The Perth Group

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Group.png The Perth Group  
Founder• Eleni Papadopulos-Eleopulos
• Valendar Turner
• John Papadimitriou
HeadquartersPerth, Australia
Group of scientists and early critics of the theory that HIV is the cause of AIDS.

The Perth Group is a group of scientists and researchers who have challenged the prevailing scientific view that HIV is the sole cause of AIDS. It was founded in Perth, Australia, in 1981. They argue that HIV is not a pathogenic retrovirus, but rather that AIDS is caused by a complex interplay of factors such as drug use, malnutrition, and other sexually transmitted infections. Their arguments have been widely criticized by the scientific community, who argue that their claims are not supported by the overwhelming evidence linking HIV to the development of AIDS.

What The Perth Group has argued:[1]

  • Failure to prove the existence of a unique, exogenously acquired retrovirus, HIV.
  • Failure to verify the HIV antibody tests proof of HIV infection.
  • Failure to prove HIV causes immune deficiency (destruction of T4 lymphocytes) or AIDS.
  • The impossibility of haemophiliacs acquiring HIV following factor VIII infusions.
  • Failure to prove the HIV genome, (RNA or DNA) originates in a unique exogenously acquired infectious retroviral particle.
  • Failure to prove HIV/AIDS is infectious, either by blood, blood products or sexual intercourse.
  • Failure to prove what is called AIDS in Africa or Thailand is caused by HIV or is sexually transmitted.
  • That AIDS and all the phenomena inferred as "HIV" are induced by changes in cellular redox brought about by the oxidative nature of substances and exposures common to all the AIDS risk groups and to the cells used in the "culture" and "isolation" of HIV.
  • That AIDS will not spread outside the original risk groups and that cessation of exposure to oxidants and/or use of anti-oxidants will improve the outcome of AIDS patients.
  • That pharmacological data prove AZT cannot kill HIV and AZT is toxic to all cells and may cause AIDS.

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