Submitted by admin on Tue, 16/04/2013 - 12:00am
Submitted by Ed Hooper on Sun, 14/04/2013 - 12:00am
It has just been announced that Dr Hilary Koprowski died on Thursday April 11th, at the age of 96.
The first report I have seen comes from The Huffington Post, and at the head of the following comments we learn that "HuffPo is filtering out the justifiable controversy surrounding this mans career." It will be interesting to see what sort of coverage Koprowski's death engenders elsewhere in the coming days.
Submitted by admin on Sun, 14/04/2013 - 12:00am
The Philadelphia Inquirer
April 14, 2013 Sunday
Hilary Koprowski, polio vaccine pioneer, dead at 96
Hilary Koprowski, a virologist and former director of the Wistar Institute who developed the first polio vaccine and helped improve the rabies vaccine for humans, has died.
Submitted by Ed Hooper on Tue, 25/12/2012 - 12:00am
Sent to letters page of NYT on 25/12/2012, but not printed:
Letter to the editor, regarding "Getting Polio Campaigns Back on Track" by Donald McNeil; Dcember 25th, 2012.
Submitted by Ed Hooper on Wed, 25/04/2012 - 12:00am
I would like to thank the many readers of this site who have contacted me in the last six or seven months about the two new books purporting to explain how the AIDS pandemic began: The Origins of AIDS by Jacques Pepin, and Tinderbox by Craig Timberg and Daniel Halperin.
I have been enormously encouraged by the dozens of requests for me to make a response, and by the fact that whenever readers have added their own comments about these books, they have been sceptical ones.
With good reason, as it turns out. Read on.
Included in this posting:
Submitted by admin on Fri, 10/10/2008 - 5:33pm
Hilary Koprowski has been honoured by his native Poland. Read the press release here.
Submitted by Ed Hooper on Fri, 10/10/2008 - 1:52pm
The AIDSOrigins Webmaster has just drawn my attention to the following article on the Web. Apparently entitled: The AIDS Conspiracy Handbook, it was written by Juliet Lapidos.
It lists several wacky theories about the origins of AIDS. One of the theories that features is the OPV theory, and Ms Lapidos sums up as follows:
Submitted by Ed Hooper on Tue, 07/10/2008 - 12:18pm
Congratulations to Luc Montagnier and Françoise Barré-Sinoussi of the Pasteur Institute who, it was announced yesterday, have just been awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine for their discovery of the AIDS virus (now called HIV) in 1983. They shared the prize with Harald zur Hausen, from Germany, who discovered the link between Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and cervical cancer.
Submitted by Ed Hooper on Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:32pm
I have greatly enjoyed the feedback and comment which this site has engendered since it first opened three years ago.
During those three years I have received thousands of messages and enquiries, and I have replied to the great majority. Occasionally one slips through the net, and to those persons I have failed to respond to, I do apologise.
Submitted by Ed Hooper on Mon, 09/10/2006 - 1:00am
A new drama documentary about the origins of AIDS.
The Seeds of Doom
Story of a controversial theory about the origin of AIDS
The author and performer of this one-man play, Christian Biasco, is a 33-year-old Italian-speaking Swiss man who is taking a DEA (which falls somewhere between a Masters and a PhD) in the History of Medicine at the University of Geneva. After first coming across the origins-of-AIDS controversy in 2001, he decided to choose this as his specialist topic, and as the subject of his dissertation.
He also decided to write a play on the subject, "The Seeds of Doom", which he has performed in over 30 venues in Switzerland and northern Italy in the last three years, eliciting warm praise and considerable interest among those who have seen it. Christian refers to it as a "drama-documentary", and whenever possible he takes questions from the audience after the performance.
Submitted by admin on Fri, 26/05/2006 - 2:56pm
The origin of HIV has been found in wild chimpanzees living in southern Cameroon, researchers report.
A virus called SIVcpz (Simian Immunodeficiency Virus from chimps) was thought to be the source, but had only been found in a few captive animals.
Now, an international team of scientists has identified a natural reservoir of SIVcpz in animals living in the wild.
The findings are to be published in Science magazine.
Submitted by admin on Fri, 26/05/2006 - 12:08pm
The Times (London)
Researchers have traced the origin of HIV -the virus that causes Aids -to chimpanzees in southern Cameroon.
Submitted by Ed Hooper on Sun, 26/02/2006 - 12:00am
February 26th, 2006
Dear Professor Iliffe,
Thankyou for your note dated February 23rd, and for the generous references to my work on pages 202 and 203 of your book, which I had not previously read.
Submitted by Ed Hooper on Tue, 21/02/2006 - 12:00am
February 21st, 2006
Dear Professor Iliffe,
I recently heard from a Cambridge undergraduate about the impending publication of your new book about the history of AIDS in Africa. I immediately ordered it through Amazon and it arrived a few days ago.
Submitted by admin on Fri, 10/02/2006 - 12:00am
ScienceNOW Daily News
DENVER, COLORADO--Clarifying the origin of AIDS won't prevent or cure any HIV infections, but the mystery has long gripped the field. Two groups studying wild chimpanzees in Cameroon reported progress on that front here this week at the 13th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections.