Popper-Heads: How the ‘Discoverer’ of ‘AIDS’ Made the Biggest Blunder in History

by Cal Crilly

It is not hard to see where AIDS researchers totally stuffed up; it was right at the beginning. This is Gallo’s 1984 press conference where he declared HIV was the cause, this is so Hollywood.

Margaret Heckler & Robert Gallo – 1984 Press Conference

While this is Michael Gottlieb’s first ever key study on gays with AIDS in 1981. Gottlieb “noticed a pattern of unusual illnesses in homosexual men who’d had no contact with each other.” Not sexually transmitted was it? Instead Gottlieb claimed this was caused by a sexually transmitted mutant cytomegalovirus which depleted T-cells?

“The diagnosis of Pneumocystis pneumonia was confirmed for all 5 patients ante-mortem by closed or open lung biopsy. The patients did not know each other and had no known common contacts or knowledge of sexual partners who had had similar illnesses. The 5 did not have comparable histories of sexually transmitted disease. Four had serologic evidence of past hepatitis B infection but had no evidence of current hepatitis B surface antigen.”

“Two of the 5 reported having frequent homosexual contacts with various partners. All 5 reported using inhalant drugs, and 1 reported parenteral drug abuse. Three patients had profoundly depressed numbers of thymus-dependent lymphocyte cells and profoundly depressed in vitro proliferative responses to mitogens and antigens. Lymphocyte studies were not performed on the other 2 patients.” Pneumocystis Pneumonia—Los Angeles 1981 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1470612/

Michael Gottlieb either deliberately or stupidly completely ignored the fact that all the gay men had been nitrate inhalant users…

“All 5 reported using inhalant drugs, and 1 reported parenteral drug abuse.”

In writing up the case later for the New England Journal of Medicine Gottlieb claimed that “A high level of exposure of male homosexuals to cytomegalovirus-infected secretions may account for the occurrence of this immune deficiency.”‘ Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia and mucosal candidiasis in previously healthy homosexual men: evidence of a new acquired cellular immunodeficiency. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM198112103052401

This is the entire abstract, tell me if you can find any mention of poppers or nitrate inhalants after his first case study write up?

“Four previously healthy homosexual men contracted Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, extensive mucosal candidiasis, and multiple viral infections. In three of the patients these infections followed prolonged fevers of unknown origin. In all four cytomegalovirus was recovered from secretions. Kaposi’s sarcoma developed in one patient eight months after he presented with esophageal candidiasis. All patients were anergic and lymphopenic; they had no lymphocyte proliferative responses to soluble antigens, and their responses to phytohemagglutinin were markedly reduced. Monoclonal-antibody analysis of peripheral-blood T-cell subpopulations revealed virtual elimination of the Leu-3+ helper/inducer subset, an increased percentage of the Leu-2+ suppressor/cytotoxic subset, and an increased percentage of cells bearing the thymocyte-associated antigen T10. The inversion of the T helper to suppressor/cytotoxic ratio suggested that cytomegalovirus infection was an important factor in the pathogenesis of the immunodeficient state. A high level of exposure of male homosexuals to cytomegalovirus-infected secretions may account for the occurrence of this immune deficiency. (N Engl J Med. 1981; 305:1425–31.)

That got to the Journal by December of 1981.In 1993 though Gottlieb said later said that blaming cytomegalovirus for immune failure was a mistake.

“Lastly, I focused on a possible viral etiology. As a longtime student of human immune disorders, I knew that only a virus could wreak this type of damage on an adult immune system. Because cytomegalovirus (CMV) was cultured from multiple sites, I proposed that it might be causal. This proved to be an error. CMV had been reactivated because of the immune deficiency. However, I also suggested that a previously unrecognized toxin, microbe, or virus might be the culprit.” AIDS: The Discovery. http://garfield.library.upenn.edu/classics1993/A1993LL19000001.pdf

The “unrecognized toxin” was completely forgotten. If you look at the start of that admission we can see clearly Gottlieb was and still is a guy who thinks he’s brilliant and he was always after the fame a virologist gets when they ‘discover’ a ‘new virus’. I call it negligence.

It’s actually worse than negligence because this led to the widespread use of a banned cancer drug called AZT. And this action had killed 300,000 men by 1993 when they decided at the Berlin AIDS Conference to lower the dose to ‘save lives’ and thus HAART was invented, less AZT, patients live longer, the numbers looked good.

Then it was sold to the Africans. This has also led to appalling experiments on children, kidnappings and jail for women who even breastfed their children under the guise of ‘Child Protection’.

“In the fall of 1981 collected several cases of what I thought was a new syndrome. Thinking about publication, early in 1981,1 phoned Arnold Relman, editor of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). I spoke with assistant editor Joe Elia and presented a sketch of the new syndrome to him. He quickly put Relman on the phone. I told them I had a story that would be as significant as Legionnaire’s disease.”

“Although I was an unknown assistant professor of medicine from UCLA, Relman was both kind and responsive. He listened to my description of the patients and the T helper cell deficiency we had observed. Since it would take a minimum of three months from the time I submitted an article until it was published, he suggested that I publish a brief article in the Center for Disease Control Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). NEJM would not view that as “prepublication” and would still consider accepting a more detailed article.

“He did not promise to publish my paper, but said he’d like to see it. My June 5, 1981, report in the MMWFT allowed me to alert public health officials and practicing physicians to the new disease and to stake a claim as the “discoverer” of AIDS.”

Well that report was so ‘brief’ no mention of popper use appeared in it at all, the media went into ‘viral panic’ mode and Gottlieb got his new ‘Syndrome’ in the journals so he was not merely an ‘unknown assistant professor of medicine from UCLA’

By also saying “However, I also suggested that a previously unrecognized toxin, microbe, or virus might be the culprit.” Gottlieb in effect was passing over the fact that Nitrates had caused immune failure and passing on the ‘Virus that causes AIDS” theory and backing up Gallo with his criminal HIV test.

Gallo of course was a cancer virologist, today we now know that all cancers release retroviruses as our DNA is composed of 8% retroviruses. We also know now in the 21st Century that retroviruses are needed for a successful pregnancy as the placenta is the organ with the most retroviruses in the body while the reproductive germ cells in people are also chock full or retroviruses.

Gallo didn’t know that in 1984. He also didn’t know there are retroviruses in women’s breasts as they are germ cells and in children’s brains as they grow.

Robert Gallo also in 1984 had suggested using the p24 antigen test as a means of measuring “tumour size’ only 2 months before he made the claim that p24 was part of HIV at a press conference.

There was never any peer review of the HIV causes AIDS claim, that peer review was only first published in Nature in 2012 when Peter Duesberg was finally begrudgingly granted a peer review paper in a journal. There were cries of “How can we allow duesberg rubbish to be printed when HIV has been ‘proven’ from all quarters.

Following Gottieb’s Journal claims in The New England Journal of Medicine there was a study in 1982 from Lancet that showed clearly that gay nitrate users with Kaposi’s and without Kaposi’s had low T-cell counts. This was 2 years before Gallo claimed a retrovirus he named HTLV-III or HIV was causing the t-cell depletion?

Gallo also had not isolated HIV and was trying to prove HIV existed with antibodies, given the fact we now know that our genome comprises 8% retroviruses why did Gallo blame a retrovirus when it was clear all the patients were snorting drugs which cause thymus atrophy, blood poisoning and even blindness?

“Both KS patients had regularly used amyl or butyl nitrite (AN); they had low helper/suppressor (H/S) T-lymphocyte ratios before chemotherapy” Amyl nitrite may alter T lymphocytes in homosexual men. 1982 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6121088

“First, consider what may be the largest single money maker in the Gay world — the popper industry. Within the last fifteen years the use of poppers has exploded in the Gay male world, with a spillover lately among some Lesbians. Many Gay businesses, and not just bath houses, now routinely sell poppers, and their use has become as ubiquitous in bars, baths, and bookstores as their odor. A huge number of Gay men never have sex anymore without poppers. Many are unable even to masturbate without them.

The money rolls in. A study in 1978 estimated that the popper industry was grossing $50 million a year. Today that figure is probably much higher.” POPPERS: an ugly side of gay business. Nov. 1981 http://paganpressbooks.com/jpl/EVANSPOP.HTM

“In the gay ghettos of the Seventies and early Eighties, poppers were always at the center of the action. On any given night at, say, the Anvil in Manhattan, a large percentage of the men on the dance floor would have poppers in hand, and many of the rest would be helping to pass the bottles around. Some disco clubs would even add to the general euphoria by occasionally spraying the dance floor with poppers fumes.

Michael Rumaker, in his classic book A day and a Night at the Baths, describes the tubs as “permeated with that particularly inert, greasy odor of poppers. Wherever you went, the musky chemical smell of it was constantly in your nostrils.” He found himself heading to the single, small window, in order to gasp a few breaths of “something other than the cold, kerosene smell of amyl.”

My own most vivid memory of poppers in action goes back to Fire Island, sometime in the Seventies – that legendary time. Yes, children, I was there, I remember it. I was visiting friends in the Pines, and was spending a couple of hours at the disco one night. Across the room, I noticed an acquaintance of mine, the writer George Whitmore, dancing up a storm and inhaling liberally from a poppers bottle which he kept in the pocket of his jeans. Somehow in the course of the evening, the bottle broke, and the contents spilled all over George’s leg, giving him a terrible and very unsightly burn. It made me wonder what kind of damage inhaling the stuff must do.” THE POPPERS STORY The Rise and Fall and Rise of ‘The Gay Drug’ http://www.virusmyth.com/aids/hiv/iypoppers.htm

So poppers were causing blood poisoning in the Journals back in the 70’s. Methemoglobinemia from Sniffing Butyl Nitrite 1979 http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=693338

“Discusses the abuse and effects of inhalation of nitrites. Use of amyl nitrite by the gay population during homosexual activity; Clinical aspects of alkyl nitrite exposure; Efforts of government agencies to control the use of such compounds and minimize their hazards to users. Blush Not with Nitrates 1980 http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/6986503/blush-not-nitrates

And poppers are still causing blood poisoning, heart attacks and blindness to this day.

“Both the popularity of and legal tolerance for poppers have led to the perception that these drugs are relatively innocuous.1 Here, we describe four patients who were seen within a few months of one another and who had prolonged visual loss as a result of damage to foveal photoreceptors shortly after inhaling poppers.

In January 2010, Patient 1, a 27-year-old woman, presented with an 11-day history of a reduction in bilateral vision and a “central bright dot” in both eyes. The night before the onset of symptoms, she had attended a party, at which both she and Patient 2 had inhaled poppers (brand name, Jungle Juice) and consumed approximately half a bottle of high-grade alcohol.” Poppers-Associated Retinal Toxicity 2010 http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc1005118

Pop goes the O2: a case of popper-induced methaemoglobinamia 2012 http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2012/bcr-2012-007176.full

The reality is that a lot of gay guys were having a disco to end all disco’s while the Reagan Christians surround them in a few ghettos and put the voodoo on them even more. The other logical ‘this poison could cause AIDS’ claim is that during the early 1980’s Hot Oil sexual lubricants were sold with Benzenes to gays in particular with levels that would cause immune failure and cancers.

Stephen Byrnes writing in 1997 provided an example of the Spanish oil incident where people just withered away and wasted from benzene poisoning.

“In short, the victims of TOS became ill from ingesting benzene-contaminated olive oil. The symptoms of this condition were virtually identical to American pellagra: immunosuppression, fever, chills, sweats, rashes, eosinophilia, muscle wasting, cough, dyspnea, muscle cramps, dry eyes and mouth, skin lesions, dementia, peripheral neuropathy, pneumonia, chronic hepatitis, lymph swelling, and opportunistic infections. Additionally, cellular and immunological abnormalities occurred: an inversion of CD4/CD8 cell ratios, production of autoantibodies to collagen DNA, and reduced T and B cellular responses to mitogens. It was proposed that the autoantibody production was the result of an increase in the CD4/CD8 T cell ratios.

While it is true that the first cases of AIDS, called GRID back then, were reported to the CDC in 1981 by Dr. Michael Gottlieb, the first cases of KS and AIDS were seen in the gay community beginning in 1978 and the mysterious new disease seemed to only strike two groups of people: bottoms (passive in anal intercourse), and “fistees” (those who liked to be fisted, or have someone’s fist and arm anally inserted into them). Exclusive tops were not affected, unless they were heavy drug users. Those with a preference for oral sex, giving or receiving, may have gotten other venereal ailments, but they did not catch the new disease. What was it that bottoms and fistees had in common, besides poppers to relax the smooth muscles of the anus? Lubricant and lots of it if they were promiscuous.

Were new lubricants introduced to the gay community in 1978? Previously, gay men had used KY jelly, Crisco, or baby oil for anal sex but in 1978 there were new lubricants introduced and heavily marketed to the gay community, viz., Lube and Performance, as advertisements in back issues of gay periodicals show. As a matter of fact, 1978 marked the dawn of “special” lubricants, both “hot” and regular, formulated for and used by gay men. They were all oil-based and contained very high amounts of acetone and benzoic acid in them. The oils were, like the bad olive oil in Madrid, “denatured.” Curiously, as these lubricants became available to gay men in other countries, via mail order, AIDS began to appear in those places. Benzene, Lubricants and AIDS Explore! January 1997 http://educate-yourself.org/cn/benzeneandaids18jan02.shtml http://www.virusmyth.com/aids/hiv/sblubejob.htm

And to this day FDA regulation of lubricants is questionable, I know one at my supermarket contains anti-freeze to get the ‘hot’ feel..

“Although most people will list only K-Y Jelly when asked to recall the names of personal lubricants, hundreds of the products are being used for sex across the globe. These sex aids are designed to make things easier. So it’s a little unsettling that experiments carried out in recent years have indicated that some of the products might be smoothing the way for disease transmission.

Used to reduce friction and increase pleasure during intercourse, lubricants are about a $219 million market in the U.S. alone, according to the Chicago-based market research firm SymphonyIRI Group.

But a handful of studies have called into question the safety of these sex aids, although none have shown cut-and-dried proof of risk. Some of the experiments have shown that personal lubricants can damage cells lining both the vagina and rectum, potentially making the body more vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections (STIs). And one epidemiological investigation, published early this year, reported that participants who consistently used personal lubricants for rectal intercourse had a higher prevalence of STIs, such as chlamydia, than inconsistent users (Sex. Transm. Dis., DOI: 10.1097/olq.0b013e318235502b). Studies Raise Questions About Safety Of Personal Lubricants 2012 https://cen.acs.org/articles/90/i50/Studies-Raise-Questions-Safety-Personal.html

Ingredients to avoid: Though this list isn’t by any means complete, some questionable ingredients include: parabens, petrochemicals, benzene derivatives such as sodium benzoate, methyl, ethyl and propylparaben, and benzoate of soda. Boric acid, salicylates and cinnamic aldehyde (an ingredient used in ‘hot’ lubricants) are also questionable. 11 Nasty Side Effects of Using the Wrong Lubrication http://www.examiner.com/article/11-nasty-side-effects-of-using-the-wrong-lubrication

I could tell you my personal Benzene stories but won’t bore you with the carnage.

Then there are still shocking amounts of hydroquinone being used by black women without anyone telling them?

“Attention is drawn to the widespread use of bleaching preparations by Black women. These products often contain hydroquinone. They act efficiently as bleaching agents, but chronic oversaturation of the skin with hydroquinone eventually produces ochronosis. This complication has reached epidemic proportions in the Transvaal. Although the assay of hydroquinone in cosmetic products has not yet been standardized, we present some provisional results. The clinical, social and industrial aspects are also significant.” Chronic hydroquinone poisoning of the skin from skin-lightening cosmetics. A South African epidemic of ochronosis of the face in dark-skinned individuals. http://europepmc.org/abstract/MED/7361208/reload=0;jsessionid=g0HmzrwpcN7b3mMue2U5.10

Hydroquinone is still on sale.

“Usually associated with use in skin lighteners, especially those products marketed to women of color, hydroquinone may also be a contaminant in other cosmetics ingredients. Linked to cancer and organ-system toxicity, it is one of the most toxic ingredients used in personal care products.” Hydroquinone http://safecosmetics.org/article.php?id=289

People will say “But what about Africa? Aren’t they all dying from HIV?” Well housing and food is desperate, I feel lucky.

In Australia of course there is no AIDS we are walking steaks from the night before, the burger at lunch, the bacon and eggs for breakfast, Chiko roll and Breaker at tea, no worries here.

It’s hardly appropriate to be saving up to give these people drugs like AZT and Nevirapine when they are starving and the more money spent on these toxic drugs the less there will be for any real hospital services.

Food Bank SA spokesman Keri Uys said yesterday: “South Africa is in dire straights. The entire country is affected. It is not just rural areas.

“Every day millions of people go to be bed hungry. There are children whose daily food is half a white-bread sandwich. How can you bring up a nation on this?” “The implication is a death sentence.” Twelve million going to bed hungry in SA http://www.timeslive.co.za/thetimes/2013/01/30/twelve-million-going-to-bed-hungry-in-sa

South Africa is basically a mining dump with lots of pesticides from farming thrown everywhere too.

“Feeding schemes based on school garden produce have been proposed as an effective solution to food insecurity and hunger among learners in South Africa. However, few studies have looked at the potential contamination of school food gardens when situated near mine tailing dams.”

“Results. High levels of arsenic were found in the school soil samples, and elevated concentrations of lead and mercury in the school vegetables. Calculation of the estimated daily intake for a child of 30 kg, however, indicated that levels of lead, mercury and arsenic in vegetables were within acceptable limits. However, the levels of lead in the vegetable samples were high across all three sites.

Conclusion. Further investigation and research should be undertaken to assess the source/s and extent of public exposure to heavy metals in vegetables in South Africa.” Heavy metal contamination in a school vegetable garden in Johannesburg 2012 http://www.samj.org.za/index.php/samj/article/view/5184/4008

The miners who worked for years without gasmasks have silicosis and they get TB from the mines and going back home to the slums.

“Older in-service gold miners in South Africa have a high prevalence of PTB, which is significantly associated with dust and silica exposure, even in the absence of silicosis. Limitations include a survivor workforce and the use of cumulative exposures based on current exposures. Dust control is an important component in control of the PTB epidemic in South African gold mines.”

Tuberculosis and silica exposure in South African gold miners http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2078150/

The people in Durban are downwind from the Engen refinery.

South African Environmental Justice struggles against “toxic” petrochemical industries in South Durban: The Engen Refinery Case http://www.umich.edu/~snre492/brian.html

While the people in Johannesburg are sitting on a rising arsenic water supply, no one seems to be watching.

“Millions of litres of highly acidic mine water is rising up under Johannesburg and, if left unchecked, could spill out into its streets some 18 months from now, Parliament’s water affairs portfolio committee heard on Wednesday.

The acid water is currently about 600m below the city’s surface, but is rising at a rate of between 0.6 and 0,9m a day, water affairs deputy director water quality management Marius Keet told MPs.

“[It] can have catastrophic consequences for the Johannesburg central business district if not stopped in time. A new pumping station and upgrades to the high-density sludge treatment works are urgently required to stop disaster,” he warned.” Johannesburg on acidic water time bomb 2010 http://mg.co.za/article/2010-07-21-johannesburg-on-acidic-water-time-bomb

I’m sure there are more problems like no jobs, no unemployment benefit, depression, crime, drug use, smoking, drinking, stress, I don’t live there but will statistics like these you don’t need HIV to do the job.

“It found that, in Johannesburg, 43% of the poor faced starvation and malnutrition. Researchers believe the figure could be higher.”

Anyway the end result of Gottlieb’s 1981 failure to mention Nitrates as a cause of AIDS was every virologist in town and media outlet went orgasmic over Gottlieb’s ‘New Virus’ and by the time Robert Gallo held his press conference about HIV causing AIDS in 1984 everyone was hypnotised by their voodoo magic which continues to caste it’s spell to this day….

“The first recognized cases of AIDS were reported in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) on June 5, 1981. I recall this report vividly. A few months earlier, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) had begun sending an advance copy of the MMWR text to state health departments. The advance text of the June 5 MMWR had a lead article on the sudden and unexplained finding of five apparently unrelated cases of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in five young gay men from Los Angeles. The MMWR text was received in my office just before our weekly Tuesday afternoon staff meeting was to start. I handed the text to Tom Ault, who was responsible for the state’s venereal disease field unit and asked him to have some of our federal- or state-assigned staff in Los Angeles assist in the investigation of these cases. I remember saying to him that it may not turn out to be much of anything, but it may be the start of something. I never imagined that that something would eventually develop into a worldwide epidemic of disease and death.

In the ensuing weeks and months, it became apparent that the mysterious illness reported from Los Angeles was also present among gay men in San Francisco.” The AIDS Epidemic in San Francisco: The Medical Response, 1981-1984, Volume IV http://content.cdlib.org/view?docId=kt729005cr&&doc.view=entire_text

The dead might have something else to say about it??

“Those who have eyes to see are witnessing genocide-the genocide of gay men. Millions of dollars are now being spent on an international advertising campaign, “Living With HIV”, in which gay men and other members of “risk groups” are being told:

Get tested for antibodies to HIV [the alleged “AIDS virus”] — if you “test positive” you need “medical intervention” which could “put time on your side”. The “medical intervention” is AZT (also known as Retrovir and zidovudine), and the campaign is paid for, directly and indirectly, by Burroughs-Wellcome, the manufacturer of AZT.

The campaign consists of a phoney diagnosis followed by a lethal treatment. Already tens of thousands of objectively healthy gay men have been scared and bullied and bamboozled into taking AZT, allegedly in order to “slow the progression to AIDS”. Optimism regarding their prognosis would be foolish. Except for the lucky few who stop “treatment” in time, they will die. Death is the expected biochemical consequence of taking AZT, for the fundamental action of the drug is to terminate DNA synthesis, the very life process itself. As Joseph Sonnabend has stated, “AZT is incompatible with life”. Without a single benefit demonstrated by honest and competent research, AZT can do nothing but kill.” HIV VOODOO FROM BURROUGHS-WELLCOME By John Lauritsen; New York Native 7 Jan. 1991 [revised 16 Jan. 1991] http://www.virusmyth.com/aids/hiv/jlvoodoo.htm

Thank you John Lauritsen for blowing the whistle so hard I found the book The AIDS War” in the University of Queensland library in 1998 and “got curious??” At least I know I’m not mad.

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