Earn £ 1000.- cash. Just find the scientific evidence for the isolation of
the AIDS virus.
T h e J o d y W e l l s M e m o r i a l P r i z e
£ 1000 Reward
c o n t i n u u m
Blind romantics still believe HIV causes AIDS.
But if 'HIV' has never been isolated, what is
Never isolated? You bet! A cash prize of £ 1000
is offered to the first person finding one scien-
tific paper establishing actual isolation of HIV.
If you or a friendly 'AIDS expert' can prove
isolation, £ 1000 is yours. In cash. In public.
Interested? Pledge the money to your favourite
AIDS charity, why not?
We bet you'll be surprised to discover the truth.
CHANGING THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT AIDS
The Rules of Isolation
The rules for isolation of a retrovirus were thoroughly discussed at
the Pasteur Institute, Paris, in 1973, and are the logical minimum requirements
for establishing the independent existence of HIV. They are:
1.Culture of putatively infected tissue.
2. Purification of specimens by density gradient ultracentrifugation.
3. Electron micrographs of particles exhibiting the morfological characteristics
and dimensions (100-120 nm) of retroviral particles at the sucrose (or percoll)
density of 1.16 gm/ml and containing nothing else, not even particles of
other morphologies or dimensions.
4. Proof that the particles contain reverse transcriptase.
5. Analysis of the particles' proteins and RNA and proof that these
6. Proof that 1-5 are a property only of putatively infected tissues
and can not be induced in control cultures. These are identical cultures,
that is, tissues obtained from matched, unhealthy subjects and cultured
under identical conditions differing only in that they are not putatively
infected with a retrovirus.
7. Proof that the particles are infectious, that is when PURE particles
are introduced into an uninfected culture or animal, the identical particle
is obtained as shown by repeating steps 1-5.
First Respons to Continuum Award (May '96)
Edward King, editor of UK's National AIDS Manual and writer for the Pink
Paper, published the first respons in NAM's
Treatment Update. The Perth Group
wrote a reply.
Duesberg Claims Continuum Reward (July/Aug. '96)
Prof. Peter Duesberg believes HIV exists and
has been isolated and claims the
Award. The Perth Group wrote a
long reply, and a
Neville Hodgkinson wrote also a
And Dr. Stefan Lanka wrote a comment too.
Debate Continues (Feb./March '97)
Prof. Peter Duesberg responded to the reply from
the Australians and Dr. Stefan Lanka. The Perth Group replied
again, and Dr. Stefan Lanka responded again too.
First Pictures of "Pure HIV" (March '97)
Two historic papers in the leading science journal Virology in March
this year provide astonishing new data on the purification and isolation of HIV. For the first time in the history
of AIDS, elusive electron microscope images of 'HIV' collected or 'banded' at the official density required for
retroviruses, 1.16 gm/ml, have been published, by a research group in Germany. The electronmicrographs
disclose "major contaminants" in "pure HIV".
HIV expert Hans Gelderblom of Berlin's Robert Koch Institute, whose photos of non-banded 'HIV' material
have been the industrial benchmark since 1987, co-authored the first paper which describes the contamination
as "an excess of vesicles" - particles of cellular proteins, that may contain DNA or RNA. In a consecutive paper,
a US research team from the AIDS Vaccine Programme in Maryland reveal carefully, "It is unknown how these
cellular proteins associate with the virus" and warn, "The presence of microvesicles in purified retroviruses has
practical implications": both teams discuss the resulting nonspecifity of HIV tests, all of which are based on early
unchecked "purified HIV".
In an historic admission that it has never been established which proteins constitute 'HIV', the US scientists
conclude, "The development of various purification strategies to separate microvesicles from HIV-particles ... will
greatly enhance our ability to identify virion-associated cellular proteins." The imaging step in attempts at retroviral
isolation was deemed essential when isolation procedure was discussed and decided at the Pasteur Institute,
Paris in 1972, but it has never been published before in the 13-year history of 'HIV'. (Continuum autumn
See some more pictures, and a comment by the
Interview Prof. Montagnier (July '97)
The French journalist Djamel Tahi interviewed
Dr. Luc Montagnier, the discoverer of HIV, about the isolation of the virus. Although he believes
he isolated HIV, Montagnier confirms he could not purify the virus. The
Perth Group wrote
(Continuum winter 1997)
More Money to Earn (Aug. '98)
In addition to the Continuum Award organizations all
around the world offer more money for the evidence of the existence of HIV. One can
already collect over $ 25.000 by providing this evidence.
See the additional terms.
(page in Spanish!)
Professor Questions Isolation (Oct. '98)
Dr. Etienne de Harven
is emeritus Professor of Pathology, University of Toronto. He worked in
electron microscopy (EM) primarily on the ultrastructure of
retroviruses throughout his professional career of 25 years at the
Sloan Kettering Institute in New York and 13 years at the University of
Toronto. In 1956 he was the first to report on the EM of the Friend
virus in murine (mouse) leukemia, and in 1960, to coin the word
"budding" to describe steps of virus assembly on cell surfaces. He
delivered a speech at the 12th World AIDS Conference in Geneva at the
session "HIV-testing: Open Questions about Specificity". He sent a letter and photo to
Continuum, he wrote an
article for the same magazine, and an article
for Reappraising AIDS.
The Last Debate (Dec. '99)
"Debate has been taking place amongst the HIV/AIDS dissident groups
regarding the wisdom of taking up the issue of HIV isolation as an
argument in our fight against mainstream AIDS science." An article by the Perth Group.
German Professor Questions HIV (Oct. '00)
"During the past 20 years HIV-AIDS research has shown to a
line of critical scientists again and again that the existence
of HIV has not been proven without doubt, and that both from a
aetiological (causal), and a epidemiological view, it can not be
responsible for the immunodeficiency AIDS.
In view of the general accepted HIV/AIDS hypothesis this appeared to me
so unbelievable that I decided to investigate it myself.
After three years of intensive and, above all, critical studies
of the relevant original literature, as an experienced virologist and molecular
biologist I came to the following surprising conclusion:
Up to today there is actually no single scientifically really convincing evidence
for the existence of HIV. Not even once such a retrovirus has been isolated and
purified by the methods of classical virology."
Dr. Heinz Ludwig Sänger, Emeritus Professor of Molecular Biology and
Virology and a former director of the Department of Viroid Research at the
Max-Planck-Institutes for Biochemy near München, wrote
(in German) to the Süddeutsche Zeitung. Prof. Sänger was in 1978 rewarded
with the prestigious Robert Koch Award. He also wrote the
foreword (in German) for the
book 'Mythos HIV' written by the
German journalist Michael Leitner.
Isolation Experiments (April '01)
The South African government has set up a Presidential AIDS Advisory Panel
to determine their policy on HIV and AIDS. Several dissidents are on the panel.
They released an interim report and advised,
because the lack of data, to do more research.
Ten experiments, including the true isolation of HIV, have been proposed, and
will be financed by the SA government. Read more
about South Africa and AIDS.
Another Award (April '02)
Alex Russel is offering £10,000 Reward for the first person who can prove that HIV exists. See the details.
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