- Paperback: 126 pages
- Publisher: American Foundation for AIDS Alternatives; 4th Rev edition (January 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0967415306
- ISBN-13: 978-0967415307
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 6.9 x 0.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 64 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,510,632 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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" 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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My only complaint here is that nearly half the book is either references or appendices -- ancilliary material. While that's certainly helpful and appreciated, it leaves the reader with little more than a big pamphlet.
Still, it's a great book to read, especially at a low price.
This may be the single best book I've ever read about the AIDS "crisis". Especially in light of the propaganda being put forth upon the 20th anniversary of the "discovery" of AIDS, this book is a must read. You will never look at AIDS statistics the same way again. You will never believe stories of AIDS being a plague to wipe out mankind again. You will never believe stories of wonder drugs again.
Pop quiz: What is the number one disease sweeping through the population on the African continent? If you said "AIDS", you're wrong. This book details that there have been 10 times as many malaria cases as AIDS cases, that the number of deaths from basic diseases of poverty and unsanitary conditions outnumber AIDS deaths by a staggering margin, that AIDS is often diagnosed in Africa without the benefit of a blood test from symptoms identical to severe malaria or dysentary, two EXTREMELY common diseases in Africa. The AIDS epidemic in Africa is thoroughly debunked in this book, and its use of real statistics and analysis will shock even the most casual readers.
Pop quiz: Which sexually transmitted disease had the most reported cases from 1981 to 1996? If you said "AIDS", you're wrong. The book presents in bold graphics the surge of gonorrhea over this time frame. In fact, according to the book, EVERY sexually transmitted disease outnumbered AIDS cases, by substantial margins. Such details as this are laid out in remarkable detail with extensive citations of studies that back them up.
Pop quiz: Which disease was AZT developed to treat? If you said "AIDS", you're wrong again. AZT was developed as a cancer treatment in the 1960s and was thoroughly rejected because it was so toxic it killed more lab mice than the cancer itself. The book shows a warning label from AZT with graphic details of the drug's carcenogenic, mutagenic, and tetragenic potential and catalogs the horrific side effects of the drug...a drug being prescribed in massive doses to AIDS patients, including children.
The author of this book is a survivor of an HIV-positive diagnosis who challenged the conventional wisdom about a death sentence based on a notoriously inaccurate blood test, found the dissident AIDS movement and found her life again, and went on to a give birth to a perfectly normal HIV-negative child. Her story starts the book; others like hers end the book, describing the survival that they found only after they threw away their AIDS drugs. Many had to go into hiding (the story of the mother who was threatened with arrest for child endangerment because she refused to take the poisonous AZT while she was pregnant will shock you); others have had their stories dismissed by doctors as "slow progressors". A shocking book, but a must read.
THE AUTHOR'S DAUGHTER DID NOT DIE FROM PNEUMONIA.
The mob frenzy surrounding this misdiagnosis is a perfect example of why we need to take media reports with a grain of salt, and realize that one "expert" opinion is not always the right one.
The final report showed no conclusive evidence of pneumonia, which is why the author was never charged and never went to jail. In fact, SEVERAL other pediatricians examined the author's daughter prior to her death and not one found any evidence of pneumonia, which was confirmed by another pathologist.
Most disturbingly, if you do some research on the coroner (James K. Ribe), you'll find that he has a lack of reliability in that he's flip-flopped his testimony on numerous occasions, and was in fact already being sued prior to the author's lawsuit against him for negligence.
Finally, the author's daughter was on Amoxicillin. Wikipedia: "The onset of an allergic reaction to Amoxicillin can be very sudden and intense - emergency medical attention must be sought as quickly as possible." So is it possible she could have died from Amoxicillan? By the way, both her husband and son repeatedly test HIV negative.
IF IT'S NOT HIV, THEN WHAT CAUSES AIDS?
As absurd as this question sounds, if you do your own research you'll find that many of the people who support the author are scientists, doctors, and Nobel laureates who were at the forefront in developing the HIV tests.
Rodney Richards, Ph.D., worked on the development of antibody (ELISA) and genetic "viral load" tests for Amgen and holds some related patents. He states that: "The diagnosis of being HIV positive is based on arbitrary combinations of tests, none of which are approved for diagnosing HIV. In fact there is no test for HIV. It's just an illusion."
Kary Mullis, who invented the PCR (what we now use as the "viral load" test), does not believe his invention can detect HIV nor does he believe HIV causes AIDS. In fact, he wrote the foreword for Christine's book. How is it that the INVENTOR of the test we use to measure "viral load" does not approve it for this use?
Now, a valid point that several reviewers have brought up is that many people were dying before being given toxic medications, such as AZT and anti-viral medicines, and this is most definitely true.
However, considering that many people during the 70's and 80's admitted to having upwards of hundreds (even thousands) of sex partners a year, recurrent infections with numerous STDs, prophylactic antibiotic use, cocaine and heroin abuse, use of poppers (nitrate inhalants), heavy alcohol consumption, and lack of sleep - is it surprising their immune systems collapsed? All of these factors alone are known to be immune-compromising. Now imagine them mixed together and long term.
Whether or not you agree with the author, you should do your own research and come to your own conclusions. "Scientific facts" change over time. Otherwise the earth would still be flat, masturbation would still be considered a disease, and AZT would still be considered a "lifesaving" drug.
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Sadly she succumbed to a life of pressure and persecution. But as I investigated and discovered that everything she said is valid.Read more