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June 3, 1998

AIDS Critics


Those who have been following this site for a while or are familiar with some of the things I write will be aware that I've long been a skeptic of the official line on HIV and AIDS.

John Lauritsen, a writer who has been active in this field since before I'd even heard of it, recently submitted the following compilation of information resources concerning on the other side of the story to the Reappraising AIDS Discussion Group at reappraising-aids@i1.net

John has also allowed me to reproduce it here:

Reappraising-AIDS Discussion Group


Compiled by John Lauritsen


Updated May 1998

"There is no evidence for it." Science Nobel Laureate Kary Mullis gave this answer to the question: "What is the strongest argument against the HIV-Causes-AIDS hypothesis?"

Perhaps never has there been such a disparity between the political strength of a hypothesis and its scientific merits. Politically it prevails, through censorship revolving around the interests of a multi-billion dollar AIDS Industry. Scientifically it never had a leg to stand on. Hundreds of scientists, journalists and other professionals are not only convinced that the HIV-Causes-AIDS hypothesis is wrong, but that it was bizarre and foolish from the very beginning.

The obvious parallel is Lysenkoism. For many years, no one in the Soviet Union publicly expressed disbelief in Trofim Denisovich Lysenko's crackpot theories that acquired characteristics can be inherited. No one dared discuss the principles of modern genetics, for to have done so would have meant risking one's career and even one's life.

For those who are open-minded, I have prepared a brief list of AIDS-dissident resources. My objective was to include only the most important and most readily available.

Joan Shenton is head of Meditel Productions (London), which has produced seven television documentaries on AIDS, including "AIDS: The Unheard Voices" (1987), "The AIDS Catch" (1990), "AZT: Cause For Concern" (1992), and "AIDS and Africa" (1993). Her new book, Positively False: Exposing The Myths Around HIV and AIDS, is a fascinating, behind-the-scenes account of how these documentaries were made, and how ferociously they were attacked by the Pharmaceutical AIDS Empire. The book gives a lucid history of AIDS debates, from the earliest hypotheses to the latest controversy over HIV isolation.

Peter Duesberg's book from Regnery, Inventing the AIDS Virus, provides devastating refutations of the HIV-AIDS hypothesis and the rest of the orthodox AIDS paradigm. It also provides a brilliant and far-reaching critique of medical science over the past several centuries.

Infectious AIDS: Have we been misled? (1996) presents all of the major AIDS articles of Peter Duesberg -- articles which were previously available only in scientific journals. These articles are essential reading for an understanding of the AIDS Phenomenon; someday they will be required reading in History of Science courses.

Edited by Ian Young and myself, The AIDS Cult: Essays On The Gay Health Crisis, is the first critical AIDS book to concentrate on psychological and cultural issues -- the ways religious intolerance, group fantasies, toxic drugs, pharmaceutical propaganda, deadly counselling, and a Cult of Doom have acted together to destroy the health of gay men.

Neville Hodgkinson's book, AIDS: The Failure of Contemporary Science, is an excellent AIDS history. It presents comprehensive and objective analyses of all sides in the various controversies -- "dissidents" as well as defenders of the prevailing orthodoxies. Beginning in 1985 Hodgkinson wrote a series of highly influential AIDS articles for the Sunday Times (London) as their medical and science correspondent.

My own [note: John Lauritsen] 480-page book, The AIDS War , contains my major AIDS reporting from 1985 to 1993. Key chapters relate the scientific fraud that was committed when AZT was approved for marketing by the FDA -- how "AIDS activists", government officials, and "scientists" colluded with the pharmaceutical industry to promote toxic and worthless drugs -- the "Risk-AIDS hypothesis" -- a program for recovery from "AIDS" -- the real story of AIDS organizations.

The article by Eleni Papadopulos-Eleopulos et al., Is a Western Blot Proof of HIV Infection?, provides a comprehensive critique of the commonly used "HIV-antibody" tests, the Elisa and the Western Blot. Neither of these tests has ever been validated against the only meaningful standard, actual isolation of the retrovirus HIV. In addition to being highly unreliable, these tests react to many things that have nothing whatever to do with HIV, such as malaria, leprosy, influenza, and many different drugs. Nevertheless, these tests are the basis for an assumption of "HIV infection" and for treatment with highly toxic nucleoside analogue drugs (AZT, ddI, ddC, d4T, etc.) -- drugs which reliably cause the death of the patient, even though he might be perfectly healthy prior to treatment.

For a concise and readable popularization of AIDS criticism, read Christine Maggiore's What If Everything You Thought You Knew About AIDS Was Wrong?

Continuum Magazine, the outstanding critical AIDS publication, has been publishing since 1992. 172 Foundling Court, Brunswick Centre, London WC1N 1QE, England. Tel.: [+44] (01) 171 713-7071.

The Group for the Scientific Reappraisal of the HIV-AIDS Hypothesis, founded by Prof. Charles A. Thomas, Jr., now has a membership of several hundred scientists and other professionals: 7514 Girard Ave., #1-331, La Jolla, CA 92037. Telephone: (619) 272-1621.

Several Internet web sites contain critical AIDS articles:

The Rethinking AIDS site is based in Amsterdam:

The Duesberg site contains his major articles:

The oldest and largest web site is that of the AIDS Information Bulletin Board System (AIB):

The Sumeria site, "exploring alternative ideas in health, science, and spirituality", features AIDS-dissident material:

Reappraising AIDS:
Reappraising AIDS Home Page


Toronto HEAL:

HEAL Deutschland:

Journalist Michael Leitner (mostly in German):

Peter H. Duesberg (editor).
AIDS: Virus or Drug Induced? (book).
Articles by E. Papadopulos-Eleopulos et al., P.H. Duesberg, V.L.
Koliadin, M. Craddock, M.D. Zaretsky, D.T. Chiu, R.S.
Root-Bernstein, H.W. Haverkos, D.P. Drotman, B.J. Ellison,
A.B. Downey, G.T. Stewart, K.B. Mullis, S. Harris, S. Lang,
N. Hodgkinson, P. Johnson, T. Bethell, J. Lauritsen, and C.

Kluwer Academics Press, Dordrecht, The Netherlands (1996).

For orders in North and South America:
Tel: 1 617 871 6600
Fax: 1 617 871 6528
Email: kluwer@wkap.com

For orders elsewhere:
Tel: +31 78 639 23 92
Fax: +31 78 654 64 74
Email: services@wkap.nl

Peter H. Duesberg.
Infectious AIDS: Have we been misled? (book).
A collection of thirteen articles originally published in scientific journals.
North Atlantic Books (1996)
P.O. Box 12327
Berkeley, CA 94712
For orders: 1 800 337-2665

Peter H. Duesberg and Bryan J. Ellison.
Inventing the Aids Virus (book).
Regnery Publishing, Inc. (1996)
P.O. Box 39
Federalsburg, MD 21632-0039
For orders: 1 800 955-5493

Neville Hodgkinson.
AIDS: The Failure of Contemporary Science (book).
Fourth Estate (1996).
6 Salem Road
London W2 4BU
[+44] (0171) 727-8995 fax: [+44] (0171) 792-3176

Can be ordered from Book Services by Post Ltd:
via e-mail: bookshop@enterprise.net
via fax: [+44] 1624 670923B
via Internet web site: http://www.bookpost.co.uk (secure server)

John Lauritsen.
The AIDS War: Propaganda, Profiteering and Genocide From The Medical-Industrial Complex (book).
Asklepios (1993).
Box 1902, Provincetown, MA 02657-0245.
For further information contact jlaurits@capecod.net or call 1 (508) 487-8369.

John Lauritsen and Ian Young (editors).
The AIDS Cult: Essays On The Gay Health Crisis (book).
Asklepios (1997).
Box 1902, Provincetown, MA 02657-0245.
For further information contact jlaurits@capecod.net or call 1 (508) 487-8369.

Christine Maggiore.
What If Everything You Thought You Knew About AIDS Was Wrong?
(41+ page booklet).
Health Education AIDS Liaison (HEAL), Los Angeles Chapter.
11684 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604.

Eleni Papadopulos-Eleopulos, Valendar F. Turner and John M. Papadimitriou.
"Is a Positive Western Blot Proof of HIV Infection?".
Bio/Technology, June 1993, pp. 696-707.

Joan Shenton.
Positively False: Exposing The Myths Around HIV and AIDS (book).
Foreword by Gordon T. Stewart.
I.B. Tauris (1998).
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, London WC1B 4DZ, England.
(Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by St. Martin's Press.)

Charles A. Thomas Jr., Kary B. Mullis, and Phillip E. Johnson.
"What Causes AIDS: It's an Open Question".
Reason, June 1994. (The December 1994 issue of Reason has 10 pages devoted to correspondence and authors' replies concerning the June article.)

Ian Young.
The AIDS Dissidents: An Annotated Bibliography (book).
The Scarecrow Press (1993).
Metuchen, NJ and London.

Reappraising-AIDS Discussion Group

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