For all the wonders and advancements the science world has given us, scientists can sometimes fall into the trap of consensus beliefs, which is exactly what's at the heart of Peter H. Duesberg's Inventing the AIDS Virus. Known for his cancer research, Duesberg, in this audiobook, challenges the wildly held view that HIV is the cause of AIDS. Accomplished narrator, J. Arthur Tripp, handles the challenging text with the appropriate aggression needed for this controversial subject matter. Listeners are sure to be intrigued by this lesser-heard side of the AIDS discussion.
An eminent scientist and pioneer in the discovery of retroviruses challenges the widely accepted belief that HIV is the cause of AIDS. Duesberg argues that HIV is merely a harmless passenger virus that does not cause AIDS. Sure to spark intense debate, this provocative book offers an original and incisive critique of the rise and fall of HIV.
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Factual, Frightening and Infuriating
The moment you realize we have ALL been lied to for all these years.
His voice is easy on the ears and consistent.
Yes. It made me even more furious than I already was about this topic.
It is obvious to see why Dr. Peter Duesberg has been ostracized all these years for daring to stand up to the establishment. After all, AIDS is a business first!
The first thing that struck me as I listened to the book and its hyperbolic claim that HIV does not cause AIDS, was that the book was written 15 years ago. And of course, 15 years of medical research is nearly an eternity; consequently, I would have preferred a book making such a brazen claim that had a more recent copyright. I found one on Amazon, Science Sold Out by Rebecca Culshaw (2007); however, it is not available on audio or digital, so I was limited to Duesberg's research if I was staying with audio. Although most of the book was too detailed for my taste buds - quoting stats and referring to studies - his premise seems to be plausible.
After listening to Inventing the AIDS Virus, I was reminded of the old saying, "It was worth the price of admission." Despite the chock full of statistics, there is plenty to like about the book. I found a number of items that made the listen worth while. For instance (and I don't think this is a spoiler), Duesberg questions the notion of a virus causing a terminal disease that lays dormant in the body for more than 10 years. Typically a virus manifests its symptoms within days or weeks. As simple as that sounds, it was worth listening to the book to just be reminded of that one fact.
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