HIV/AIDS Skepticism

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

Censored by Elsevier

Posted by Henry Bauer on 2009/12/20

In a reply to a recent comment, I referred to an article accepted by Medical Hypotheses, posted as “in press”, and then withdrawn by Elsevier bureaucrats without consulting the journal’s editor or editorial board or the article’s authors. I gave a URL for that article that didn’t work.

Here’s the article:  DuesbergMedHypothesesSA

8 Responses to “Censored by Elsevier”

  1. Dear Henry–

    Yes I noticed that some articles disappeared or where for some reason not accessible. It’s lamentable.
    I posted the Montagnier video on Africa to my Facebook Fan Page.
    Are they going to suppress that as well?
    It’s a bit like the Nobel for Peace to Obama.
    Now he has to live up to it, as Tutu says. And he very well may . . .
    Meanwhile check my book Gaia & the New Politics of Love: Notes for a Poly Planet, and all the controversies it is stirring up for advocating respect for the International AIDS Dissidence Movement in conventional polyamory circles.
    Scroll down this blog to where you find my supporters and you’ll find some good allies as well:
    More about this book that is causing such outrage to those in the LGBTQ community who still misname the Aids Dissidence Movement as ‘denialism’ here:
    Hope to connect w/ you at some point.
    Missed the Oakland conference by a few days and heard rave reports.
    Congrats on keeping the flame of knowledge-out-of-the-box alive!

    Cheers and blessings,

    Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio, PhD
    Professor of Humanities
    University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
    Author of Eros: A Journey of Multiple Love,, 2007 Lambda finalist
    and of Gaia & the New Politics of Love: Notes for a Poly Planet, 2009
    Iphone: 787 538 1680

    • Henry Bauer said

      Serena Anderlini: The link you give for a negative blog post about your book, and comments including an opposite viewpoint, illustrate once again how free so many people feel to expostulate dogmatically over matters about which they actually know very little or nothing — and that too many people produce blogs under only a pseudonym or a first name, as well as the deplorably widespread practice of attempting to invoke guilt by association instead of judging issues on their empirical merit.

      • Dear Henry:

        Thanks for your reply.

        It’s good to be connected with you.

        I am part of the polyamorous community and I am also a scholar who studies cultures, including polyamory, bisexuality, and the AIDS Dissidence Movement.

        I have written extensively on this. Part of the poly community attacks me, the other part is now gathering in my defense and finding itself again under a different, more free-thinking aegis.

        Alan, the blog owner, is not an anonymous person to me, we know each other quite well as part of the poly groups, and that makes the thing more dramatic and meaningful.

        There has been talk as to how and if a Dissident Poly convergence meeting could be called. It’s still just an idea. Activists, writers, organizers, ecologists, scientists, therapists, communities. Now the hopes are better because the Nobel to Montagnier had its multiple effects it seems. I will keep you posted on developing plans if you wish.

        Meanwhile, I’d like to call your attention to my book, Gaia and the New Politics of Love: Notes for a Poly Planet (2009), for it puts things in context and it’s written as a study of global ecology and health in relation to practices of love typical of bi and poly groups, where amorous resources are shared.

        On my facebook fan page you’ll find two reviews of the book

        Maybe you or one of your science students could qualify ourselves and review the book too, with explicit comments on the section called “Of the Virus Party,” you know what I mean . . .

        An early version of that article is also available online

        The version that appears in the book includes a discussion of Montagnier’s viewpoint.

        The book can really make a difference and it would really help if scientist in the “skeptic” community would post comments on the poly blog, on my facebook page, and on the page where the book is sold

        If you were interested in writing a full review of the book, for your blog for example, I’d gladly provide you with a complimentary copy.

        Let me know where to send it, or, if you’re prepared to read a pdf file, ask me to email you the digital for-review-only pdf the publisher prepared for me.

        On a different note, I see the work of the U of Florence, Dr. Ruggiero. I was born and raised in Rome, am a comparatist with a PhD from the University of California, Riverside, and taught Italian in the Americas for many years.

        It would be great to connect with line minded science groups in Italy. Maybe I can be of service to them too. Presenting my books, perspectives, ideas. I have several titles to my name now, see page.

        Also, I spoke on Italian public TV last year, about Polyamory, and this connected w/ local poly groups and activists, one of whom, Prof Carlo Consoglio, is a colleague of Ruggiero based at the U of Rome, and a skeptic too. He has a website to his name for his various activities.

        Hope this message is useful to you.

        Please pass info along to others as useful.

        Cheers and blessings and thanks for your passion and useful work,


        Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio, PhD
        Author of Gaia and the New Politics of Love, North Atlantic Books, 2009
        and of Eros: A Journey of Multiple Loves, a 2007 Lambda finalist
        Professor of Humanities
        University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR 00681-9264
        Tel 787 255 1175 (home/office), 787 538 1680 (cell)
        Become a Fan
        Private Address: P. O. Box 1941, Mayaguez, PR 00681

  2. Cytotalker said

    I did notice the withdrawal of the Duesberg et al. article as well as the “AIDS denialism in the ministry of health” article by Ruggiero et al.

    Puzzling indeed is the the nature of the much touted HIV consensus, one which exists as a result of the suppression of information and ideas offered by contributors with unimpeachable backgrounds and qualifications. What ever happened to the old-fashioned scientific notion of responding with a counter-argument in a debate among peers?

    • Henry Bauer said

      Cytotalker: When there is no counter-argument available, the wagons are circled and, in the words of John P Moore, war is declared.

  3. Martin said

    Hi Dr. Bauer, The Duesberg article highlighted for me a crucial word : Estimate. The 365,000 (or so) deaths mentioned in Bruce Weber’s obituary of Dr. Tshabalala-Msimang left that crucial word out of the article. Here is the statement: “The damage was quantified when a study by Harvard researchers released a year ago stated that the South African AIDS policy was responsible for 365,000 premature deaths.” Obviously there isn’t a shred of proof for that statement — but the general public reading this obituary is virtually force-fed this drivel as though it was a real scientific assessment of Mbeki’s AIDS policy. In war the truth becomes the first victim.

    • Henry Bauer said

      Martin: Here is the discussion by the Statistician General of South Africa of the reasons why the Medical Research Council estimates, used by UNAIDS and others, cannot be accepted. And here is the South African report on mortality for 2006 showing “HIV disease” as merely the 9th most important cause of death, responsible for 14,783 deaths out of a total of 607,184, in other words 2.4%.
      Anyone who wants to assert or believe that estimates based on computer models are to be preferred to registrations controlled by the official government agency, Statistics South Africa, ought to explain exactly why, given that those estimates are 20-fold higher than the data based on registrations of deaths and that they postulate that about half of all deaths in South Africa are owing to “HIV disease”, even as the South African population has been growing at a healthy pace.

  4. Insider said

    Thought this information regarding Elsevier’s ethics would be interesting, considering the cenorship of Duesberg et al.

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