Roll Call 29 July 1999

15 years…

400,000 U.S. Deaths…

No Cure…

It's time to ask questions.

Support a GAO investigation of AIDS research funding.

"There are also a number of other host factors that are equally, if not more, important than the ability of the (HIV) virus to replicate."
-- Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

"…I think there's been a real resistance to entertaining hypotheses or directions of AIDS research that aren't looking specifically at HIV, and that is the basic problem."
-- Konstance K. Knox, Ph.D., Director of Research, Herpes Virus Diagnostics, Inc.

"In spite of AIDS being regarded as one of the gravest conditions ever to afflict the human race, no one has deemed it necessary to use a proven method to establish the existence of the putative cause of this dread disease. In our view the greatest single obstacle to understanding and solving AIDS is HIV."
-- Dr. Eleni Papadopulos-Eleopulos, Biophysicist, Royal Perth Hospital

"For the $45 billion of taxpayer money spent on AIDS so far, HIV researchers still use statistical methodologies shown by their inventors to be invalid. HIV protease inhibitors were performing as designed -- blocking HIV production. The reason that these drugs did not alleviate AIDS is that HIV is not the cause of AIDS. Most important, they haven't stopped AIDS.
-- Dr. David Rasnick, Chemist, 15 years, Designer of Protease Inhibitors

"We have no guarantee that we will ever have a vaccine."
-- Dr. Robert Gallo, co-discoverer of HIV, Director of the Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland

"I would not be surprised if there were another cause of AIDS and even that HIV is not involved."
-- Dr. Walter Gilbert, Professor in Molecular Biology, 1980 Nobel Prize for Chemistry

"If there is evidence that HIV causes AIDS, there should be scientific documents which either singly or collectively demonstrate that fact…There is no such document."
-- Dr. Kary Mullis, Biochemist, 1993 Nobel Prize for Chemistry

"There are too many shortcomings in the theory that HIV causes all signs of AIDS."
-- Dr. Luc Montagnier, Virologist, discoverer of HIV, Institute Pasteur Paris

"Evidence is rapidly accumulating that the original theory of HIV is not correct."
-- Dr. Steven Jonas, Professor of Preventive Medicine, Suny Stony Brook, NY

"The sentence of death accompanying the medical diagnosis of AIDS should be abolished."
-- Dr. Alfred Hassig, Emeritus Professor of Immunology, University of Bern, former director Swiss Red Cross blood banks

"What I would strongly support is a more open discussion. We do not know the pathogenesis of this disease. And we were very early forced into a very dogmatic view: namely that somehow HIV kills the T-cells."
-- Dr. Michael Lange, Head of AIDS Programme, St. Luke's Hospital, New York

"The HIV hypothesis ranks with the 'bad air' theory for malaria and the 'bacterial infection' theory of beriberi and pellagra. It is a hoax that became a scam."
-- Dr. Bernard Forscher, former editor, U.S. Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences

"The viewpoint has been so firm that HIV is the only cause and will result in disease in every patient, that anyone who challenges that is regarded as 'politically incorrect.' I don't think -- as a matter of public policy -- we gain by that, because it limits debate and discussion and forces drug development on attacking the virus rather than attempting to correct the disorder of the immune system, which is central to the disease."
-- Dr. Arthur Gottlieb, Chairperson, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Tulane University School of Medicine

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The above is the text of a full-page ad that appeared in Thursday's capitol hill edition of Roll Call, a popular Washington DC newspaper, urging congressional leaders to question HIV and support GAO audits of all federally funded AIDS programs.