HIV/AIDS Skepticism

Pointing to evidence that HIV is not the necessary and sufficient cause of AIDS

A doctor’s summary of the AIDS deceptions

Posted by Henry Bauer on 2008/09/26

Christian Fiala, MD, PhD, is an Austrian specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology who has worked on AIDS in Uganda and Thailand. He has published a fine concise piece in English in a Dutch newspaper. Here are just a few highlights:
(The above link omits Fiala’s references, which are inserted below)

“Many people realised long ago that HIV/AIDS is not a threat to the heterosexual population in Europe or North America. In contrast to the numerous campaigns during the last two decades, intended to make us believe that ‘everyone is at risk’. . .

instead of the announced deadly epidemic of historic proportions [in Uganda] we find an explosive annual population growth rate of 3.4 percent, which means the country is doubling its population in 21 years. . . .

the basic assumption in the HIV/AIDS paradigm — that a positive HIV test leads to AIDS and certain premature death — is wrong, as proven by the example of Uganda. . . . “

Fiala takes special note of the stunning willingness of HIV/AIDS researchers to react vehemently against any dispassionate and factual writings about HIV/AIDS without revealing their own conflicts of interest:
“What kind of quality of scientific judgement can we expect from experts who defend a widely-held belief that guarantees their income and who are unable to see an obvious conflict of interest?”

“Now that the obvious reality has finally been admitted, we can be relieved that the AIDS epidemic is not the killer we were made believe. But how can we prevent a similar deception in the future? One possible strategy is to avoid just believing what scientists tell us, and instead follow Albert Einstein’s advice: ‘The important thing is not to stop questioning’.”

No doubt the HIV/AIDS groupies and defenders of the faith included Fiala long ago among the “denialists”. But Fiala came to his views because of his experience as a medical student and later doctor, as recounted in his book, “Lieben wir gefährlich? Ein Arzt auf der Suche nach den Fakten und  Hintergründen von Aids [sic]” (Do we love dangerously? A doctor in search of the facts and background of AIDS), Deuticke Verlag, Vienna, 1997.

I was finally able to read this book via Interlibrary Loan after several abortive attempts to locate a copy to buy, and plan to write a review some time. The book does not deny that HIV exists or that it can cause AIDS; however, it takes the view that virtually the only way to spread this deadly illness is via anal intercourse or infected needles.

Further reading:
Update on Uganda — An analysis of the predictions and assumptions about the former epicenter of the AIDS epidemic. Implications for other African countries’

‘Aids in Africa: a call for sense, not hysteria’

UNAIDS press release (Geneva, 20 November 2007)
“Global HIV prevalence has levelled off; AIDS is among the leading causes of death globally and remains the primary cause of death in Africa Improvements in surveillance increase understanding of the epidemic, resulting in substantial revisions to estimates”
This press release contains the following statement: “The current estimate of 33.2 million [30.6 – 36.1 million] people living with HIV replaces the 2006 estimate of 39.5 million [34.1 – 47.1 million].”

“U.N. to Cut Estimate of AIDS Epidemic Population with Virus Overstated by Millions”
An article in The Washington Post on 20 November 2007 about the revision of data by UNAIDS. Here is a relevant comment from this report:
“Some researchers, however, contend that persistent overestimates in the widely quoted U.N. reports have long skewed funding decisions and obscured potential lessons about how to slow the spread of HIV. Critics have also said that U.N. officials overstated the extent of the epidemic to help gather political and financial support for combating AIDS.”

The AIDS Pandemic: The Collision of Epidemiology with Political Correctness
A book by Dr. James Chin, the former head epidemiologist at WHO

“Threat of world Aids pandemic among heterosexuals is over, report admits”
An article in The Independent by Jeremy Laurance, Sunday, 8 June 2008

“The writing is on the wall for UNAIDS”
by Roger England in BMJ 2008;336:1072 (10 May),

Lieben wir gefährlich? Ein Arzt auf der Suche nach den Fakten und Hintergründen von Aids (Do we love dangerously?)
Christian Fiala, ein Buch erschienen im Deuticke Verlag Wien, 1997

“Why I Quit HIV”
An article by Rebecca V. Culshaw explaining why she stopped developing mathematical models about the HIV/Aids epidemic

Science Sold Out: Does HIV Really Cause AIDS?
A book by Rebecca V. Culshaw on the problems with the HIV/AIDS theory and the alleged epidemic

The citation from the journal of the German Medical Council is from:
“Kumulative Verwirrung” (Collective confusion), Deutsches Ärzteblatt, 1989, 86, Heft 17, B 853/C 749

Reference for the citation of drinking water:

The data on Uganda come from the Uganda Bureau of Statistics:
“The high rate of population growth is mainly due to the persistently high fertility levels (about seven children per woman) that have been observed for the past four decades. The decline in mortality reflected by a decline in Infant and Childhood Mortality Rates as revealed by the Uganda Demographic and Health Surveys (UDHS) of 1995 and 2000-2001, have also contributed to the high population growth rate.” (2002 Population Census,

3 Responses to “A doctor’s summary of the AIDS deceptions”

  1. Martin said

    Dr Bauer,
    Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get in contact with Dr. Fiala. As an MD, he probably has allowed the epidemiological models to apply to groups of people for whom he disapproves (gays and IV drug users).

    In his book it would be interesting to see what his bibliography looks like. That’s one of the first things I go to when examining a book purporting to uncover the “truth”.

  2. Henry Bauer said

    He and I have communicated a number of times, from quite long ago. But I plan to check with him whether he still holds the views in his book, which was published 1997.

    The discussion there recounts his disbelief as a medical student that a virus would change its mode of transmission (from RAI to vaginal intercourse), plus the experience over the years, citing official data, that there have been a negligibly low number of AIDS cases among heterosexual people in Germany and Austria — injecting drug users and gay men being the chief victims; plus his experience in Africa, that the supposedly devastating epidemic has led to population growth.

  3. Macdonald said

    Dr. Fiala argues that the HIV tests have no viral gold standard, that no one has yet been reliably diagnosed HIV positive. He disputes that AIDS is a new disease, and he questions the sexual transmission model of “HIV”. Here is an excellent presentation from him, which fits in nicely with this blog:

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