Using the combined resources of
Fred Cline, Rethinking Aids and Mark Griffiths

HIV=AIDS Controversy: Reading List


A selection of alternative material

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October, 1998
Adams, Jad
AIDS; the HIV myth. New York, St. Martin's Press [1989] xi, 244 p.

AIDS: virus- or drug induced?
Ed. by Peter H. Duesberg. Dordrecht, Boston [etc.] Kluwer Academic Publishers [1996] (Contemporary issues in genetics and evolution, 5) 358 p.

Alfonso, Helman Sabdi
El gran fiasco: el SIDA no es causado por el VIH. Barrranquilla, Prestigio Editorial Colombiana, 199?. 177 p.

Asistent, Niro
Why I survive Aids Simon & Schuster / Fireside, USA, 1992.

Badgley, Laurence
Healing AIDS naturally. San Bruno, CA, Human Energy Press [1987] xi, 411 p.

Bamforth, Nick
Aids and the Healer Within Amethyst Books, USA & UK, 1987.

Bird, Christopher
The persecution and trial of Gaston Naessens; the true story of the efforts to suppress an alternative treatment for cancer, AIDS, and other immunologically based diseases. Tiburon, CA, H J Kramer [1991] xv, 318 p.

Brown, Raymond Keith
AIDS, cancer and the medical establishment. Revised [edition] New York, Trizoid Press [1993] 185 p.

Burkett, Elinor
The Gravest Show on Earth : America in the age of AIDS Houghton Mifflin Co. USA 1995, 400 pages, ISBN 0-395-74537-3.

Callen, Michael
Surviving AIDS. [New York] HarperCollins [1990] ix, 243 p.

Cantwell, Alan
Aids, The Mystery and the Solution Aries Rising Press, 1988 &
Aids and the doctors of death Aries Rising Press, Uni NSW Press, Australia, 1994.

Caton, Hiram
The AIDS mirage. [Sydney, Univ. of New South Wales Press, 1994] 62p. (Frontlines, 4)

Chaitow, Leon and James Strohecker with the Burton Goldberg Group.
You don't have to die; unraveling the AIDS myth. Puyallup, Washington, Future Medicine Publishing [1994] xiv, 319 p.

Chaitow Leon & Martin Simon
A world without Aids Thorsons Publishing group, U.K. 1988 &

Chirimuuta, Richard C. and Rosalind J.
AIDS, Africa and racism. London, Free Association Books, 1989. 192 p.

Coulter, Harris L.
AIDS and syphilis; the hidden link. Berkeley, North Atlantic Books [1987]
xii, 126 p.

Culbert, Michael L.
AIDS: hope, hoax and hoopla. [Chula Vista, CA] The Bradford Foundation [1989] xii, 329 p.

Duesberg, Peter H.
Infectious AIDS; have we been misled? Berkeley, CA, North Atlantic Books [1995] xiv, 582 p.

Duesberg, Peter H.
Inventing the AIDS virus. Washington, D.C., Regnery Publishing [1996] xiv, 722 p.

Duesberg, Peter H. and John Yiamouyiannis.
AIDS. [Delaware, Ohio, Health Action Press, 1995] [12] 194 p.

Epstein, Steven
Impure Science : AIDS, activism, and the politics of knowledge University of California Press USA 1996, ISBN 0-520-20233-3.

Fry, T. C.
The great AIDS hoax. 3rd ed. Manacha, Texas, Health Excellence Systems [1989] xvi, 300 p.

Giraldo, Roberto A., M.D.
Aids and stressors Ciencia y Futuro. (Fondacion Arte y Ciencia) 1998. iv, 205 p. Email:

Drs Gregory & Leonardo
They Conquered Aids Tree of Life Press. 1989 & Conquering Aids now, Tree of Life Press.

Hay, Louise
The Aids Book Hay House, Santa Monica, USA, 1988.

Hodgkinson, Neville
AIDS; the failure of contemporary science. London, Fourth Estate, 1996. x, 420 p.

Johnson, Hillary
Osler's web; inside the labyrinth of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome epidemic. New York, Crown [1996] x, 720 p.

Kohn, Alexander
False prophets; fraud and error in science and medicine. [Oxford, Eng., Cambridge, Mass.] Basil Blackwell [1988] viii, 248 p.

Lambrou, Evan C.
AIDS: scare or scam? New York, Vantage Press [1994] vii, 40 p.

Lanctôt, Dr. Guylaine
The Medical MafiaVoici la Clef, Canada 1995.

Lang, Serge
Challenges Springer Verlag 1998, 816 pages, ISBN 0-387-94861-9.

Lauritsen, John and Ian Young, eds.
The AIDS cult; essays on the gay health crisis. Provincetown, Massachusetts, Asklepios, 1997. 223 p.

Lauritsen, John
The AIDS war; propaganda, profiteering and genocide from the medical-industrial complex. New York, Asklepios, 1993. 479 p.

Lauritsen, John
Poison by prescription; the AZT story. Foreword by Peter Duesberg. New York, Asklepios, 1990. 192 p.

Lauritsen, John and Hank Wilson
Death rush; poppers (nitrite inhalants) & AIDS. New York, Pagan Press, 1986. 64 p.

Maggiore, Christine
What if everything you thought you knew about AIDS was wrong ? (4th edition).
Website :
Alive & Well, 11684 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604, USA.
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Mitchell, Robert Ben
Syphilis as AIDS. Austin, Texas, Banned Books [1990, c. 1989] xx, 128 p.

Nassaney, Louie
I am not a victim Haye House.

Nussbaum, Bruce
Good intentions; how big business and the medical establishment are corrupting the fight against AIDS. New York, The Atlantic Monthly Press [1990] xvi, 352 p.

O'Connor, Tom
Living with Aids Corwin Publishers, San Francisco, USA, 1986.

Owen, Bob
Rogers's Recovery from Aids Davar, USA, 1987.

Rappoport, Jon
AIDS, Inc.; scandal of the century. San Bruno, CA, Human Energy Press [1988] 345 p.

Remington, Dennis W. and Barbara W. Higa
Back to health; a comprehensive medical and nutritional yeast control program. [Provo, Utah] Vitality House International [1994, c. 1989] [10] 274 p.

Root-Bernstein, Robert S.
Rethinking AIDS; the tragic cost of premature consensus. New York, The Free Press [1993] xvii, 512 p.

Sarasohn, Judy
Science on trial; the whistle-blower, the accused, and the Nobel Laureate. New York, St. Martin's Press [1993] x, 294 p.

Serinus, Jason
Psycho-immunity and the healing process Celestial Arts, Berkeley, USA, 1988.

Shenton, Joan
Positively False : Exposing the myths around HIV and AIDS. 1998 I.B. Tauris (1998). Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, London WC1B 4DZ, England. (Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by St. Martin's Press.)

Soyfer, Valery N.
Lysenko and the tragedy of Soviet Science. Tr. from the Russian by Leo Gruliow and Rebecca Gruliow. New Brunswick, N.J., Rutgers University Press [1994]
xxiv, 379 p.

Walker, Martin J.
Dirty medicine; Science, big business and the assault on natural health care. [London] Slingshot Publications, 1993. xix, 729 p.

Weiner, M.
Maximum Immunity Pocket Books, New York, USA, 1985.

Wigmore, Ann
Overcoming Aids the attunitive way Ann Wigmore Foundation, Boston, USA, 1987.

Willner, Robert E.
Deadly deception; the proof that sex and HIV absolutely do not cause AIDS. [Boca Raton, FL, Peltec Publishing Co., 1994] XXXIII, 266 p.

Young, Ian
The AIDS dissidents; an annotated bibliography. Metuchen, N.J., The Scarecrow Press, 1993. vii, 264 p.

Young, Ian
The Stonewall experiment; a gay psychohistory. [London & New York] Cassell [1995] [8] 312 p.

Periodical articles, chapters, etc.
(This list is far from exhaustive)

Brown, Tony
"AIDS" or "DAIDS"? in his Black lies, white lies. New York, William Morrow [1995] Chapter 7, p. 140-181.

Duesberg, Peter H.
"AIDS acquired by drug consumption and other noncontagious risk factors." Pharmacology & Therapeutics. vol. 55, p. 201-277, 1992. Reprinted by Pergamon Press, Ltd., 1993.

Duesberg, Peter H.
"AIDS epidemiology: inconsistencies with human immunodeficiency virus and with infectious disease." Proc.Natl. Acad.Sci., USA, vol. 88, p. 1575-1579. Feb., 1991.

Duesberg, Peter H.
"AIDS: virus or drug-induced?" American Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing (ISSN no. 0889-6895) 1995/7 Review issue, p. 31-44.
Information: phone, 800-872-5236.

Duesberg, Peter H.
"The enigma of slow viruses," by P. P. Liberski. New York, Springer-Verlag, 1993. (Archives of virology, 6) [a review] Lancet vol. 342, p. 729. September 18, 1993.

Duesberg, Peter H.
"Human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome: correlation but not causation." Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci., USA, vol. 86, p. 755-764. Feb., 1989.

Duesberg, Peter H.
"Infectious AIDS--stretching the germ theory beyond its limits." Int.Arch.Allergy Immunol. 103, p. 103-118. 1994.

Duesberg, Peter H.
"Retroviruses as carcinogens and pathogens: expectations and reality." Cancer Research 47, p. 1199-1220, March 1, 1987.

Genetica; an international journal of genetics. (Special issue: alternative AIDS hypotheses). vol. 95, nos. 1-3: entire issue. March 1995.

  1. Foreword, J. F. McDonald
  2. Preface, P. H. Duesberg
  3. "A critical analysis of the HIV-T4-cell-AIDS hypothesis," E. Papadopulos-Eleopulos, V. F. Turner, J. M. Papadimitriou [et al..]
  4. "Factor VIII, HIV and AIDS in haemophiliacs: an analysis of their relationship," E. Papadopulos-Eleopulos, V.F. Turner, J. M. Papadimitriou, D. Causer
  5. "Foreign-protein-mediated immunodeficiency in hemophiliacs with and without HIV," P. H. Duesberg
  6. "Critical analysis of the current views on the nature of AIDS," V. L. Kliadin
  7. "AZT toxicity and AIDS prophylaxis: is AZT beneficial for HIV+ asymptomatic persons with 500 or more T4 cells per cubic millimeter?" M. D. Zaretsky
  8. "The toxicity of azidothymidine (AZT) on human and animal cells in culture at concentrations used for antiviral therapy," D. T. Chiu, P. H. Duesberg
  9. "Five myths about AIDS that have misdirected research and treatment," R.S. Root-Bernstein
  10. "Semen alloantigens and lymphocytotoxic antibodies in AIDS and ICL," R. S. Root-Bernstein, S. Hobbs De Witt
  11. "Measuring inhalant nitrite exposure in gay men: implications for elucidating the etiology of AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma," H. W. Haverkos, D. P. Drotman
  12. "HIV as a surrogate marker for drug use: a re-analysis of the San Francisco Men's Health Study," B. J. Ellison, A. B. Downey, P. H. Duesberg
  13. "The epidemiology and transmission of AIDS: a hypothesis linking behavioural and biological determinants to time, person and place," G. T. Stewart
  14. "A hypothetical disease of the immune system that may bear some relation to the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome," K. B. Mullis.
Geshekter, Charles L.
"Myths of AIDS and sex." The Sacramento Bee, October 30, 1994.

Geshekter, Charles L.
"Rethinking AIDS in Africa." [manuscript] Paper presented at the 66th annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, San Francisco, California, 6-9 April 1995. Includes bibliographical notes. 19 p.

Hodgkinson, Neville
"HIV: a conspiracy of silence." The National Times (N. Y.), p. 82-84, June/July 1994. [Reprinted from The Sunday Times (London)]

Lang, Serge
"HIV and AIDS: questions of scientific and journalistic responsibility." Yale Scientific Fall 1994, p. 8-23. [First of a two-part series]

Lang, Serge
"To fund or not to fund, that is the question." To inform or not to inform, that is another question; proposed experiments on the drug-AIDS hypothesis. (HIV and AIDS, Part II) Yale Scientific, vol. 69, no. 1, p. 15-21. Winter, 1995.

Papadopulos-Eleopulos, Eleni
"Reappraisal of Aids -is the oxidation induced by the risk factors the primary cause?" Medical Hypotheses, vol. 25, p. 151-162. 1988.

Papadopulos-Eleopulos, Eleni, Valendar F. Turner and John M. Papadimitriou.
"Has Gallo proven the role of HIV in AIDS?" Emergency Medicine [Australia] vol. 5, no. 2, p. 113-123. June 1993.

Papadopulos-Eleopulos, Eleni, Valendar F. Turner and John M. Papadimitriou.
"Is a positive Western Blot proof of HIV infection?" Bio/Technology, vol. 11, p. 696-707. June 1993.

Schoch, Russell
"A conversation with Kary Mullis." California Monthly vol. 105, no. 1, p. 16-21. Sept. 1994.

Selvey, Jeremy F., M. L. Alampi and R. S. Scharffenberg
"Aromatic hydrocarbon toxins and their derivativers as a non-viral cause of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome."
16 p. [Unpublished manuscript released by Project Aids, International on May 18, 1995. Address: 8033 Sunset Blvd., #2640, Los Angeles, CA 90046]

Stone, Richard and Eliot Marshall
"Imanishi-Kari case: ORI finds fraud." Science vol. 266, p. [1468-9], 2 December 1994. [Update on the Sarasohn book, see above.]

Thomas, Jr., Charles A., Kary B. Mullis and Phillip E. Johnson.
"What causes AIDS?" Reason p. 18-23. June, 1994.

What causes AIDS: the debate continues.
Reason p. 32-40. December, 1994. Letters received in response to the June article and the authors' rebuttal.

Whipple, Warren
"Fact or fiction: What really do we know about HIV and AIDS?" Creative Loafing [Atlanta] vol. 23, no. 49, p. 24-25. April 29, 1995.

Sources of further information:

  • Bibliographies from Rethinking AIDS
  • Continuum. 172 Foundling Court, Brunswick Centre, London WC1N 1QE, U.K. Tel: 0171-713-7071. FAX: 0171-713-7072. Magazine devoted to mostly science of alternative AIDS.
  • HEAL (Health, Education, AIDS Liaison). Old Chelsea Station, P. O. Box 1103, New York, N.Y. 10024-4206. 208 W. 13th St., NYC.(Meetings Wed., 8PM) Phone: (800) 410-HEAL. Publication: HEAL Bulletin.
    For a list of other HEAL chapters around the world, either write HEAL, NY or consult International websites.
  • Zenger's. Ed. & Publisher, Mark Gabrish Conlan. Monthly. 1043 University Ave., #102, San Diego, CA, 92103. Phone: (619) 688-1886.

Prepared by: Fred A. Cline, Jr., San Francisco.
Updated by Mark Griffiths email:
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