Evidence-based medicine: No HIV/AIDS epidemic
Posted by Henry Bauer on 2011/12/17
Evidence has long been overwhelming against the hypothesis that HIV caused and causes AIDS; see The Origin, Persistence and Failings of HIV/AIDS Theory and many earlier books listed there and at virusmyth.com, and see a number of blog posts with more recent material, for example “Doctors, nurses, dentists: Why no risk from HIV?” or “Medical students in Italy need not fear ‘HIV’ when dissecting cadavers”. Those of us who were attracted to science decades ago, believing it to be truth-seeking and evidence-based, are perpetually astonished that the evidence has been so persistently brushed aside as the mainstream bandwagon rolls on.
A recent summary of salient points has been published by Duesberg et al.: “AIDS since 1984: No evidence for a new, viral epidemic – not even in Africa”, Italian Journal of Anatomy & Epidemiology 116 (# 2, 2011) 73 – 92. Salient points made there include the discrepancies between population growth and “HIV-positive” rates, between predicted deaths and actual deaths, and between actual deaths and rates of “HIV-positive”. Furthermore, the virtually unchanging numbers of “HIV-positive” Americans (for three decades) and of “AIDS” deaths (for well over a decade) is incompatible with an epidemic of an infectious pathogenic agent. An important section of this article cites some of the sad evidence for the toxicity of antiretroviral drugs, illustrating that the failure to provide these drugs to all Africans may have saved countless lives.
The epidemiological data are consistent with Duesberg’s long-standing view that HIV is a passenger virus similar to cytomegalovirus or adenoviruses.
As several entries on this blog have noted, the facts are also consistent with non-existence of an exogenous human immunodeficiency virus, since “HIV” tests have never been validated against an authentic sample of pure virions. Indeed, non-existence seems the plausible explanation for the decades-long failure of attempts to develop anti-HIV vaccines or preventive microbicides. As Etienne de Harven has pointed out, products stemming from circulating DNA and human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs) could explain positive reactions on “HIV” tests — see “Human Endogenous Retroviruses can resolve HIV/AIDS puzzles”.
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