Questions to Peter Flegg which remain still unanswered 30 April 2004
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Eleni Papadopulos-Eleopulos,
Department of Medical Physics, Royal Perth Hospital, Western Australia, 6001,
Valendar F Turner, John Papadimitriou, Barry Page, David Causer, Helman Alfonso, Sam Mhlongo, Todd Miller, Christian Fiala

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Questions to Peter Flegg which remain still unanswered

We have put many questions to Peter Flegg which he has not answered including the following:

1. Does Peter Flegg regard the data from the Padian and Rakai studies proof of transmission of "HIV" and consistent with, for example, “the explosive nature of the epidemic in Uganda”? If so, upon what basis? If not, surely after more than 20 years of sexual transmission of the deadliest virus, "HIV", there must be hundreds, if not thousands of other studies Peter Flegg can cite which prove sexual transmission. Peter Flegg does not need to spend too much of his time in giving us more than one such reference. Any physician who treats patients on the basis that they had acquired the condition sexually should have such references at his fingertips. Yet so far he has not even given us one reference. Why?

2. Would Peter Flegg also please give us the misinformation which we, the Perth Group, has published, which leads to his patients being infected or infecting others?

3. Would Peter Flegg please give us the scientific reasons that made him call the "Perth Group document on Nevirapine", "wretched"?

4. Assuming the antigens in the "HIV" test kits are the proteins of a unique, exogenous retrovirus, would Peter Flegg please tell us what convinces him that the antibodies in his patients which react with these antigens are directed against and are specific to a retrovirus, "HIV"? Could they not predict the onset, course and outcome of the AIDS diseases even if they did not prove infection with a retrovirus?

5. Would Peter Flegg please tell us what he tells the mother of a child who tests positive between 9 and 30 months and what is his approach to the clinical management of this child?

6. Would Peter Flegg please tell us whether he informs his patients that the "HIV" antibody tests have not been verified against "HIV" itself, that is, against "HIV" isolation?

7. Would Peter Flegg please tell us who is the discoverer of the unique human retrovirus presently known as “HIV”?

Competing interests: None declared