Short book: The Aids Delusion

As promised, I’m pleased to announce that my HIV/AIDS primer, The Aids Delusion (I’m using British styling just as a cosmetic choice – and no prizes for guessing what other book the title alludes to) will be released for Kindle only on Amazon worldwide on March 13. For one coin you’ll get 13,000 words. After one year the eBook will be made available for free via other outlets. There will be no slain trees for such a short title.

If you are a veteran AIDS/Aids dissident, this book is most certainly not for you. I wrote it for those who could be interested in the topic but who do not either have the time or the money, or even a strong inclination, to invest in a tome, at least not as a first port of call. Sure, there are many free articles, but there is a preference for reading something modern and concise on a specific platform. I’ve also included my rejected submission to the UK’s Infected Blood Inquiry.

If you know of anyone who would be interested in an AIDS book of this type, please encourage them to buy it – or wait a year if they’re really strapped. And if you’re someone who would just be happy to throw some metal in my tin regardless, that would be much appreciated.

…Okay, you twisted my arm. It’ll be free to download from Amazon on the first day.

Pre-order links: UK | US | Canada | Australia | Mexico | Germany | France | Spain | Italy | Netherlands | Japan | Brazil | India

Hyperimmunity or immunodeficiency?

It’s 35yrs since this year since HIV entered our vocabulary and there’s still no sign of a vaccine or cure. But trickles of information persist in validating the dissident position:

Often, clinicians treating a patient with HIV will find that the patient has malfunctioning receptors and their body isn’t able to shut off their own immune systems, which can leave the body in a chronic proinflammatory state. If there is overactivation, this could lead to autoimmune disorders where the body attacks its own tissues. Conversely, if there is underactivation, the body is unable to fight off infections. “HIV patients are different because they can experience both,” said O’Connell.

Hyperimmunity locks with the Perth Group theory that there are too many antibodies to too many things, and it explains why people with multiple sclerosis – an autoimmune condition – can test ‘falsely’ positive.

Hypoimmunity is typically characterised by lack of inflammation (which is desired in people who receive donated organs), but lack of inflammation is not observed in HIV/AIDS. In fact, the presence of HIV-antibody-positivity confirms that the adaptive immune system is functioning; overfunctioning, most likely.

If one were to be infected with HIV but were not HIV-antibody-positive we could infer that either their innate immunity is well-primed or that their adaptive immunity has failed. In the latter case they should quickly succumb to AIDS because there is no fight against HIV. But untreated HIV/AIDS is meant to last years or decades.

If we’re talking about hyperimmunity, a human immunodeficiency virus is clearly a horrible joke. If it did exist it would probably balance hyperimmunity!

In other news, the Spanish edition of Joan Shenton’s Positively False is out tomorrow as Positivamente Falso. You can find it in paperback from Amazon, and in various places as an eBook.

I myself am working on a very short eBook on AIDS to serve as a primer. More info to come.

Hunger linked to testing HIV+ in South Africa

While this is certainly not news to dissenters, it’s interesting to see the mainstream pulled closer to the middle in the tug of war.

Avert has reported on a study in the South African Journal of Science which found that those who reported hunger had a higher risk of testing HIV-positive. Of course, no one with any grey matter would believe that malnutrition would help immunity.

The only evident facepalm is believing that food insecurity leads to reckless sexual behaviour. Because that’s clearly the first priority of hungry people. Or at least black Africans. Obviously.

Fear of the Light: How vitamin D science supports* HIV/AIDS scepticism [PowerPoint]

On the 16th of this month I appeared at Maison de la Pierre @ Vers Pont du Gard in Southern France to deliver my talk on vitamin D deficiency as a form of immunodeficiency.

You can now find the unedited PowerPoint presentation online here (the version presented featured a few less slides for brevity).

Video of my talk and those of others should be available shortly [update 21/6/18: videos are appearing on this YouTube playlist. There are more to come as of writing].

You can read my overview of the conference here.

Taking Vitamin D to France

During June 15-17 there will be a conference entitled Challenging Viral Paradigms taking place near Nimes in southern France.

I’m scheduled to appear to give a short talk on the related subject that I have yakked about a lot in writing. I had been pestered by a couple of people to verbalise it (‘put your ideas where your mouth is’!), though the chance to visit Pont du Gard was also enticing.

I feel now is actually quite an opportune time to talk about vitamin D’s role in immunity because there is growing talk within the mainstream about it, even though it should be clearly appropriated by AIDS dissenters. A decade ago you never saw ‘vitamin D’ and ‘HIV/AIDS’ in the same sentence.

I’m not a natural speaker but I’m being trained to give it my best. I apologise to anyone who attends if I fail but it is worth seeing if I can make my point to a new audience and arouse any discussion. I value the opportunity to make my ideas (it’s not ego, I just can’t find anybody else to attribute this to) more prominent.

I am unsure if there will be any videos of the event but I will share my PowerPoint file here shortly after it.

If you’re there and come across me don’t be afraid to say hi.