isolation of the virus. Although he says he isolated HIV, Montagnier confirms he could not
purify the virus. See also the comments by the
INTERVIEW VALENDAR TURNER (MARCH '98)
Dr. Valendar Turner, a member of the
Perth Group of HIV/AIDS dissidents, talks with Huw Christie, the editor of
Continuum magazine in London, about the HIV
Read the interview.
See also the new Perth Group homepage here.
DISSIDENT MEETING SPAIN (MARCH '98)
From 6th to 15th March there will be a reunion
of AIDS dissidents in Barcelona.
EPIDEMIC DECLINES SINCE 1992 (MARCH '98)
The epidemic of AIDS in the USA has been declining steadily since 1992.
Dr. Vladimir Koliadin, a senior research scientist
at the Kharkov Aviation Institute, Ukraine, and a member of the American Mathematical
Society, analysed public CDC data. Read his new
FORUM FOR ACCESSIBLE SCIENCE (FEB. '98)
The International Forum for Accessible Science (IFAS) based in Switzerland; is
an independent world-wide body of scientists, workers for the public good and organisations
concerned with the following general principles which constitute the aim of IFAS: to make
science in general and medical research in particular accessible to the public. See their
mission statement, and this press
HEAL SUPPORT GROUPS (JAN. '98)
HEAL is the alternative network of support groups
for people diagnosed as HIV positive. It already has over 25 chapters all over the U.S. and
abroad. See this article about HEAL and some of the people behind it, written by Mark Anderson.
INTERVIEW ELENI PAPADOPULOS (JAN. '98)
Dr. Eleni Papadopulos is a biophysicist and
leader of a group of HIV/AIDS scientists from Perth in Western Australia. Over the past decade
and more she and her colleagues have published many scientific papers questioning the
HIV/AIDS hypothesis. This interview by
Christine Johnson looks at this work and especially
her group's views on the AIDS virus itself.
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