The Origin, Persistence and Failings of HIV/AIDS Theory available in Paperback
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Thanks to enormous funding for educational programs, the whole world “knows” that HIV causes AIDS. But is what we know compatible with the facts? This book challenges the conventional wisdom on this issue. Collating and analyzing, for the first time, the results of more than two decades of HIV testing, it reveals that the common assumptions about HIV and AIDS are incompatible with the published data. Among the many topics explored are the failings of HIV testing, statistical evidence that HIV is neither sexually transmitted nor increasingly prevalent, and problems caused by the differing diagnostic criteria for AIDS around the world.
But how could everyone have been so wrong for so long? This vital question, unaddressed in previous works questioning the HIV-AIDS connection, is central to this book. The author considers comparable missteps of modern science, and discusses how funding influences discovery in today’s scientific circles.
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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
List of Figures xi
List of Tables xiii
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