the AIDS Virus
by Peter H. Duesberg
USA 1996, 720 pages, ISBN 0-89526-470-
available in Italian "AIDS - Il Virus Inventato"
(Baldini & Castoldi, 1998, ISBN 88-8089-743-8)
HIV does not cause AIDS... AIDS is
not sexually transmitted... AZT makes AIDS worse, not better...
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 Academy of Sciences.
evidence - revealed in top scientific journals but kept out
of the mainstream press - raises questions the AIDS research
establishment has so far declined to answer:
causes AIDS, why have thousands of AIDS victims never
Why have hundreds of thousands who have had HIV - for many
years - remained perfectly healthy?
Why does the discoverer of the HIV virus now claim it can
not be the sole cause of AIDS?
Why has more than ten years of AIDS research - costing tens
of billions of dollars - failed to show how (or even if) HIV
causes AIDS or attacks the immune system?
annual federal funding at more than $7 billion, AIDS research
is better funded than any other disease - including cancer.
Yet it has also produced the least results. Why? Duesberg
explains how the lure of money and prestige, combined with
powerful political pressures, have tempted otherwise responsible
scientists to overlook - even suppress - major flaws in current
Not more funding for more flawed research. Instead, start
with an open airing of all the facts and failures, then determine
the real cause of the disease.
book does both. For Duesberg's solution to the AIDS mystery
is as convincing as his critique of the HIV theory - and could
save hundreds of thousands of lives at risk today
Duesberg is professor of molecular and cell biology at the
University of California at Berkeley, a pioneer in retrovirus
research, the first scientist to isolate a cancer gene, and
recipient of the Outstanding Investigator Grant from the National
Institutes of Health. His articles challenging the HIV/AIDS
hypothesis have appeared in scientific journals including
The New England Journal of Medicine, Science, Nature, The
Lancet, British Medical Journal, Proceedings of the National
Academy of Sciences, and Cancer Research.
for INVENTING THE AIDS VIRUS:
last! this is the book every AIDS-watcher has been awaiting,
in which the most prominent and persistent critic of HIV as
the cause of AIDS states his case most exhaustively and popularly.
Duesberg massively documents and cogently argues... [his]
positions... [t]his book is a milestone..."
Booklist, American Library Association
know that to err is human, but the HIV/AIDS hypothesis is
one hell of a mistake. I say this rather strongly as a warning.
Duesberg has been saying it for a long time. Read his book."
Kary B. Mullis, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1993
is absolutely correct in saying that no one has proven that
AIDS is caused by the AIDS virus. And he is absolutely correct
that the virus cultured in the laboratory may not be the cause
Dr. Walter Gilbert, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1980, Hippocrates
Duesberg has fought with courage and tenacity to drag a reluctant
scientific community back to AIDS sanity since detecting falsehoods
in the HIV story more than a decade ago. His efforts have
earned him much personal abuse, but may ultimately save countless
Neville Hodgkinson, former editor of The London Sunday
Peter Duesberg's courage and his book Inventing the AIDS
Virus will save millions of lives. He is not only one
of the few people in the world qualified enough to see through
the scientific 'AIDS scam,' but he is the only one who has
sacrificed his career to save the world from it."
Tony Brown, host of PBS' Tony Brown's Journal
whatever else you may think of him, is unquestionably a fierce
and highly disciplined scientist of the old school. He does
not accept incomplete hypotheses or 'guilt by association'
as normal aspects of modern virology. His one-man, ten-year
crusade against sloppy science in the battle against AIDS
is completely told in this highly readable book."
Richard Strohman, Professor Emeritus, Cell & Molecular
Biology, UC Berkeley
13 years of direct experience gravely contradict the conventional
dogma that HIV causes AIDS. We agree with Dr. Duesberg...
Reading this book is a matter of life and unnecessary death!"
Rev. Dr. Michael Ellner, President, Health Education AIDS
well-credentialed scientist's hard-driving attack on the accepted
view that AIDS is an infectious disease caused by HIV... The
serious charges [Duesberg] makes deserve serious answers."
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