Accused Denies Existence of HIV

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Accused denies existence of HIV

Jeremy Roberts

26oct06

AN HIV-positive man convicted of endangering the lives of three girlfriends is attempting to turn conventional science on its head by denying the existence of the virus that leads to AIDS.

Andre Chad Parenzee was convicted in February of endangering the lives of three women and faces 15 years in prison. One of the women now has HIV.This week, he enlisted the expert evidence of two self-styled researchers – both members of the so-called Perth Group – who have used the witness stand to attack the “HIV myth”.

In what is believed to be an international legal and medical first, South Australian Supreme Court judge John Sulan has set aside two weeks effectively to put HIV on trial.

Prosecutors have prepared several expert witnesses to shore up more than two decades of global research – which underpins public health and safe sex campaigns – that HIV causes AIDS and is contracted through unprotected sex.

Prosecutors objected in this week’s leave-to-appeal hearing to Parenzee’s witnesses’ status as “experts” but Justice Sulan said he would address the objection after their evidence was heard.

The court heard argument from Parenzee’s counsel, Kevin Borick, who is working pro bono, that his client’s conviction cannot stand if HIV is based on flimsy science.

His expert witnesses received no money for their appearance this week, but their airfares from Perth were paid for by Parenzee’s mother.

Perth-based medical physicist Eleni Papadopulos-Eleopulos, who has a Bachelor of Science and works as a medical engineer at Royal Perth Hospital, told the court that HIV was mistakenly identified by a French scientific team in 1983, which was headed by Luc Montagnier.

In a 50-page Powerpoint presentation, Ms Papadopulos-Eleopulos said AIDS had nothing to do with HIV, which – if it existed at all – was not a retrovirus and not transmitted between people by sexual intercourse.

Ms Papadopulos-Eleopulos argued that HIV had never been isolated, and was only identified in 1983 by a process called “reverse transcription”, which is said to create retroviruses.

She said the reverse transcription observed by Dr Montagnier in 1983, the so-called “discovery of HIV”, was not specific to HIV.

She said the main risk factors for getting AIDS remained the passive role in anal intercourse, and intravenous drug use.

Ms Papadopulos-Eleopulos claimed AIDS was caused by prolonged exposure to semen, which oxidised cells, degrading them and led to numerous other serious illnesses – the AIDS-related illnesses – which end in death.

Secondly, she cited numerous scientific papers that concluded that vaginal sex did not transmit HIV.

Ms Papadopulos-Eleopulos cited a 1997 published paper by University of California researcher Nancy Padian that calculated the risk of a male transmitting HIV to a female at 0.0009 per cent, for each act of vaginal intercourse.

According to the Padian paper, a man would have to have sex with his wife three times a week for 27.4 years to expose her to a 95 per cent risk of passing on HIV.

Ms Papadopulos-Eleopulos’s colleague at the Perth Group, Val Turner, testified that the testing of HIV was “indirect” – it measured the presence of proteins and antibodies in blood assumed to be triggered by HIV.

Mr Turner said there was no test to directly detect HIV.

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,20646408-5006787,00.html


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4 thoughts on “Accused Denies Existence of HIV”

  1. Help us! Get behind us and let’s stand up and be counted. Too many people are suffering in order to make Governments and Pharmaceuticals rich, rich, richer. We do have a case and let’s get behind the Australian dissidents. Prosecutions have taxpayers money therefore they can call in all these witnesses. We are seeking funds to keep Andre Parenzee from an outrageously long jail sentence and which will give new hope to victims of the dogma all over the world. Andre has been without the toxic medication for over a year, has not seen a doctor for over a year and has been in prison, without a sentence as yet, for two years. What a joke our justice system is?

  2. I live in Russia. Things are horrible here.Almost 90% of them who tests positive are forced to take AZT. Nobody even tells them the tests can be inaccurate. A few people who knows the truth are affraid to speak out.
    I hope things are better in Australia and the judge John Sulan will take a fair dissidion. I am loking forword to getting good news soon.

  3. Hi Anja, Unfortunately, we have not got good news to report. The Judge in his infinite wisdom elected to decline the leave for appeal, which means that Andre is to be sentenced possibly by end of May. The system is once again proving what a ‘democratic’ society we live in. The judgement was so obviously skewed to the views of the defence, it is not funny! Even the doctor who was the Dept of Public Prosecutions main witness sent an email to David Crowe in Canada admitting to him that he had his doubts about the link between HIV/AIDS! Go figure….

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