HIV Tests are Not HIV Tests

Professor Henry Bauer in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons:

Tests for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) do not detect HIV; they respond “positive” to a wide range of physiological conditions. The seminal papers from Gallo’s laboratory did not demonstrate HIV to be the cause of AIDS. The patent based on those papers did not demonstrate that the proposed HIV tests, which are actually for HIV antibodies, are specific for HIV antibodies.

There is no gold standard for HIV tests. Current practice is to take positive tests as proof of active infection even though the antibody tests have not been shown to be specific for HIV antibodies, and even the presence of HIV antibodies has not been proved to signify active infection by HIV rather than past exposure and acquired immunity. As a result, healthy people may be doomed, without justification, to lifelong administration of toxic drugs. This applies particularly to people in groups traditionally regarded as “high risk.” Outside Africa, that comprises gay men and injecting drug users, but tuberculosis patients and pregnant women should also be included since positive tests are so common among them.

In recent years, black people in the United States have come to be regarded as being at high risk because they persistently test positive at higher rates than other groups, in all economic and social sectors. Black women are particularly at risk because pregnancy conduces to false positives and HIV testing in pregnancy is mandatory in some jurisdictions. The risk of iatrogenic [doctor-caused] damage inflicted through improper applications of HIV tests must be considered.”

– Dr. H.Bauer, Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, Volume 15, Number 1, Spring 2010

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Also be sure to check out RTB’s HIV Testing section, read actual HIV test inserts and medical literature, It tells the same story, over and over: HIV Tests have no standards, no specific reactions, no nada.

Don’t take them. Don’t trust them. Fight against their use. Fight for informed consent.

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