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"AZT is toxic, it kills...... It kills the immune system, it kills healthy tissue.....I regard HIV as the greatest hoax and fraud in all of medical history, and I would say AZT would be up there."-- John Lauritsen interview by  Gary Null

Neither of the "HIV-antibody" tests -- the Elisa or the Western Blot -- has ever been properly validated, which means that no one knows what their results mean. The tests are chemical reactions to antigens, which are substances that provoke an immune response. Many dozens of conditions can produce a positive result on these tests, including drug abuse, flu vaccinations, past infection with malaria, pregnancy, and liver disease. Nevertheless, physicians still use these worthless tests, assume that positive results mean HIV infection, and give their patients doom-diagnoses of "HIV-positive" or "AIDS". 'AIDS: A Death Cult' by John Lauritsen

"In 1984 most 'AIDS" diagnoses were based on a diagnosis of Kaposi's sarcoma (an affliction of the blood vessels) or pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (a lung disease caused by the overgrowth of a ubiquitous microbe) along with a presumption of "immune deficiency" and a presumption of retroviral infection. When the CDC expanded the list of 'AIDS-indicator diseases" in 1987, it caused an immediate boost of new AIDS cases by approximately one-third. Using the pre-1987 definition, the incidence of new 'AIDS" cases peaked in 1988, but with the net cast ever wider, incidence continued to rise ... at least for a few years. In early 1992 still more 'AIDS-indicator diseases" were added to the list, bringing the total to 29, and reducing the AIDS-construct to utter absurdity. In 1982 someone who earned an 'AIDS" diagnosis was very dose to death; after 1992 someone could acquire an 'AIDS" diagnosis without even being sick (A CD-4 cell count of less than 200 per milliliter is one of the official "AIDS-indicator diseases", although there is no reliable statistical evidence that such a count is not compatible with perfectly good health.)
I can still remember Schmidt's contempt for the CDC's tactics in adding cervical cancer to the list in 1992. As might be expected, the revision caused an immediate rise in 'AIDS" diagnoses among women, enabling the CDC to issue press releases proclaiming that AIDS was spreading fastest among heterosexual women."---Lauritsen, John (The AIDS Cult p. 96, 97)

[1995] The Risk-AIDS Hypothesis By John Lauritsen
In conjunction with HIV, an "AIDS-indicator disease" becomes "AIDS." In the absence of HIV, the "AIDS-indicator disease" is called by its old name.
Let's try a couple of examples:
At last count there are 29 "AIDS-indicator diseases," not one of which is new. All of them have causes other than HIV.
1. Bacterial infections, multiple or recurrent (applies only to children)
2. Candidiasis of bronchi, trachea, or lungs
3. Candidiasis of esophagus (either a "definitive diagnosis" or a "presumptive diagnosis")
4. Coccidioidomycosis, disseminated or extrapulmonary
5. Cryptococcosis, extrapulmonary
6. Cryptococcosis, chronic intestinal
7. Cytomegalovirus disease other than retinitis
8. Cytomegalovirus retinitis (either a "definitive diagnosis" or a "presumptive diagnosis")
9. HIV encephalopathy (dementia)
10. Herpes simplex, with esophagitis, pneumonia, or chronic mucocutaneous ulcers
11. Histoplasmosis, disseminated or extrapulmonary
12. Isosporiasis, chronic intestinal
13. Kaposi's sarcoma (either a "definitive diagnosis" or a "presumptive diagnosis")
14. Lymphoid interstitial pneumonia and/or pulmonary lymphoid hyperplasia (either a "definitive diagnosis" or a "presumptive diagnosis")
15. Lymphoma, Burkitt's (or equivalent term)
16. Lymphoma, immunoblastic (or equivalent term)
17. Lymphoma, primary in brain
18. Mycobacterium avium or M. kansasii, disseminated or extrapulmonary (either a "definitive diagnosis" or a "presumptive diagnosis")
19. M. tuberculosis, disseminated or extrapulmonary (either a "definitive diagnosis" or a "presumptive diagnosis")
20. Mycobacterial diseases, other disseminated or extrapulmonary (either a "definitive diagnosis" or a "presumptive diagnosis")
21. Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (either a "definitive diagnosis" or a "presumptive diagnosis")
22. Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy
23. Salmonella septicemia, recurrent
24. Toxoplasmosis of brain (either a "definitive diagnosis" or a "presumptive diagnosis")
25. HIV wasting syndrome
On 8 December 1992 a letter was mailed by the CDC to State Health Officers, informing them: "On January 1, 1993, an expanded surveillance definition for AIDS will be effective." The following AIDS-indicator conditions were added to the list:

26. A CD4+ T-lymphocyte count <200 cells/microliter (or a CD4+ percent <14)
27. Pulmonary tuberculosis
28. Recurrent pneumonia (within a 12-month period)
29. Invasive cervical cancer