Joan Shenton on London Live

IRF’s Joan Shenton was interviewed by the TV channel London Live today concerning the censorship and rescheduling of Positive Hell. Watch here.


Friends in America, be in with a chance to win a paperback of Positively False – 16th Anniversary Edition

If you haven’t yet bought a copy of the second edition of Positively False (why not?!), you might be in luck if you’re a US resident.

IRF is giving away 5 copies of the paperback (with free delivery) to every lucky 7th entrant who also follows IRF’s shiny new Twitter account: @immunityorguk

To enter, just click this link (your name and address will not be shared with us as are handling the specifics), and if you’re lucky you’ll have one of the best books of 2015 through your letterbox…

The draw ends on March 3. Spread the word.

Positively False: 16th Anniversary Edition, Kindle eBook available for pre-order now.

IRF is proud to announce that the Amazon Kindle eBook edition of Joan Shenton’s Positively False: Exposing the Myths around HIV and AIDS – 16th Anniversary Edition is now available internationally for pre-order for download on 4 February 2015 via the following links.


The book features the original 1998 text, the script of 2014 documentary Positive Hell, Peter Duesberg et al.’s withdrawn 2009 paper from Medical Hypotheses and updates and contributions from (alphabetically by surname):

Mohammed Aziz, Clark Baker, Nancy Banks, Henry H. Bauer, David Crowe, Elizabeth Ely, Celia Farber, Christian Fiala, Charles Geshekter, Roberto Giraldo, Mike Hersee, Neville Hodgkinson, Christine Johnson, Helen Lauer, John Lauritsen, Terry Michael, David Rasnick, Irina Sazonova, Liam Scheff and Manuel Garrido Sotelo.

A Kindle device is not necessary as Kindle purchases can also be read via web browser at [or your local site’s suffix, e.g.] and dedicated applications for Windows/Mac, many smartphones and tablets. Your card will not be charged by Amazon until the day of release.

The Amazon exclusive book now has a website at

If you prefer having a printed copy, a paperback edition will be released in late January 2015.

5 February 2015 will see a dual launch event for the book with the UK premiere of the 30 minute documentary Positive Hell at London’s Frontline Club in Paddington. Signed copies of the paperback and DVDs will be available and there will be a discussion moderated by and featuring veteran AIDS dissenters. See our press release for more details:

Joan Shenton responds to cancellation of dissenting Aids film screening @ SOAS

NO FREEDOM OF SPEECH AT SOAS (London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies)

by Joan Shenton – Immunity Resource Foundation

Anne Sono’s film I won’t go Quietly was due to be screened at SOAS Khalili Lecture Theatre on Friday 25th April at 6 pm. The film tells the story of 6 women who were diagnosed HIV-positive and their struggle to resist antiviral medication and to continue to breastfeed on the grounds that the science behind the infectious hypothesis for HIV/AIDS is flawed and that testing positive to HIV does not mean they have been infected by a transmissible virus.

Eleonor Veness from a SOAS group called “Women for Women International” was hosting the event but the screening was cancelled at the last minute on Friday afternoon. This came as a shock to Anne, who had just flown in from Germany, and to all of the people who turned up for the screening. Many had already been put off by messages on the SOAS Students’ Union website. Ben Goldacre, science writer for the Guardian, had tweeted the following and this was repeated by the charity “Stop AIDS”.

‘Good old @SOAS, providing a venue for AIDS denialism. Well done, @SOAS RT @TAGHIVscience:’

Nobody from “Women for Women International” was willing to come and speak to Anne. A panel discussion had been planned for Q & A’s after the screening. This involved Mike Hersee of Heal London and Joan Shenton of the Immunity Resource Foundation. Joan Shenton arrived and heard the news, she asked that a representative from the Students Union and from SOAS administration come down to speak to them.

The General Manager of the Students’ Union, Peter Baron, came down to the reception area. He said,

The screening was cancelled by “Women for Women International”.

However when Anne spoke to Eleanor Veness on the telephone, Eleanor said it was the SOAS Students’ Union who had cancelled the event.

The deputy Director of SOAS also came to speak to us and said he could do nothing to reinstate the event. He said he would investigate the situation on Monday.

Comments on various websites since Friday say that SOAS was misled by Anne Sono about the content of the film. Anne denies this saying she had provided details about the film on her website from the start.

The students Union website SOAS Rants denounces the film using words like “denialist”, “quackery”, and “ideas like this can kill people”. There was a threat to demonstrate outside the screening theatre if it was allowed to go ahead.

Anne and the panel consider that SOAS has denied freedom of speech to the women featured in her film and has succumbed to pressure from interested groups who support the current scientific orthodox position on AIDS, many of whom receive funds directly or indirectly from pharmaceutical companies producing HIV test kits and antiviral drugs.