HIV/AIDS Skepticism

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

Goodreads

Posted by Henry Bauer on 2010/04/27

A couple of years ago a friend invited me to join Goodreads where one benefits from recommendations of good books to read and can recommend one’s favorites to others. They claim a readership or membership of 3,200,000. However I didn’t join, because I’ve got too much waiting to be read all the time. I was reminded of the venture this morning, when the Google Alert for “The Origin, Persistence and Failings of HIV/AIDS Theory” told me that a review had just been posted at Goodreads. Such out-of-the-blue kudos, like the favorable ones on amazon.com from people I don’t know, are very gratifying.

4 Responses to “Goodreads”

  1. Joel said

    Hmmm… but I thought blacks DO have 3x or so rates for traditional STDs

    BTW, Dr. Bauer, I just checked and your book isn’t available for the Kindle. Wish it was.

    • Henry Bauer said

      Joel:
      The relative rates for black and white Americans of several STDs — syphilis or gonorrhea, say — vary with time and by region. That is illustrated in my book in Figures 4 and 5, p. 32. By contrast, the relative rates for HIV are constant within observational error limits.

  2. Francis said

    And looking at the graphs, gonorrhea is increasing in whites but decreasing in blacks, and syphilis has been in decline after a high peak in blacks but constant in whites. Unlike HIV which just keeps climbing in this epidemic (of testing). But then even by Joel’s own calculation or guess that blacks have a 3 times greater incidence of tradtional STD’s, it doesn’t explain the 5 to 6 times disparity.

    • Henry Bauer said

      Francis:
      Indeed. Moreover, when you compare repeat blood donors, where “false positives” are unlikely to be owing to any infections and therefore the best indicator of racial effects, the B/W ratio is about 14 in the USA and >20 in South Africa.

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