FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Re: International World-AIDS-Conference
7 July 2000
Dr. Helene Gayle of the CDC Atlanta in front of South African
President Thabo Mbeki admits: Still today there are no scientific proofs for
the existence of "HIV" nor for the validity of the tests.
Before the International AIDS Conference begins in Durban, the South African
President invited experts to two prior meetings where current opinion on HIV
and AIDS were critically discussed. President Mbeki had previously become
concerned about the very different views concerning AIDS. His doubts had been
particularly aroused by the monotherapy of AZT/Retrovir which is extensively
prescribed in South Africa. Some industrialised countries have meantime begun
to consider this therapy of the late 80īs / early 90īs a big mistake.
On President Bill Clintonīs initiative, representatives of the US Health
Agency, CDC, took part in the two meetings. At the last meeting the US
Delegation offered to cooperate with South Africa to look for proof of the
existence of the so-called AIDS-Virus HIV and the validity of the tests.
For the first time in the history of AIDS it was decided to try to isolate
the so-called AIDS-Virus HIV and thus provide scientific proof of its
existence. It was also agreed to seek evidence of the specificity of the
tests; that means that the tests only reacts in the presence of antibodies
against HIV. Something not done yet either.
According to the head of the US Delegation, Dr. Helene Gayle, the CDC will
participate in these investigations to be undertaken in South Africa together
with renowned experts. First results are expected some time in December 2000.
This whole undertaking should certainly have been done much, much earlier,
and it should not now be necessary to form a new commission to start this
investigation at such a late state.
This is, however, the first time that US Health representatives admit that in
AIDS no specific Virus has ever been discovered. That there is simply no
evidence that HIV is the cause of AIDS. And this 16 years after the then US
Secretary of Health, Margaret Hekler on the 23rd April 1984 announced to the
whole world the scientific discovery of a virus in connection with AIDS, also
that an application had been made for patenting this "discovery", and,
finally, that the US authorities had approved "HIV"-tests.
The failure to isolate the HI-Virus directly affects the validity of the
tests, as an indirect method such as an antibody test must be measured
against concrete evidence.
The only possibility to prove the existence of the HI-Virus is the isolation
of the specific virus. This has not yet been done. Consequently the tests
cannot, with any degree of certainty, show that a person who tests positive
has actually been infected by a virus.
Conclusion: neither is there proof of the existence of HIV according to the
standard rules of virology nor is there any scientific support for the
validity of the antibody tests.
This Press Release is being issued because of the vicious attack on the South
African President, Mr. Thabo Mbeki, in an article initiated by more than 150
scientists, published in the scientific magazine "Nature" on the 6 July 2000.
In this article, known as the "Durban Declaration" (see also our press
release "The Dishonouring of Science", 29/6/200) the authors maintained that
the hitherto known affirmations on HIV and AIDS comply with the highest
Under the leadership of the German Association "Wissenschaft, Medizin und
Menschenrechte, e.V." (Science, Medicine and Human Rights) several
organisations from different countries (Chechia, Spain, Holland, Italy,
England, USA and others) asked the signatories of the Durban Declaration to
provide the South African President, and with that the whole world, with the
scientific evidence for the so-called HI-Virus and for the validity of the
Till this very moment the signatories of the Durban Declaration have not
responded, with the exception of the CDC representative, Dr. Helene Gayle,
whose offer to carry out new investigations in South Africa rather
contradicts her previous adhesion to the Durban Declaration.
Dortmund & Stuttgart,