Reproduced with permission of Liam Scheff:

The AIDS investigation is expanded in Chapters 5 and 6 of “Official Stories”

The related Vaccination investigation is expanded in Chapter 5 of “Official Stories”

Question: Is the AIDS industry honest?

Ask yourself if you have ever heard this, or anything like this before:

“We can be exposed to HIV many times without being chronically infected. Our immune system will get rid of the virus within a few weeks, if you have a good immune system.”

Who said it? Luc Montagnier, 2008 Nobel Prize winner for ‘discovering HIV,’ (quoted in “House of Numbers,” 2009). But he’s been saying things like this for years. In the film, he goes on to agree that that Africans who are helped out of poverty (fed and given clean water, etc) can overcome the infection.

How about this?

“We followed up 175 HIV-discordant couples [one partner tests positive, one negative] over time, for a total of approximately 282 couple-years of follow up… No transmission [of HIV] occurred among the 25% of couples who did not use their condoms consistently, nor among the 47 couples who intermittently practiced unsafe sex during the entire duration of follow-up…”

We observed no seroconversions after entry into the study [nobody became HIV positive]…This evidence argues for low infectivity in the absence of either needle sharing and/or other cofactors.”

That is, 175 mixed (HIV positive/negative) couples had sex – anal and vaginal – for 6 years, with and without condoms, and nobody who was negative became positive.

Dr. Nancy Padian, the researcher who ran that study out of U.C. Berkeley, was also in “House of Numbers.” She said that HIV was one of the hardest viruses to transmit, and added that ‘everybody knows that.’

So, I’ll ask again:

Is the AIDS industry honest? Is it even close to honest? Is it transparent? Do you ever hear statements like these in the media? Would you like to know why?

If so, you’ll have to brave being attacked in print and word, by – you guessed it – the AIDS industry. Those who ask questions are smeared and libeled in the press, even for exploring or exposing publicly available information from the standard medical literature. The AIDS pharma goon squad (and there surely is one) will call you an “AIDS Denialist” if you dare poke your critical thinking past their threshold….

How do I know this? Because I have bothered to do exactly so. I have written critically about AIDS, and found it to be a violently corrupted industry, ruled by absurdly bad science – science infused and infected by the discredited racist science of the early 20th Century – Eugenics – but most strongly resembling Apartheid, in its construction.

If I told you that we in the West would find a way to put sexual restrictions on Africans, interfere with their childbirth and fertility, speculate anxiously at the pathogenic nature of the normative sex of homosexual men, drug massive populations with immensely toxic drugs that shorten life expectancy, damage and kill children and adults – would you assume I was talking about a science fiction novel?

What if I told you that you, yourself, would contribute to this program, wear its symbol, buy clothes that supported it, attend fundraisers, and openly praise the individuals whose obsession was this pseudo-scientific interference in the sex lives of the poor, African and homosexual populations of the world?

Maybe that’s too much to consider… but ask yourself, why are we obsessed with the sexual aspect of what we now call AIDS? Ask yourself why you’ve never read the Padian study. Why it’s excised from the Wikipedia page on AIDS – why this, the longest study of its kind, is censored in the media?

Ask yourself what Luc Montagnier is talking about, when he talks about improving the immune system of AIDS patients, in order to help them ‘get rid of the virus,’ and recover…

But be warned, you may quickly find yourself turning into an “AIDS Denialist,” at least, according to the goon squad.

But don’t sweat it…you’ll be in good company.

We are in the 10 year anniversary of this story:

In 2004, I broke open the NIH Clinical Trial Scandal, the internationally-covered story of hundreds of New York City orphans used by government agencies and pharmaceutical companies in deadly AIDS drug trials.

In reporting this issue, I entered the orphanage where children were being used as guinea pigs, and over a period of several years, took interviews with mothers, children and childcare workers at the Incarnation Children’s Center. I also interviewed the medical director, and investigated the FDA documentation and published medical literature on the tests and drugs used, drugs which were often force-fed through nasal and gastric tubes to the children.

I reported several deaths in children, and although the mainstream denied that any deaths were due to drug toxicity, they admit that over 200 children died.

In 2005, the city of New York hired the VERA Institute to form a final report on the drug trials. VERA was given no access to medical records for any of the children used in trials. Their report was published in 2008.

They reported that twenty-five children died during the drug studies, that an additional fifty-five children died following the studies (in foster care), and, according to Tim Ross, Director of the Child Welfare program at VERA (as of 2009), 29% of the remaining 417 children who were used in drug studies had died (out of a total 532 children that are admitted to have been used). [LINK]

The WIKIPEDIA writers cover up all details, as is expected.

No payment or compensation has been paid to any of the children used in the trials, or to their families.

The New York Times, which was instrumental in covering up the story, hired Janny Scott and Leslie Kaufman to write a hit piece on me in 2005. They declared the following about using orphans in drug trials:

It was seen as one of the great successes of AIDS treatment. In the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, hundreds of children in New York City were dying of AIDS. The only approved drugs were for adults, and many of the patients were foster children. So doctors obtained permission to include foster children in what they regarded as promising drug trials.”

Later in the article, Scott admits that the “permissions” for many of these children are “missing,” (or were never there).

She continued:

“[T]here is little evidence that the trials were anything but a medical success.

In 2009, Janny Scott responded to my persistent queries about their investigation method. They had taken at least 40 documents from me and buried them; what else had they buried? Her answers to me were clarifying:

“No, we did not review patients’ medical files. I would be surprised if that would not have been a breach of patient confidentiality if someone had shown them to us.

An unexpected side effect would have been a side effect not previously seen in response to those drugs, presumably.

Advanced testing methods were the methods available at the time for diagnosing HIV infection.

I do not recall interviewing Dr. Painter [the doctor in charge of the orphanage and orphans] but I may simply not remember. As you know, the Times moved to a new office a year ago. It was not possible to move all of our files. In my case, I threw away files that were more than 12 months old. As you know, the story you are asking about was done in 2005.

I do not recall which studies we looked at. There were a lot of them — some more easily accessible than others, as you know.

As for mentioning side-effects and FDA warnings, there are side-effects and FDA warnings on many if not most drugs. The side-effects of early AIDS drugs have been written about extensively. And, as I have said before, we were not presuming to judge whether or not experimental AIDS drugs should have been tried on children — a question that I suspect few journalists would be qualified to answer; we were attempting to put a public controversy in context.

If you have further objections to the way the story was handled, I suggest you contact Joe Sexton, the editor of the metropolitan news section of the paper and the editor on that story.”

Janny [LINK]

In 2009, the Times was forced, in a follow-up story, to admit that many children had died, following the VERA report – but the VERA Institute, hired to “investigate” the trials, was also forbidden from looking at medical records. [LINK] Their “investigator” also refused to take data from me on the trials – lists of the trials themselves, the drugs used, and their recorded ‘black box’ warnings. In a follow-up interview with Vera Myles of WBAI, the head of the VERA Institute admitted that many more children had died than they had listed in their report.

Neither the Times nor the Wikipedia are able to talk about AIDS drugs, which kill people. But, of course, take them if you really want to.

Happy Anniversary.


Please download the collected PDFs: The ICC Investigation | Related-HIV-Testing-and-AIDS-Drug-Investigation | Media-Coverage-and-Cover-up | Media Part 2

Related Items:

On the AIDS Diagnosis:

NIH Study and ICC Photo Gallery


Independent follow-up investigation/reporting (As a single PDF):


On Africa:

On Drugs:

Related Material from the GNN Weblog:

Patricia Nell Warren comments on the NIH Orphans-in-drug-trials scandal in her column in Arts and Understanding Magazine:

  • Asking the Questions May 2004; What does it mean when a story about possible clinical trial abuses hits the wire, but most news media ignore it?
  • Banana EthicsJune 2005; Why does corruption in AIDS research continue to go unpunished?
  • What Were They Thinking? August 2005; Inspired by lax oversight in the world of medicine, a new watchdog fights for ethical standards.

Bird Flu Investigation:

Debate is the Heart and Soul of a Civil Society.

  • HPV Debate “The Vaccine (that doesn’t stop) the virus (that doesn’t cause cancer) ” Gardisil Vaccinations for adolescent girls – Cui Bono? GNN, December 2006

AIDS Drugs – Drugs with severe and deadly side-effects, used in New York City orphans and throughout Africa. A necessary evil, or just bad medicine?

    • The cost of HIV drugs in Africa – who benefits? Nevirapine Debate GNN, December 2006
    • An AIDS Debate: Email Correspondence between Liam Scheff and a Mainstream AIDS History Researcher at Duke University (June 2006)

NY Orphans in Government Drug Trials – NY Press (Spring, 2005)

What Does AIDS Have To Do With Sex?



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