Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Isolation of HIV
THE ISOLATION OF HIV: HAS IT REALLY BEEN ACHIEVED?
Dr. Eleni Papadopulos-Eleopulos, Dr. Valendar F. Turner , Dr.John M. Papadimitriou , Dr.David Causer
Department of Medical Physics, Department of Emergency Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia; Department of Pathology, University of Western Australia.
"...The definite existence of any virus, including a retrovirus, can be proven only by isolating it. For nearly half a century retroviruses have been isolated by banding in density gradients. It is accepted that the procedures incorporated into this method, which is by no means perfect, have not been followed by the researchers who claim isolation of the human immunodeficiency virus, HIV-1. Nonetheless, it is said that at present, there is ample evidence that HIV has been isolated and shown to be a unique exogenous retrovirus.1 ..."
"...Although the HIV/AIDS experts, including Montagnier, Gallo and Barré-Sinoussi claim that RT is "unique to retroviruses" and "the hall-mark of a retrovirus", 6-8 this is not the case, a fact accepted by some of the best known scientists. 9 "Reverse transcriptase (RT) was first discovered as an essential catalyst in the biological cycle of retro-viruses. However, in the past years, evidence has accumulated showing that RTs are involved in a surprisingly large number of RNA-mediated transcriptional events that include both viral and nonviral genetic entities...the possibility that reverse transcription first took place in the early Archean" is supported by a number of facts and "the hypothesis that RNA preceded DNA as cellular genetic material". 10..."