If you were to ask about the major critics of the first AIDS drug AZT the guest from Episode 29, Dr. Peter Duesberg, would come to mind, but also this week’s guest John Lauritsen. Before criticizing AZT John was one of the leading members of the gay community warning about the omnipresent “gay” drugs known as Poppers or Amyl Nitrite inhalants. John is a thorough and dogged researcher and his articles for “New York Native” are legendary, especially those that were used in the book, “AZT: Poison by Prescription” (out of print but available online).
John also wrote “Death Rush: Poppers and AIDS” with fellow anti-poppers campaigner Hank Wilson and edited “The AIDS Cult” (still available) with Ian Young. More recently John published “In defence of AIDS critics” in the Gay and Lesbian Humanist journal and was a speaker at the RA 2009 conference in Oakland. John has a more comprehensive summary of his work online with links to many documents.
John talks with David Crowe and Terry Michael about AZT, Poppers, HIV testing, the existence of HIV, the causes of “AIDS”, and more.