Official Satellite Meeting
Presentation by
Eleni Papadopulos et al.

Dept. Med. Phys. Royal Perth Hospital, Australia
Dia 13

The important point is that Montagnier’s experiments do not prove the existence of a retrovirus because, as Montagnier himself admits, all the phenomena he described are non-specific for retroviruses, or even for viruses.

Suffice it to say that two of the best known retrovirologists say:

"Particles and proteins, could reflect non-viral material altogether."

"Release of virus-like particles morphologically and biochemically resembling type-c virus but apparently lacking the ability to replicate have been frequently observed from leukaemic tissue."

Proof for the existence of a retrovirus requires purification (isolation) of particles, analysis of their constituents, introduction of pure particles into uninfected cells followed by a second analysis to prove that the particles produce identical progeny (see introduction). Only then can one claim to have proven a virus exists.