- AIDS in America rarely makes headlines anymore. In the
mind of the public the disease is still believed to be a sexually-transmitted
disease mostly affecting male homosexuals, drug addicts, prostitutes and
promiscuous people. Starting officially in June 1981 as a "gay disease"
affecting only a few dozen men, there are now 800,000 reported U.S. AIDS
cases and 460,000 deaths, mostly young men. The prediction of a "major
threat" to the "general" heterosexual population never happened.
- Every December 1, we commemorate World AIDS Day. This
year (2003) there are 36 million people worldwide estimated to be living
with AIDS/HIV. Twenty-two million people have died of the disease.
- This year, AIDS will get more attention than usual. On
November 16, 2003, CBS was supposed to have to aired "The Reagans"
- an unflattering portrait of President Ronald Reagan who presided over
the first years of the AIDS epidemic. The miniseries was cancelled due
to a flood of protests, particularly over a line in the script where Reagan
says, "They that live in sin shall die in sin." There is no historical
evidence that the president ever uttered such a line; and Reagan admirers
fumed over the attempt by CBS to "rewrite history." However,
it is a fact that the political infighting between the various federal
health agencies, and the shameful refusal of the Reagan administration
to fund AIDS research and education, all combined to provide a serious
indictment against the government's handling of AIDS in the early years
of the American epidemic. Most disconcerting is the fact that Reagan never
once uttered the word "AIDS" in public until March 1987, when
16,000 Americans (mostly gay men) had already died of AIDS.
- More furor over the failure of the Reagan administration
to act against the epidemic will undoubtedly escalate when Tony Kushner's
famous AIDS-themed play "Angels in America" airs on HBO on December
7. All of this current rehash into the early years of AIDS will lead to
a further historical reexamination of the government's role in handling
the mysterious outbreak that first began as a gay disease and now is an
unstoppable worldwide pandemic.
- But the media and the AIDS scientists have never told
the real history of AIDS and its origin to the world public. We are repeatedly
told that HIV came from Africa. But how is that sexually and biologically
possible? How could a supposedly black African heterosexual disease- that
some scientists claim has been around for decades or centuries in Africa-
suddenly transform itself into an exclusively white male homosexual disease
in America, and at a time when AIDS was unknown in Africa?
- Is AIDS, in reality, a man-made disease originally produced
by human experimentation or human error? Could the bio-engineering of dangerous
viruses that preceded the "gay plague" be responsible for the
origin of AIDS? In view of covert and unethical government-sponsored human
radiation experiments that preceded AIDS, is it fair to blame gays, blacks
and chimpanzees for a disease that could have been started by vaccine programs
utilizing gays and blacks as guinea-pigs?
- These are historical issues that will never be considered
by the media in the wake of the AIDS controversies surrounding "The
Reagans" and "Angels in America." However, there is strong
evidence to suggest that HIV/AIDS is indeed a man-made disease, and it
is time to "rewrite history" to include long-forgotten and suppressed
facts about AIDS and its origin.
- By Alan Cantwell, Jr
- Since the beginning of the
AIDS epidemic there have been persistent rumors that the disease was man-made,
and that HIV was deliberately "introduced" into the American
gay and the African black populations as a germ warfare experiment. This
so-called conspiracy theory was quickly squelched by virologists and molecular
biolologists, who blamed primates in the African bush and human sexuality
for the introduction and spread of HIV.
- In the fall of 1986 the Soviets shocked the world by
claiming that HIV was secretly developed at Fort Detrick, the U.S. Army's
biological warfare unit. Although the claim was dismissed as "infectious
propaganda", Russian scientists had worked hand in hand with biological
warfare scientists in the transfer of viruses and virus-infected tissue
into various non-human primates (monkeys, apes, chimps) during the 1970s
before AIDS appeared. With improved international relationships, the Russian
- Although evidence supporting the man-made theory has
never been mentioned in the major U.S. media, the theory continues to be
ridiculed. For example, in the San Francisco Chronicle,( "Quest for
the Origin of AIDS", January 14, 2001), William Carlsen writes: "In
the early years of the AIDS epidemic, theories attempting to explain the
origin of the disease ranged from the comic to the bizarre: a deadly germ
escaped from a secret CIA laboratory; God sent the plague down to punish
homosexuals and drug addicts; it came from outer space, riding on the tail
of a comet."
- AIDS certainly did not come from the hand of God or outer
space. However, there is ample evidence to suspect the hand of man in the
outbreak of AIDS that first began in the late 1970s in New York City.
- Creating AIDS in animals before the epidemic
- Lost in the history of AIDS is evidence pointing to HIV
as a virus whose origin traces back to animal cancer retrovirus experimentation
in the "pre-AIDS" years of the 1960s and 70s. Evidence linking
the introduction of HIV into gays and blacks via vaccine experiments and
programs in the late 1970s has been totally ignored in favor of the politically
correct theory claiming that HIV originated in chimpanzees in the African
rain forest, and that HIV "jumped species" into the African population
around 1930 or even earlier.
- Conveniently overlooked is the series of outbreaks of
AIDS-like epidemics that broke out in U.S. primate centers, beginning in
1969. A decade before AIDS, the first of five recorded epidemics of "simian
AIDS" erupted in a colony of stump-tailed macaques housed in a primate
lab at Davis, California. Most of the macaques died. Two types of primate
immunodeficiency viruses were eventually discovered as the cause. A few
silently infected monkeys transferred to the primate colony at Yerkes in
Atlanta subsequently died of simian AIDS in the late 1980s. Veterinarians
claim the origin of the simian AIDS outbreak is unknown. However, one obvious
possibility is the experimental transfer of viruses between various primate
species, which is common practice in animal laboratories.
- In 1974 veterinarians actually
created an AIDS-like disease when newborn chimps were removed from their
mothers and weaned exclusively on virus-infected milk from cows infected
with "bovine C-type virus." Within a year the chimps died of
leukemia and pneumocystis pneumonia (the "gay pneumonia" of AIDS).
Both diseases had never been observed in chimps before this virus-transfer
- Also downplayed is the laboratory creation of feline
leukemia and "cat AIDS" by the transfer of HIV-like cat retroviruses
in the mid-1970s. These experiments were conducted at Harvard by Myron
(Max) Essex, later to become a famous AIDS researcher. All this man-made
creation of AIDS in laboratory animals directly preceded the "mysterious"
1979 introduction of HIV into gay men, the most hated minority in America.
- Nowadays, scientists hunt for "ancestor" viruses
of HIV in chimps in the African wild and ignore all the immunosuppressive
viruses that were created in virus laboratories shortly before AIDS. No
consideration is given to any of these lab viruses as possible man-made
ancestors of the many "strains" of HIV (and HIV-2) that jumped
species to produce AIDS in humans.
- The gay experiments that preceded AIDS (1978-1981)
- Scientists also discount any connection between the official
outbreak of AIDS in 1981 and the experimental hepatitis B vaccine program
(1978-1981) at the New York Blood Center in Manhattan that used gays as
guinea pigs shortly before the epidemic. Curiously, the exact origin of
AIDS in the United States remains unstudied. Health authorities simply
blame promiscuous gay men, but never adequately explain how a black heterosexual
African disease could have transformed itself exclusively into a white
young gay male disease in Manhattan.
- Researchers claim HIV incubated in Africa for more that
a half century until AIDS broke out there in 1982. However, in the U.S.
there was no incubation period for gay men. As soon as homosexuals signed
up as guinea pigs for government-sponsored hepatitis B vaccine experiments,
they began to die with a strange virus of unknown origin. The hepatitis
B experiments began in Manhattan in the fall of 1978; the first few cases
of AIDS (all young gays from Manhattan) were reported to the CDC in 1979.
- Scientists have also failed to explain how a brand new
herpes virus was also introduced exclusively into gays, along with HIV,
in the late 1970s. This herpes virus is now believed to be the cause of
Kaposi's sarcoma, the so-called "gay cancer" of AIDS. Before
AIDS, Kaposi's sarcoma was never seen in healthy young men. Identified
a decade after HIV, in 1994, this KS virus is closely related to a primate
cancer-causing herpes virus extensively studied and transferred in animal
laboratories in the decade before AIDS.
- Also downplayed to the public is a new microbe (Mycoplasma
penetrans), also of unknown origin, that was introduced into homosexuals,
along with HIV and the new herpes virus. Thus, not one but three new infectious
agents were inexplicably transferred into the gay population at the start
of the epidemic (HIV, the herpes KS virus, and M.penetrans).
- In his book, Virus , Luc Montagnier (the French
virologist who co-discovered HIV) blames promiscuous American gay tourists
for bringing this new mycoplasma to Africa, and for bringing back HIV.
He provides no evidence for this homophobic theory. Nor does he mention
the various mycoplasmas that were passed around in the 1970s in scientific
labs, and the fact that these microbes were frequent contaminants in virus
cultures and vaccines.
- Why are all these simultaneous introductions of new infectious
agents into gay men ignored by scientists? Surely a credible explanation
would be important in determining the origin of HIV and AIDS.
- Why are scientists so opposed to the man-made theory?
And why do they believe so passionately in the chimp theory? One explanation
might be that scientists don't want the public to know what happened to
the tens of thousands of imported primates who were held captive in laboratories
throughout the world in the decade before AIDS.
- The forgotten Special Virus Cancer Program (1964-1977)
- Rarely mentioned by AIDS scientists and media reporters
is the fact that surgeons have been transplanting chimpanzee parts (and
chimp viruses) into people for decades. When Keith Reemtsma died in June
2000, at age 74, he was hailed as a pioneer in cross-species organ transplants
(now known as xenotransplantation). By 1964 he had already placed six chimpanzee
kidneys into six patients. All his patients died, but eventually Reemtsma
succeeded in many successful human-to-human organ transplants.
- Much more likely to have spread primate (chimp and monkey)
viruses to human beings is the largely forgotten Special Virus Cancer Program
(SVCP). This research program was responsible for the development, the
production, the seeding, and the deployment of various animal cancer and
immunosuppressive AIDS-like viruses and retroviruses. These laboratory
created viruses were capable of inducing disease when transferred between
animal species and also when transplanted into human cells and tissue.
- The SVCP began in 1964 as a government-funded program
of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, Maryland. Originally
designed to study leukemia, the program was soon enlarged to study all
forms of cancer. The scope of the program was international and included
scientists from Japan, Sweden, Italy, the Netherlands, Israel, and Africa.
The mission of the SVCP was to collect various human and animal cancers
from around the world and to grow large amounts of cancer-causing viruses.
As a result, thousands of liters of dangerous man-made viruses were adapted
to human cells and shipped around the world to various laboratories. The
annual reports of the SVCP contain proof that species jumping of animal
viruses was a common occurrence in labs a decade before AIDS.
- The SVCP gathered together the nation's top virologists,
biochemists, immunologists, molecular biologists, and epidemiologists,
to determine the role of viruses and retroviruses in the production of
human cancer. Many of the most prestigious medical institutions were involved
in this program.
- Connected with the SVCP were the most famous future American
AIDS scientists, such as Robert Gallo (the co-discoverer of HIV), Max Essex
of "cat AIDS" fame, and Peter Duesberg, who claims HIV does not
cause AIDS. Gallo and Essex were also the first to promote the widely accepted
African green monkey theory of AIDS. This theory was proven erroneous as
far back as 1988, but was heavily circulated among AIDS educators and the
media until the theory was superceded by the chimp theory in the late 1990s.
- Biowarfare research, primate research and the SVCP
- Also joining forces with the SVCP at the NCI were the
military's biological warfare researchers. On October 18, 1971, President
Richard Nixon announced that the army's biowarfare laboratories at nearby
Fort Detrick, Maryland, would be converted to cancer research. As part
of Nixon's so-called War on Cancer, the military biowarfare unit was retitled
the new Frederick Cancer Research Center, and Litton Bionetics was named
as the military's prime contractor for this project. According to the 1971
SVPC annual report, the primary task of the now jointly connected National
Cancer Institute-Frederick Cancer Research Center was "the large scale
production of oncogenic (cancer-causing) and suspected oncogenic viruses
to meet research needs on a continuing basis." Special attention was
given to primate viruses (the alleged African source of HIV) and "the
successful propagation of significant amounts of human candidate
- viruses." Candidate viruses were animal or human
viruses that might cause human cancers.
- For these experiments a steady supply of research animals
(monkeys, chimpanzees, mice, and cats) was necessary; and multiple breeding
colonies were established for the SVCP. Primates were shipped in from West
Africa and Asia for experimentation; and virus-infected animals were shipped
out to various labs worldwide. By 1971, a total of 2,274 primates had been
inoculated at Bionetics Research Laboratories, under contract to Fort Detrick.
Over 1000 of these monkeys had already died or had been transferred to
other primate centers. (Some animals were eventually released back into
the wild). By the early 1970s, experimenters had transferred cancer-causing
viruses into several species of monkeys, and had also isolated a monkey
virus (Herpesvirus saimiri) that would have a close genetic relationship
to the new Kaposi's sarcoma herpes virus that produced the "gay cancer"
of AIDS in 1979.
- In order to induce primates and other research animals
to acquire cancer, their immune system was deliberately suppressed by drugs,
radiation, or cancer-causing chemicals or substances. The thymus gland
and/or the spleen were removed, and viruses were injected into newborn
animals or into the womb of pregnant animals. Some animals were injected
with malaria to keep them chronically sick and immunodepressed.
- The U.S. is the world's leading consumer of primates,
and 55,000 are used yearly in medical research. Primates (especially newborn
and baby chimpanzees) are the most favored lab animals because they are
similar biochemically and immunologically to human beings. Humans share
98.4% of their DNA with chimpanzees. Chimps were extensively used by SVCP
because there would be no official testing of "candidate" lab
viruses on humans.
- In the decade before AIDS, Gallo was a project officer
of a primate study contracted by Bionetics that pumped cancerous human
tissue, as well as a variety of chicken and monkey viruses, into newborn
macaques (a small species of monkey that carries a close relative of the
- Recorded in the 1971 SVCP report (NIH-71-2025), Gallo's
project notes state: "Inasmuch as tests for the biological activity
of candidate human viruses will not be tested in the human species, it
is imperative that another system be developed for these determinations,
and subsequently for the evaluation of vaccines or other measures of control.
The close phylogenetic relationship of the lower primates to man justifies
utilization of these animals for these purposes."
- Researchers at Bionetics injected human and animal cancer
material into various species of monkeys to determine the cancer effect.
Newborn and irradiated monkeys were injected with blood ("using multiple
sites and volumes as large as possible") taken from various forms
of human leukemia. In other studies, tissue cultures infected with various
animal viruses were inoculated into primates. How many "new"
and "emerging" viruses were created and adapted to human tissue
and to various primates is not known.
- Some primates were released back into the wild carrying
lab viruses with them. The possible spread of these lab viruses to other
animals in the wild has been ignored by scientists searching for the origin
of HIV and its close relatives in African animals.
- Cats were also bred for leukemia and sarcoma cancer studies.
Germ free colonies of inbred mice were established. Mouse cancer viruses
were manipulated to produce resistant and non-resistant strains. These
adapted viruses would be employed in the 1980s in human gene replacement
experiments. Such experiments utilized a weakened strain of the mouse
- leukemia virus to infect and "taxi-in" the
missing genes to genetically-defective human beings.
- The end of the SVCP and the birth of AIDS
- By 1977 the SVCP came to an inglorious end. According
to Gallo, "Scientifically, the problem was that no one could supply
clear evidence of any kind of human tumor virus, not even a DNA virus,
and most researchers refused to concede that viruses played any role in
human cancers. Politically, the Virus Cancer Program was vulnerable because
it attracted a great deal of money and attention and had failed to produce
dramatic, visible results."
- Despite all this, the SVCP was the birthplace of genetic
- molecular biology, and the human genome project. More
than any other program
- it built up the field of animal retrovirology, which
led to the vital understanding of cancer and immunosuppressive retroviruses
- As the SVCP was winding down, thousands of gay men were
signing up as guinea pigs in government-sponsored hepatitis B vaccine experiments
in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These same cities would soon
become the three primary epicenters for the new "gay-related immune
deficiency syndrome," later known as AIDS.
- Two years after the termination of the SCVP, the introduction
of HIV into gay men (along with a herpes virus and a mycoplasma) miraculously
revived retroviral research and made Gallo the most famous scientist in
- Could virus-contaminated hepatitis vaccines lie at the
root of AIDS? In the early 1970s the hepatitis B vaccine was developed
in chimpanzees. To this day, some people are fearful about taking the hepatitis
B vaccine because of its original connection to gay men and AIDS.
- Was HIV (and the KS herpes virus and a new mycoplasma)
introduced into gays during these vaccine trials when thousands of homosexuals
were injected in Manhattan beginning in 1978, and in the West Coast cities
- As mentioned, the first gay AIDS cases erupted in Manhattan
a few months after the gay experiment began at the NY Blood Center. When
a blood test for HIV became available in the mid-1980s, the Center's stored
gay blood specimens were reexamined. Most astonishing is the statistically
significant fact that 20% of the gay men who volunteered for the hepatitis
B experiment in New York were discovered to be HIV-positive in 1980 (a
year before the AIDS epidemic became "official" in 1981). This
signifies that Manhattan gays in 1980 had the highest incidence of HIV
anywhere in the world, including Africa, the supposed birthplace of HIV
and AIDS. And epidemic cases in Africa did not appear until 1982.
- Although denied by the AIDS establishment, a few researchers
are convinced that these vaccine experiments served as the vehicle through
which HIV was introduced into the gay population. My own extensive research
into the hepatitis B experiments is presented in AIDS and the Doctors of
Death: An Inquiry into the Origin of the AIDS Epidemic , and in Queer
Blood: The Secret AIDS Genocide Plot . These books also debunk the
preposterous "Patient Zero" story of 1987, which claimed a promiscuous
gay Canadian airline steward brought AIDS to America. The highly implausible
story was sensationalized in the media and served to further obscure the
origin of AIDS in America and blame gay promiscuity. Even Montagnier is
doubtful that the U.S. epidemic could have developed from a single patient.
- Never mentioned by proponents of the chimp theory is
the fact that the New York Blood Center established a chimp virus laboratory
in West Africa in 1974. One of the purposes of VILAB II, at the Liberian
Institute for Biomedical Research in Robertsfield, Liberia, was to develop
the hepatitis B vaccine in chimps. A few years later this vaccine was inoculated
into gays at the Center.
- Chimps were captured from various parts of West Africa
and brought to VILAB. Alfred Prince, Head of virology at the NY Blood Center,
has been the director of Vilab for the past 25 years. The lab prides itself
by releasing "rehabilitated" chimps back into the wild.
- Also closely allied with "pre-AIDS" development
of a hepatitis B vaccine is the little publicized primate colony outside
New York City called LEMSIP (the Laboratory for Experimental Medicine and
Surgery). Until disbanded in 1997, LEMSIP supplied New York area scientists
with primates and primate parts for transplantation and virus research.
- Founded in 1965, LEMSIP was affiliated with the New York
University Medical Center, where the first cases of AIDS-associated Kaposi's
sarcoma were discovered in 1979. Researchers at NYU Medical Center were
also heavily involved in the development of the experimental hepatitis
B vaccine used in gays; and the Medical Center received government grants
and contracts connected with biological warfare research beginning in 1969,
according to Leonard Horowitz, author of Emerging Viruses: AIDS and Ebola
- Scientific disinformation and the 1959 HIV-positive blood
test from Africa
- By predating HIV back to the 1930s, the chimp theory
effectively discredits the man-made theory of AIDS, which dates the introduction
of HIV to the late 1970s. Only time will tell whether the chimp theory
will hold up to further scientific scrutiny.
- Conspiracy theorists believe some widely published AIDS
origin stories in the media are merely examples of scientific disinformation
designed to cover-up the man-made origin of HIV. One example is the famous
Patient Zero story. Another is the media blitz surrounding the English
sailor who supposedly contracted AIDS in 1959. This now-disproven story
made worldwide headlines in 1990 and obviously served to contradict the
underground conspiracy theory (particularly among African-Americans) that
AIDS was man-made.
- The New York Times (July 24, 1990) declared: "The
case also refutes the widely publicized charges made by Soviet officials
several years ago that AIDS arose from a virus that had escaped from a
laboratory experiment that went awry or was a biological warfare agent.
The human retrovirus group to which the AIDS virus belongs was unknown
at the time. Nor did scientists then have the genetic engineering techniques
needed to create a virus." Several years later, the case was discovered
to be not a case of AIDS because the sailor's tissue remains were accidentally
(or deliberately) contaminated with HIV.
- In 1998 the media alerted the public to further evidence
that AIDS started in Africa. The proof consisted of an old 1959 stored
frozen blood specimen discovered to be HIV-positive. Researchers claimed
the tiny amount of serum contained fragments of HIV "closely related"
to a virus found in 3 chimpanzees in the African wild and in the frozen
remains of a chimp named Marilyn, discovered in a freezer at Fort Detrick.
- The 1959 specimen was obtained from a Bantu man living
in Kinshasa, the Congo. His name and health status were not recorded. Details
of the history and testing of this specimen (later heralded as the "world's
oldest HIV-positive blood sample") are recorded in The River: A Journey
to the Source of HIV and AIDS , by journalist Edward Hooper who theorizes
that HIV was introduced into Africans via the polio vaccine programs in
the late 1950s. Hooper claims the polio vaccine was prepared using chimp
kidney cells contaminated with the ancestor virus of HIV.
- When tested for HIV in the mid-1980s, the 1959 blood
sample was the only specimen out of 700 stored frozen Congo bloods that
tested positive for HIV. Originally collected by Arno Motulsky on a Rockefeller
grant, the African sample was one of many sent to the University of Washington
in Seattle and used for genetic testing and included in a report, "Population
Genetic Studies," published in 1966. Around 1970, the remaining 672
frozen bloods were flown to Emory University in Atlanta for further genetic
- In 1985 the specimens again changed hands, this time
for HIV testing by Andre Nahmias, a virologist and animal researcher associated
with the Yerkes Primate Center at Emory. The Congo specimens were tested
along with 500 other blood specimens taken from blacks living in sub-Saharan
Africa between the years 1959 and 1982. Initially over 90% of specimens
taken in 1959 tested positive for HIV by the ELISA test. However, these
HIV-positive tests were later determined to be false-positive. After the
examinations at Emory, the specimens were shipped to Harvard University
in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for HIV testing in Max Essex' lab.
- Three specimens initially tested HIV-positive, but finally
only the 1959 specimen from the unidentified Bantu man was confirmed HIV-
positive. Around the time of these examinations, Essex's lab was unknowingly
contaminated with primate viruses.
- In 1986, Essex discovered a new "human" AIDS
virus that later proved to be a contaminating monkey virus. The source
of the primate virus traced back to a captive monkey at a primate center
in nearby Southborough, Massachusetts. This primate contamination at his
lab resulted in the erroneous green monkey theory, heavily popularized
by Gallo and the media.
- Also unpublicized is the little known fact that Gallo's
lab at the National Cancer Institute was plagued with contamination by
primate viruses. In 1975 he reported a new human "HL-23" virus
that eventually proved to be three contaminating ape primate viruses (gibbon-ape
virus, simian sarcoma virus, and baboon endogenous virus). Gallo claims
he has no idea how these viruses contaminated his research.
- In 1996 Hooper convinced Nahmias
to turn over the remaining 1959 specimen to David Ho of Rockefeller University
in Manhattan for PCR testing. In 1996 Ho was named Time magazine's "Man
of the Year", at a time when few people had ever heard of him. Ho
is also the director of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, affiliated
with Rockefeller University since 1996. The Diamond Center is also now
connected with the New York Blood Center, home of the gay vaccine experiments
that gave birth to AIDS.
- Ho determined the tiny amount of the remaining specimen
did not contain live virus, nor was the complete virion of the virus present.
Instead, some fragments of the virus (about 15% of the total genome) were
tested and presented to the scientific world as the oldest specimen of
HIV in the world. Ho's PCR results cannot be confirmed by independent investigators
because the 1959 specimen is now totally used up.
- When published in the journal Nature on February 5, 1998
("An African HIV-1 sequence from 1959 and implications for the origin
of the epidemic"), Hooper's name appeared on the report, along with
Ho, Bette Korber, Nahmias, and others, The report was heavily publicized
as proof that HIV existed in the African population in 1959.
- Although there are no HIV-positive tissue specimens from
Africa from the 1960s and 1970s, and no proven cases of AIDS either, Hooper
relies heavily on this 1959 test to support his theory that HIV entered
the African population via the polio vaccines programs in the late 1950s.
- In The River Hooper quickly dismisses the claims of physician
Robert Strecker, the first whistle-blower of man-made AIDS, as well as
the research in Horowitz's Emerging Viruses, and in my own books, AIDS
& The Doctors of Death, and Queer Blood.
- In condemning AIDS biowarfare research, Hooper declares,
"Sadly, supporters of the Streckers have continued to peddle their
ill-informed and outdated versions of the myth, blaming variously the Soviets,
the CIA, the Germans, and the World Health Organization (WHO) well into
the nineties." He dismisses the hepatitis B vaccine connection to
AIDS by noting that only two of the 826 gay vaccinees had developed AIDS
by 1983. Hooper ignores the fact that by 1981 over 20% of the men in the
trials were HIV-positive and that by 1982, over 30% of the men were HIV-positive.
He dismisses the World Health Organization's African smallpox vaccine connection
by saying, "there is no reason for either HIV or SIV [simian immunodeficiency
virus] to be accidentally present in the vaccine." Hooper fails to
consider the possibility that the vaccines could have been deliberately
contaminated with HIV. Hooper has been a United Nations official, but no
details of this are included in his book .
- Despite his massive research, Hooper seems naïve
about the continuing transfer of viruses between various primate species
at primate centers. For example, in 1995 he interviewed Preston Marx at
LEMSIP. At that time Marx was a representative of David Ho's organization,
the Aaron Diamond Research Center. Hooper writes: "I was shocked by
the cavalier way in which tissues and sera from one species had been introduced
into other species, long after the risks of cross-species transfer had
been highlighted by the SV40 [polio vaccine] debacle, and I was astonished
that survivors from troops that had been stricken by mystery illnesses
could have been casually sold to other centers, for use in experiments
there. Furthermore, this apparent lack of monitoring and central control
seemed to be echoed in other fields, like xenotransplantation (the transplanting
of organ or cells from one species to another) - and here, of course, the
implications were even more frightening."
- By predating his polio vaccine theory back to the late
1950s, Hooper greatly simplified his theory of AIDS origin. He ignored
all those animal viruses that were placed into human tissue in the 60s
and 70s, and all those dangerous viral creations that were genetically
altered for cancer research, vaccine research, and secret biological warfare.
- The chimp in the freezer at Fort Detrick
- On February 1, 1999 Lawrence K Altman, longtime physician-writer
for The New York Times, dutifully reported "the riddle of the origin
of the AIDS virus has apparently been solved." A team of researchers,
headed by Beatrice Hahn at the University of Alabama, performed viral studies
on three chimps in the African wild and had also studied the frozen remains
of a chimp, discovered by accident in a freezer at Fort Detrick. The chimp
had tested positive for HIV in 1985. On the basis of all this research,
Hahn declared that a common subspecies of chimp (Pan troglodytes troglodytes)
was the animal source of the virus "most closely " related to
- In a media blitz U.S. government scientists presented
a phylogenetic ancestral "family tree" of primate viruses (which
few people could understand) to prove that HIV was genetically descended
from a chimp virus in the African bush. Molecular analysis of virus genetic
data, performed by Bette Korber and the supercomputer Nirvana at the Los
Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, indicated that HIV had jumped
species from a chimp to a human in Africa around the year 1930. (Los Alamos
is the official home of nuclear bomb-building, alleged Chinese spies, and
the laboratory which directed secret human radiation experiments on unsuspecting
civilians from the 1940s up to the beginning of the AIDS epidemic.)
- Beatrice Hahn theorized that the epidemic started when
a hunter cut himself while butchering chimp meat and subsequently became
infected. Scientists readily accepted Hahn's notion that the AIDS virus
and its closest relatives jumped species from chimps to humans on multiple
occasions, thereby explaining the origin of the three separate subtypes
of HIV-1 (M, N, and O), as well as HIV-2.
- Chimps in West Africa are hunted for food, as well as
for medical experimentation. Young chimps are especially prized for scientific
research and are usually caught by shooting their mothers. Many die from
stress and inhumane conditions during capture and transport to laboratories
and zoos in Western nations.
- Due to all this killing, chimps are now an endangered
species. During the past century the African chimp population has dropped
from two million to less than 150,000. Despite the mass killing of chimps,
they are still blamed for causing the worldwide epidemic of AIDS.
- Beatrice Hahn is no stranger to primate theories, having
worked in Gallo's lab when he was heavily promoting the green monkey theory
in the mid-1980s and the "close relationship" of the monkey virus
to HIV. Now Hahn's virus was claimed to be a closer relative than the contaminating
monkey virus in Essex' lab that formed the basis of the false green monkey
- Media journalists paid no attention to these discrepancies.
Hahn's new chimp findings, along with the old 1959 blood specimen, fully
- AIDS establishment, and an adoring media, that Africa
was indeed the source of HIV and the AIDS epidemic.
- The 2000 London Origin of AIDS Conference
- When Hooper's book appeared in the fall of 1998, molecular
scientists quickly used the new chimp virus data to completely discredit
Hooper's polio vaccine theory. AIDS in Africa could not be caused by a
virus jumping species in the 50s if it had already jumped species back
in the 1930s. Researchers refused to believe scientists could have played
any role in the origin of HIV and AIDS.
- Hooper bypassed the biowarfare theory by predating HIV
back to the 50s. Now scientists bypassed Hooper by dating HIV back several
decades earlier. The fact that there was no African epidemic until the
early 1980s did not seem pertinent. To make their view official, a small
group of scientists proposed an "invitation only" meeting to
settle the origin matter once and for all.
- In October 2000 the Royal Society of London held a two-day
conference on the origins of HIV. Obviously, the biowarfare theory of AIDS
was not discussed. On the contrary, one professor emphatically declared
"all human infectious diseases have an animal origin." Although
there never was a disease like AIDS (until scientists started to flagrantly
pass viruses around to repeatedly break the species barrier ), the same
professor declared that "natural transfer of these infections is a
common event in animal populations."
- Using the viral fragments from the 1959 specimen and
comparing them with the select viruses contained in the data bank at Los
Alamos , Betty Korber refined her computer calculations to establish a
likely date of 1940, "with confidence levels extending from 1871 to
1955." The Rega Institute in Antwerp estimated the transfer could
have occurred between 1590 and 1760, with 1675 the most likely date.
- Hooper spoke but his views were largely ignored by the
molecular biologists. Preston Marx warned about more human diseases caused
by viruses emerging from primates, None of the speakers mentioned what
happened to the thousands of liters of animal viruses that were passed
around the world by the Special Virus Cancer Program in the decade before
- Instead, the London conferees alerted the public to a
new view of medical science, championed by the virologists. The "Last
Word" at the conference was that "all human viral infections
were initially zoonotic (animal) in origin. Animals will always provide
a reservoir for viruses that could threaten human populations in the future."
And the scientists predicted: "There is still a myriad of current
unknown viruses in animal populations on land, sea, and air with the potential
to cause human disease." Apparently, none of these viruses were in
- AIDS, cancer, genetic science and covert human medical
- Although rejected completely by most scientists, the
man-made theory of AIDS is a rational explanation for the origin of HIV.
This theory is partly based on an awareness of the gene-polluting activities
and species jumping virus experiments of irresponsible scientists during
the two decades before the epidemic.
- In addition, the record clearly shows that scientists
and biowarfare scientists experiment secretly on unsuspecting people. Horrific
aspects of the Cold War Human Radiation Experiments attest to the fact
that covert medical experimentation is not an "X-Files" fantasy
or a totally paranoid belief.
- It is easy to understand why researchers might want to
obscure the man-made origin for AIDS and blame primates. It is now apparent
that most of the major researchers promoting the African primate origin
of AIDS were connected with the largely secret Special Virus Cancer Program,
or are scientists involved in the transfer of viruses in animal research,
particularly primate research.
- From the very beginning of the epidemic, researchers
disclaimed any connection between AIDS and cancer, as well as any connection
between HIV and animal retrovirus cancer research. In 1984, Gallo originally
named HIV a cancer-causing "leukemia/lymphoma" virus. To obscure
the cancer connection, the name was immediately changed to "lymphotropic"
- My own Kaposi's sarcoma research, first published in
medical journals in 1981, showed "cancer-associated bacteria"
as possible infectious agents in "classic" KS tumors. Before
HIV was discovered in 1984, additional papers in 1982 and 1983 showed similar
cancer bacteria in the enlarged lymph nodes and KS tumors of gay men with
"gay cancer" and AIDS. Since the 1950s, cancer-associated bacteria
have been linked to viruses, as well as to mycoplasmas. This aspect of
cancer research has been suppressed for decades by the cancer establishment.
A history of this research and its relevancy to AIDS is the subject of
my books, AIDS: The Mystery and the Solution  and The Cancer Microbe:
The Hidden Killer in Cancer, AIDS and Other Immune Diseases .
- Gallo, in his 1991 book, falsely claims that no infectious
agent had ever been found in KS. The refusal of AIDS scientists to recognize
cancer microbe research, published in peer reviewed scientific journals,
is a further indication that the AIDS establishment seeks to control all
aspects of HIV research in such a way as to never connect the origin of
AIDS with previous cancer research and covert biological warfare research.
This cover-up conceals the possibility that AIDS, in reality, is a new
man-made form of infectious and contagious cancer.
- Could a small coterie of government scientists concoct
a bogus (but scientifically plausible) primate theory of AIDS origin and
bamboozle the public to believe it in order to cover-up the truth?
- In the 1930s the highly respected German scientific community
was entirely transformed by fascist beliefs proclaiming the genetic inferiority
of the Jews and the genetic superiority of the German Master Race. This
Nazi takeover of science and the media eventually led to the murder of
millions in the Holocaust. Could the genetic science surrounding the origin
of AIDS obscure a genocidal and world depopulation program of man-made
- It is time for the man-made theory of HIV to be examined
fairly. Proponents of this theory should not be dismissed as paranoid conspiracy
theorists; and AIDS educators should educate themselves about this hidden
history of AIDS and its implications for the origin of HIV.
- How many more species jumping viruses will we have to
endure before we question the integrity and the agenda of scientists who
still blissfully jump viruses between species in animal laboratories?
- Lawrence K. Altman, the Times reporter who in 1999 wrote
that the origin of the AIDS virus was solved, recently asked "Where
did AIDS come from?" Now seemingly undecided, Altman answers, "We
can only guess. Determining the answer would be important because discovering
how AIDS came to be an epidemic might prevent a similar catastrophe in
the future." ("The AIDS questions that linger," January
- It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out how
researchers could have created HIV and how they could have transferred
the virus to gays and blacks in a covert medical experimentation for genocidal
or population control purposes.
- The secrecy and scientific disinformation surrounding
the Human Radiation Experiments of the Cold War era has taught us how easily
government scientists can fool the public on scientific matters. And when
it comes to scientific monkey business, researchers know that most people
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