HIV/AIDS Skepticism

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

OFFICIAL!   HIV does not cause AIDS!

Posted by Henry Bauer on 2018/03/22

The World Health Organization has issued a press release reporting that Swiss researchers have demonstrated that HIV cannot be the cause of AIDS because the so-called isolates of HIV routinely used in studies of HIV and of AIDS do not actually contain live infectious particles of a retrovirus.
Reporters have so far being unable to get responses to questions they have addressed to a variety of institutions and individuals:
The World Health Organization was asked why it had ignored its own sometime epidemiologist who had pointed to the fudging of data to create apparent epidemics [1].
Robert Gallo was asked where he regretted having described as flat-earthers [2] the scientists who had disagreed with him.
Anthony Fauci was asked whether he regretted threatening journalists who covered dissenting voices about HIV [3].
Dr. Nancy Padian was asked why she had not recognized the significance of her failure to observe during ten years any transmission of HIV among sexually active couples of whom one was HIV+ and the other not [4].
The Centers for Disease Control were asked to explain how they could have issued patently wrong statistical information.
The Food and Drug Administration were asked how they could have approved the use of toxic substances as purported medication for a non-existent virus.
The drug company Gilead Sciences was asked to explain how it had decided that its drugs were capable of killing a non-existent virus.

All that is a fable, of course, or rather a parable — it is not true literally but it points to important truths.
Perhaps it may serve to drive home the important insight that it is quite inconceivable, quite impossible, that any official institution would admit that HIV/AIDS theory is wrong, it would raise too many unanswerable questions.
And yet the evidence is so copious and clear-cut that the theory is in fact wrong (The Case against HIV).

That hugely important fact about the role of science in the modern world, that a wrong theory could become generally accepted, reflects what President Eisenhower warned against more than half a century ago, namely, that public policy could be captured by a scientific-technological elite.
That has now actually come to pass not only in the case of HIV AIDS but also over the theory of human-caused global warming and climate change (Anthropogenic Global Warming, AGW, and ACC).
For that latter case, Christopher Booker [5] recently offered Groupthink as explanation for how an elite group could come to believe and promote a faulty belief.
Booker came upon the concept of Groupthink in the work of psychologist Irving Janis [6], who had discussed the idea in explaining how disastrous failures in American foreign policy had come about, for example in Vietnam and the muffed invasion of Cuba.

A crucial part of the context that makes for Groupthink is that it would be fatal for the elite group if its belief were not accepted.

That’s the point of the fake news story with which I began this blog post: It illustrates that it would be an act of collective suicide for the World Health Organization, UNAIDS, the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, the Food and Drug Administration, innumerable charities and foundations, and many activist groups if they were to admit that they had been wrong in what they had vigorously promoted and defended for several decades and which had led to expenditures of tens of billions of dollars. The credibility of leading institutions would be shattered and innumerable individuals would be publicly shamed and their careers and livelihoods destroyed.

The analogy with high finance is straightforward: HIV/AIDS theory is simply “too big to fail”.

So that will not be allowed to happen. Rather, the mainstream HIV/AIDS behemoth will continue to sweep aside challenges by ad hominem polemics (labeling dissenters as morally despicable denialists) and by mis-direction on substantive points, for example, claiming that even temporary recovery of health by some sick HIV+ individuals proves that antiretroviral drugs are effective and that HIV had caused the illness.


[1]    James Chin, The AIDS Pandemic, Radcliffe 2007

[2]    Robert Gallo, Virus Hunting: AIDS, Cancer, and the Human Retrovirus: a Story of Scientific Discovery, Basic Books, 1991, p. 297

[3]    Anthony Fauci, “Writing for my sister Denise”, AAAS Observer, 1 September 1989, p. 4

[4]    Padian et al., “Heterosexual transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Northern California: results from a ten-year study”, American Journal of Epidemiology, 146 (1997) 350–7

[5]    Christopher Booker, GLOBAL WARMING: A case study in groupthink — How science can shed new light on the most important ‘non-debate’ of our time, Global Warming Policy Foundation, GWPF Report 28, 2018. A summary is in “Groupthink on climate change ignores inconvenient facts”, 21 February 2018

[6]    Irving Janis, Victims of Groupthink (1972; Groupthink (1982), both Houghton Mifflin


12 Responses to “OFFICIAL!   HIV does not cause AIDS!”

  1. Dob said

    Also very noticeable in respect of vaccine pseudoscience

  2. Boris Starosta said

    April Fools! This post comes to us a week early.

  3. Gregor said

    A reference [x] for the initial claim/statement “The World Health Organization has issued a press release reporting that Swiss researchers have demonstrated that HIV cannot be the cause of AIDS because the so-called isolates of HIV routinely used in studies of HIV and of AIDS do not actually contain live infectious particles of a retrovirus.” is missing.
    Maybe for a “good” reason.

  4. mo79uk said

    “Some, including the World Health Organization, have actually scrapped the term ‘AIDS’ altogether, instead referring to ‘clinical stage 4’.”

    So they’re basically denying the term AIDS, ergo AIDS denialists 😉

    • Dob said

      “that millions of people are living healthily with HIV.”
      Which will be how they squirm over to the reality.

    • The Bauer Hoax killed zillions said

      Henry Bauer doesn’t really exist. Of course this information will be censored from this page, condemned as “denialism” by people who can’t produce a single peer-reviewed controlled study in evidence of existence of this Henry Bauer.


    • Henry Bauer said

      That link has the following:
      “There are nearly 100 different subtypes of HIV, with new subtypes being discovered every day. Most HIV infections in the Western world are of subtype B. Most of the research that we have on HIV is also on subtype B, though it accounts for only about 12 per cent of all global HIV infections. We have discovered that the explosion of HIV in the Philippines is due to a shift from the Western subtype B to a more aggressive HIV subtype AE.”
      which illustrates that the so-called “isolates” of HIV are actually mixtures of all sorts of things, not necessarily containing even virions of a retrovirus; see 3.1.3 in The Case against HIV

  6. Mike Koval said

    first of all thanx Dr Bauer for the voice of reason and excellent Scientific analysis of this so called theory. for people who are positive this represents a dilemma (to take or not yatrogenic pills) that almost amounts to natural selection. most of people most likely dont need these pills and they definitelyundermine their health.
    based on your ideas and other material and personal stories i personallly believe
    that testing positive correlates with some health problems not necessarily immunodeficiency. large fraction of poz people of 50% or more dont experience any health problems predicted by hiv scam. for those with health problems -they should be approached individually and might be solved by much safer medicines and approaches than HAART.

    here are two of my questions regarding the practical aspects of hiv theory:

    1 ) the pillar of the theory is sexual transmssion. why viral load is not measured in mens semen ? the sample preparation for PCR is much less complex. as the main culprit in transmission in homo and heterosexual acts semen must be the subject fir viral load not blood.
    doing quantitative pcr from such complex sample as blood plasma is mind blowing. does the sequencing of the bands of right size always gives Hiv sequences?

    2) we all know and its written in the manual for viral load kits thats its not good for diagnosis. i presume the way they determine hiv type is by sequencing pcr fragments from viral load test. if im correct.
    there are tons of reported cases when blood of hiv neg people showed high viral load and consistently. thats partly why its not used for diagnosis -high number of false positives.
    my question : did anyone ever sequence the pcr fragments obtained as viral load in hiv neg people? do these pcr bands considered false positive represent hiv sequences or not?

    • Henry Bauer said

      Mike Koval:
      Excellent questions, to which I have no answers. I’ve asked colleagues at Rethinking AIDS for help with them.

    • Henry Bauer said

      Mike Koval:
      Here’as the only answer my colleagues have come up with so far:

      First of all, it’s a good question why PCR is not run from semen for transmissibility. However, they might argue that it’s the viral load in the blood that has health consequences, therefore for directing health (i.e. deciding to change drugs) then measuring it from blood plasma makes more sense (just guessing).
      Why is PCR on blood plasma more complex than semen?
      And I don’t believe a PCR analysis involves bands, that is an antibody or antigen analysis (e.g. Western Blot).
      There are some reports of HIV-negative people with measurable viral load, I’m not sure there are a lot. I think a better question regarding HIV-negative people is why there hasn’t been a widespread survey of HIV-negative people looking for viral load in order to validate the rate of false positives on the test. Probably not done because the rate would be very high and that would be very hard to explain.

      • mkoval said

        PCR on bloodsample is definitely more complex. there are more cells and debris in there. of course PCR involves bands. bands of amplified DNA
        sequences based on primers added. these primers as it was pointed out before could easily pick up sequences in our genome from homologous endogenous retroviruses. i think there is good chance that sequences derived from viral load of negative people would be perfectly HIV sequences. it was observed in several published studies that hiv sequences were expressed in certain cancer patients who were negative. of course that survey wont be done, its risky to undermine the big theory. but if its true that hiv has endogenous origin thru some genome rearrangements (in immune cells?) the sequences they get in viral load in negative people should also be hiv sequences i would guess. they never check i presume

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