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British premiere of “I won’t go quietly”

Posted by Henry Bauer on 2014/04/15

Here’s an announcement showing about the documentary mentioned in The HIV assault on women and children

British premiere of

I WON’T GO QUIETLY

6 women, one diagnosis ? HIV positive, yet healthy

a film by Anne Sono

British premiere of

I WON’T GO QUIETLY

6 women, one diagnosis ? HIV positive, yet healthy

a film by Anne Sono

followed by a panel discussion with Anne Sono, Joan Shenton (award winning journalist) and Mike Hersee of HEAL London

Friday April 25th, 2014 at 6 pm

SOAS, School for Oriental and African Studies, Khalili Lecture Theatre, lower ground floor of Main College Building

Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Entrance: 
£5
For online reservations please visit: www.ticketor.com/bluebell.de

Press release: http://www.pressdispensary.co.uk/releases/c993809/preview.html

 

 

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Cervical cancer — An update to “HPV Insanity”

Posted by Henry Bauer on 2014/03/25

After posting “HPV insanity”, I had asked some technically competent people for comments on the press release touting lopinavir as a cure for “HPV infection”. That brought a highly informative albeit also highly technical article (McCormack et al., Individual karyotypes at the origins of cervical carcinoma”,  Molecular Cytogenetics, 6 [2013 ] 44.) in which actual cases of cervical cancer were successfully classified — independently of HPV infection or non-infection — by degree of disturbance of the cell’s chromosomes (aneuploidy, as opposed to the normal diploid state of paired chromosomes).

Peter Duesberg was one of the leaders of the erstwhile and unsuccessful search for human-cancer-causing viruses, and of the subsequent switch to considering activation of “oncogenes” as responsible for cancer. He has more recently been studying the possible role of aneuploidy, a condition in which cells acquire an abnormal complement of chromosomes: “Chromosomal chaos and cancer”, Scientific American, May 2007, 53-9.

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Updates to The Case against HIV

Posted by Henry Bauer on 2014/03/25

The following additions have been made to The Case against HIV

1.1.6.1 Co-factors in addition to HIV required to bring on AIDS have been postulated on a number of occasions: mycoplasma (refs. 26-31); HTLVs (p. 248 in ref. 257); cell surface protein CD26 (Callebaut et al., “T-cell activation antigen CD26, as a cofactor for entry of HIV into CD4+ cells”, Science, 262 [1993] 2045; Jon Cohen, “HIV ‘cofactor’ comes in for heavy fire”, Science, 262 [1993] 1971); the protein fusin (Jon Cohen, “Likely HIV cofactor found, Science, 272 [1996] 809-10)

2.3.1.3 Malnutrition is widespread in Africa and is a known cause of lack of resistance to infection. It can be responsible for any infection incurred within 1 month of the end of food deprivation.
”Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) — WHO/CDC case definition for AIDS”, Weekly Epidemiological Record, 7 March 1986, 69-73

3.2.2.9 Fever is very non-specific. “HIV-positive” is often associated with fever.
Celia Farber, “Positively Flawed: Welcome to the Machine”, Impression, June 1999; http://www.virusmyth.com/aids/hiv/cfposflaw.htm
AND ALSO ADD THIS REFERENCE TO 3.2.2.5 FOR PREGNANCY

3.3.1.1 In Africa, more than two thirds of couples are serodiscordant: one is “HIV-positive”, the other is not
UNAIDS 2008 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic, p. 118

3.3.18 add ref 465

4.1.5.1 In 1995, Peter Godwin, head of the Regional HIV Project, United Nations Development Program: “by the year 1997 the annual number of new HIV infections in Asia will exceed those in Africa, and its share of worldwide cumulative infections will increase to nearly 25% by the year 2000”
J. C., “Thailand points the way”, Science, 270 (1995) 30
but by 2007, Asia had only 5 out of a global 33 million “HIV-positives” while sub-Saharan Africa had 19 million
UNAIDS 2008 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic

4.1.8.1 Trojan Horse inhibitors
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, “Trojan Horse Virus controls HIV infection”, 4 September 1997; http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/news/385/trojan-horse-virus-controls-hiv-infection
Tom Nurre, “Radical research”, Angelo State University Magazine, Summer 2011, 16-9
Buckley et al., “HIV protease-mediated activation of sterically capped proteasome inhibitors and substrates”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 133 (2011) 698-700

4.1.8.2 Killing “HIV” by shaking it with tuned laser
Orli Van Mourik, “Good vibrations vs. bad viruses”, Discover, June 2008, p. 16

4.2.6 Add Cavrois, Neidleman & Greene, “The Achilles Heel of the Trojan Horse Model of HIV-1 trans-infection”, PLoS Pathogen, 4(#6, 2008): e1000051

4.3.2.10 Cardiovascular disease
refs 34, 120-5, 131-2 in Pinzone et al., Vitamin D deficiency in HIV infection: an underestimated and undertreated epidemic, European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences, 17 (2013) 1218-1232

4.3.4.8 Bone disease, osteopenia, osteoporosis
refs. 35-43, 103 in Pinzone et al., Vitamin D deficiency in HIV infection: an underestimated and undertreated epidemic, European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences, 17 (2013) 1218-1232

4.7.6 add another reference: UNAIDS 2008 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic, p. 89

5.3.3.15 Vitamin D deficiency
Refs 74, 76, 77, 84, 89, 93-100, 102 in Pinzone et al., Vitamin D deficiency in HIV infection: an underestimated and undertreated epidemic, European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences, 17 (2013) 1218-1232

5.3.3.10
Add Refs. 35, 38, 39, 41, 104-6, 111-6 in Pinzone et al., Vitamin D deficiency in HIV infection: an underestimated and undertreated epidemic, European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences, 17 (2013) 1218-1232

6.1.3 Add “and from other experimental treatments”.

6.1.3.2 Chemotherapy to kill the immune system to avoid rejection of transplanted baboon bone-marrow cells because baboons couldn’t be infected with “HIV”. (Rick Weiss, “Doctor hopes to repeat baboon cell transplant”, Washington Post, 11 February 1996, p. A9) The first attempt involved “an unidentified 56-year-old man who was dying of AIDS. . . . The experiment was not a success. The baboon cells failed to grow, and the man died two months later. But Dr. Ricordi said his team had been encouraged because the man did not suffer any adverse reactions from the transplant” [emphasis added].
Lawrence K. Altman, “The Doctor’s World; Baboon cells might repair AIDS-ravaged immune systems”, New York Times, 19 July 1994

6.4 Hegemony of HIV/AIDS theory and practices means that some central questions cannot be answered
6.4.1 When “HIV-positive” individuals become ill, all too often the real cause of illness is not looked for
6.4.2 When “HIV-positive” individuals using antiretroviral drugs die, no autopsy inquires into whether death may have been owing to the drugs
”42-yr-old Glen Elder, dead of heart attack at 42”, Chronicle of Higher Education, 12 June 2009, A33
” Jeff Getty, 49, AIDS activist who received baboon cells, is dead”, New York Times, 16 October 2006; http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/16/health/16getty.html?_r=0
AND ADD THIS LAST REF. TO 6.1.3.2

7.1.4.9 That many hemophiliacs were infected by tainted blood products
”Two thirds of our hemophiliacs have received infected blood”
Jonathan Kellerman, Devil’s Waltz, Bantam 1993, p. 336

7.2.1.3 The mistaken belief that “HIV” is transmitted sexually (see Section 3.3 for disproof) is incessantly repeated, for example that prostitutes contract and spread “HIV”
Colin Thubron, “Believers’ bazaar”, review of In Search of the Sacred in Modern India by William Dalrymple, New York Times Book Review, 18 July 2010, p. 19
Gurav & Blanchard, “Disease, Death and Dhandha: Gharwali’s Perspectives on the Impact of AIDS on Devadasi System and the Sex Work in South India”, World Journal of AIDS, 3 (2013) 26-32

8.3 Add “; see also Sections 7.1, 7.2, 7.4, 7.7”

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The Drug-AIDS hypothesis — a footnote

Posted by Henry Bauer on 2014/03/17

Peter Duesberg is usually credited with the “Drug-AIDS hypothesis”, namely, that AIDS was not and is not caused by HIV but is caused primarily by “recreational” and antiretroviral drugs [1].

Gordon Stewart had observed in the 1960s that drug addicts showed the same symptoms as were ascribed a couple of decades later to “AIDS” [2].

Nowadays, it is presumed that drug abusers contract “HIV” by sharing infected needles, as though the contents of the needles were harmless. My footnote refers to a review [3] of Breaking Night by Liz Murray: Murray’s parents were lifelong drug abusers who “usually burned through their monthly welfare check within a week, spending the money on cocaine”. Murray’s mother “died of AIDS at 42”. No “HIV” was needed, rather obviously.

So nowadays one cannot die just from drug abuse, it must be “AIDS”.

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[1] Duesberg, Koehnlein, & Rasnick, The chemical bases of the various AIDS epidemics: recreational drugs, anti-viral chemotherapy and malnutrition, Journal of Bioscience, 28 (2003) 383-412
[2] Neville Hodgkinson, AIDS: The failure of contemporary science, Fourth Estate, 1996, p.103
[3] Tara McKelvey, Unsentimental education — review of Breaking Night, New York Times Book Review, 12 September 2012, p. 16

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HIV/AIDS as pseudo-science

Posted by Henry Bauer on 2014/03/15

A vast literature in science studies, philosophy of science, history of science, sociology of science, and a variety of popular media deals with “pseudo-science”; sometimes enumerating instances of pseudo-science, sometimes focusing on a single example (creationism, or UFOs, etc, etc.) and sometimes grappling with an issue over which no consensus has been achieved despite a century or more of discussion: How to define pseudo-science? How to distinguish pseudo-science from real science?

The simplest identification of pseudo-science, with which almost no one would disagree (“there’s always one ….”), is something totally incompetent but pretending to be properly scientific. Examples can rather easily be found in “HIV/AIDS research”, for instance that one person has staved off the disease since 1978, which is several years before AIDS had even been identified and half-a-dozen years before “HIV” had been suggested as its cause (Mainstream HIV PSEUDO-science).

A commonly advanced supposed criterion for pseudo-science, directed often particularly at parapsychology, is an inability to reproduce results exactly. By that standard, HIV/AIDS “science” again qualifies as pseudo-science (HIV/AIDS and parapsychology: science or pseudo-science?)  — as of course does all of sociology and almost all of psychology.

My own empirically-based suggestion for when mainstream sources treat something as pseudo-science is if it differs from mainstream science in all the three aspects of established method, currently accepted fact, and standard theory. Once again, HIV/AIDS “science” qualified as pseudo-science (Defining pseudo-science: Three strikes against HIV/AIDS theory)  — that is, before it came to be accepted as unassailable dogma, which it was for reasons of politics and social factors, not on scientific grounds.

Yet another common criterion for supposedly characterizing pseudo-science, again often directed at parapsychology, is that claimed phenomena or events are not accompanied by the offering of any reasonable mechanism that could possibly cause those events or phenomena; see, for instance, Erich Goode, “Paranormalism and pseudoscience as deviance”, chapter 8, pp. 145-164 in Philosophy of Pseudoscience, University of Chicago Press, 2013.
Once more, HIV/AIDS qualifies as pseudo-science under that criterion. For three decades suggestions have been put forward as to how the purported retrovirus “HIV” could act to destroy the immune system. First it was found that some sort of direct action on the supposedly most involved immune-system cells (CD4 T-cells) was not a viable explanation. Subsequently a variety of indirect or “bystander” mechanisms have been suggested, all of which are notably non-specific, mere names like “chronic inflammation” unaccompanied by specific mechanisms (The Pathogenesis of AIDS).

By every measure that has been suggested for distinguishing science from pseudo-science, HIV/AIDS qualifies as pseudo-science.

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P.S., after a useful comment sent to me privately:

As always, my intent here has been to undermine the pretensions of HIV/AIDS theory.
However, I also have quarrels with the very use of the term “pseudo-science”, because of the lack of agreed substantive meeting for the term; it is in practice not an objective label but a term of abuse. I’ve written a great deal about improper labeling of a number of matters as pseudo-science, and the fact that what was once called pseudo-science has sometimes become accepted science, and vice versa (Science or Pseudoscience: Magnetic Healing, Psychic Phenomena, and Other Heterodoxies, University of Illinois Press, 2001).

That parapsychology in particular has been called pseudo-science under a couple of the above-mentioned criteria should not be taken to mean that I think it is pseudo-science. However, I do think HIV/AIDS theory is dead wrong and deserves all sorts of pejorative labels.

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