Acquired Immunodeficinecy Syndrome(AIDS): a fictional plague? 

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The current belief worldwide is that is that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes Acquired Immunodeficinecy Syndrome (AIDS).

Most people would say that it’s the incontrovertible truth. But what is truth? In current times, where one scandal follows hot on the heels of another, this is a question we can’t ignore. Is truth defined by the number of people that believe in it? There are neither any proven facts nor any evidence-based studies that HIV causes AIDS, and if the issue is studied in depth, it presents a completely different picture. Screaming and shouting out facts does not make them true.

Let’s stick to the facts and get away from our opinion — OUR opinion, which our egos create, whether it’s because of financial interests or because we don’t want to appear weak—and lets turn back to where we began, back to when we started our education. At the start of our courses, we were idealistic and did not stand between patients and the industry or political interests, and we absorbed knowledge for the sake of it. At the start of our education, it was clear that knowledge is always limited and that we would never be able to alleviate man’s suffering because after an alleged truth, a new point of view would always appear that would suddenly throw a completely different light on the previous belief. Yes, we as students were very careful as to how we interpreted “truth.”

Let us consider the truth about AIDS through the eyes of a student. Let’s go back to the era when AIDS was introduced, when Michael Stuart Gottlieb, with his colleagues in San Francisco in 1981, observed symptoms in drug-addicted homosexual men. These symptoms were very similar to those of cytomegalovirus, candida, and pneumocystis infections. The immune system of these individuals suddenly broke down, and this unknown symptom complex was given the name GRID—gay-related immune deficiency. No one was talking about AIDS then, and even other scientists such as immunologists like Robert Galo conducted research on both this subject and retroviruses.

Who hasn’t heard of them today—retroviruses, the terror of an entire generation. But do we really know them? Are we aware that humans and most animals would not exist without retroviruses? Ten percent of our genome comprises retroviral sequences, whereas 7% consists of long-term repeats (LTRs). With the help of LTR sequences the retrovirus embeds itself in the genome of the host cell, thus repeatedly reconstituting the “host library”. We should be grateful to evolution for this. This is probably how, millions of years ago, bacteria found their way symbiotically into the eukaryotes. Nowadays we call these bacteria mitochondria. Most cell organelles have gotten rid of these protobacteria, and what remains is the ring-shaped DNA, classical to bacteria, and sequences bearing a strong resemblance to HIV. However, never has a retrovirus killed a host as that would spell the end of the retrovirus.

Coming back to Robert Galo, because of circumstances yet unexplained, he subjunctively announced at a press conference that “perhaps the cause of GRID has been found” causing a media storm and giving birth to the term AIDS. The subjunctive fell by the wayside, and Robert Galo never provided proof. His opponent Luc Antoine Montagnier, who had in fact previously isolated the virus, soon qualified his opinion that the virus caused AIDS. Many other prestigious researchers such as Peter Duesberg of the University of Berkeley started to doubt the HIV AIDS hypothesis, but all this did not come across to the global public because the joy at the apparent victory over a new plague was too great. Today, it is true that man hasn’t yet “won” the battle against the alleged AIDS plague, but billions have been made in profits. The suffering of millions of people is pushed ever more to the background. What exactly is this plague?

The disease has yet to be defined precisely, and the more research one does, the more it becomes clear that illnesses that were previously known as tuberculosis, silicosis, or non-Hodgkin’s and Hodgkin’s lymphomas are suddenly being classified as AIDS. The term AIDS is still being hyped today as soon as the test is positive. Have we simply found a new name for old problems? We have to consider the test more precisely. What exactly does an AIDS test comprise?

This is not an easy question to answer because it depends on where you are tested. First of all, the test isn’t standardized. There is no standard, consistent test being done in laboratories, so you may find yourself testing positive in the USA and negative in Europe. In addition, the test displays many cross-reactions with, for example, tubercular bacteria. Could it be that retroviral DNA, although verified, already exists as “commensal” DNA in our genome? Could it be that, by means of a nonevidence-based test that displays many cross-reactions with, for example, tubercular bacteria, individuals are being stigmatized according to the motto “You don’t have a problem right now but if you don’t pop these pills then you are guaranteed a problem in 10 years’ time or so”?

What would we do if a colleague of ours, a god in a white lab coat, said this to us? Wouldn’t we sink to the ground and wouldn’t we gratefully grab the helping hand that gives us the pills? Or would we start to do some research? Could it be that we have simply created a new name for long-existing problems? The nasty thing about these pills is that when you take them for decades you develop side-effects that are identical to the symptoms of AIDS. It doesn’t always take decades until you develop “AIDS” symptoms from the intake of medications. Let’s recall how, at the start of the AIDS/HIV hysteria, African children were treated with 1500 mg of Zidovudin daily. The victims paid for this insanity with their lives, because gung-ho doctors, driven by pharma companies and the craving for fame supported these treatment regimens with their suspicions and not facts.

Talking about children, there is no evidence in the scientific literature regarding the millions of children supposedly killed by AIDS according to the media. It is incontestable that chemotherapy is useful when administered for a short period of time for toxoplasmosis, tuberculosis, and other such diseases that are prevalent in Africa. But with today’s knowledge, is there justification for lifelong intake, especially when all the prognoses, which even Nobel prize winners such as Manfred Eigen put forth at the time in the tabloid "Der Spiegel" that by 1993, more than 70% of Germans would have developed AIDS, did not come true?

Not long ago, a publication that took a critical look at the subject of AIDS was plainly censured by a scientific AIDS journal, with the explanation that people would be alarmed and individuals in Africa would be denied important medication. The paper “AIDS since 1984: no evidence for a new viral epidemic, not even in Africa” was consequently published in the Italian Journal of Anatomy and Embryology (116(2): 73–92, 2011). The authors (Peter H. Duesberg, Daniele Mandrioli, Amanda McCormack, Joshua M. Nicholson, David Rasnick, Christian Fiala, Claus Koehnlein, Henry H. Bauer, and Marco Ruggiero) of this critical study are of the opinion that this medication kills people when taken for a long period, something which is clear to a doctor. Or should we gladly ingest antibiotics all our lives?

The name “antibiotic” itself, derived from the term “anti-biose,” is not compatible with life. Above all individuals do not expect somebody to put up with facts but they can put up with secrets. These studies are not one-off cases. If you search carefully, you will find studies showing that long-term intake of medication doesn’t do much; people die anyway. But we have to ask the question “Are they killed by a virus”? Children whose mothers have not been treated with AZTare healthier than those whose mothers have been treated with this medication. In Africa, the population has doubled and not shrunk, as many had predicted, since the AIDS hypothesis was announced. On the part of industry and the prestigious AIDS journals, this fact is simply overlooked with the argument that without AIDS the population would have quadrupled. If this was the case, then where are the 400 million individuas who died? All of Europe would be dead then. We were able to experience just how far AIDS is intertwined with politics when, at a summit between French Prime Minister Jacques Chirac and US President Ronald Reagan, the alleged use of newly developed serological tests for HIV infection according to patent law was declared as the most important achievement.

The truth is bitter but only truth will end our suffering, and it is time that we establish the truth and go back to the beginning of our study of medicine, beyond borders and skin color, where it’s not about power, money, and fame but about each other and the good of people, animals, and Nature. We must stick to the facts and stop hypothesizing and getting involved in a market that only cares about growth and big profits. We doctors should know best; when something grows without stopping we call it cancer that eventually kills its host.

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