ISBN-10:
0786430486
ISBN-13:
9780786430482
Pub. Date:
04/25/2007
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
The Origin, Persistence and Failings of HIV/AIDS Theory

The Origin, Persistence and Failings of HIV/AIDS Theory

by Henry H. Bauer

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ISBN-13: 9780786430482
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 04/25/2007
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Henry H. Bauer is professor emeritus of chemistry and science studies and dean emeritus of arts and sciences at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech). The author of numerous books, including several that examine scientific heterodoxies, he lives in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Acknowledgments v

List of Figures xi

List of Tables xiii

Preface 1

A Note on Sources and the Structure of the Book 9



Part I: Does HIV Cause AIDS?

1. MALES AND FEMALES 13

2. UNIFORM TRENDS 24

3. FALSE POSITIVES OR CONTAMINATED SAMPLES? 39

4. HIV IS NOT AN INFECTION 44

5. HIV DISCRIMINATES BY RACE 50

6. WHAT IS IT ABOUT RACE? 59

7. RACISM 74

8. WHAT DO HIV TESTS DETECT? 80

9. HIV AND AIDS ARE NOT CORRELATED 104

10. AIDS 117



Part II: Lessons from History

11. MISSTEPS IN MODERN MEDICAL SCIENCE 143

12. HOW SCIENCE PROGRESSES 154

13. RESEARCH CARTELS AND KNOWLEDGE MONOPOLIES 174



Part III: How HIV/AIDS Theory Took and Kept Hold

14. IT’S A VIRUS 183

15. MAINTAINING THE MONOPOLY 211

16. THE END OF THE BEGINNING 245



Sources 251

Index 275

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