RTB: In this essay, Liam Scheff puts forward the argument that AIDS dissidence is currently hamstrung by a recalcitrant lack of decisive debate on the most accurate, predictive, useful and correct alternative theory of AIDS.
In AIDS dissidence, the older, and Scheff claims, outdated and incorrect notion in is that HIV is a singular, harmless retrovirus.
This idea was subsequently challenged, and to most AIDS critics, overturned by the argument that the original work on AIDS patients, which yielded the notion of a unique particle called HIV, was deeply flawed, and revealed no unique particle, but rather separable phenomena – proteins, genetic strands, cell fragments – which are highly variable, and occur in a large percentage of people globally, especially those under any physical or toxicological stress.
A debate was called for in the AIDS dissident community, to find the best and most accurate scientific and medical theory that describes this multi-factorial phenomena called AIDS. But the debate has been curtailed, hamstrung and left in a festering state of indecision, for a variety of reasons.
These include loyalty to individual scientists, or to individual ideas; and also to a siege mentality that many dissidents or ‘rethinkers’ have suffered from being, in actuality, under siege and attack by the very toxic AIDS mainstream, which has continuously acted in an unscientific and unethical manner regarding competitive, and more predictive and accurate theories of AIDS.
In the following essay, Liam Scheff, a writer, observer and investigator of AIDS as a medical and social paradigm, proposes that the debate must now be decided, and conceded by the weaker argument, so that the best, most accurate, and most useful theory can move forward to properly address the needs of people given the diagnosis worldwide, who are given the as of now overstated and overly brutal standard AIDS=Death diagnosis.
Scheff proposes the following:
- HIV is a constellation of separable phenomena, not a singularity. HIV phenomena may and often do relate to immune suppression, but not necessarily to sex. The phenomena most often relate to poverty and toxic exposure. These are very often highly treatable conditions.
- AIDS is many illnesses, many of which are treatable. AIDS exists as Acquired Immune Deficiency, and no single prognosis exists for immune deficiency caused by multiple phenomena – but treatments abound, and should all now be put on the table, for use.
Please forward this essay for discussion among AIDS critics, patients, researchers and clinicians, and any scientists concerned with the abuse of ethics and power when a paradigm grows exceptionally large and becomes entrenched.
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