The Perth Group of HIV/AIDS dissidents was formed in 1981 at the Royal Perth Hospital, teaching hospital for
the University of Western Australia. The original members are the leader, biophysicist Eleni Papadopulos-Eleopulos,
emergency physician Valendar (Val) Turner and Professor of Pathology John Papadimitriou. Over the years several
others (physicists Bruce Hedland-Thomas and Barry Page, Florida USA biochemist Todd Miller and Colombian
physician/medical researcher Helman Alfonso), have also given generous time and effort in research and the
production of papers. Recently senior clinical physicist Dr. David Causer has joined the Group. The Perth Group has
published several scientific papers and letters, as well as several papers and letters which editors refuse to publish.
What The Perth Group has argued:
- Failure to prove the existence of a unique, exogenously acquired retrovirus, HIV.
- Failure to verify the HIV antibody tests proof of HIV infection.
- Failure to prove HIV causes immune deficiency (destruction of T4 lymphocytes) or AIDS.
- The impossibility of haemophiliacs acquiring HIV following factor VIII infusions.
- Failure to prove the HIV genome, (RNA or DNA) originates in a unique exogenously acquired infectious retroviral particle.
- Failure to prove HIV/AIDS is infectious, either by blood, blood products or sexual intercourse.
- Failure to prove what is called AIDS in Africa or Thailand is caused by HIV or is sexually transmitted.
- That AIDS and all the phenomena inferred as "HIV" are induced by changes in cellular redox brought about by the oxidative nature of substances and exposures common to all the AIDS risk groups and to the cells used in the "culture" and "isolation" of HIV.
- That AIDS will not spread outside the original risk groups and that cessation of exposure to oxidants and/or use of anti-oxidants will improve the outcome of AIDS patients.
- That pharmacological data prove AZT cannot kill HIV and AZT is toxic to all cells and may cause AIDS.