Louis Feinberg, Joseph Wardell, Moses Horwitz and Jennifer Hawkins
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The 'Perth Group' has failed to answer numerous questions, including:
from August 22nd:
> Once Valerie Beral and her colleagues concluded that HIV plays no role in the development of KS
She did not conclude this and there is no evidence that she ever has in any of her work. You should provide proof or admit that you confabulated this.
from September 16th:
Why did you quote Jay Levy as stating that "it cannot be HIV" when all of his published work (http://www.ucsf.edu/levylab/pages/drlevy.html) indicates the complete opposite?
from September 17th and September 29th:
> A person can get CD4 counts of less than 50 per microliter and immune suppression by repeated exposure to: drugs,1 2 semen, 3-6 ...
With reference number 5 given as:
5. Dostal J, Veselsky L, Drahorad J, Jonakova V. Immunosuppressive effect induced by intraperitoneal and rectal administration of boar seminal immunosuppressive factor. Biol Reprod 1995;52:1209-14.
again the question is:
... on what line number and on what page do you find evidence for the statement regarding human CD4 counts?
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