Autumn 1999.

What is not being told about AIDS.

A report from the United Nations organisation for AIDS (ONUSIDA) warns of the spread of AIDS in the Third World. The report criticises the fact that the (supposedly) beneficial «drug cocktails» are not used there due to their cost, and the harm this means for the victims.

A father in the United States has injected his son with the AIDS virus, hoping for him to die and so avoid paying the mother the child's allowance. The son, (for whom no information is offered as to the treatments he has received as his illness has developed), is in «the terminal phase». The judge has condemned the father to life imprisonment, not without informing him that he would not have received enough punishment until he «had been consumed in the fires of hell».

This is the type of news that appears in the mass media when AIDS is mentioned. The immense majority of the population is unaware that there are concepts and arguments which differ from the official line, and only receives information which stimulates terror of the presumptive virus, HIV.

However, what the immense majority of the population doesn't know is that there is a current of opinion formed by more than 800 scientists, including two Nobel Prize winners and three members of the American Academy of Sciences, that questions the three key aspects: the validity of the tests being used, the effectiveness of the treatments given to AIDS victims and even the very existence of the HIV retrovirus.

The tests.

There are two main tests for HIV used in Spain: the ELISA test and the Western Blot test. The ELISA test is considered less reliable and is used as an initial detection test. On the other hand, the Western Blot is considered totally reliable and it is used as a confirmatory test. If someone gives positive to two ELISA tests, a Western Blot test is then used. If this also gives a positive result, then that person is diagnosed as definitely infected by HIV. And since many people that have given positive to the ELISA test give negative to the Western Blot, it is officially considered that the ELISA test gives many false positive results.

So it is important to know that in England and Wales the Western Blot test has been forbidden since 1992 because the London Reference Centre considers that it is not very reliable, and only uses the ELISA test. It would be logical, then, to suppose that proportionally there would be many more seropositive people detected in England, say, than in Spain. But it is not so: it is calculated that there are about 30,000 seropositive people in Britain, compared to 150,000 seropositive Spaniards (although the exact figure is not known). The reason behind this is that the threshold of the HIV test, above which it gives a positive result, and below which a negative one, can be varied. The number of people diagnosed as seropositive depends, then, on where it is decided to locate this threshold.

In order to illustrate this fact it is as well to remember that when Dr. Robert Gallo offered his first HIV test to the blood industry in 1984 in order to screen blood for transfusions, it was found that 30% of donors gave positive, for which reason the test was rejected immediately since a percentage this high would cause the collapse of this prosperous business. Dr. Gallo then decided to raise the reaction threshold of the test until it gave a small enough percentage of positives, about 3%, to make it acceptable to the industry. Later on, apparently, the threshold was raised even more, until the test gave about 0,3% positive results.

In September 1996, the American magazine Zenger's, from California, published a list of 64 articles which had appeared in various scientific magazines, showing that the so-called HIV tests can give positive reactions due to more than 70 diseases (such as haemophilia, hepatitis, tuberculosis, flu, malaria) or circumstances (such as multiple pregnancies, receptive anal sex, reception of transplants or blood transfusions, vaccinations for hepatitis, flu, tetanus.) that have nothing to do with HIV, these are what are called cross-reactions.

The case of a baby born in the province of Malaga is illustrative. In the hospital where he was born an (illegal) HIV test was performed on him, which gave positive. However, the tests were applied to both the father and the mother and both gave negative. By luck, a friend that knew of the dissident viewpoints mentioned to them that the interpretation criteria change from one country to another. The parents decided to have their son tested at the English hospital of Gibraltar, and there, the test gave negative. Upon returning to the hospital where the first test was performed, the parents were told that the test applied to the baby in Gibraltar was not valid because it had not been carried out in Spanish territory. Luckily, the child is growing healthy and out of danger.

In theory, the HIV tests detect antibodies that react to certain proteins from the HIV outer membrane. What the general public doesn't know is how it was decided which proteins are supposed to be components of HIV, but we know this accurately as of the XII World Conference on AIDS, which took place in Geneva from June 28 to July 3 of 1998. Dr. Gallo acknowledged involuntarily in this congress that he had added hydrocortisone to his cultures in order, according to him, to stimulate cellular growth. This accusation had already been made by a former collaborator of his, Dr. Popovic. In order to understand this fact, we must know that hydrocortisone, in fact, doesn't stimulate but rather, retards cellular growth, and causes the appearance of stress proteins, the same as occurs in stressed people. This explains why most people that give positive to the HIV tests are in a situation of one type or another of chronic stress: toxic stress (drugs, methadone, «poppers», chemically synthesised medicines, foreign proteins that contaminate the Factor VIII administered to haemophiliacs), psycho-emotional stress, infectious stress (repeated infections with sexually transmitted diseases), nutritious stress (bad habits life, bad eating habits, Third World conditions), etc.

At the present time, in the West, a relatively new parameter called «viral load» is being used. Officially it is supposed that «viral load» indicates the number of HIV viri per millilitre of blood. But the «viral load» is obtained using the PCR technique invented by Dr. Kary Mullis, who received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1993 for this invention. Well, this same Dr. Mullis holds that the PCR technique cannot be used to measure viral loads, and has publicly regretted having invented it in view of the misuse to which it is being put in the case of AIDS.

In order to document this wrong use, two members of the HEAL organisation in Los Angeles measured their «viral loads». The result was that Rodney Knoll, officially seronegative, had a «viral load» considerably higher than Christine Maggiore, officially seropositive.

Also, it is necessary to keep in mind that in a meeting of the OMS held in Bangi (Central Africa) in 1985 it was decided that, given the lack of resources in the countries of the Third World, a positive test was not necessary in order to consider a person «a case of AIDS» and, therefore, «infected by HIV». It is only necessary to present two of three major signs and one of seven minor signs, all of which are commonplace in this continent, in order to be diagnosed as «having AIDS». This implies that people who are simply suffering from locally-common diseases are being redefined as «AIDS cases», which explains the heavily publicised «terrible epidemic of AIDS» there.

The treatments.

In the XI World Conference on AIDS celebrated in Vancouver in July of 1996, it was officially decided to start administering, immediately and in large doses, combined therapies using several medicines, the so-called «drug-cocktails». These treatments generally consist of three medicines: two from the family of nucleoside analogues -AZT («Retrovir»), ddI («Videx»), ddC («Hivid»), 3TC («Epivir»), D4T («Zerit»)-. and one from the family of so-called protease inhibitors -Indinavir («Crixivan»), Saquinavir («Invirase»), Ritonavir («Norvir»)-. The AIDS treatment business was extended from the previous monopoly of Glaxo Wellcome, with AZT Retrovir, to the subsequent shared trade, under an agreement adopted by twelve companies one month before this Conference.

One of the many contradictions involving nucleoside analogues applied to the treatment of so-called AIDS is that they are, in fact, immune-suppresors. The manufacturers themselves recognise this in their own documentation, such as that from Sigma, manufacturer of AZT, which states that «the target organs are the blood and bone marrow», or from Glaxo-Welcome's description of AZT/Retrovir, which recognises that it may cause anaemia and other serious deficiencies. This is explained by the fact that the effect of nucleoside analogues is to prevent cellular division. Indeed, AZT was invented in 1964 for use against cancer, although it was never used in people because experiments with animals showed that it was too toxic, and it was shelved. Only after multiple interested manoeuvres performed in 1987 was it proclaimed, under the commercial name of Retrovir, as «the first official treatment against AIDS» and began to be administered to hundreds of thousand of people.

Indeed, when a cell has to divide, the two strands of DNA in its chromosomes separate and two complementary strands are formed, by combining natural nucleosides from the internal environment of the cell. As a consequence, there will be four strands of DNA that, paired two by two, will transmit identical genetic information to the two daughter cells formed when the original cell divides. But chemical nucleoside analogues, like AZT, become encrusted in the formation of the complementary strands, halting their formation, which prevents the division of the cell. Consequently, the mother cell dies. This is one of the explanations as to why those presented as «AIDS victims» and who take nucleoside analogues die, after a certain time, reduced to skin and bones.

Artificial protease inhibitors also end up preventing cellular and organic functions, as a result of which they are also toxic. In order to digest foods and recycle the proteins of the billions of cells that die each day in every human being, a delicate and complex balance must be maintained within each cell between the proteases, which divide proteins, natural protease inhibitors, which provisionally block the action of the proteases, and protease activators, which reactivate them. Artificial protease inhibitors are like welds that permanently prevent the operation of the proteases, and are designed so that they are difficult to eliminate (with the result that hospital doctors recommend that their patients drink a lot of water: they are trying to eliminate the artificial inhibitors via the urine, and delay their build-up in the body). The effects of their continuous consumption, with the corresponding increase in the concentration of chemical protease inhibitors in the body of the patient, are manifested as digestive problems, kidney stones, blood in the urine, fatigue, nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, pains in the joints, diabetes, accumulations of fat, muscular weakness, etc.

Dr. Anthony Fauci declared in the New York Times of August 22 of 1997 that the cases in which the cocktails had produced spectacular recoveries, relapsed dramatically after a dozen or so months because, according to him, HIV mutates, it becomes resistant, and rebounds with new energy and eventually kills the victim. But for the official specialists it is all too easy to blame the deaths of their patients on all the myriad hypothetical capabilities that they attribute to «the HIV virus», the very existence of which is being questioned.

The HIV hypothesis.

According to the German biologist, virologist and geneticist, Dr. Stefan Lanka, the scientific conditions necessary to demonstrate that «HIV virus» has been isolated have not been complied. This questions its very existence.

Dr. Lanka is one of the few virologists in the world that have isolated a new virus. It is the Ectocarpus Siliculosus Virus (EsV), the first found in a eucariotic marine alga.

In order to prove the isolation of a virus it is necessary to present four images: of the virus infecting cells, of the virus in isolation, of the membrane proteins and of its nucleic acid. Then it is necessary to determine what amino acids compose its proteins and what genetic letters its nucleic acid, and in which order they occur, that is, they must be sequenced. Also it is necessary to carry out control experiments, that is, it is necessary to work in parallel with uninfected cells of the same type. In other words, it is necessary to perform the same operations with exactly the same products, in the same concentrations, during the same time, at the same temperature, that is, under exactly the same technical conditions. The result must be that nothing is found which coincides with the images of the virus. Lastly, as the investigation proceeds, the results and conclusions should be published in appropriate scientific magazines so that the experiments may be reproduced in other laboratories where the same results should be observed.

In order to publicise the fact that none of these steps have been carried out in the case of HIV, the AIDS survivors magazine Continuum of London is offering, since December 1995, a prize of one thousand pounds sterling for whoever supplies proof of its existence. Other associations, internationally, have added to this initiative and, at the present time, the total prize offered amounts to more than four million pesetas. Until now, nobody has claimed these prizes.

The role of the mass media.

The news that we receive on the topic of AIDS from the major communications media doesn't reflect the plurality of viewpoints that exists in the scientific community, since they don't report the data and analysis that question the official version. This circumstance brings the role of alternative means of communication to the fore, in order to free the more critical segment of the population of the confusion and manipulations induced by commercial and other interests.

Brauli Tamarit Tamarit.
(Article published in the second number of the magazine «Health and Life», of the Association of Victors over AIDS. Published, summarised, in Catalan, in the magazine «Illacrua». Texts based on information taken from the web pages of «FreeNews».
Critical organisations:

Association for Complementary Medicines (AMC).
Association of Victors over AIDS (AVS).
Continuum Magazine.
Plural 21.