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Inventing the AIDS Virus Paperback – May 1, 1998
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At last! This is the book every AIDS-watcher has been awaiting, in which the most prominent and persistent critic of HIV as the cause of AIDS presents his case most exhaustively and popularly. Duesberg, himself a virologist, stoutly maintains that HIV cannot cause AIDS because it fails to meet the rules by which a virus is implicated as disease-causing. He says that the causes of AIDS in First World countries most probably are overuse of toxic drugs--by legal prescription (e.g., AZT) as well as illicit use (e.g., the nitrite inhalants known as poppers that are used to enhance sexual capability)--and multiple and repeated infections with venereal diseases; in the Third World, they are malnutrition and maladies (e.g., tuberculosis) rare in wealthy nations but still prevalent in poor ones as well as, again, substance abuse. Duesberg massively documents and cogently argues these positions but not before laying out the historic and political reasons why most members of his profession and related medical specialists seized on a viral causation for AIDS. Basically, virologists wanted another success like that with polio and, frustrated by complete failure to find viral causes for cancer, took up AIDS as the perfect challenge as well as, once HIV was discovered, a ticket for prolonging their first-class ride on the medical research gravy train. Strong stuff, but Duesberg has never been alone in this analysis or in his scientific arguments. He has never before gathered his case together and presented it to the general public, though, so regard this book as a milestone essential to any collection concerned with AIDS. Ray Olson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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A well-credentialed scientist's hard-driving attack on the accepted view that AIDS is an infectious disease caused by HIV. Duesberg (Molecular biology/Univ. of Calif., Berkeley), an early researcher in the field of retroviruses, asserts that HIV, like virtually all retroviruses, is harmless. He finds that HIV meets none of the usual criteria (such as the six laws of virology) used to establish that a microbe causes disease. But if that is so, why do scientists persist in saying that AIDS is an epidemic caused by HIV? As Duesberg tells it, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention needed a serious epidemic to justify its continued existence, and by naming AIDS a single contagious disease, it created an atmosphere of public fear that brought it increased funding and power. The biomedical establishment took note. Having failed to find a viral cause of cancer, Duesberg says, virus hunters needed a new disease, and AIDS was it. The HIV-AIDS connection was then announced by Robert Gallo, head of a retrovirus lab at the National Cancer Institute, at a 1984 press conference rather than demonstrated in a peer- reviewed scientific paper. Further, Duesberg charges, the pharmaceutical companies exploited the situation by bringing back highly toxic failed cancer drugs, such as AZT, which, he says, destroys the immune system and causes AIDS-like symptoms. Duesberg cites other scientists who have questioned the HIV-AIDS hypothesis, among them several Nobel laureates, including Kary Mullis (for Chemistry), the author of this book's foreword. Duesberg's own theory is that AIDS is linked to the use of immunity-suppressing illicit drugs (such as crack and ``poppers''), and he urges investigation along these lines. One need not accept Duesberg's drug hypothesis, however, to be persuaded that the serious charges he makes deserve serious answers. A controversial book, certain to be met with strong resistance from the biomedical establishment. Four appendixes (not seen) include articles on HIV by Duesberg in scientific journals. -- Copyright ©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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is a phenomenal professor of micro and cell biology. This book should be read by all in the medical establishment, including anyone
that is treating people or working with people with HIV.
This is one of the most important books ever written. Don't be fooled by the hysterical critiques by people who have probably never read the book. Apparently they lost their critical thinking faculties years ago and just prefer to parrot the establishment view on everything in life. I used to believe that HIV caused AIDS, because like most people THAT'S ALL I WAS TOLD! Then I found an article about this book in a magazine, read the book, delved into the AIDS dissident movement at virusmyth.net, and the whole thing took off from there. Yes, people are dying of something the establishment decided to call "AIDS". But it isn't caused by HIV! You've heard the word "AIDS" so many times that you have a fear response conditioned into you. You can't even think about it without being disturbed. Just give up your hysteria and use your brain.
If you think that HIV causes AIDS, and that it's been "proven", you don't know ANYTHING about it.
Just read this book, put aside all of the [stuff] you were taught by the media and your high-school health teacher, and think for yourself. In fact, people NOT thinking for themselves is what propels the insane "HIV causes AIDS" nonsense in the first place. The establishment theory is just plain stupid, as anyone with sense can see after reading this book or the others like it.
Duesberg is a genius, and anyone who actually has a freethinking brain left in his/her head will realize that upon reading this book. Yes, it will blow your mind. After you read it, you'll feel like you're living in the Matrix or something. But Duesberg's argument is EXCELLENT, perfectly explained, and heavily notated. Be brave; dare to read something that challenges the lies we were all taught!
Another great site with information that contests the "HIV causes AIDS" nonsense theory is virusmyth.net. It contains hundreds and hundreds of articles from all over the place that can fill out the picture for you. You should visit that website, because while this book is excellent, it's only the tip of the iceberg. Hundreds of eminent scientists from all over the world, including Nobel Prize winners, disagree with the b.s. that HIV causes AIDS. But you never hear about them, do you?
The notion that HIV causes AIDS is the biggest scientific blunder in human history. You owe it to yourself and the world to read this book.