I was wondering if
Peter Duesberg is still standing by his HIV/AIDS theory. Is there a way to
contact him? What about testing 12 year olds at random who are not sexually
active or drug users? If they all test negative, wouldn't this show that it has
to be a transmissible disease?
Yes Duesberg is
still standing by the theory that AIDS is a chemical epidemic, caused by
recreational drugs, anti-HIV drugs and malnutrition. Please have a look at duesberg.com,
which has been updated just today.
Do you have any
data on 12 year-olds testing negative? Well even that were so, this alone would not prove that AIDS is sexually
transmitted. For example, cancer is
practically never found in 12 year-olds,
but it is not a sexually transmitted disease.
Let me know if you have further questions or objections.
The correspondence continues:
The correspondence continues:
You signed this
response with the name Peter D. Is this the actual Peter Duesberg? If so, why
did you refer to yourself in the third person?
Because you asked,
"if Peter Duesberg is still standing ....".
Anyway, I had a
couple of critical questions in regard to your theory.
I read the
AIDSMEDS forums. There are people there who are dedicated to responding to
peoples' questions about HIV. Some of the people say they have always tested
negative for HIV. After some risky sexual exposures, they test positive. Repeat
tests show them testing positive again. You state on your website that HIV is
("A9: HIV, like all other retroviruses in animals
and humans, is perinatally transmitted from mother to child. All viruses and
microbes that are perinatally transmitted in nature are harmless for the
reasons stated in A8. Thus those 17 million HIV positives who are healthy, are
those who do not use recreational and/or anti-HIV drugs.")
My question is: If
it is transmitted perinatally, why would they not test positive every time? I
can't accept that their test was consistantly wrong when they were testing
Only those who have HIV-positive mothers are perinatally infected. That is a very low percentage in the US, < 1 in 300. Have a look at duesberg.com for references and further documentation, or else ask me for pdf files of papers.
The more important
question from me is: There are people on the AIDSMEDS forums who say they had
no idea they were HIV positive until their health started declining. Must we
assume they are drug users?
Don't you think
there are many non drug users and women whose health gradually starts to
decline before realizing they are infected? This happened to a friend of mine
who is a non drug using female. She was constantly getting sick and got an HIV
test. She found out she was positive. After 15 years she is still ok on
Are you assuming
that antibody against (!) HIV (not the virus) is the only reason, why people's
health can decline? What was she sick
from? And what "medications"
does she take for 15 years now?
How about Michael
Callen? Why did he die?
Michael Callen died with Kaposi sarcoma in 1994 from long-term use of recreational drugs, particularly nitrite inhalants. He told me about gay recreational drug use personally on several occasions in New York and in Amsterdam.
In the "The AIDS dilemma: drug diseases blamed on a passenger virus", Peter Duesberg & David Rasnick, Genetica 104: 85-132, 1998, Callen describes the AIDS consequences of recreational and anti-HIV drug use in his own words. You can look it up on duesberg.com, which contains an original, unsearchable version, plus a searchable version useful for such questions as yours.
Peter Duesberg is a professor in the department of molecular and cell biology at the University of California (Berkeley), and a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences. Prof. Duesberg sometimes forwards us letters he receives at his website along with his replies, and sometimes we publish them.