The scientific evidence for HIV/AIDS

"With the stroke of a pen" – Andrew Maniotis's bizarre email to the Gates Foundation

Sometimes AIDS denialists do such a good job of discrediting themselves that we don't have to do much to counter them. See this email from Andy Maniotis to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, with an attached document that he claims to have also sent to President Obama (while offering to serve as Mark Dybul's replacement).

From: Andy Maniotis [redacted]

Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2009 12:21:38 -0600
To: [redacted]
Subject: With the stroke of a pen

Dear Mr. or Mrs. Gates,

I am deeply concerned about the information you have been receiving regarding the scientific basis upon which several of your global policies are based.

Mr. Dybul, Mr. Bush's World AIDS coordinator has just been fired. In a letter to President Obama's team, I have offerred to serve as his replacement.

I would appreciate you forwarding the three short documents to Mr. Gates, or to Mrs. Gates, because I believe they deserve to have complete information regarding several of the assumptions your organization is pursuing. Mr. Gates releasing mosquitos yesterday to make his valid point illustrates to me the depth and sincerity of his vision, and the extent to which he is willing to "wake people up." Malaria-one of Man's greatest diseases, was once thought to be caused by "bad air" thus its name. I am suggesting that you will find that several current "plagues" will be found to be based on different mechanisms which suggest different strategies, instead of pursuing supernatural beings in the case of certain viral diseases, and the universally failed approaches to vanquish them.

I hope these documents will serve a similar purpose as releasing mosquitoes on a Western audience: I hope that like the mosquitoes, the following information will cause some concern for alarm as well.

With much thanks in this important matter,


Andrew Maniotis, Ph.D.
Visiting Associate Professor of Bioengineering: Program of tumor mechanics and tissue regeneration;
212 SEO, MC 063
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60607
Secure Email: [redacted]
University Email: [redacted]
Cell: [redacted]


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