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10 Scientific Reasons Why HIV Cannot Cause AIDS

For anyone convinced that HIV has been isolated.

  1. HIV is neutralized by antibody immunity.

    When a person tests "positive" to HIV, it means they carry antibodies to the virus. Which means that they have immunity. This is clear from the fact that there is so little virus to be found in HIV antibody positive people.* The antibodies have done their job and the virus is well under control. There are no known viruses that cause illness in every case only long after antibodies appear, which is how AIDS is defined.

    One has to question why 12 years and billions of dollars have been spent developing a vaccine against HIV when the best vaccine possible already exists when a person tests positive.

  2. HIV does not kill the T cells it infects.

    HIV can only kill T cells under rare laboratory conditions. In fact, HIV researchers use T cells to grow the virus because T cells live quite compatibly with HIV.

  3. HIV does not infect enough T cells to cause AIDS.

    HIV never infects more than 1 out of 1000 T cells; commonly just 1 out of 10,000 T cells.* People replace 5% of their T cells per day. Simple math shows that HIV cannot infect enough T cells to cause them to die off and bring down the whole immune system. Even supporters of the HIV/AIDS theory admit that this low level of T cell infection is a challenge to explain.

    * The recent invention of "viral load" testing is an attempt to explain away the fact that almost no sign of HIV can be found by standard measurements. Viral load tests do not measure viable virus and have not been approved by the FDA to diagnose HIV infection.

  4. HIV has no AIDS causing gene.

    HIV has no specific gene or unique reason to cause AIDS. All retroviruses have only 3 major genes, GAG, ENV and POL and only 6 minor genes. Because the genes and genetic sequences are so limited in these simple organisms, they need all their genes to replicate. HIV is almost identical to all other retroviruses genetically. There are 50 to 100 different retroviruses that can be found in every healthy human body. All have been brought under control by antibody response. HIV behaves no differently than any of these others. If none of these other retroviruses cause AIDS, why should HIV? And vice versa, if HIV causes AIDS, why don't all the rest? So there is no genetic reason why HIV would cause AIDS.

  5. There is no such thing as a "slow virus".

    HIV is claimed to take 10 to 20 years (the "latency period") after infection to cause AIDS. The only way to explain this is to give HIV magical abilities to reactivate, mutate, migrate and hibernate. These slow virus hypotheses were devised by scientists who used them to buy time when their viruses failed to perform. The slow virus proponents point to examples like the herpes viruses that smolder and hide and then reemerge in persons when they have suppressed immunity and cannot generate a sufficient defense. These differ greatly from HIV because large amounts of active virus can be found causing specific symptoms. By contrast, a slow virus is an invention credited with the ability to cause disease only years after infection - termed the latency period - in previously healthy persons, regardless of their state of immunity. Such a concept allows scientists to blame a long-neutralized virus for any disease that appears decades after infection. HIV is inactive, then is said to cause 30 different diseases 10 years later. None of which are specific to HIV itself.

  6. HIV is not a new virus, so it could not cause a new epidemic.

    AIDS cases went from almost none in 1980 to a reported half a million in North America alone by 1995. Therefore, scientists claim HIV must be a new virus or we would have had an epidemic years or centuries ago. However, this claim does not stand up to the principals of Farr's Law. Farr's Law asserts that new infections spread exponentially through the population. HIV has been reported at more or less 1 million infected in the USA each year since they had a test for it in 1984. So it cannot be a new virus.

  7. HIV fails Koch's postulates.

    The universal test used by scientists to determine if a disease is truly being caused by an infection was designed over one hundred years ago by Robert Koch.

    Koch's postulates state:

    The organism:

    1. must be found in all cases of the disease.
    2. must be isolated from the host and grown in pure culture.
    3. must cause the same disease when injected into a new, healthy host.
    4. must be found growing again in the newly diseased host.

    Here is how HIV does on this test:

    1. The germ must be found in all cases of the diseases. FAILS.
      • 10 to 20% of AIDS patients have no HIV at all.
      • Only tiny amounts of HIV, usually dormant, can be found in any AIDS patient.

    2. The germ must be isolated from the host and grown in pure culture. PASSES - but only on a technicality.
      • Huge amounts of cell tissue are needed to find HIV.
      • HIV needs a chemically induced process to reactivate.
      • By contrast, large amounts of active virus can be found with other viruses.

    3. The germ must cause the same disease when injected into a new, healthy host. FAILS - hands down.
      • HIV does not cause AIDS in test animals like chimpanzees.
      • human health care workers accidentally infected with HIV rarely get AIDS unless they use recreational drugs ... or AZT.

    4. The germ must be found growing again in the newly diseased host. FAILS - for not passing postulate 3.

    HIV fails this test.

    HIV scientists claim that Koch's postulates are old and out of date with modern science. But they have stood the test of time. Disease hypotheses that ignored Koch's postulates have been a failure. The infectious theories of scurvy, pellagra, beriberi, SMON and virus/cancer research have all ignored Koch's postulates and all have been a dismal failure. And now HIV/AIDS?

  8. AIDS has remained in the original risk groups for over 15 years.

    If a disease does not spread it must be caused by something non-infectious. The US CDC reports (1997) confirm that AIDS is not spreading into the general population.

    AIDS cases by risk group (US):
    Admitted gay males 54%
    Admitted IV drug users 32%
    Hemophiliacs 1%
    Transfusion recipients 1%
    Claimed heterosexual contact 9%
    Pediatric 1%
    Total: 97%

    If AIDS is truly caused by a virus AIDS patients not in a risk group should be growing above an estimated 10% as the disease spreads.

    Note that the US army has found that when testing recruits HIV positive results were divided equally between men (50%) and women (50%). Yet 85% of AIDS cases in the US are male.

    Note too that in the US men use over 80% of all hard drugs. Among women with AIDS 60% (admit they) use hard drugs.

  9. International comparisons of AIDS differ greatly.

    A germ related disease would effect the population in the same way around the world. An outbreak of cholera in India and Honduras would be much the same. But AIDS is totally different in the USA or western industrialized countries and Africa.

    USA AFRICA
    Aids by sexual percentage
    85% male 50% male
    15% female 50% female
    AIDS among risk groups
    At least 90% No risk group
    risk groups (at random)
    AIDS diseases caused by microbes
    62% 90%
    Estimated HIV Infections
    1 million 14 million
    Official documented cases of AIDS (1995/96)
    513,486 442,735

    AIDS in Africa should be 14 times higher than in the US. Instead, people with HIV in the US develop AIDS 10 to 20 times faster than in Africa. This means that whereas the latency period in the US is predicted at 10 -15 years, in Africa it is at least 100 to 150 years!

  10. AIDS occurs without HIV Infection and most people with HIV never develop AIDS.

    The evidence for the HIV/AIDS hypothesis is based solely on correlation. Because the virus is found in most AIDS patients, it is thought to cause AIDS. But the logic of that assumption is flawed because CORRELATION DOES NOT PROVE CAUSATION.

    The common presence of HIV in AIDS patients is no more proof that HIV causes AIDS than the presence of birds on power lines is proof that birds cause power failures.

    So, if HIV and AIDS are only correlated, we should find AIDS without HIV and healthy people who have HIV and never get AIDS. That is exactly what is happening.

    In Africa studies have shown over 65% of AIDS patients are not HIV positive. In Africa a positive HIV antibody test result is not necessary for reporting AIDS cases; prolonged symptoms are enough.

    4621 cases of AIDS without HIV were found in the US Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports up to 1993. And the number could be much larger but the official definition of AIDS is designed to eliminate AIDS cases without HIV.

    AIDS is distinguished from virtually every other disease in history by the fact that it has no constant specific symptoms. AIDS is an umbrella term for 29 old diseases and one non-disease (a T4 cell count of less than 200/ul of blood) when a person has an HIV-positive antibody test result. The official CDC definition of AIDS excludes HIV-negative AIDS by definition.

    How the CDC's AIDS definition works:

    • Kaposi's Sarcoma + HIV = AIDS
    • Kaposi's Sarcoma - HIV = Kaposi's Sarcoma

    • Pneumonia + HIV = AIDS
    • Pneumonia - HIV = Pneumonia

    • Dementia + HIV = AIDS
    • Dementia - HIV = Dementia

    and so on...

    • <200 T4 cell count + HIV = AIDS
    • <200 T4 cell count - HIV = no disease

    There is no disease that is only caused by HIV. HIV is said to cause 29 old diseases when it is present. When it is not, the original causes of these diseases are responsible for them.

    The official definition of AIDS creates a 100% correlation between the virus and AIDS. This "correlation" is not objective or scientific, but is artificial and deceptively self-fulfilling.

    Estimated total HIV infected worldwide: 28,000,000 ?
    Total of reported AIDS cases worldwide: 1,400,000

    95% percent of people with HIV do not have AIDS.

Adapted from the video HIV=AIDS: Fact or Fraud?
Note: The statistics quoted may not be the most up to date.

 


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