The politics of AIDS and Ozone

 by Thomas Levy, MD

from "Extraordinary Science", Jul-Sep 1994

Possibly one of the best therapies ever discovered for AIDS, other
infectious diseases, and most degenerative, or chronic, illnesses
(including cancer) is oxygen therapy, especially in the form of
properly used ozone therapy.  The main "drawbacks" in any form of
ozone therapy are its simplicity and its minimal cost.  The medical
industry relies on therapies that are costly and require substantial
expertise in their administration.  Anything that comes along that
appears clinically effective while remaining inexpensive is viewed
skeptically, at best.  The systematic and ongoing efforts at spreading
disinformation and propaganda seem to know no bounds.  In the Federal
Register of 2/13/76, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) asserted
that "Ozone is a toxic gas with no known medical uses."(1)

When ozone is formed from ordinary air exposed to electrical discharge
or ultraviolet light, other toxic gasses, such as nitrogen oxides, are
formed as well.  Ozone therapies use ozone generated from pure,
medical-grade oxygen.  The toxicity question, then, is a potential
point of misunderstanding.  However, stating ozone has no known
medical uses is nothing short of sheer lunacy.

Ozone has been used successfully on scores of diseases in Europe,
especially Germany, for over 50 years.  Over 6,000 articles on the
 medical usage's of ozone are in the world literature.  Nearly every
disease process responds favorably to any therapy that effectively
increases cellular oxygen content.  Furthermore, the safety profile of
proper ozone administration is virtually unparalleled.  I had the
opportunity to witness multiple intravenous ozone treatments in the
office of Dr. Horst Kief in West Germany.  It is a very simple, very
safe procedure.  In a survey of German ozone therapists, 5,579,238
ozone treatments on 384,775 patients demonstrated a side effect rate
of only 0.0007%, and the side effects were uniformly minor and not
even remotely life-threatening.  On the other hand, over a million
patients are hospitalized annually in the US. due to side effects of
prescription medication, and over 100,000 of such individuals die from
such drug usage.  If one person in the U.S. dies even indirectly from
the usage of a vitamin product or an herbal concoction, the FDA
quickly moves to outlaw accessibility to such a product, but they
remain strangely blinded to the carnage wrought annually by our
pharmaceutical industry.  Dr. Hans Nieper, an ozone-using doctor in
Hanover, Germany, reports that in his medical practice on colon cancer
he sees an interesting assemblage of American VIP's:

     You wouldn't believe how many officials or relatives or
     acquaintances of FDA officials come to see me as patients in
     Hanover.  You wouldn't believe directors of the American Medical
     Association, or American Cancer Association, or the presidents of
     orthodox cancer institutes.  That's the fact. (2)

Very, very gradually mainstream American researchers are "testing the
ozone waters."  In 1991, a main journal for the American Society of
Hematology, Blood, published an article demonstrating that ozone
treatment inactivated human retroviruses (including HIV) in human body
fluids and blood product preparations.  The researchers concluded

     "Ozone has potent anti-HIV-1 activity in cell culture media and
     factor VIII preparations.  Although the exact mechanism by which
     ozone mediates its effect remains unclear at this time, it is
     readily apparent that ozone may be of use in rendering factor
     VIII and possibly other blood products, both proteinaceous and
     cellular, free of HIV-1 and other infectious agents."(3)

Ed McCabe, an independent investigative journalist, has probably done
more that anyone else in promoting the many wonders of ozone therapy. 
Undoubtedly, not being a physician has significantly hampered his
effectiveness in educating the public and especially the health
professionals.  Scientists are especially notorious for rejecting any
concept that does not arise from one of their own.  Mr. McCabe, who
authored an excellent book entitled Oxygen Therapies: A New Way of
Approaching Disease, has made additional efforts to reach our
political power brokers with the news on ozone.  In 1992, he arranged
a meeting of Iowa Congressman Bedell and Senator Tom Harkin with two
doctors who had each converted an HIV-positive patient to HIV-negative
status with ozone therapy.

To their credit, these politicians were very impressed, and Senator
Harkin then arranged a subsequent meeting with Dr. Anthony Fauci and
Dr. Moskowitz of the National Institute of Health (NIH).  About 30
people, including other doctors and legislative aides, were in
attendance.  Extensive documentation was presented by the physicians
on two of their own cases of advanced clinical AIDS that had shown
complete clinical resolution of the disease, as well as normalization
of the appropriate laboratory test, including Western Blot/Elisa (a
check on HIV antibody) and PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction, testing
more directly for the presence of actual virus).  The official
responses made to Mr. McCabe and his associates included the
     We see no reason to pursue this.

Referring to the recovered patients, it was added:
     They are obviously so healthy that they must not have had the

It was finally concluded with:
     We won't look at this treatment unless you have the patients PCR
     tested twice before treatment proving the presence of the HIV
     virus, stored blood from when they were positive, two PCR tests
     during treatment, and two PCR tests after ozone treatment proving
     the absence of the virus. (4)

Of course, no financial support was offered from the mammoth NIH
research budget to facilitate the additional suggested work.  Such
"follow-up" research projects are common ploys to both delay
acceptance and implementation of any conclusions made and to
eventually bankrupt the finances of the renegade researchers.

Also, for those who may be wondering how to receive ozone therapy, it
must be clearly stated that such a therapy is still unapproved in the
U.S., and doctors who persist in using it anyway have uniformly
suffered sever consequences, including bogus arrests, false
imprisonment's, loss of licensees to practice medicine, and numerous
other forms of suppression and harassment from the multiple agencies
of the government that magically transform into modern-day Gestapo's
whenever needed.

Selected doctors have had their non-mainstream medical offices raided
in SWAT team style, with guns and rifles drawn on them and their
employees, while the offices are ransacked and records are taken. 
Commonly, controversial equipment is also destroyed on the spot or
"permanently confiscated."  With the recent passage of NAFTA (North
America Free Trade Agreement), the Mexican government has now allowed
similar U.S. agency commando raid tactics on alternative medical
facilities on Mexican soil.  A motivated patient will likely have to
completely abandon North America (Canada reasonably apes the medical
policies of the U.S.) in order to obtain treatments that are beyond
the domain of the guardians in Washington, D.C.


1.  McCabe, E, O3 Vs. AIDS-The Abbreviated History and Suppression of
Ozone Therapy in the United States as of August 1993, 1993, page 28.

2.  ibid.

3.  Well, K.H., et all, "Inactivation of Human Immunodeficiency Virus
Type 1 by Ozone In Vitro" Blood, Vol. 78, No. 7, October 1, 1991: pp.

4.  Reference #1, pp. 24-25