Originally posted by Gemwolf
President Thabo Mbeki once said that there is no HIV/AIDS threat. He supposedly doesn’t have a friend or family member with HIV/AIDS.
I ask you, if the leaders of South Africa have this sort of ignorant approach, is it really that strange that 1 out of 9 people are
This issue is not quite as simple as it would appear from this.
Thabo Mbeki is not really saying AIDS doesn't exist. He is saying, that it is not caused by HIV. And there are many reasons he believes there is no
connection between HIV and AIDS. It's not his idea and it doesn't come from his ignorance.
In fact the idea originated from many scientists around the world. Many od them in the US.
Some of these scientists are his consultants on the AIDS issue. This is the reason for Thabo Mbeki's believes about AIDS.
And i'm not talking about "doctors" of naturopathy here.. These scientists are real doctors, microbiologists, virologists, geneticists and others i
can't remember right now. One of them is a Nobel prize winner and all of them were very respected in their community.
They have nothing to gain from their controversial views and a lot to lose.
Some of them lost all of their collegues respect because of their questioning of the official theory. Others managed to proove the flaws to others and
gathered more support and caused even more scientists to research AIDS from a different point of view.
These scientists are studying the official theory and the original documents supposedly supporting the official theory and finding serious flaws in
them. Often the official documents support the exact opposite conclusion, than they are supposed to.
They are also making their own experiments and tests and getting completelly different results - something that should not be happening in science.
Science works, by someone creating a theory and presenting how this theory can be verified. Then other scientists can do the same experiments and
verify it. For some reason, this doesn't always work with HIV or AIDS.
I was studying this issue some years ago (2000) and was so shocked by the controversy i found, that i started writing a book on it. I wanted to
objectivelly present both sides of the issue. But i stopped, because i was biased and i'm not an expert in this area, so i didn't have a way of
verifying it one way or the other. In the end, i simply didn't know what to think of it anymore...
I still have huge piles of paper from back then, with thousands of documents and scientific studies on them. I had to print 8 pages on each sheet of
paper, to save space.. I studied all of them, and they were very convincing.
I can't even begin listing all the problems with the official explanation here. Simpy not enough space.. I would have to start a new thread for
My point is just that the reason for Mbeki's views are not ignorance, but this controversy in the studies of AIDS.
BTW: I'm not claiming HIV doesn't cause AIDS. I used to believe it does and knew a lot about the orthodox explanation. Now i'm just not sure