Many theories about AIDS have been posted to the internet. I have
investigated some of them as part of my curiosity of strange theories
on the Internet. This set of web pages summarizes my findings.
(Much of this stuff I have posted before or contributed to the
My theory of how HIV evades the immune system
Lack of CpG dinucleotide motifs in HIV helps prevent
the immune system from detecting HIV.
My Java AIDS graphing page
I have a Java program to graph
the CDC's AIDS statistics. It allows you to select various categories and
What are the theories that HIV is manmade?
Jakob Segal, Robert Strecker, and John Searle have theories that
the US government made HIV in the 1970's from
visna (a sheep virus)
and some other virus, such as BLV or HTLV-I.
More information on the visna theory and why
Duesberg's theory that HIV is a harmless virus
More information on Duesberg's
theory that AIDS results from drug use and some glaring errors in his
The Florida dentist
A Florida dentist and several of his patients came down with AIDS.
Look at the
to see the evidence that the patients got it from the dentist.
HIV doesn't exist?
There is a strange theory that
HIV doesn't exist at all.
HIV originally from polio vaccine?
The theory that HIV was introduced
in polio vaccine and the reasons against this theory.
AIDS is spreading fastest in <<insert group here>>?
News reports are full of scare headlines that the highest risk of AIDS is in
women/ men/ children/ gays/ straights/ young/ elderly/ whatever, based on
statistics. I've collected some of these reports.
Montagnier and AIDS?
Does Montagnier, the (co?-)discoverer of HIV, claim HIV doesn't cause AIDS?
Of course not. I have the details.
How many HIV infections in the US? A survey estimates 550,000,
but is often wrongly interpreted as 550,000 outside risk groups.
Do condoms leak?
Do condoms have pores that HIV can leak through?
Are heterosexuals at as much risk from lightning as AIDS?
Recent newspaper articles say so, but these comparisons can be misleading.
See details here.
What the NIH says
The NIAID / NIH has a bunch of publications
on HIV and AIDS as well as a long
on the relationship between the human immunodeficiency virus and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
A few other links
If you have any feedback, corrections, or suggestions for these pages,
please send me email.
Copyright 2000 Ken Shirriff.