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Roberto A. Giraldo

EDUCATION

Master of Science in Clinical Tropical Medicine
10-22-75
University of London, The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. London, England.
Honors: Awarded a mark of distinction.

Specialist in Internal Medicine
12-10-73
University of Antioquia. School of Medicine. Medellin, Colombia.
Honors: Chief of residents.

Medical Doctor
7-4-69
University of Antioquia. School of Medicine. Medellin, Colombia.
Honors: 4th position between 50 students.

POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION

Conference and Workshop on HIV for Clinical Laboratorians

10-4-94 to 10-5-94

New York State Department of Health. Wadsworth Center for Laboratory and Research. Axelrod Institute of Public Health. Albany, New York.

Diagnostic Parasitology Workshop

10-23-90 to 1-25-90

Wadsworth Center for Laboratory and Research. New York State Department of Health. Albany, New York.

Diagnostic Parasitology Workshop

4-10-89 to 4-12-89

The City of New York, Department of Health. Bureau of Laboratories. New York, New York.

Instruction Design for University Teachers

2-1-78 to 8-1-78

University of Antioquia. School of Education. Medellin, Colombia.

Fulltime Intensive English Course

7-10-74 to 10-10-74

The British Council. London, England.

Antibiotictherapy

5-20-74 to 5-31-74

University of Antioquia School of Medicine and The American Association of Microbiology. Medellin, Colombia.

Modern Medical Virology

10-30-72 to 11-17-72

University of Antioquia School of Medicine and the American Association of Microbiology. Medellin, Colombia.

Advanced Immunology

11-09-70 to 11-27-70

University of Antioquia, School of Medicine and the American Association of Microbiology. Medellin, Colombia.

Micology

8-7-68 to 8-16-68

University of Antioquia, School of Medicine and the American Association of Microbiology. Medellin, Colombia.

Laboratory Diagnosis of Fungus Diseases

1-6-67 to 5-6-67

With emphasis on opportunistic fungal infections: Cryptococcus, Pneumocystis, Candida, Aspergillusa, Penicillium. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC. Kansas City, Kansas.

Laboratory Diagnosis of Opportunistic Parasitic Diseases

1-6-67 to 5-6-67

With emphasis on opportunistic parasitic infections: Toxoplasma, Strongyloides. Kansas University Medical Center, Department of Pathology. Kansas City, Kansas.

EXPERIENCE

Clinical Laboratory Technologist

5-17-93 to Present

Laboratories of Clinical Immunology and Molecular Diagnosis. The New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell Medical Center. New York City.

General Laboratory Supervisor

6-11-90 to Present

Yorktown Medical Laboratory. Yorktown Heights, New York.

Clinical Laboratory Technologist

1-6-92 to 5-14-93

Immunopathology. The Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Department of Pathology. Bronx, New York.

General Laboratory Supervisor

11-23-88 to 6-6-90

Liberty Testing laboratory. Brooklyn, New York.

Interviewer of Field Work

6-1989 to 6-1990

Stress and Acculturation. The Hispanic Research Center. Fordham University. Bronx, New York.

Assistant for AIDS Research

4-1988 to 10-1988

Veterans Administration Medical Center and University of Miami, School of Medicine. Department of Psychiatry. Miami, Florida.

Director of the Clinical Laboratory

7-20-79 to 7-20-87

The Medical Center of. Specialists. Magangue, Colombia.

Director of the School for Country Side Health Care Providers

1-1981 to 7-1987

Magangue, Colombia.

Director of the Medical Center of Specialists

7-20-79 to 7-20-87

Magangue, Colombia.

President of the Board of Directors

4-1982 to 7-1987

Town Magdalena Medical Association, Magangue, Colombia.

Member of the Board of Directors

4-1986 to 3-1988

Colombian National Medical Association, ASMEDAS. Bogota, Colombia.

Member of the Scientific Committee

10-1983 to 3-1988

Board of Directors of the Colombian National Medical Association, ASMEDAS. Bogota, Colombia.

Epidemiology Researcher

1976 to 1988

Areas of Immunology, Microbiology, Parasitology, Tropical Medicine, and Alternative/Holistic Medicines. Center for the Studies of Work, CEDETRABAJO. Bogota, Colombia.

Member of the Colombian National Committee of Basic Sciences

10-1978 to 6-1979

Colombian National Institute for Promoting Superior Education, ICFES. Bogota, Colombia.

Director of the Department of Microbiology and Parasitology

10-27-75 to 2-27-79

University of Antioquia, School of Medicine. Medellin, Colombia.

Teacher of Immunology, Microbiology, and Parasitology

11-26-73 to 06-24-79

University of Antioquia, School of Medicine. Medellin, Colombia.

Assistant Teacher of Immunology, Microbiology, and Parasitology

8-01-65 to 11-25-73

University of Antioquia, School of Medicine.

Medical Director

7-1969 to 7-1970

Saint Lorence Municipal Hospital. Liborina, Colombia.

Assistant Researcher

1965 to 1969

The Colombian National Survey of Paracoccidioidomycosis. University of Antioquia, School of Medicine.

Clinical Laboratory Technologist

7-25-66 to 3-31-68

Antioquia State Clinical Laboratory. Colombian National System of Health. Medellin, Colombia.

BOOKS

Aids and Stressors

1997

AIDS is not an infectious disease nor is sexually transmitted. It is a toxic-nutritional syndrome caused by the alarming worldwide increment of immunological stressor agents. Medellín: Fundación Arte y Ciencia-Impresos Begón; 205 pages.

SIDA y Agentes Estresantes

2002

El sida no es una enfermedad infecciosa ni se transmite sexualmente. Este es un sindrome causado por el alarmante incremento mundial de agentes estresantes para el sistema inmunológico. Editorial Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia.

PUBLICATIONS

Is It Rational to Treat or Prevent AIDS With Toxic Antiretroviral Drugs in Pregnant Women, Infants, Children, and Anybody Else? The Answer is Negative

1999

(First author with seven co-authors) Continuum (London) Summer 1999; 5(6): 38-52.

Las Pruebas Para El VIH No Son Adecuadas

1999

El Pequeño Periódico . Periodical of the Art and Science Foundation, Medellín, Colombia, July/August 1999; 17(52): 12-15.

Everybody Reacts Positive on the ELISA Test for HIV

1999

Continuum (London) 5(5):8-10.

The HIV Testing Scandal

1999

International Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 17(4):24-26.

Milking the Market. Will Mothers Dish Out the W.H.O. Formula?

1998

Continuum (London) 5(4):8-10.

AIDS is Neither an Infectius Disease nor is Sexually Transmitted

1998

Continuum (London) 5(3):8-9 and 56.

HIV Does Not = AIDS

1998

International Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 16(8):9-10.

El Alarmante Incremento Mundial de Agentes Estresantes Inmunologicos

1998

Relaciones Internacionales, Política Social y Salud: desafios en la era de la globalización. Foro Internacional Memorias. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Grupo Salud Internacional. Organizacion Panamericana de la Salud - OPS. Santa Fé Bogotá: Fundación Cultural Javeriana de Artes Gráficas. Páginas 49-73.

Papel de Los Estresantes Inmunologicos en La Inmunodeficiencia

1997

IATREIA (University of Antioquia, Colombia) 10: 62-76.

SIDA: Crisis en el Metodo Cientifico

1997

El Pequeño Perodico, Periodical of the art and Science Foundation, Medellin, Colombia. 15(49): 7-11.

La Industria del SIDA: Manipulacion de un Error Cientifico

1996

El Pequeño Periodico, Periodical of the Art and Science Foundation, Medellin, Colombia. 14 (48): 8-9.

Polemica Cientifica Internacional Acerca de la Causa del SIDA

1996

Investigación y Educación en Enfermería (University of Antioquia, Colombia). 14(2): 55-74.

AIDS and Stressors I: Worldwide Rise of Immunological Stressors

1995

(Abstract). Toxicology Letter Supplement 1/79; August: 34.

AIDS and Stressors II: A Proposal for the Pathogenesis of AIDS

1995

(Abstract). Toxicology Letters Supplement 1/78; August: 34.

AIDS and Stressors III: A Proposal for the Natural History of AIDS

1995

(Abstract) Toxicology Letters Supplement 1/78; August: 35.

AIDS and Stressors IV: The Real Meaning of HIV

1995

(Abstract) Toxicology Letters Supplement 1/78; August: 35.

The above four papers were presented to the scientific community at the European Congress of Toxicology EUROTOX’95, in Prague, Czech Republic

August 25 to 29, 1995


AIDS Spread: Scientific Proof Missing

1994

Advance for Medical Laboratory Professionals; 6(32): 4.

Coccidioidomycosis and the Coal Mines in the Guajira Colombia

1982

Publication of the Center for the Studies of Work, CEDETRABAJO, Bogota.

Iodine as an Antiseptic: A review

1979

(Co-author). Proceedings of the 3rd Colombian Congress of Surgical Nurses. Bogota, Colombia.

The Management of Benzalconium Chloride in the Surgical Areas of a University Hospital

1978

(Co-author). Cuadernos de Medicina, University of Cauca, School of Medicine; 3:27-43.

Pathogenesis of Paracoccidioidomycosis: A Model Based on the Study of 46 Patients

1976

(First Author). Mycopathology 58:63-70.

The Gamut of Paracoccidioidomycosis

1975

(Co-author). Amer J Med; 61:33-42.

Experimental Paracoccidioidomycosis in Mice: Influence of Sex on the Course of Infection

1975

University of London, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Medical Library.

Quantification and Qualification of Immunoglobulins in Paracoccidioidomycosis

1972

(Co-author). Proceedings of the First Pan-American Symposium on Paracoccidioidomycosis. PAHO Publication No. 256, Page 245-250.

Comparison Between Absorbed Anti-Treponemal Flourescent Antibody Test with VDRL and Complement Fixation Test (REITER) in the Diagnosis of Syphilis

1972

(Co-author). Antioquia Medica 22: 250-267.

FORTHCOMING PAPERS

The Role of Tropical Diseases in the Weakening of the Immune System and in the Pathogenesis of AIDS

2000

Continuum (London).

The Risk Factors for AIDS in Africa, Asia, South America, and the Caribean

2000

Continuum (London).

The Real Meaning of Reacting Positive on the Tests for HIV

2000

Continuum (London).

During the AIDS Era Infant Breastfeeding is Still the Perfect Choice

2000

(First author with six co-authors) The Practicing Midwife. London.

The Infectious Conception About AIDS is One of the Consequences of the Crisis in the Scientific Method

2000

Proceedings of the First International Symposium: "AIDS Without HIV: Myth or Reality?" Bucaramanga, Colombia October 2 to 5, 1997.

INVITED LECTURER

El SIDA y los Agentes Estresantes

2000

Primer Taller sobre Soluciones Verdaderas para el "VIH/SIDA" Union Latina por Soluciones Alternativas para el SIDA (ULSAS), Miami, Florida. October 7.

Panelist: South African Presidential AIDS Advisory Panel

2000

Pretoria and Johannesburg, South Africa. May to July.

AIDS and Stressors

2000

"International Conference on Validity of HIV/AIDS Programme Including Methods of Testing". Academy of Nutrition Improvement, Nagpur, India, January 30 and 31.

The Tests Used in the Diagnosis of HIV Infection are Highly Inaccurate

2000

"International Conference on Validity of HIV/AIDS Programme Including Methods of Testing". Academy of Nutrition Improvement, Nagpur, India, January 30 and 31.

AIDS and Stressors

2000

Indian National Academy of Medicine. New Delhi, February 2.

AIDS and Stressors

2000

Centre for Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nerhu University, New Delhi, February 7

El SIDA y los Agentes Estresantes Inmunologicos

1999

Simposio Internacional sobre Enfermedades Tropicales e Infecciosas. Facultad de Medicina, Corporación Universitaria del Sinú, Montería, Cordoba, Colombia, October13.

Papel de las Enfermedades Tropicales en la Fisiopatogenesis del SIDA

1999

Simposio Internacional sobre Enfermedades Tropicales e Infecciosas. Facultad de Medicina, Corporación Universitaria del Sinú, Montería, Cordoba, Colombia, October13.

Papel de las Enfermedades Tropicales en la Fisiopatogenesis del SIDA

1999

School of Bacteriology and Clinical Laboratory, University of Antioqia, Medellín, Colombia, October 19th.

AIDS and Stressors: The social Origin of Chronic Stressors in People, Plants and Animals

1999

Seminar: "The Social Function of AIDS". HEAL (Health Education AIDS Liaison). New York City, June 3.

Las Pruebas para el VIH no son Adecuadas

1999

Segundo Congreso de la Asociación Nacional de Estudiantes de Bacteriología. Universidad de Antioquia. Medellín, Colombia. April 28.

Replanteamiento de la Teoria del Origen del SIDA

1999

Fundación Amor (Fundamor), Cali, Colombia. April 25.

The Tests Used for the Diagnosis of "HIV Infection" Are Highly Inaccurate

1999

New York, April 22.

AIDS and Stressors

1998

Alternative AIDS Conference. Geneva, Switzerland. July 3.

El SIDA no es Una Enfermedad Infecciosa ni se Transmite Sexualmente

1998

Annual Gay and Lesbian Art Festival. Mexico City. June 20 and 21.

AIDS is Neither an Infectious Disease nor is Sexually Transmitted

1998

HEAL (Health Education AIDS Liaison). San Diego California. June 22.

AIDS is Neither an Infectious Disease nor is Sexually Transmitted

1998

Hispanic HIV/AIDS Support Group. HEAL (Health Education AIDS Liaison). Los Angeles, California. June 23.

AIDS is Neither an Infectious Disease nor is Sexually Transmitted

1997

Lecture presented by invitation of the following institutions:

  1. 2nd National Congress of Medical Students. Colombian Medical Students Union. San Andres, Colombia, September 18th to 21st.
  2. International Forum. Relaciones Internacionales, Politica Social y Salud: Desafios en la Era de la Globalizacion. Javeriana University, University of Antioquia and Colombian National Medical association. Bogotá September 29 and Medellín September 30.
  3. Centers for the Studies of Work. CEDETRABAJO and the National Union of Hospital Workers. Bogotá, Colombia. October 1st.
  4. San Juán de Dios Hospital. National University Medical Students Association for the Advance of Science and the Unit of Infectious Diseases, National University, School of Medicine. Bogotá, Colombia. October 6th.
  5. Program for the Study and Control of Tropical Diseases. School of Public Health, and School of Medicine, University of Antioquia. Medellín, Colombia. October 8th.

Seminar: The AIDS and HIV Controversy; censored voices against the orthodox view

1997

Other speakers were Tom Coviello, Tom DiFerdinando, Bud Weiss, Celia Farber, Barbara Felman, Rafael Laloma, and John Lauritsen.The Learning Alliance, New York, New York, June 16.

International Scientific Debate: AIDS is not an Infectious Disease nor is Sexually Transmitted

1996

Lecture presented in the following Colombian cities during a national tour:

  1. Medellín (October 18th), sponsored by University of Antioquia, School of Medicine, School of Public Health, School of Bacteriology, School of Nurses and Art and Science Foundation.
  2. Medellín (October 23rd), Scientific debate with a microbiologist, an epidemiologist and an infectious disease specialist. Organized and sponsored by the same previous institutions.
  3. Magangué (October 28th), sponsored by the local medical association and a civics group.
  4. Cartagena (October 30th), sponsored by the University of Cartagena and the local medical association.
  5. Barranquilla (November 1st), sponsored by University Libre, Atlantic University, and CEDETRABAJO.
  6. Bogotá (November 7th), sponsored by the Colombian National Medical Association, ASMEDAS, and the Colombian National Association of Nurses.
  7. Yopal (November 8th), sponsored by the Health Care Workers local association.
  8. Cali (November 14th), sponsored by the University of el Valle, Medical Center and CEDETRABAJO.

International Scientific Debate: AIDS is not an Infectious Disease nor is Sexually Transmitted

1996

The Colombian Consulate, New York, October.

AIDS is not an Infectious Disease nor is Sexually Transmitted

1995

The New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, Department of Microbiology. August 20.

HTLV-1: The First Human Retrovirus; Some Facts to Think About

1993

The New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, Department of Microbiology. November 15.

Environmental Pollution and the Deficiency of the Immune System

1989

Annual Meeting of the American Association of Hispanic Engineers. Philadelphia, PA. September.

Mental Distress and Immunodeficiency

1988

Hispanic Medical Association. Queens, New York. September.

Molecular Mechanisms for Mental Stress Causing Immunodeficiency

1988

University of Miami, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Miami, Florida. August.

Evolution of Immunology Throughout Animal Species

1985

The Athenaeum of Natural Sciences. CEDETRABAJO. Cali, Colombia. October.

Epidemiology of Dengue and Yellow Fever

1985

Colombian National Medical Association. Santa Marta, Barranquilla, Cartagena, Sincelejo y Magangue, Colombia. March.

Medical and Epidemiologic Experiences in Five Years of Medical Health Care at a Selvatic Region of colombia

1984

2nd Congress of the Colombian American Medical Association. Miami, Florida. August.

Epidemiology and Pathogenesis of Malaria

1984

Colombian National Medical Association. Santa Marta, Barranquilla, Cartagena, Sincelejo and Magangue, Colombia. February.

Coccidioidomycosis and the Coal Mines in the Guajira Colombia

1983

The Colombian National Medical Association and Cedetrabajo. Riohacha, Yopal, and Cucuta. July.

Carlos J. Finlay, MD: His Life and Work

1982

Pan-American Physician’s Day. Magangue, Colombia. December.

Epidemiology and Pathogenesis of Amebiasis

1982

Colombian National Medical Association. Magangue, Colombia. November.

Therapy with Antibiotics

1982

Colombian National Medical Association and CEDETRABAJO. Barranquilla and Cucuta. June.

Epidemiology and Pathogenesis of Colera

1978

University of Antioquia, School of Medicine. Medellin, Colombia. September.

Pathogenesis of Paracoccidioidomycosis

1975

International Congress on Medical Mycology. Glasgow, Great Britain. July.

Systemic Mycosis

1975

University of London, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. London. February.

The Role of Gender on the Immune Responses

1974

University of London, The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. London, November.

Immunoglobulin E

1973

University of Antioquia, School of Medicine. Medellín, Colombia. May.

The Slow Viruses

1972

University of Antioquia, School of Medicine. Medellín, Colombia. September.

ASSOCIATIONS

Since 2000


  1. Board of Scientific Advisors. International Forum for Accessible Science, IFAS. Bern Switzerland.
  2. Asesor científico. Unión Latina por Soluciones Alternativas para el Sida. Miami, Florida.

Since 1999


    The Coalition For Natural Health. Washington, D.C.

Since 1997

  1. ITCASS. EUROTOX Specialty Section for Immunotoxicology and Chemical Allergy. Lyon, France.
  2. COBRA. Centro Oncologico y Biologico de Investigacion Aplicada. Barcelona, Spain.
  3. HEAL (Health Education AIDS Liaison). New York City. Member of the Board of Directors since 1998.

Since 1996

  1. TOXISIDA. Colombian Association for The Scientific Reappraisal of the HIV-AIDS Hypothesis. Barranquilla, Colombia.
  2. ART AND SCIENCE FOUNDATION. (Member of the Board of Directors), Medellin, Colombia.

Since 1994

  1. RETHINKING AIDS: THE GROUP FOR THE SCIENTIFIC REAPPRAISAL OF AIDS. Member of the Board of Directors since July 1998. President of The Group from February 2000 through 2003.
  2. RETHINK AIDS. Internet Discussion group for alternative hypothesis on AIDS. Berkeley, California.

Since 1992

  1. US Colombian SIDA/AIDS Foundation. (Member of the Board of Directors) New York City.
  2. PECX, Profesionales y Estudiantes Colombianos en el Exterior. New York City.
  3. COLCIENCIAS, CALDAS NETWORK. ("Red Caldas de Colciencias"). Bogotá, Colombia.

ACHIEVEMENTS AND HONORS

Illustrious Guest

1997

Awarded by the major of the city of Bucaramanga, Colombia; for being a critic of the infectious conception about AIDS. October.

First Prize

1977

Awarded at the 2nd Colombian National Congress of Scrub Nurses. For the Research: The Management of the Benzalconium Chloride in the Surgical Areas of a University Hospital. Medellin, Colombia.

Mark of Distinction

1975

Awarded at the graduation as a Master of Science in Clinical Tropical Medicine. University of London, The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. London, England.

British Council Scholarship

1974

Awarded between Colombian professionals seeking postgraduate studies in Great Britain.

Colombia Lepetit Prize 1972

1972

Awarded at the 2nd Colombian National Congress of Internal Medicine. For the Research: Quantification and Qualification of Immunoglobulins in Paracoocidioidomycosis. Bogota, Colombia.

Distinction from the Liborina Municipal Council

1970

Awarded at the 2nd Awarded after a year of health care service to the community. Liborina, Colombia.

Orden del Arriero

1969

Awarded after a period of health care service to a rural community. Cristales, San Roque, Colombia.

Ford Foundation Scholarship

1967

Medical Students Exchange Program. University of Kansas Medical Center.

Queens, New York, October, 2000

 

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