Brian Carter is a 53-year-old gay man who has been living in Los Angeles for 14 years. Diagnosed “HIV positive” in 2006, he considered evidence on “HIV” from both sides and decided to reject his diagnosis and never to take HIV drugs. We asked him: How is that going?
From the very beginning of his journey — his diagnosis — Brian felt that there was something wrong with the information he was given. Gay communities in particular are vulnerable to AIDS propaganda and tend to reinforce it. But there is power in numbers: When he heard that he was not alone in his skepticism, his position solidified. He touts the importance of a healthy lifestyle and a life without major stresses. Belief in HIV — or anything that can jump out of the bushes or from underneath your bed and kill you — is one of the biggest stresses there is! Brian remains healthy and drug free, another living reminder that you don’t have to panic when you find out that you have HIV “antibodies.”
One of the most important “dissident” articles that influenced Brian’s decision to reject antiretroviral drugs and the whole “HIV=AIDS” dogma was “AIDS and the Voodoo Hex” by Dr. Matt Irwin. Brian was also a friend of the late Christine Maggiore. He talks about her and about Alive and Well, the organization she founded.
Journalist Joan Shenton interviewed a cluster of healthy “HIV positives” in Spain for her upcoming documentary, Positive Hell (with producer/director Andi Reiss). She talks with David and Beth about this project and about her nonprofit organization’s recently relaunched Web site – an extremely valuable resource, we think you’ll agree.
Joan is the head of Meditel Productions and a British news producer, director and presenter. A childhood in Chile made her fluent in Spanish as well as English. After graduating from Oxford in 1964, she put her bilingual skills to work as a reporter for the BBC Latin American Service. Joan later reported for and co-hosted several TV and radio programs in England.
Meditel has, since its founding in 1981, specialized in health and medical issues, producing more than 150 programs for network TV, including the award-winning “AZT: Cause for Concern” and ”AIDS — The Unseen Voices.” Joan’s book, Positively False: Exposing the Myths Around HIV and AIDS, came out in 1998. More recently, she completed the documentary, Positively False: Birth of a Heresy, also with Andi Reiss.
Positive Hell, still in production, tells the stories of Spanish HIV positives, mostly former intravenous drug users, who are still around 27 years after diagnosis. Having escaped the hellish “AIDS Zone” of toxic medications, they have survived and thrived with the help of fellow HIV positive Dr. Manuel Garrido Sotelo of Superando el Sida.
The Immunity Resource Foundation is placing on its redesigned Web site its impressive historical archive of videos and documents on the AIDS debate. Joan mined that collection of videos going back 25 years for her 2011 documentary, Positively False: Birth of a Heresy. Listeners already familiar with the indispensable VirusMyth archive will notice some overlap. Scientists, journalists, students, investors and others might find the Alberta Reappraising AIDS Society‘s site useful, and they can further contact “How Positive Are You” host/ARAS President David Crowe for assistance there and access to an even larger database of approximately 5,000 full-text scientific articles and other documents. The IRF is considering charging a fee for accessing certain resources on its new site — so get on over there while they’re still free – or you may choose to support the organization’s work anyway.
We also mention the Living Without AIDS Drugs online community and the historical/political films “No” and “The Singing Revolution.” Rethinking AIDS posted Dr. Garrido’s warning against taking anti-retroviral AIDS drugs for pneumonia in April 2012.
We at How Positive Are You were saddened to hear that on October 13, 2013, Gos Blank (Charles Rich) passed away. You can hear about his long-standing health challenges and learn about his positive outlook on life and his HIV status by listening to Episode 45 from February 2012 when he was in fine form. You can also view comments on his life, and add your own, at his memorial page on facebook.
Jonathan Barnett has written, “Here’s to Gos Blank“.
Elizabeth Ely commented, “I just want to say what a gift Gos/Charles was to all of us in the Rethinking AIDS movement. Shame on anyone if they say he ‘died of AIDS’. He died of a misdiagnosis based on long-standing health problems…But I choose to focus on the positive: Gos showed us courage and dignity – even fun – in the face of adversity. My condolences to you, Lisa, and please know that we are here for you. xo Beth”
So you’ve figured out that your “HIV” diagnosis doesn’t make any sense. Is it time to sue someone yet? Whom? And how? “How Positive Are You” co-host Elizabeth Ely speaks with Washington, D.C., attorney Jonathan Dailey about some pending lawsuits, including:
- Bobby Russell, a Kentucky man who discovered he had been misdiagnosed and treated for “HIV” for eight years.
- A case against a public health clinic in Washington, D.C., currently being considered for class-action status to assert the need for meaningful care for other diseases — not treating just “AIDS.” (A previous case against this clinic, which settled in August 2012, is reported here.)
Can you sue to get your “HIV-positive” designation reversed? How? Has anyone yet succeeded at this yet? And why aren’t attorneys across the U.S. more eager to assist clients who question these diagnoses and want their doctors and clinics to produce the evidence — “put up or shut up”? What’s being done to address the obstacles and, as Mr. Dailey says, make the matter of suing in a court of law less like “pushing a rock up a hill”?
Listen to this Podcast to hear the answers to these questions and more. Along the way, you’ll learn of resources such as the Office of Medical and Scientific Justice‘s “Operation Letterhead” and “Scarlet Letter” pages, the large-scale diagnoses-for-dollars scam behind herding whole populations into clinics for “HIV testing,” and this funny-but-sad commentary on the CDC’s own legal “disclaimers” around “HIV” and “AIDS.”
Or just forget it. Should you be more inclined toward denial and wish to take a more positive, upbeat view of things, you might save the money you might have used to hire a boring old lawyer. Instead, you can hang out with Dab the AIDS Bear on an “HIV Cruise” to celebrate your “fabulous disease.”
Boxer Tommy Morrison didn’t die of “AIDS”! In this Part 2 of the historic “Requiem for a Heavyweight” series, “How Positive Are You” co-host Elizabeth Ely goes another 10 rounds (well, maybe five, for one hour) with Trisha Harding Morrison on her husband’s recent death at age 44, this time to discuss the recent report of an eminent, HIV-experienced electron microscope lab on blood taken from her husband moments before he died: ”The Duke” was carrying no particles resembling “HIV.” (See image below.) We look at the full evidence that her husband was not ”HIV positive” and that others likely are not, too. Morrison was a two-time former heavyweight boxing champion who not only made history in the ring with his dangerous left hook, but also starred as “Tommy Gunn” in the 1990 movie Rocky V. By the time former British tennis pro Trisha met Tommy in 2009, he had already suffered the 1996 sudden end to his career and mid-2000s attempted comeback. Understandably concerned about being exposed to the reportedly deadly “HIV,” Trisha did her own research. The couple was married in May 2011, only to see Tommy’s troubles escalate soon after. Said to be “down but not out” after a long string of medical mishaps, drug dependencies and mysterious arrests and imprisonments, Tommy nonetheless succumbed to the knockout punch on September 1, 2013, in Omaha, Nebraska, as his organs failed two days into a medically induced coma. Causes of death listed on the death certificate included septic shock resulting from a pseudomonas infection of a wound left from a botched surgery in 2011, and Miller-Fisher/Guillain-Barre syndrome (a rare form of paralysis) — with no documented “AIDS”-related conditions. Tommy Morrison spoke to “How Positive Are You” in February 2010. Some helpful links relating to this Podcast are Christine Johnson’s list of “Factors Known to Cause False Positive HIV Antibody Test Results,” Andrew Maniotis, Ph.D.’s “viral load”/electron microscopy comparison (link to come) and Elizabeth Ely’s summary of “Evidence That Tommy Morrison Was Not ‘HIV-Positive’” (link to come). Part 1 details the personal ordeals that Tommy went through, more logically leading to his death than any diagnosis of “AIDS.” Also mentioned in the interview is this article on “sperm washing.” The Robert Scott Bell Show also interviewed Trisha in a live radio interview archived here. To view the full-size electron microscope results from Tommy Morrison’s blood, please click: 2013 Tommy EM Results
Click to see Electron Microscope results from Tommy Morrison’s blood: 2013 Tommy EM Results