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President Mbeki might have a case on rethinking AIDS

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 26 January 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:237

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HIV Does Not Cause AIDS

The AIDS establishments have spent the last twenty years focusing on
the HIV and not on the real causes of AIDS. The correct approach for
investigating the cause(s) of a disease is by evaluating all medical
evidence that considers infectious, chemical, nutritional, and metabolic
factors. As a pathologist and a toxicologist, I evaluated the published
literature on the worldwide AIDS epidemic and found that HIV does not
cause AIDS. In my book “Get All the Facts: HIV Does Not Cause AIDS”, I
described the multifactorial causes of AIDS in the world and explained the
pathogenesis of AIDS in different risk groups [Mohammed Ali Al-Bayati,
'Get All The Facts: HIV does not cause AIDS' Toxi-Health International,
Dixon CA 1999, 183 pages ISBN 0-9673536-0-2]. My findings include:

1) The
HIV-hypothesis is not supported. HIV is a harmless virus in both the in
vivo and the in vitro settings.

2) AIDS in drug users and homosexuals in
the U.S. and Europe is actually caused by the heavy ancillary use of
glucocorticoids and other immunosuppressive agents to medically treat the
wide range of chronic serious illnesses of the respiratory system,
gastrointestinal system, and other organs, malnutrition, release of
endogenous cortisol, and opportunistic infections in these persons. The
appearance of "AIDS" in the U.S. and Europe has coincided with the
approval of glucocorticoid aerosoll use in 1976, the introduction of crack
cocaine, the use of heroin by inhalation, and the use of alkyl nitrites by
homosexuals to enhance sexual activities.

3) AIDS in hemophiliacs is
related to the use of corticosteroids and other immunosuppressive agents
to prevent the development of antibodies for factors VIII and IX and to
treat other chronic illnesses such as joint disease.

4) AIDS in people
receiving blood and/or tissue is related to the use of glucocorticoids to
prevent reactions of transfusion and tissue rejection, and to treat other

5) AIDS in infants and children is caused by their exposure to
drugs and corticosteroids in utero and their exposure to corticosteroids
used after birth to treat their chronic illnesses.

6) AIDS in Africa is
caused by malnutrition, release of endogenous cortisol, and opportunistic
diseases. Atrophy in the lymphoid tissue in people suffering from
malnutrition has been known since 1925. Malnutrition causes severe atrophy
in the thymus and lymphoid organs and impairs the function of the T cells.
These changes are reversible by feeding. The size of the thymus in
malnourished children increased from 20% of normal to 107% of normal,
following nine weeks of feeding.

7) Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) and lymphoma are
induced by the use of steroids and drugs, and the release of endogenous
cortisol. They are not caused by a slow virus. KS is reversible upon the
termination of treatment with immunosuppressive agents prior to

8) The medications currently used to treat patients with AIDS,
such as AZT, protease inhibitors, and glucocorticoids, are highly toxic.
They can even cause AIDS in asymptomatic patients, and make the disease
worse in patients with AIDS. These drugs do not have any therapeutic
value, and their use must be discontinued immediately.

9) Damage to the
immune system is rapidly reversible after removal of the true insulting
agent or treatment of the true causes. For example. a) The CD4+ T cells of
1075 HIV+ pregnant women increased from 426/uL to 596/uL in six months by
giving these women a balanced diet. This also improved the outcome of
their pregnancy; and b) The reduction in CD4+ T cells in HIV+ homosexuals
was also reversed by the cessation of treatment with glucocorticoids.

My findings have been reviewed and supported by scientists and
physicians. Below are the links to some of these articles and

Competing interests: No competing interests

30 January 2002
Mohammed Ali Al-Bayati
President, Toxi-Health International
Toxi-Health International, 150 Bloom Dr., Dixon, CA 95620