Whether you’re “HIV positive” or “HIV negative,” the day will likely come when you seek a medical doctor’s opinion on a health condition. Just how independent from flawed official standards of care will that doctor’s judgment be? Are doctors allowed to think independently at all? Will they “first, do no harm,” as the Hippocratic Oath pledges? “How Positive Are You” co-host Elizabeth Ely asks Drs. Jane Orient and Donald Miller these vital questions and more. You’ll learn about the dire, Kafka-esque situation in American medicine that the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) and Doctors for Disaster Preparedness (DDP) would like to improve.
Even the mainstream AIDS media are abuzz over this one. Three former employees of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) are acting under the federal Whistleblower Act to sue this largest U.S. AIDS medical services provider. At issue is an alleged kickback scheme for patient referrals estimated at $20 million per year.
AHF president Michael Weinstein has answered with the everybody-does-it defense. The rest of the AIDS industry is calling for his head, as it has for the past half-year over his criticism of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). Weinsten has further self-nominated himself as “czar” to police safe sex in the porn industry.
April 23, 2015–Just in time for “Rethinking AIDS Day” a/k/a “AIDS Fraud Day,” the 31st anniversary of the famous press conference announcing a virus as the “probable cause of AIDS,” a group of doctors working for the very same Dr. Robert Gallo are draining the Office of Medical and Scientific Justice (OMSJ) of the resources needed to continue defending the landmark case that has effectively ended “HIV criminalization” in the U.S.
The case of Air Force Technical Sergeant David Gutierrez was the subject of our Episode 97. For more details, see Spanish AIDS rethinker Raul Ehrichs de Palma’s news report and fundraising campaign on Razoo here. We urge you to give as much as you can, and still give even if you can spare only a token amount. Show your support, and we’ll report the amazing groundswell of support on “How Positive Are You.” Yes, that’s right, an amazing groundswell. Get to it!
Tragic stories and grateful rants, long-time nonprogressors, the death of artist Keith Haring, words from two-time heavyweight boxing champion Tommy Morrison, defending orphans and babies, the end of “HIV criminalization,” whether to go on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), deconstructing how “HIV testing” actually works, provocative science, pharmaceutical corruption, a confrontation with a TV episode’s medical advisor, feedback from our audience both grateful and hostile, debunking the entire Ebola epidemic from the lab to the streets of West Africa, and remembering our dear friend and co-founder Christine Maggiore – whew! – you’ve heard it all on “How Positive Are You.” If you haven’t, catch up with our library on our Program Index page. Or you can save some time with this helpful retrospective of the first seven years of our groundbreaking Podcast.
April 8, 2015–The largest AIDS-related medical provider in the U.S. is under fresh scrutiny after three former employees alleged a massive kickback scheme in federal court on April 3 [corrected date]. The kickbacks they describe refer to payments made for in-house patient referrals. Read on …
Curiouser and curiouser . . . “HIV Innocence Group Truth” blogger J. Todd DeShong says he supports Bobby Russell’s lawsuit against his University of Kentucky doctors for the careless practices that led to his false-positive “HIV” diagnosis, but he is not so sure about Clark Baker and the Office of Medical and Scientific Justice (OMSJ), the investigative agency that made that lawsuit possible. It’s not an attack; it’s a “deconstruction.” And we’re not talking about those tests and how misleading they are, even though DeShong is a lab professional who runs diagnostic tests for hospitals and says he is working toward a master’s degree in molecular diagnostics. The tests are “off topic,” he says.
“. . . Patricia Goodson has actually performed a public service. It is important for people to know that AIDS denialists do indeed still exist.” — so wrote University of Connecticut Prof. Seth Kalichman, who seems to wish they did not. Although some dispute the label “denialist,” Prof. Patricia Goodson of the Department of Health & Kinesiology at Texas A&M University has documented that we who question the science of “HIV” and “AIDS” do indeed still exist. “How Positive Are You” co-host Elizabeth Ely would even welcome a debate on the substantive points, especially whether there is an accurate test for “HIV.”
The very day in September 2014 that the open access journal Frontiers published “Questioning the HIV-AIDS Hypothesis: 30 Years of Dissent,” alarm bells began to ring. The journal responded to complaints by issuing a Statement of Concern and launching an investigation into the ethics of Prof. Goodson’s article. In the end, it only downgraded it to “Opinion” and published Dr. Kalichman’s February 2015 response. Read on …
Just like that, about 25 years of risking an “aggravated assault” or similar charge for not informing a sexual partner that you’re “HIV positive” are effectively over. On February 23, 2015, the highest U.S. military court judged the risk of contracting “HIV” from sex as so low that it is no longer a serious crime not to tell sexual partners. Attorney and ex-Marine reservist Kevin McDermott talks to “How Positive Are You” co-host Elizabeth Ely about the decision in United States v. Gutierrez and how it might affect civilian as well as military cases.
The U.S. armed forces mandate “HIV testing” of all active-duty personnel every six months. Testimony in similar court cases has revealed low standards for this testing — and on more health conditions than “HIV.” This has been devastating to the lives, health, careers, reputations, retirement benefits and families of thousands who serve their country. We urge all, inside and outside the military, to review the limitations of HIV testing. Read on …
“If you’re among those legions of boxing fans who think Tommy Morrison died of AIDS, Sunday’s riveting interview on the Ringside Boxing Show might abruptly change your opinion,” writes Dennis Taylor, editor/publisher of the show. He broadcast an excellent interview with Trisha Harding Morrison, widow of heavyweight boxing champion Tommy “The Duke” Morrison, on Sunday, February 8, 2015.
You can link to the archived show here. The interview starts at 25:36 and lasts for about half an hour. “How Positive Are You” listeners may recall our two-part “Requiem for a Heavyweight” series with Trisha, available in Parts 1 and 2. We had previously interviewed Tommy himself for Episode 16 in February 2010.