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Thomas Keske <TKeske@...> wrote in message
> What we need to get to the bottom of it is new Nuremberg trials....alley/Patricia
> LOST VOICES FROM THE HEPATITIS TRIALS
> The following excerpted from QUEER BLOOD: The Secret AIDS Genocide
> Plot by Alan Cantwell Jr., M.D. The book is available from ARIES
> Rising Press, P.O. Box 29532, Los Angeles, California 90029 $12.95
> (telephone: 213-462-6458):
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> A rare published account of a volunteer injected in the gay
> experiment appears in AIDS: The Ultimate Challenge. Elisabeth Kubler-
> Ross recounts Peter's story through the words of an ex-alcoholic drug
> abuser and prostitute who cared for Peter during his last months. In
> 1980 Peter volunteered for the hepatitis B experiment in San
> Francisco. He recalled being taken into a room and injected. The
> nurse said, "Oh, don't worry. We're not giving you anything that will
> make you sick." Peter "said that he was told that a couple of times,
> and that after the injection he worried and was very sorry that he
> had been a part of the study. He was convinced that it was an
> experimentation of viruses that got out of hand."
> Peter was convinced that this is how the AIDS virus got started in
> the gay community. "He had an enormous amount of anger about it and
> it seemed that, at the time he was telling me about the story, most
> of the people that were in the hepatitis B study had already died of
> AIDS. A lot of his fear and anger came from that."
> Another angry gay man, who was injected in the experiment at the New
> York City Blood Center, wrote a letter published in the New York
> Native (July 30, 1990). He was a participant in the experiment for
> four years, and recalled all the time and energy he devoted to it.
> Now he was enraged that no outcomes of the study were being published.
> On multiple occasions he protested to Cladd Stevens, director of the
> Epidemiology unit at the Center.
> In August 1989, when the tone of his protests got louder, he received
> a letter from Dr. Stevens "acknowledging that their last major
> article had been published in JAMA in 1986, and that they had not
> published since. She promised at that time to send a newsletter to
> participants updating them on publications and other plans that never
> The gay volunteer was distraught. "As I see friends and acquaintances
> die all around me, I cannot but feel enraged by this waste of money,
> data, and people's time." He complained about the ethics of the Blood
> Center. He received quarterly reports indicating the number of "T
> cells" in the blood specimens he donated, but when his T cells
> dropped to abnormal levels, the follow-up letters stopped arriving.
> He worried: "Was this their subtle way of letting me know that I
> should consult a specialist in a hurry? ... It came as no surprise to
> me that when I left a recorded message at the Center in May of 1990
> saying that I was dropping out of the study, no one even bothered to
> call me back."
> After studying the hepatitis B vaccine trials for so long, it is
> difficult for me to imagine anyone who cannot see a connection
> between the gay experiment and the "gay plague." After the
> publication of AIDS and the Doctors of Death in 1988, I was not
> surprised when further details on the "outcome" of the gay experiment
> no longer appeared in the medical journals. The scientific world
> wanted to forget Wolf Szmuness and his vaccine trials.
> Although the evidence was circumstantial, it didn't take a rocket
> scientist to figure out the connection between AIDS and the hepatitis
> experiment. But during my study of the hepatitis trials, I had
> overlooked the most obvious piece of evidence linking AIDS to
> Szmuness' experiment. The strongest piece of evidence was in the
> tremendous success of the vaccine trials!
> According to June Goodfield: "In those (gay men) who received all
> three injections, 96% developed antibodies against the (hepatitis)
> virus. Overall, the vaccine was shown to be 92.3 percent effective in
> protecting high risk individuals against hepatitis B; these findings
> are of an order of magnitude that has never been equaled in any other
> vaccine trial, either before or since."
> The experiment could never have been so phenomenally successful if
> the gay men were infected with HIV before the experiment!
> The reason for this is now obvious. Recent studies have shown that
> hepatitis B vaccination is not very successful in immunodepressed
> people. In HIV-positive individuals, the success rate of the hepatitis
> B vaccine is about 50%, only protecting one out of two people
> infected with the AIDS virus.
> The gay men in Szmuness' study were healthy before the experiment--
> and damaged afterward. The experiment would have been a failure
> (never 96% effective) if the immune systems of the men hadn't been
> working at full capacity. The cohort was infected with HIV at the
> time of the experiment--not before.