Peter Duesberg

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Peter H. Duesberg (born December 2, 1936 in Germany) is an award-winning professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley. His controversial claims regarding HIV are considered to be fringe by most of the established scientific community.


  • There are no slow retroviruses, only slow retrovirologists.
    • Spin (June 1992)
  • They have hyped up HIV into this super-rapist but in reality the damn thing can hardly get an erection.
    • Times of London (11 May 1992)
  • Epidemiology is like a bikini: what is revealed is interesting; what is concealed is crucial.
    • PNAS (Feb. 1991)


  • When AIDS patients' bodies finally break down from the effects of these anti-viral drugs, they say, 'Now the virus has become resistant, and the drugs have lost their effectiveness.' What really is happening is the toxicity of the drugs builds up to a point where the patient cannot stand it anymore. And, of course, they say it was the virus -- rather than the entirely inevitable and predictable toxicity of these damned drugs.

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