What is the definitive paper that demonstrates that HIV causes AIDS? 20 October 2004
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Alexander H Russell,
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Re: What is the definitive paper that demonstrates that HIV causes AIDS?

In response to my question: "What is the specific, definitive scientific paper that clearly demonstrates that HIV causes AIDS?"

Mr. Tony Floyd replied:

"I doubt many cause-effect relationships have been succinctly encapsulated by ONE 'specific' or 'definitive' paper. Of several I found that summed up much of the evidence I think one published in Genetica did it best (Galea P, Chermann JC. HIV as the cause of AIDS and associated diseases. Genetica. 1998;104(2):133-42). Their conclusion was: 'Taken together, clinical and academic studies clearly demonstrate that HIV is the causative agent of AIDS.'…"

This it is just a statement built upon a total misapprehension. Taken together, these 'clinical and academic studies' do not 'demonstrate that HIV is the causative agent of AIDS'. Pascale Galea's Genetica paper is not evidence at all: it merely mimics the errors of others.

This paper makes the mistaken assumption there is such an isolated entity such as 'HIV', But this study (and all studies) are based upon a mistaken premise so they are all invalid. There is not 'HIV' in this matter to cause 'AIDS' in the first place. All these papers make the assumption that a retrovirus was originally isolated and that it. But HTLV -1 and ‘HIV’ have never been proven to exist: they are merely the product of faith triumphing over empirical science. They needed a 'virus' and invented 'HIV'.

Mr. Floyd disturbingly concludes: "Until those that would like to convince us otherwise can come up with a consistent, cogent argument that doesn't rely on imaginative and at times fatuous reinterpretation of scientific papers, I'll stick with Pascale Galea's conclusion above."

How can Mr. Floyd – who is a medical student - be so unquestioning, naïve and gullible as to take Galea's pronouncements as fact without questioning such a simplistic statement as: "Taken together, clinical and academic studies clearly demonstrate that HIV is the causative agent of AIDS." - ? Today we live in a world of 'dumbed down' science where critical autonomous thinking is rejected as heresy. The 'HIV' hypothesis epitomises the 'dumbing down' of science.

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