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Inventing the AIDS Virus
by Peter H. Duesberg

Regnery USA 1996, 720 pages, ISBN 0-89526-470-

Also 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...

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 Academy of Sciences.

Duesberg's 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:

If HIV causes AIDS, why have thousands of AIDS victims never had HIV?
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?

With 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 AIDS theory.

The answer? 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.

This 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

Peter 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.


"At 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

"We 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

"[Duesberg] 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 of AIDS."
Dr. Walter Gilbert, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1980, Hippocrates

"Peter 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 lives."
Neville Hodgkinson, former editor of The London Sunday Times

"Dr. 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

"Duesberg, 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

"Our 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 Liaison

"A 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."
Kirkus Reviews

Preface by the publisher
Associate Press early announcement
Professors review of "Inventing the AIDS Virus" for California Monthly

Other Reviews of "Inventing the AIDS Virus"
New York Times with Duesberg's reply
Orlando Sentinel
Boston Herald
Washington Times
Laissez Faire Books
New York Review of Books
Daily Telegraph (London)
The Record

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