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"A century ago, they let patients die by denying that germs had anything to do with diseases. Today they may be letting them die by insisting that the germ is everything." ~ Dr. Robert Scott Root-Bernstein ~
MacArthur Foundation Genius award winner, professor of Physiology at the State University of Michigan and Author of: Rethinking Aids: The Tragic Cost of Premature Consensus.

About the HEAL Toronto Collective

HEAL - Health, Education, AIDS Liaison - is a nonprofit organization of volunteers working with the ever-growing, international network of scientists, journalists and researchers who question the many common beliefs surrounding HIV & AIDS. Part of our Mandate is to help people better inform themselves about compelling evidence that challenges the theory that HIV is the cause of AIDS.

We provide support for people who have been labeled "HIV positive" in a number of ways: By encouraging them to consider the possibility that their diagnosis is not a death sentence, by encouraging them to remember that science is forever evolving and that many popularly accepted theories are later proven wrong, and by offering support groups where anyone affected by these issues can discuss and exchange ideas and experiences in an environment free of judgment or expectation.

We try to raise awareness of the strong evidence that "anti-viral" drugs, designed to eradicate HIV, are not as safe or effective as is widely claimed, and while we support those who choose to use these treatments to address and treat their health challenges, we encourage awareness of holistic, non toxic alternatives.

The information you will find on our web site questions the fundamental assumptions of the HIV=AIDS Hypothesis. You will not find specific recommendations for treatments for HIV/AIDS on this web site, although you will find many links to sites that do. Here you will be challenged to rethink what an HIV positive or AIDS diagnosis could mean. For people given such a devastating diagnosis, this may be an important step toward remaining healthy or overcoming illness.

Many of the other pages of our web site are subject indexes linking you to numerous articles on a particular topic. The menu on the left will take you to all these subject indexes. The Controversy is a good place to start. We also suggest these Pages for a more in-depth introduction.(There are hundreds of documents on or linked to our web site.)

We will do our best to answer any questions or help you find information related to your interests if you contact us at the email address at the bottom of each page.

Best regards from all of us at  HEAL Toronto.

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The list of websites you will find by clicking on the above link offer nutritional, treatment and diagnostic alternatives and suggestions that you may find helpful

"I regard consensus science as an extremely pernicious development that ought to be stopped cold in its tracks. Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled."

"Let's be clear: ...Consensus is the business of politics. Science, ...requires only one investigator who happens to be right... The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus.

"There is no such thing as consensus science. If it's consensus, it isn't science. If it's science, it isn't consensus. Period."
        ~ Michael Crichton ~ Director, Author, Academy award winner as well as an Emmy, Peabody, and a Writer's Guild of America award winner. Creator of the television series ER and a Harvard Medical School Graduate

"Of course we looked for it [HIV]... We saw some particles but they did not have the morphology [shape] typical of retroviruses. ... I repeat we did not purify."
        ~ Dr. Luc Montagnier, the "discoverer of HIV"
               (see French transcript of quote from the interview,
                Did Luc Montagnier Discover HIV? or video)

"No one believed we really had that many isolates... No one believed we really meant that..."
         ~ Dr. Robert Gallo, also discovered "HIV"
               (see Gallo Investigated)

"Deferring treatment in asymptomatic individuals avoids introducing adverse effects in an otherwise healthy person. Asymptomatic patients, particularly, experience a sense of loss of well-being when they start therapy, at which time they then become symptomatic and their quality of life changes."
         ~ W.G. Powderly, Sorting Through Confusing Messages:
            The Art of HAART
, JAIDS 31: S3-S9 (2002)

"It will surely lead to a scientifically healthier society if the burden of proof for HIV as a deadly pathogen is returned to where it belongs - to those who maintain that HIV causes AIDS - and others are allowed to pursue alternative approaches in the battle for eradication of the disease."
        ~ Dr. Beverly Griffin,
Director and Professor of virology, Royal Postgraduate Medical School in London

Regard féministe sur le SIDA

   Various Articles translated into French

Doctors Without Borders: Why You Can't Trust Medical Journals Anymore
Should research scientists who have financial stakes in the products they are writing about be forced to disclose those ties? To which the average person might reasonably respond, of course they should. But the more pertinent question is why scientists with financial stakes in the outcome of scientific studies are allowed anywhere near those studies, much less reviewing them in elite journals.

February 29, 2004 -- The state Health Department has launched a probe into potentially dangerous drug research conducted on HIV-infected infants and children at a Manhattan foster-care agency, The Post has learned. Some 50 foster kids were used as "guinea pigs" in 13 experiments with high doses of AIDS medications at Manhattan's Incarnation Children's Center, sources said.

Only 6% of drug advertising material is supported by evidence
A new study of the advertising material and marketing brochures sent out by drug companies to GPs in Germany has shown that about 94% of the information in them has no basis in scientific evidence.

New study shows AIDS drugs equally effective as poverty and malnutrition.
Summary: Median time from seroconversion to AIDS and death in poor, starving rural Africans (without access to health care, purified water or electricity) living in the Masaka District of Uganda (where malaria, dysentery and measles are endemic) is no different than that observed in Europeans, North Americans, or Australians who have full access to proper nutrition, health-care, "life-prolonging" antiretrovirals, and prophylaxis against opportunistic infections (OI)!
Conclusion: These observations are consistent with the hypothesis that antiretrovirals are killing people just as fast as poverty and malnutrition.

U.K.'s Channel 4 News commissioned a 1998 World AIDS Day News Report from Meditel on HIV testing and the leading scientists who for the first time presented comprehensive data on profound inaccuracies underlying HIV testing and the identification of HIV at the World AIDS Conference in Geneva in July 1998. Channel 4 News supervised 4 drafts of the script and approved a press release and broadcast date. Interviews were taped, and the news feature was edited at Channel 4 News, including an interview with a young gay man who had contradictory test results at London teaching hospitals. On Thursday 26th November, the commissioned report was banned by Channel 4 News Editor Jim Gray.
You need to have a Real player installed to watch the video. There is a low quality 20 kbps (for slow modems), a 40 kbps, and a 80 kbps (for faster connections).

Breaking News!
Ice breaker news items from a
chilly ocean of indifference.

"Condom Country" con job
The Globe and Mail wrongly reports AIDS increase among gay men based on misreading Health Canada's inflated statistics.

Petition for access to the 519 Church Street Community Centre

Mbeki calls for AIDS debate
President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa calls for a conference of HIV and AIDS experts to look at ways of dealing with the HIV/AIDS epidemic there. He includes representatives with a broad range of views. He hopes that discussion and debate will address difficult questions raised by dissident thinkers, as they have been largely ignored. Does this sound like a sensible premise for a scientific conference?

Thabo Mbeki

South African Presidential AIDS Advisory Panel Report
The first comprehensive, independent review of Aids science in 17 years! A synthesis report of the deliberations by the panel of experts invited by the President of the Republic of South Africa, the Honourable Mr Thabo Mbeki.
Presidential Aids Advisory Report, March 2001
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More commentary and contributions to the Report

AIDS: A Second Opinion
by Gary Null Ph.D. & James Feast Ph.D.
A compelling and comprehensive examination of AIDS and HIV from both established and countervailing perspectives. This book safeguards a free and full examination of the issues, research and treatments.

The 4th edition of Christine Maggiore's What if everything you thought you knew about AIDS was wrong? is now available. HEAL Toronto recommends this book for anyone who wants a clear, concise, very readable synopsis of what is wrong with the HIV=AIDS HYPothesis.

"Christine Maggiore writes clearly for any reader, the simple truth about AIDS"
   - Kary Mullis, PhD 1993 Nobel Laureate

~ available with interesting reviews at ~

I am Kasper Klotz
by Sky Gilbert

I am Kasper Klotz is a joyous and amazingly revealing read, which exposes all of the psycho-social issues that every gay man has to deal with and challenges conventional AIDS "wisdom" with wit and grace. I loved it! - Michael Ellner

UNCOMMON QUESTIONS is a discussion paper

Regard féministe sur le SIDA

Questions insolites est un document d’étude qui aborde, dans une optique féministe, la théorie dominante sur le VIH/SIDA (« Idées reçues ») et fait la lumière (« Questions insolites ») sur des faits, des hypothèses et des analyses alternatives du paradigme VIH/SIDA. Il s’agit d’une réflexion sur la manière dont on a construit la connaissance du SIDA et les intérêts particuliers des tenants de ce paradigme. L’objectif est de pousser le lecteur à repenser, dans une perspective axée sur les droits de la personne et la justice sociale, la nature et les conséquences de l’immunodéficience acquise chronique et de s’interroger sur l’utilisation des traitements toxiques sur les femmes enceintes et les enfants. En somme, les auteures se demandent : « Et si l’analyse conventionnelle sur le SIDA était erronée? » Enfin, le document comprend une bibliographie complète et des annexes annotées qui présentent les militants, les organisations et les théories alternatifs.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: The information on this web site is presented for educational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for consultation with a trusted health care practitioner. The scientific evidence that HIV cannot cause AIDS does not mean that "safe sex" has no benefits. Sexually transmitted diseases [e.g. syphilis], and the massive antibiotic-dosing that goes with repeated incidents of these diseases, are known to be very immunosuppressive. At HEAL Toronto, we encourage you to make an informed decision about "safe sex" while respecting your right to make that choice free of guilt or fear.


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