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Inventing the AIDS Virus has 93 ratings and 12 reviews. Seth said: This amazing book makes a good case that HIV is NOT the cause of AIDS. Duesberg is not. So argues Dr. Peter Duesberg, one of the world’s leading microbiologists, a pioneer in the discovery of the HIV family of viruses, and a member of the National. Inventing the AIDS Virus By Peter H. Duesberg (review). Peter D. Friedmann. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, Volume 40, Number 3, Spring , pp.

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She concluded that while AIDS research has a “chequered history and “some of the questions raised by Duesberg and his followers were valid”, Duesberg and Hodgkinson’s arguments were “circular” and “ignore diverse and robust evidence linking HIV with AIDS”.

Rabbitoh rated it it was ok Jun 27, A chapter peger the book. He granted that Duesberg raised “important questions about the scientific policing of deviant views”, but criticized him for creating a “conspiracy theory” about virus hunters suppressing dissent.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He dismisses hepatitis C as a pathogen or even as a virus because it cannot as yet be grown in cell culture a technical problem that has been true of virtually all viruses early in their recognition.

His blithe dismissal of epidemiological evidence as “circumstantial ” raises serious questions about the rigor of Dr. In any case, the treatment for syphilis is penicillin, which is not toxic. Aug 20, Jonathanstray Stray rated it it was ok.


I’m hoping it’s before he passes, because this murderous streak has to come to an end. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases website.

Duesberg’s last chapter sets forward what he thinks should be done in its full simplicity: Duesberg faults both modern microbiological science and the way its insights have been translated into feasible public health programs. Viral inoculation and the onset ofillness cannot be separated by a latency period ofyears, he argues, and the presence ofHIV antibodies negates the possibility ofHIV causing disease.

Cathy rated it really liked it Apr 25, The New York Udesberg of Books. And a book review from the San Francisco Bay Guardian.

Book Review- Inventing the AIDS Virus

A dispute inventinv Duesberg and Ellison resulted, with Ellison charging that Duesberg was “doing favors on behalf of several people in the government” who wished to suppress the book. A book review from the London Daily Telegraph. If only the pro-AIDS establishment could be so truthful in their research outcomes.

Andrew Ellis rated it really liked it Oct 22, Duesberg argues that H. He argues that later medical and bg leaders succumbed to political pressure to quickly find a cure for AIDS, and that the profit potential from the marketing of the HIV test and antiretroviral drugs also played its part.

Here, for example, is the Nobel winner in chemistry, Kary Mullis: Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.


In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Horton concluded that Duesberg “fails to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the epidemiological method” and “recklessly deploys ill-thought-out epidemiological arguments to support his own drug-AIDS point of view”, but added that, “as a retrovirologist, Duesberg deserves to be heard, and the ideological assassination that he has undergone will remain an embarrassing testament to the reactionary tendencies of modern science” and that the need for new ideas meant that Duesberg’s research should be funded.

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They are all wrong, Mr. He scathingly rejects studies of so-called “slow viruses” like those implicated in some cases of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

Inventing the AIDS Virus

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He accused Duesberg of ignoring contrary evidence and accusing others of being influenced in their views by political, psychological, and other forces but not himself. Duesberg has been saying it for a long time. Book review from The New York Times.