CHICAGO, Feb 1 ( – News reports around the world today triumphantly announced the discovery of the source of the AIDS virus.  According to the articles the problem originated from the eating of chimps in Africa.  Dr. Beatrice Hahn of the University of Alabama, who presented the results of a study in Chicago Sunday night also linked the problem to rainforest deforestation and the accompanying extinction of its inhabitants. Apart from the anomaly in the scientific world of claiming to have definitive results, critics point out that the so-called science upon which the results are based is completely unfounded.

While shunned by the media and even persecuted by some in the scientific community, a growing body of renowned scientists and researchers are questioning the link between HIV (human imunodeficiency virus) and AIDS. The Hahn study’s results would thus be proven useless as to the determination of the origin of the AIDS virus.

Professor Peter H. Duesberg, a professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley has challenged the HIV=AIDS hypothesis in the pages of such journals as Cancer Research, Lancet, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Science, Nature,  Journal of AIDS, AIDS Forschung, Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapeutics, New England Journal of Medicine and Research in Immunology. Duesberg is famous for isolating the first cancer gene through his work on retroviruses in 1970 and mapping the genetic structure of these viruses.  His research is supported by a growing body of researchers including Kary B. Mullis, and Professor Walter Gilbert, both AIDS experts and Nobel prize winners in chemistry.

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