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Author Topic: Rugggiero Yamamoto  (Read 2472 times)

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Offline Bobitalia

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Re: Rugggiero Yamamoto
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2010, 11:47:15 PM »
Link and run (with absolutely no description as to what this PDF file is about).  Gotta love it.
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Re: Rugggiero Yamamoto
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2010, 12:42:31 AM »
Fascinating analysis.
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Re: Rugggiero Yamamoto
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2010, 09:49:41 AM »

An interesting discussion in this AIDS Treatment News blog entry. Would love to hear your thoughts, of course.

I don't think there can be any doubt that Ruggiero denies that HIV causes AIDS. Aside from his close connection to the denialist organisation Rethinking AIDS, his own statements make this abundantly clear.

On a poster presentation at a cell-culture conference in Firenze last year he announced that "in the past three years definitive evidence has accumulated demonstrating that HIV cannot be considered the (sole) cause of AIDS."

This "definitive evidence" consisted of the standard denialist misrepresentation of a 2006 paper in Lancet by the ART Cohort collaboration:

Together with the misrepresentation of some statements by Luc Montagnier on various websites associated with the denialist film House of Numbers,

Together with a bizarre argument that "the very fact that AIDS was never described before the 1980s despite the persistent presence of HIV in humans [from the early 1900s], clearly demonstrates that HIV cannot be the cause of AIDS."

On June 4th 2010 Ruggiero appeared on the Gary Null radio show on a program in which Null interviews various HIV/AIDS denialists associated with Rethinking AIDS, interspersing these with readings from a page on RA President David Crowe’s personal website. According to Null, Ruggiero's "research has shown that HIV can protect against cancer and cannot cause AIDS."

On this show, Ruggiero tells Null's listeners:

“And so we reverse the dogma: it’s not HIV that causes AIDS, but it is immune deficiency that causes chronic HIV infection, plus all other types of infection, of course. And so, if you can potentiate and strengthen the immune system you can get rid of the virus, but you know the virus is probably harmless, so it’s not a big point getting rid of that virus. But also you can get rid of all other harmful pathogenic microbes.”

And in answer to Null’s question about what he would say to people diagnosed with AIDS, Dr Ruggiero’s medical advice is:

“Yes, well a person diagnosed with AIDS means that her or his immune system is not working, so I think that trying to kill a virus with drugs that are very toxic to the immune system couldn’t be the best idea. Sometimes some of those drugs they work because they are potent bactericidal, anti-mycotic drugs, so they can work against other pathogenic agents. But the best thing for a person with a deficient immune system is to stimulate the immune system...”

And this:

I did a quick search for Dr N. Yamamoto.

Dr Naoki Yamamoto is the director of the of HIV/ AIDS research center of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases in Shinjuku, Tokyo.

He is a world renowned HIV/AIDS research scientist.

However, he has nothing at all to do with this poster.

Dr Nabuto Yamamoto is an 85-year-old retired gentleman who lives in suburban Philadelphia.

The "institute" he is affiliated with, the "Socrates Institute for Therapeutic Immunology" is registered with the IRS as a "Public charity: Religious, educational, charitable, scientific, and literary organization".

It has no paid employees at all, and no website.

Its registered address appears to be a private residence.

It appears to have conducted no, or nearly no, actual research at all over the past few years. Its total current assets are around $23,000, $20,000 of which appear to be from a single donation a few years ago and the rest from bank interest.

Almost all of its expenditure over the past few years (a couple of thousand dollars) has been "publication expenses".


Having followed the "scientific" activities of Marco Ruggiero in the field of HIV/AIDS over the last few months, I am not in the least surprised.

Is there any wonder why few are willing to take Ruggiero's and Yamamoto's assertions seriously when one is said to be tied to AIDS denialism and another doesn't appear to be associated with a reputable laboratory or research center? In turn, not only would it be great if you could help clear the air surrounding the researchers exploring GcMAF -- a compound you seem to be a staunch supporter of, given that virtually all of your posts in the Forums have been focused on this agent -- but also tell us, in your own words, what it is you find so remarkable about the nagalase data being presented here.

« Last Edit: September 09, 2010, 10:00:21 AM by Tim Horn »

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Re: Rugggiero Yamamoto
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2010, 05:28:43 PM »

Is there any wonder why few are willing to take Ruggiero's and Yamamoto's assertions seriously

Good question...... for NIH.


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