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What If Everything You Thought You Knew About AIDS Was Wrong? Paperback – September, 2000

ISBN-13: 978-0967415307 ISBN-10: 0967415306 Edition: 4th Rev

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 126 pages
  • Publisher: Amer Foundation for Aids; 4th Rev edition (September 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0967415306
  • ISBN-13: 978-0967415307
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #883,744 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


" Clear, concise and completely accurate, Maggiore's powerful little book is highly recommended reading for anyone who has ever had the doubt about any aspect of the 'global AIDS pandemic,' and is absolutely compulsory reading for those few never have." -- Harvey Bialy, PhD Editor at large, Nature Biotechnology

" This book exposes the many incongruencies in conventional wisdom and establishes why we must question how AIDS research and treatment are currently conducted. The paradox of the search for an AIDS cure is that the thing most neededopen debate and scientific exchangeis the thing most feared by the AIDS establishment." -- Bob Guccione, Jr. Editor and publisher, Gear magazine

" This splendid book is a perfect text for provoking university students. It requires them to think critically about sexuality and public health, obliging them to scrutinize the unscientific dogmas churned out by the AIDS orthodoxy. Maggiore's book should be required reading for all undergraduates." -- Charles Geshekter, PhD Department of History, California State University, Chico

" Until recently, I was a physician at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the number-one funded AIDS research center in the country. Before January of 1998, my knowledge of AIDS was typical; I knew that HIV caused AIDS because that's what the textbooks said. I had no reason to think otherwise and never knew or cared that anybody thought differently. I ordered this book on a whim, but once I started reading it, I didn't stop until I hit the back cover.

" I used to think that medical research wasn't politically directed and financially motivated, and that pharmaceutical companies wouldn't compromise patient well-being for a profit. I used to think the FDA was there to protect the American public. Now I know better. Now I tell the story of AIDS to anyone who will listen." -- Rob Hodson, MD Former professor of anesthesiology, University of Alabama, Birmingham

A succinct summary of the gaping holes in the official view of AIDS, this book has become an underground classic. Christine Maggiore, whose own HIV positive diagnosis didn't stop her from disobeying the authorities and giving birth to a healthy child, challenges all the politically correct opinions about the health crisis. A straightforward, jargon-free little book that provides volumes of highly explosive intellectual ammunition in its brief pages." -- Ian Young Author, The Stonewall Experiment: A Gay Psychohistory

About the Author

Christine Maggiore is the founder and director of the American Foundation for AIDS Alternatives and serves on the board of directors of the Group for the Scientific Reappraisal of the HIV/AIDS Hypothesis. She is HIV positive, naturally healthy, and lives in Los Angeles.

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Customer Reviews

Christine is really smart and this book is very well written.
Even in death, Eliza Jane's mother remains steadfastly convinced that HIV does not cause AIDS - yet the child was HIV positive and died from AIDS-related pneumonia.
Hanna Greene
Why the little girl's father wasn't held accountable in some way for his own child's death due to a lack of responsible health care is beyond me.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Sue on February 15, 2014
Format: Paperback
Please Google the author's name. Unlike the "about the author" which states "She is HIV positive, naturally healthy, and lives in Los Angeles" the truth is she is dead. Of AIDs. Also, her 3 year old daughter had contracted AIDs from her, either in the womb or through breastfeeding, and died of AIDs. I suppose we could say that the author made her own decisions about her life, and so what if she chose to die; but really she murdered her own child. Why the little girl's father wasn't held accountable in some way for his own child's death due to a lack of responsible health care is beyond me. Also, this woman attended some sort of conference in South Africa on AIDs and she and other AIDs deniers convinced the South African government to not allow pregnant AIDs women to take the medications necessary for their lives and their infants. Estimates are that over 300,000 people died of AIDs in South Africa because of this.
There is absolutely no scientific research to support anything in this book. I believe a reviewer said that peer reviewed articles were used, which is absolutely not true. Please do not risk your life and believe anything this woman (may she rest in peace) said.
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49 of 72 people found the following review helpful By DJ, MD on June 13, 2005
Format: Paperback
Being an MD, I would caution readers to be careful in forming some of the opinions posted in reviews. You might want to visit [...] for reference. I can say I personally am not influenced or swayed by drug companies or money, etc that was mentioned in a review. I also do not base a diagnosis on "prejudices". It's hard to not interpret a positive HIV screen, followed by a positive Western blot, along with a low CD-4 and high viral load as anything but what it is. As for the deaths only resulting from the medications in one review...why did all those AIDS patients die in early years BEFORE we had any treatments??? If no modern medical treatments are needed, why do these patients bother going to the doctor when all else fails? One last piece of advice....the 11th hour is not the time to suddenly find faith in the evil healthcare system and expect a miraculous outcome.
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55 of 82 people found the following review helpful By Bufford D. Moore on May 8, 2002
Format: Paperback
I want this book to be right. I want no one else ever to die of AIDS. I can see how anyone who is HIV positive would be greatly relieved by the postulates, and I don't want to upset anyone. I was an ER nurse up to the early 80's, and we were on the forefront of presentations of AIDS patients. I don't profess to know what causes AIDS, as the author does, nor can I swap reference citations. What I can do is assure you that her thesis that AIDS is simply a name applied to pre-existing disease is a very questionable one. Even at the level of "street level" ER nurses, we recognized that something was different; there was something new out there. I think that the book should be read, but carefully and with a very large grain of salt. My biggest fear is that years of educating high-risk groups, which I feel has helped, could be very easily undone by the implication that AIDS is really caused by those terrible drugs the terrible doctors give. The patients that we saw pre-dated those agents, and you may believe me or not, but those young men were incredibly ill and died with startling speed. They were often gone before much "toxic" anti-biotic could be given.

11/10/06 Addendum:

In a very sad turn of events, the author's three year old daughter died suddenly. The ME has ruled that she died of AIDS related pneumonia. Her pediatrician has been investigated for poor care in not testing her for HIV. Who knows what's right? Looks real bad for the author's theory

12/03/10 Addendum

Noted in review of these comments, the passing of the author. However much I disagreed with her (for the record, a lot), hopefully she died a quiet comfortable death. The notes I've read don't make it sound that way, but perhaps so.
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28 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Katy on November 10, 2005
Format: Paperback
While reading this book I was immediately taken back by all of the misrepresentations of cited material. So I decided to highlight them and now I have a bright yellow book cover to cover and two less highlighters in my drawer.

The writer demonstrates a complete lack of scientific understanding. For starters, when research is performed, it must include all the data, not carefully select pieces. Scientists may enter into research with suspicion of outcome but are successful despite the outcome, as evidence established by scientific methods is the victory in and of itself. The writer's HIV+ status and decade's long insistence that HIV is benign creates profound bias fueled by conflicts of interest.

The writer cherry-picked pieces of data from the reference material to compile this pamphlet of fiction. She carefully extracted slivers of sympathetic information from large, carefully monitored studies to suggest something quite foregin to what they do state. As I read, I started to think she'd created her own study by borrowing snipets of data from different places to create a study that supports her beliefs.

Peer-reviewed studies that are published in reputable medical journals are reviewed to ensure painstaking efforts were taken to eliminate tester bias (double-blind testing, etc.) and whose data was carefully monitored. Grossly put, this book is an abortion of those studies.

If you buy this book, commit yourself to fact checking by reading the studies referenced. Better yet, pick from any one of a thousand excellent sci-fi novels instead.
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