A REPORT OF SEVERAL
AIDS DISSIDENT EVENTS
IN THE FINAL MONTHS OF 2004
I am pleased to inform you of a series of AIDS dissident events in which I had the honor and the privilege of participating, in Colombia, Mexico, Spain, and the United States, during the final three months of 2004:
(1) AIDS dissident lectures in several cities in Colombia.
Monday October 11th. Lecture: “Myths, realities and challenges concerning the causes and solutions of AIDS,” organized by and convened at the “Fundación Instituto Colombiano de Homeopatía Luis G. Paez,” coordinated by Luz Marina López, MD (firstname.lastname@example.org). The 400 attendees included health care professionals, alternative therapists, seropositive individuals, and patients with AIDS.
Tuesday October 12th. Lecture: “Summary of the dissident AIDS viewpoints,” presented to a selected group of 20 people from the Office of Environmental Matters of the Bogota Department of Health. Epidemiologist Gladys Espinosa coordinated this lecture (GEspinosa@saludcapital.gov.co).
During my visit to Bogota I was interviewed by two national radio stations and by one national TV channel.
Due to the intense interest which was manifest after these events, individuals in Bogota founded a Committee of Health of the Colombian Foundation of Arts and Sciences, named “Grupo Monarcas-Colombia,” in order to provide information on AIDS as a toxic and nutritional condition and document the critiques of what we have all been told, that AIDS is infectious and contagious. Luz Marina López, MD (email@example.com) and Fernando Alameda (firstname.lastname@example.org) are coordinating this AIDS dissident group in Bogotá.
Wednesday October 13th. Lecture: “Myths, realities and challenges concerning the causes and solutions of AIDS,” organized by a group of young people who have been working toward a happy, healthy and drug-free youth in the cities of the Colombian coffee-growing regions. This lecture was convened at one of the university hospitals, “Hospital Santa Sofia.” It was attended by 100 physicians, nurses, medical laboratory technologists, nutritionists, psychologists, students from the health care professions, and some patients with AIDS. Of particular interest at this lecture was a 10 year old seropositive girl. Her adoptive mother has created a foundation (“Fundacion Laurita”) to help seropositive individuals and patients with AIDS and to oppose, through community education, the social stigma that many have suffered, as did Laurita at her school and in her neighborhood.
This lecture was coordinated by a young man, Juán Leonardo Marín,
who now leads an organization bringing AIDS dissident information to several
states in the so-called “coffee lands” of Colombia (email@example.com).
While in the city of Manizales I was interviewed concerning the AIDS dissident viewpoints at “Telecafe”, a TV channel seen in 4 of the states of the Colombian coffee lands.
Thursday October 14th. Lecture: “Myths, realities and challenges concerning the causes and solutions of AIDS,” organized by the Pereira chapter of the Colombian Arts and Sciences Foundation. It was convened at the auditorium of the School of Medicine, Pereira Technical University. It was attended by 800 people, among them health care and other professionals, health care students, professors of the medical school, alternative therapists, seropositive individuals, and some patients with AIDS. It was also attended by the Rector of the University, as well as by the Pereira Secretary of Health.
This lecture was coordinated by professor José Ramón López, director of the Pereira Chapter of the Colombian Arts and Sciences Foundation, who is now also coordinating the Foundation’s Committee of Health, the primary goal of which is to bring AIDS dissident information to the people of Pereira (firstname.lastname@example.org).
At the lectures in Bogotá, Manizales and Pereira, Tom DiFerdinando, Executive Director of Health Education AIDS Liaison (HEAL-New York), founded in 1983, presented a brief talk explaining that during his 21 years of experience dealing with people with AIDS and AIDS related matters those individuals who were completely cured and enjoyed a normal life were precisely those who threw into the garbage bin all HIV-related thoughts, including the idea of HIV itself, and who led healthy lives filled with love for themselves, their fellow human beings, animals, plants, and all of the planet’s beings (DaleRiever@aol.com).
Thursday October 21. Lecture: “Myths, realities and challenges concerning the causes and solutions of AIDS,” organized by and convened at the main auditorium of COMFAMA, an institution dedicated to the families of the working class in the State of Antioquia, Colombia. Attended by 400 individuals, among them health care and other professionals, college students, seropositive individuals, and patients with AIDS.
This lecture was filmed by several medical teachers and presented during the
last week of November to medical students at the University of Antioquia, School
of Medicine. At the film’s presentation, Dr. María Teresa de Rogeles,
MD, who is a teacher from the research group of immunovirology at the same university
debated my viewpoints concerning AIDS. However, when the event organizers read
to Dr. de Rogeles my invitation to her to debate me personally, next year, before
an audience of students and university faculty members, she immediately rejected
the invitation. Moreover, Dr. de Rogeles is one of the signatories of a letter
sent to the rector of the University of Antioquia calling for the censorship
of my viewpoints concerning AIDS. I will have more to say on this point later
in this report.
1.4.2. TV debate on “The Force of the Arguments” program
“The Force of the Arguments” is a TV program with a large audience. The program’s host is the philosopher and college teacher Alfonso Monsalve, Ph.D., who has been aware of AIDS dissidence for some time. Dr Monsalve invited me to debate on his program. However, of all the infectious disease physicians who treat patients with AIDS in Medellin, not a single one would accept the invitation to engage in this scientific debate with me. Due to this rejection of the debate by AIDS physicians, Dr. Jaime Restrepo-Cuartas, MD, former rector of the University of Antioquia and current Director of the Corporation for Biological Research (CIB), offered himself as a protagonist in the debate. He prepared for the debate by carefully studying the United States National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases responses to the AIDS dissident arguments (www.niaid.nih.gov/factsheets/evidhiv.html).
Dr. Restrepo-Cuartas (email@example.com) offered himself as a debate participant because he believes that one of the ways that scientific knowledge expands is through the vigorous exchange of antagonistic viewpoints on any and every matter. Due to many requests to view the debate, the TV program was rebroadcast several times.
1.4.3. International Seminar: “AIDS can indeed be cured; alternatives for the treatment and prevention of AIDS as a Toxic and nutritional syndrome”
Medellín, Colombia October 22 and 23. Organized by the Alumni Program, Office of Growing, University of Antioquia (firstname.lastname@example.org), and the Colombian Arts and Sciences Foundation (email@example.com). The seminar was convened in the auditorium of the “Dr. Héctor Abad-Gómez” National School of Public Health of the University of Antioquia. It was attended by 110 physicians, nurses, dentists, laboratory technologists, psychologists, agricultural engineers, some seropositive individuals and several patients who had suffered from AIDS, from several Colombian cities, as well as individuals from the United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Peru and Brazil. Both of the organizing institutions signed the certificates of assistance.
I presented four lectures: (a) “Myths, realities, and challenges of the causes and solutions of AIDS” (b) “The chaotic consequences of the myth about the transmission of AIDS” (c) “The causes of AIDS in Africa and other areas with similar social conditions,” and (d) “Guide to the basic principles of effective, non-toxic and inexpensive alternatives for the treatment and prevention of AIDS”
The second day of this seminar was dedicated to a panel entitled “Alternatives for the treatment and prevention of AIDS as a toxic and nutritional disease,” during which the following presentation were conducted:
The final section of this seminar consisted of a series of testimonies from individuals who have suffered greatly from being diagnosed as seropositive or as having AIDS. Presentations were given by individuals from Colombia, Puerto Rico, Peru, Mexico and Brazil.
It is important to note that a group of scholars and researchers from the University of Antioquia, where this seminar took place, wrote a letter to the rector of the university, Dr. Alberto Uribe-Correa, on October 7th, urging the censorship of our International Seminar and attempting to prevent it from being held on the university campus. The researchers, from the research groups of immunovirology, problems on infectious diseases, epidemiology, primary immunodeficiency, and reproduction, stated in their letter to the rector: “We feel that in light of current knowledge, supporting the event ‘Alternatives for the treatment and prevention of AIDS as a toxic and nutritional disease’ puts the University in an embarrassing position and in opposition to the mainstream global, national, local, and institutional programs that intend the alleviation of the impact of AIDS on human health, and also is in deep contradiction to university policies.”
The rector of the university, Dr. Uribe-Correa, responded to the university
researchers who were asking for censorship, explaining to them that it was precisely
the intent of the Academic Rules of the University of Antioquia to promote polemic
and controversy as one of the ways to approach scientific knowledge and bring
it to the service of human beings.
Seminars similar to the one held in Colombia are being prepared in several Latin American countries for 2005.
Following the events in the city of Medellín and due to the interest
expressed by many individuals, a Committee of Health of the Colombian Arts and
Sciences Foundation was created. Named “Health, Love, and Life,”
its primary goal is to bring AIDS dissident information to anyone who may be
interested. Ms. Betty Velásquez is coordinating this group (firstname.lastname@example.org).
1.4.4. Debate upon the causes and solutions of AIDS organized by the Colombian Secretary of Social Protection.
Dr. José Vicente Casas was officially sent to our International Seminar
at the University of Antioquia by the Colombian Secretary of Social Protection,
Dr. Diego Palacio-Betancourt (Secretary of Health). After the Seminar, on October
25, Dr. Casas sent a detailed report to the secretary. After reading the report
the Secretary of the Colombian Social Protection decided to call for and organize
an International Seminar on the matter in Bogotá, with both schools of
thought concerning AIDS; the infectious-viral and the toxic-nutritional. The
Colombian government will schedule this event for the second half of 2005.
2. Lectures in several cities of Mexico.
2.1. Mexico City.
Friday November 12th. Lecture: “Myths, realities and challenges concerning the causes and solutions of AIDS,” organized by the NGO Monarcas-Mexico. Attended by 100 people including health care professionals, alternative therapists, seropositive individuals and patients with AIDS.
During this visit to Mexico City I had the privilege of meeting with the Board
of Directors of Monarcas-Mexico and discussed with them logistic and political
issues, as well as the agenda for 2005. Monarcas-Mexico also organized a meeting
for me with a group of 20 alternative therapists interested in our protocols
for the treatment and prevention of AIDS as a toxic and nutritional disease.
It was indeed heartening to experience their enthusiasm and dedication, as well
as that of the Board of Directors of Monarcas-Mexico. Its president is Mr. Martín
2.2. Tijuana, Baja California.
Thursday November 25 and Friday November 26. Lectures: “Myths, realities and challenges concerning the causes and solutions of AIDS” and “Non-toxic, effective and inexpensive alternatives for the treatment and prevention of AIDS,” organized by “Planet of Light” and coordinated by Miss Diana Estrada. Attended by 50 people including health care professionals, alternative therapists, seropositive individuals and patients with AIDS.
Miss Diana Estrada is now coordinating AIDS dissident activities and public information in Tijuana, state of Baja California (email@example.com).
2.3. Chihuahua, Chihuahua.
Saturday November 27. Lecture: “Myths, realities and challenges concerning the causes and solutions of AIDS,” organized by the Foundation “Luis Ernesto de los Andes” and “Planet of Light” and coordinated by Ms. Laura Muñoz. Attended by 50 people including health care professionals, alternative therapists, seropositive individuals and patients with AIDS.
Ms. Laura Muñoz, president of “Planet of Light” in this
region of Northern Mexico, is coordinating AIDS dissident education to the interested
public in the city of Chihuahua (firstname.lastname@example.org).
3. Lecture and debate in New York City.
Saturday November 20th. Lecture: “Myths, realities and challenges concerning the causes and solutions of AIDS,” presented at the “Pathways of Healing: The Multicultural Health Fair,” organized by Baruch College, the Olive Leaf Wholeness Center, WBAI 99.5 FM, and Global Medicine Review. Dr. Kamau Kokayi, MD (email@example.com) coordinated this fair. 50 people, among them health care professionals, alternative therapists, seropositive individuals and patients with AIDS attended.
They also organized a debate between the two schools of thought concerning
AIDS, the infectious-viral and the toxic nutritional, with the participation
of Donald Moore, MD, who defended the mainstream hypothesis, Michael Smith,
holistic MD, Joshua Shome, L.Ac., expert in Chinese medicine and acupuncture,
and myself. Twenty individuals attended this debate.
Due to interest manifested by many people in New York City concerning the views and alternative solutions of the AIDS dissidents, we are organizing a two day seminar in New York City for the second half of 2005: “Non-toxic, effective and inexpensive alternatives for the treatment and prevention of AIDS.” Those interested please contact any of the organizers of this seminar: Joshua Shome (firstname.lastname@example.org), Frank Lusardi (email@example.com), Tom DiFerdinando (DaleRiever@aol.com), or myself (RobGiraldo@aol.com).
4. Lecture in the Canary Islands, Spain.
December 9 to 11, 2004. “2nd International Congress on Marine Therapy: Seawater as a Source of Health and Life,” convened at the Occidental Grand Hotel on Jandía Beach, Pájara, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, organized by “Aquamaris” and “Prodimar”, foundations from Barcelona. I was invited by the organizers of this congress to address the issue of “The potential role of seawater in the treatment and prevention of AIDS.”
Sixty people attended this congress. They were ecologic, health, agricultural and animal sciences professionals, as well as oceanographic researchers from Spain, Germany, France, Italy, the United States, Mexico, Nicaragua and Colombia.
This marvelous event brought together much knowledge concerning the possibilities of using seawater and marine products for human and animal health, as well as for ecological agriculture and cattle rearing. Our AIDS dissident viewpoints were well received by all attendees. Those interested in more information and publications on the therapeutic properties of seawater can contact Dr. Angel Gracia (AGraciaR@aol.com).
The tourism office of the isle of Fuerteventura has invited me to visit in 2005, to address students and Canary Island communities concerning AIDS dissidence.
Allow me to take this opportunity to wish to every one of you a 2005 New Year that will bring to all of us ways to increment our love for our fellow human beings as the very first requirement for a long, healthy, and prosperous life in service to all beings of the universe.
Roberto Giraldo, MD