Inventing the AIDS Virus By Peter H. Duesberg (review). Peter D. Friedmann. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, Volume 40, Number 3, Spring , pp. 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 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.
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On the other hand, the science cited does not bore the person educated in science. I learned much by reading this book. I will undoubtedly pick it up and reread it on different occasions.
It is one of the most informative books I have ever read, and I recommend that h.duseberg scientist as well as non-scientist acquire it. Hopefully our policy makers too will at least peruse it. Regnery Publishing, Pp.
Although Professor Duesberg views himself as a modern-day Galileo, excommunicated from the church of big science for his unorthodoxviews, his use ofconspiracy-laden innuendo, selective truths, and high-handed language certainly have not helped his status. Readers hoping for a balanced treatment of the issues will be disappointed. Duesberg contends that there is a cabal of “microbe-hunters” who control research funding and are vested in the theory that HIV causes AIDS.
This medical establishment inexorably favors microbes whenever searching for causes of disease, and it suppresses alternative views “for too many noninfectious diseases would put microbe hunters out of business” p.
As proof of this self-interested conspiracy, Professor Duesberg contends h.duesbefg “the medical establishment has never erred on the side ofnoninfectious causation ofdisease” p. The story ofHelicobacterpylori, which the medical establishment initially dismissed as an infectious cause of peptic ulcer disease, is a striking demonsttation that Dr.
Duesberg’s thinking only registers information supporting his hypotheses while ignoring contradictory evidence. FurthermoreProfessor Duesberg does not discuss the self-interest of the vast majority of epidemiologists and toxicologists who would benefit were he correct about the causes of AIDS, but who also repudiate his alternative hypotheses.
Inventing the AIDS Virus
In this tendentious book, we are continually given only half the story. A j.duesberg and cell biologist, Professor Duesberg clearly has litde understanding of even basic epidemiological concepts: All circumstantial evidence aside, the ultimate epidemiological test for HIV would be a casecontrolled [sic] comparison.
In such a study, a large number of infected people would be monitored over time and compared with a large number of uninfected people. They would be matched for age, sex, income, and all other health risks such as drug use. His blithe dismissal of epidemiological evidence as “circumstantial ” raises serious questions about the rigor of Dr.
Inventing the AIDS Virus by Peter H. Duesberg
Indeed, not one of his profiled fellow dissenters Chapter 7 is a trained epidemiologist. 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.
Regarding the former point, recent studies of the dynamics of HIV infection have taught us that much of what was considered to be a latency period is actually a period of great immunological activity. Although I am not a virologist, my understanding is that we do not know everything there is to be known about the immune response to viral infection, and that it may be more complex than Professor Duesberg describes.
The orthodoxy with which Dr.
Peter H. Duesberg, ‘Inventing the AIDS Virus’ Regnery USA , pages, ISBN
Duesberg proclaims his opinions contrasts starkly with inventkng heterodoxy he reserves for all other widely accepted views. Duesberg further contends that AIDS is not a single ailment, but several different diseases with different manifestations and etiologies. Duesberg seems to overlook the difference between immunosuppression and its manifesting diseases, some ofwhich have been classified If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’.
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