The AIDS epidemic in America rarely makes headlines
anymore. In the mind of the public the disease, which officially started
in June 1981, is still believed to be a sexually-transmitted disease
mostly affecting male homosexuals, drug addicts, prostitutes and promiscuous
people. According to the Henry J Kaiser Foundation (March 22, 2103),
there are an estimated 1.8 million people in the U.S. who have been infected
with HIV; and over 650,000 people have died of the disease.
Every December 1, we commemorate World AIDS Day as an opportunity
to learn the facts about HIV/AIDS and put knowledge into action. This
year (2013) there are 34 million people worldwide estimated to be living
with AIDS/HIV. Twenty-two million have already died.
How did this happen? In my view, the media and the AIDS
establishment have never revealed to the public important facts concerning
the epidemic and its origin. We are repeatedly told that HIV/AIDS
in the U.S.A, came from Africa. But how is that sexually and biologically
possible? How could a supposedly black African heterosexual disease (that
scientists claim has been around for decades or centuries in Africa)
suddenly transform itself into an exclusively white male homosexual disease
in America in 1981, at a time when an AIDS epidemic was unknown
Is AIDS, in reality, a man-made disease originally produced by human
experimentation or human error? Could the bio-engineering of dangerous
viruses that preceded the "gay plague" be responsible for the origin of
AIDS? In view of covert and unethical government-sponsored human vaccine
and radiation experiments that preceded AIDS, is it fair to blame gays,
blacks and chimpanzees for a disease that could have been started by vaccine
programs utilizing gays and blacks as guinea-pigs? Is there an AIDS cover-up?
There is strong evidence to suggest that HIV/AIDS is indeed
a man-made disease, and it is time to "rewrite history" to include long-forgotten
and suppressed facts about AIDS and its origin.
Since the beginning of AIDS there have been persistent
rumors that the disease was man-made, and that HIV was deliberately "introduced"
into the American gay and the African black populations as a germ warfare
experiment. This so-called conspiracy theory was quickly squelched
by virologists and molecular biolologists, who blamed primates in the
African bush and human sexuality for the introduction and spread of HIV.
In the fall of 1986 the Soviets shocked the world by claiming that
HIV was secretly developed at Fort Detrick, the U.S. Army's biological
warfare unit. Although the claim was eventually dismissed as "infectious
propaganda", Russian scientists had indeed worked hand in hand with scientists
in the transfer of primate viruses and virus-infected tissue into various
animal species (including monkeys and chimps) in the decade before AIDS
appeared. However, with improved international relationships, the Russian
accusation vanished. Although evidence supporting the man-made theory
has never been seriously considered and reported by the major U.S.
media, the theory continues to be ridiculed.
Creating AIDS in animals before the epidemic
Lost in the history of AIDS is evidence pointing to HIV as a virus
whose origin traces back to animal cancer retrovirus laboratory experimentation
in the "pre-AIDS" years of the 1960s and 70s.
Conveniently overlooked is the series of outbreaks of AIDS-like
epidemics that broke out in U.S. primate centers, beginning in 1969. A
decade before AIDS, the first of five recorded epidemics of "simian AIDS"
erupted in a colony of stump-tailed macaques housed in a primate lab at
Davis, California. Most of the macaques died. Two types of primate immunodeficiency
viruses were eventually discovered as the cause. In 1974 veterinarians
actually created an AIDS-like disease when newborn chimps were removed
from their mothers and weaned exclusively on virus-infected milk from
cows infected with "bovine C-type virus." Within a year the chimps died
of leukemia and pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (the "gay pneumonia" of
AIDS). Both diseases had never been observed in chimps before this virus-transfer
experiment. Scientists still hunt for "ancestor" viruses of HIV in primates
in the African wild, but they ignore the immunosuppressive primate
viruses that were transferred between species in laboratories
before AIDS erupted.
The gay vaccine experiments that preceded AIDS (1978-1981)
Scientists also discount any connection between the official outbreak
of AIDS in 1981 and the experimental hepatitis B vaccine program (1978-1981)
at the New York Blood Center in Manhattan that used gays as guinea pigs
shortly before the epidemic. Researchers claim HIV incubated in Africa
for more that a half century until AIDS broke out there in 1982. However,
in the U.S. there was no incubation period for gay men. As soon as homosexuals
signed up as guinea pigs for government-sponsored hepatitis B vaccine
experiments, they began to die with a strange immunodeficiency of
unknown origin. The hepatitis B experiments began in Manhattan in the
fall of 1978; the first few cases of AIDS (all young gays from Manhattan)
were reported to the CDC in 1979.
Scientists have also failed to explain how a brand new herpes virus
was also introduced simultaneously into gays, along with HIV, in
the late 1970s. This herpes virus is now believed to be the cause of Kaposi's
sarcoma, the so-called "gay cancer" of AIDS. Before AIDS, Kaposi's sarcoma
was never seen in healthy young American men. Identified a decade after
HIV, in 1994, this KS-causing herpes virus is closely related to
a primate cancer-causing herpes virus extensively studied and transferred
in animal laboratories in the decade before AIDS.
Also downplayed to the public is a new microbe (Mycoplasma penetrans),
also of unknown origin, that was introduced into homosexuals, along with
HIV and the new herpes virus. Thus, not one but three new infectious agents
were inexplicably transferred into the gay population at the start of
the epidemic (HIV, the herpes KS virus, and M.penetrans).
In his book, Virus , Luc Montagnier (the French virologist
who co-discovered HIV at the Pasteur Institute in Paris) blames promiscuous
American gay tourists for bringing this new mycoplasma to Africa, and
for bringing back HIV. He provides no evidence for this homophobic theory.
Nor does he mention the various mycoplasmas that were passed around in
the 1970s in scientific labs as part of the Special Cancer Virus Program,
and the fact that these microbes are frequent contaminants in virus cultures
Why are all these simultaneous original introductions of new infectious
agents exclusively into gay men ignored by scientists? And how are these
Why are scientists so opposed to the man-made theory? And why do
they believe so passionately in the chimp "out of Africa" theory? One
explanation might be that scientists don't want the public to know what
happened to the tens of thousands of imported primates who were held captive
in laboratories throughout the world in the decade before AIDS.
The forgotten Special Virus Cancer Program (1964-1977)
Much more likely to have spread primate (chimp and monkey) viruses
to human beings is the largely forgotten government-sponsored Special
Virus Cancer Program (SVCP) and its close ties to the military bio-warfare
establishment. Beginning in 1964, this research program was
responsible for the development, the production, the seeding, and the
deployment of various animal cancer and immunosuppressive AIDS-like viruses
and retroviruses. These laboratory altered viruses were capable of inducing
disease and cell transformation when transferred between animal species
and also when transplanted into human cells and tissue. The mission of
the SVCP was to collect various human and animal cancers from around the
world and to grow large amounts of cancer-causing viruses. As a result,
thousands of liters of dangerous man-made viruses were adapted to human
cells and shipped around the world to various laboratories. The annual
reports of the SVCP contain proof that species jumping of animal viruses
was a common occurrence in the decade before AIDS.
Connected with the SVCP were the most famous future American AIDS
scientists, such as Robert Gallo (the co-discoverer of HIV), Max Essex
of "cat AIDS" fame, and Peter Duesberg, who claims HIV does not cause
AIDS. Gallo and Essex were also the first to promote the widely accepted
African green monkey theory of AIDS. This theory was proven erroneous
as far back as 1988, but was heavily circulated among AIDS educators and
the media until the theory was superceded by the chimp theory in the late
Biowarfare research, primate research and the SVCP
Also joining forces with the SVCP at the National Cancer Institute
were the military's biological warfare researchers. On October 18, 1971,
President Richard Nixon announced that the army's biowarfare laboratories
at nearby Fort Detrick, Maryland, would be converted to cancer research.
As part of Nixon's so-called War on Cancer, the military biowarfare unit
was renamed the new Frederick Cancer Research Center. According
to the 1971 SVPC annual report, the primary task of the now jointly connected
National Cancer Institute-Frederick Cancer Research Center was "the large
scale production of oncogenic (cancer-causing) and suspected oncogenic
viruses to meet research needs on a continuing basis." Special attention
was given to primate viruses (the alleged African source of HIV) and "the
successful propagation of significant amounts of human candidate viruses."
Candidate viruses were animal or human viruses that might cause human
For these experiments a steady supply of research animals (monkeys,
chimpanzees, mice, and cats) was necessary; and multiple breeding colonies
were established for the SVCP. Primates were shipped in from West Africa
and Asia for experimentation; and virus-infected animals were shipped
out to various labs worldwide. By 1971, a total of 2,274 primates had
been inoculated at Bionetics Research Laboratories, under contract to
Fort Detrick. By the early 1970s, experimenters had transferred cancer-causing
viruses into several species of monkeys, and had also isolated a monkey
virus (Herpesvirus saimiri) that would have a close genetic relationship
to the new Kaposi's sarcoma herpes virus that produced the "gay cancer"
of AIDS in 1979.
In order to induce primates and other research animals to acquire
cancer, their immune system was deliberately suppressed by drugs, radiation,
or cancer-causing chemicals or substances. The thymus gland and/or the
spleen were removed, and viruses were injected into newborn animals or
into the womb of pregnant animals. Some animals were injected with malaria
to keep them chronically sick and immunodepressed.
In the decade before AIDS, Gallo was a project officer of a primate
study that pumped cancerous human tissue, as well as a variety of chicken
and monkey viruses, into newborn macaques (a small species of monkey that
carries a close relative of the KS virus). Recorded in the 1971 SVCP report
(NIH-71-2025), Gallo's project notes state: "Inasmuch as tests for the
biological activity of candidate human viruses will not be tested in the
human species, it is imperative that another system be developed for these
determinations, and subsequently for the evaluation of vaccines or other
measures of control. The close phylogenetic relationship of the lower
primates to man justifies utilization of these animals for these purposes."
The end of the SVCP and the birth of AIDS
By 1977 the SVCP came to an inglorious end. According to Gallo,
"Scientifically, the problem was that no one could supply clear evidence
of any kind of human tumor virus, not even a DNA virus, and most researchers
refused to concede that viruses played any role in human cancers. Politically,
the Virus Cancer Program was vulnerable because it attracted a great deal
of money and attention and had failed to produce dramatic, visible results."
Despite all this, the SVCP was the birthplace of genetic engineering,
molecular biology, and the human genome project. More than any other program
it built up the field of animal retrovirology, which led to the vital
understanding of cancer and immunosuppressive retroviruses in humans.
As the SVCP was winding down, thousands of gay men were signing
up as guinea pigs in government-sponsored hepatitis B vaccine experiments
in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These same cities would soon
become the three primary epicenters for the new "gay-related immune deficiency
syndrome," later known as AIDS. Two years after the termination of the
SCVP, the introduction of HIV into gay men (along with a herpes virus
and a mycoplasma) miraculously revived retroviral research and made Gallo
the most famous scientist in the world.
Could primate virus-contaminated hepatitis vaccines given to gay
men lie at the root of the AIDS epidemic? In the early 1970s the hepatitis
B vaccine was developed in chimpanzees. Was HIV (and the KS herpes virus
and a new mycoplasma) introduced into gays during these vaccine trials
when thousands of homosexuals were injected in Manhattan beginning in
1978, and in the West Coast cities in 1980-1981?
When a blood test for HIV became available in the mid-1980s, the
NY Blood Center's stored gay blood specimens were reexamined. Most astonishing
is the statistically significant fact that 20% of the gay men who volunteered
for the hepatitis B experiment in New York were discovered to be HIV-positive
in 1980 (a year before the AIDS epidemic became "official" in 1981). This
signifies that Manhattan gays in 1980 had the highest incidence of HIV
anywhere in the world, including Africa, the supposed birthplace of HIV
and AIDS. And, according to Montagnier, epidemic cases in Africa
did not appear until 1982 at the earliest.
Although denied by the AIDS establishment, a few researchers are
convinced that these vaccine experiments served as the vehicle through
which HIV was introduced into the gay population. My own extensive research
into the hepatitis B experiments is presented in AIDS and the Doctors
of Death: An Inquiry into the Origin of the AIDS Epidemic , and
in Queer Blood: The Secret AIDS Genocide Plot .
Never mentioned by proponents of the chimp theory is the fact that
the New York Blood Center established a little-known chimp virus laboratory
in West Africa in 1974. One of the purposes of VILAB II, at the Liberian
Institute for Biomedical Research in Robertsfield, Liberia, was to develop
the hepatitis B vaccine in chimps. A few years later this vaccine was
inoculated into gays at the Center in Manhattan. In a video available
on Youtube, Hepatitis B vaccine-maker Maurice Hilleman admits to
a small group of associates, "I brought African green monkeys in (from
Africa)...I didn't know we were IMPORTING AIDS VIRUS at the time [i.e.
that is between 1970-1973]! Unbelievably, the audience is heard laughing
at his astounding admission. The video, courtesy of Leonard Horowitz,
and entitled "Merck drug company admits injecting cancer viruses"
can be viewed at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=327_1195303011
Also closely allied with "pre-AIDS" development of a hepatitis B
vaccine is the little publicized primate colony outside New York City
called LEMSIP (the Laboratory for Experimental Medicine and Surgery).
Until disbanded in 1997, LEMSIP supplied New York area scientists with
primates and primate parts for transplantation and virus research. Founded
in 1965, LEMSIP was affiliated with the New York University Medical Center,
where the first cases of AIDS-associated Kaposi's sarcoma were discovered
in 1979. Researchers at NYU Medical Center were also heavily involved
in the development of the experimental hepatitis B vaccine used in gays;
and the Medical Center received government grants and contracts connected
with biological warfare research beginning in 1969, according to Leonard
Horowitz, author of Emerging Viruses: AIDS and Ebola .
AIDS and covert human medical experimentation
Although rejected completely by most scientists, the man-made theory
of AIDS is a rational explanation for the origin of HIV. This theory is
partly based on an awareness of the gene-polluting activities and species
jumping virus experiments of irresponsible scientists during the two decades
before the epidemic.
In addition, the record clearly shows that scientists and biowarfare
scientists experiment secretly on unsuspecting people. Horrific aspects
of the Cold War Human Radiation Experiments attest to the fact that covert
medical experimentation is not an "X-Files" fantasy or a totally paranoid
belief. How many secret and covert unethical medical experiments
never come to the attention of the public? For instance, it was reported
in August 2011 that a researcher, quite by accident,
came across data on a secret Guatemala syphilis experiment, sponsored
in part by the US Public Health Service, during the years 1946-1948, in
which Guatemalans were deliberately infected with sexually transmitted
diseases. For more details, consult the Wikipedia for the “Guatemala
It is easy to understand why researchers might want to obscure the
man-made origin for AIDS and blame primates, gay men, and blacks. It is
now apparent that most of the major researchers promoting the African
primate origin of AIDS were connected with the largely unknown Special
Virus Cancer Program, or are scientists involved in the transfer of viruses
in animal research, particularly primate research.
From the very beginning of the epidemic, researchers disclaimed
any connection between AIDS and cancer, as well as any connection between
HIV and animal retrovirus cancer research. In 1984, Gallo originally named
HIV a cancer-causing "leukemia/lymphoma" virus. To obscure the cancer
connection, the name was immediately changed to "lymphotropic" virus.
In actuality HIV is not a “human” virus, it is a primate virus that was
transferred to humans. We now know that HIV is a “cancer-causing virus”
and greatly increases the risk of developing certain forms of cancer.
My own Kaposi's sarcoma research, first published in medical journals
when AIDS erupted in 1981, showed "cancer-associated bacteria" as possible
infectious agents in "classic" KS tumors. Before HIV was discovered in
1984, additional papers in 1982 and 1983 showed similar cancer bacteria
in the enlarged lymph nodes and KS tumors of gay men with "gay cancer"
and AIDS. Since the 1950s, so called "cancer bacteria" (as well as mycoplasmas)
have been implicated in the cause of various cancers. This aspect of cancer
research has been largely ignored and suppressed for decades by the cancer
establishment. A history of this research and its relevancy to AIDS is
the subject of my books, AIDS: The Mystery and the Solution  and
The Cancer Microbe: The Hidden Killer in Cancer, AIDS and Other Immune
Ignoring my KS research, Robert Gallo, in his 1991 book, falsely
claims that no infectious agent had ever been found in KS. The connection
of HIV/AIDS to cancer has always been downplayed, as well as its connection
with previous cancer research and covert biological warfare research.
This cover-up conceals the possibility that AIDS, in reality, is a new
man-made form of infectious (and contagious) cancer. This, of course,
was what the Special Cancer Virus Program set out to prove. The Program
would never have succeeded in proving this if HIV/AIDS had not fortuitously
and conveniently erupted in the late 1970s exclusively in young gay men.
Could a small coterie of government scientists concoct a bogus (but
scientifically plausible) primate theory of AIDS origin and bamboozle
the public to believe it in order to cover-up the truth?
In the 1930s the world's most highly respected German scientific
community was transformed by fascist beliefs proclaiming the genetic
inferiority of the Jews and the genetic superiority of the German Master
Race. This Nazi takeover of science and the media eventually led to the
murder of millions in the Holocaust. Could the genetic science surrounding
the origin of AIDS obscure a genocidal and world depopulation program
of man-made origin — and blame gays, blacks, chimps and monkeys for starting
It is time for the man-made theory of HIV to come out of the closet
and be examined fairly. Proponents of this theory should not be dismissed
as merely paranoid conspiracy theorists; and AIDS educators should educate
themselves about this hidden history of AIDS and its implications for
the origin of HIV and the start of a worldwide epidemic.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out how laboratory
researchers could have transformed, adapted, and inoculated a primate
immunodeficiency virus into human beings via a vaccine for experimental
and/or nefarious purposes.
The secrecy and scientific disinformation surrounding the Human
Radiation Experiments of the Cold War era, as well as the many unethical
medical experiments performed on unsuspecting citizens over the past half-century,
should have taught us how easily government scientists can
fool the public on scientific matters. And when it comes to scientific
monkey business, no one does it better than governments.
[Dr. Cantwell is a retired dermatologist and AIDS and cancer researcher,
who has written extensively on the man-made origin of AIDS. E-mail address:
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