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Claus Koehnlein, MD, was a specialist in internal medicine in the Dept. of Oncology, Univ. of Kiel, Germany between 1983 -1993. Since 1993, he has been in private practice, increasingly treating HIV- positive people who decline antiviral drugs. Dr. Koehnlein welcomes all correspondence, which may be addressed to him directly at: Koehnlein-Kiel@t-online.de. He may, at his discretion, publish selected letters (anonymously), along with his reply, on this web page. http://www.rethinkaids.com/body.cfm?id=76
[2006 pdf] The chemical base of the various AIDS epidemics: recreational drugs, anti-viral chemotherapy and malnutration by Peter Duesberg, Claus Koehnlein and David Rasnick
 How I Became a Dissident AIDS Doctor by Claus Köhnlein The AZT Disaster by Claus Köhnlein
BSE/AIDS/Hepatitis C Infectious or Intoxication Diseases? By Claus Köhnlein
[Book] Virus Mania. Avian Flu (H5N1), Cervical Cancer (HPV), SARS, BSE, Hepatitis C, AIDS, Polio. How the Medical Industry Continually Invents Epidemics, Making Billion-Dollar Profits at Our Expense a book by Torsten Engelbrecht and Claus Köhnlein
For the president of South Africa, Mbeki, the discrepancy between what
European and US newspapers write about his country (drastic population
reduction) and what´s actually happening in his country (doubling of the
population within the past 30 years), was striking, hence he refused to follow
the general (American) AIDS-politics and instead, called the meeting of experts
who had the task to examine whether or not HIV was actually the cause of AIDS.
Two things had particularly startled him: First the extensive literature on AZT and the damaging effects of this substance, and secondly a paper by Max Essex that was published in the "Journal of Infectious Diseases" and which describes a strong cross reaction of HIV tests with antigens, that can be found in the bacteria which cause tuberculosis and lepra. That means, nobody in Africa or elsewhere in the world knows whether a patient suffers from tuberculosis because he is HIV-positive, or whether he is HIV-positive because he suffers from tuberculosis. BSE/AIDS/Hepatitis C Infectious or Intoxication Diseases? By Claus Köhnlein
"Another problem of the AIDS epidemiology is the following: By now about 30 afflictions all of which were known before, are being renamed to AIDS in the presence of a positive HIV-test. This also is not an increase of diseases of course --but just a redefinition. This circular definition HIV+/TB = AIDS and HIV-/TB = TB makes the correlation HIV-AIDS appear 100%. For example, a patient who suffers from TB and who is also HIV-positive is an AIDS patient today, and a woman who suffers from cervical carcinoma is an AIDS patient today, and a patient with a lymphoma is today not a lymphoma patient but also an AIDS patient if he has antibodies against HIV. " ---- BSE/AIDS/Hepatitis C Infectious or Intoxication Diseases? By Claus Köhnlein (BSE/AIDS/Hepatitis C Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?)
"Kary Mullis, Nobel
laureate in chemistry 1993 and inventor of the polymerase chain reaction, needed
a reference for "the generally known fact" that HIV was the cause of AIDS. While
working on a project he became aware that he didn´t know a scientific reference
for the statement he had just written down: HIV is the probable cause of AIDS.
So he asked the next virologist at the table after that basic paper. The
virologist told Mullis, he wouldn´t need a reference in this case; after all,
everyone knows that HIV leads to AIDS. Kary Mullis disagreed and thought such an
important discovery should be published in some paper. He learnt soon that it
was impossible to find such a paper. Instead, he was pointed to the press
conference of 1983 over and over again.
One day, he got the opportunity to talk to Luc Montagnier from the Pasteur Institute, the [claimed] discoverer of the virus, during an event in San Diego. HE should know the answer. Confronted with Mullis´question, Montagnier said: "Why don´t you cite the report of the CDC (Centers of Disease Control)?" Mullis answered: "This report doesn´t address the question whether or not HIV is the cause of AIDS" - "Right", Montagnier admitted, "but maybe you could cite the SIV study (Simian Immunedeficiency Virus, which is very similar to HIV)." That paper didn´t convince Mullis either, because the monkeys developed different diseases, also because the virus wasn´t the same one, and thirdly, because the paper had been published only a few months before. He looked for the original paper that should demonstrate in whatever form that HIV was the cause of AIDS. At that point, Montagnier´s answer consisted of running away, to greet a group on the other side of the room.
I had a similar experience this year  in South Africa on the AIDS Advisory Panel, which had been initiated by president Thabo Mbeki. Mbeki had invited 33 scientists from all over the world in order to shed light on the AIDS problem in his country. Among them were 22 scientists who believed in the virus hypothesis, and 11 so-called dissidents (which I belong to), who cast doubt on the virus hypothesis and rather assume that AIDS in Africa is the result of increasing poverty, while AIDS in the developed countries is the result of drugs, and above all the result of the therapy against AIDS (AZT)
I asked Montagnier what convinced him that AIDS is caused by a virus. Montagnier answered that over the years apparently an effective treatment has been developed, and this was proof enough for HIV leading to AIDS. In other words, the virologists have no virological arguments for the theory that HIV leads to AIDS. Instead, they get the proof for their hypotheses from physicians, who give a positive feedback by saying "Of course AIDS is a viral disease that responds to antiviral treatment." ---- BSE/AIDS/Hepatitis C Infectious or Intoxication Diseases? By Claus Köhnlein
"Tuberculosis has always been a good indicator for the weal and woe of a society (see the frequency of TB in Germany after the two world wars, Statistisches Bundesamt Wiesbaden). Modern tuberculosis however is now, after the introduction of HIV-tests, called AIDS and is treated accordingly. In India they showed me patients who had tuberculosis and sold house and home, in order to get the cure (AZT) from the West. "----BSE/AIDS/Hepatitis C Infectious or Intoxication Diseases? By Claus Köhnlein
"The therapy business: Antiviral medication, 3 or 4 or 5 fold combinations, AIDS can´t be topped in this department. ....... With intoxication hypotheses on the other hand you cannot make any money at all. The simple message is: Avoid the poison and you won´t get sick. Such hypotheses are counterproductive insofar as the toxins (drugs, alcohol, pills, phosmet) bring high revenues. The conflict of interests is not resolvable: What virologist who does directly profit millions from their patent rights of the HIV or HCV tests (Montagnier, Simon Wain-Hobsen, Robin Weiss, Robert Gallo) can risk to take even one look in the other direction."--BSE/AIDS/Hepatitis C Infectious or Intoxication Diseases? By Claus Köhnlein
But if a toxin can speed up the outbreak of a disease, like alcohol can
contribute to liver diseases, then it can also be the sole cause. However, if
Phosmet would be declared as cause of BSE, compensation lawsuits in billions
would wait for both the British government and the manufacturer of the
insecticide. This is certainly not desirable for them, so they prefer to
surround the basically clear context in a fog of prions.
Intoxication hypotheses are easily testable and in contrast to the virus or prion hypotheses also falsifiable. They can be examined toxicologically and epidemiologically and then we can either accept or reject them. BSE/AIDS/Hepatitis C Infectious or Intoxication Diseases? By Claus Köhnlein
Epidemiological and toxicological data suggest that
chronic intoxication's are the real cause for the named diseases AIDS, Hep C and
BSE. Why these plausible hypothesis aren´t investigated further, this is a topic
one could write a book about which could have the title "conflicts of
Infection hypotheses can help making billions of dollars:
1. The antibody business: Millions of screening tests are distributed, each blood sample needs to be tested (4 millions in Germany alone)
2. The therapy business: Antiviral medication, 3 or 4 or 5 fold combinations, AIDS can´t be topped in this department.
3. Possibly vaccinations: Here, however, the concept of the new big plagues gets in the way of itself, because this has brought up the central paradox of immunology. Since the beginning of HIV they have told us: He who has antibodies to HIV, will die, instead of, he who has antibodies to HIV will live, which would meet our vaccination concepts. How many HIV antibody negative individuals would like to get vaccinated, in order to have antibodies to HIV afterwards?
With intoxication hypotheses on the other hand you cannot make any money at all. The simple message is: Avoid the poison and you won´t get sick. Such hypotheses are counterproductive insofar as the toxins (drugs, alcohol, pills, phosmet) bring high revenues. The conflict of interests is not resolvable: What virologist who does directly profit millions from their patent rights of the HIV or HCV tests (Montagnier, Simon Wain-Hobsen, Robin Weiss, Robert Gallo) can risk to take even one look in the other direction.
What physician who has treated AIDS or hepatitis C patients over many years in good faith in the virus hypothesis and with high personal input, can look in the other direction? BSE/AIDS/Hepatitis C Infectious or Intoxication Diseases? By Claus Köhnlein