Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Request for Peter Flegg and Outstanding 'Perth Group' Questions 26 November 2004
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Tony Floyd,
Medical Student
Newcastle University

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Request for Peter Flegg and Outstanding 'Perth Group' Questions

Mr Benvenuti has presented the Perth Group's work as:

> "looking at the data presented and drawing their own conclusions from it."

and

> "presenting completely different ways of interpreting information and to accuse them of misrepresentation is a cop out."

It is when 'completely different' is synonymous with 'entirely deviating from the truth' that I have spoken out or, purportedly, 'copped out'.

The 'Perth Group' stated on August 22nd:

> "Once Valerie Beral and her colleagues concluded that HIV plays no role in the development of KS"

from September 16th they quoted Jay Levy as stating that:

>"it cannot be HIV"

The references provided and everything else published by both Beral and Levy entirely contradicts what the 'Perth Group' claim. This is not just a different way of interpreting facts, it is stating that people have an opinion that they clearly don't.

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