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Following are excerpts from vol. 2 no.1 of The Vaccine Reaction, a publication of The National Vaccine Information Center



At the Eighth Annual Houston Conference on AIDS in America, Howard B. Urnovitz, Ph.D., a microbiologist, founder and chief science officer of Calypte Biomedical in Berkeley, California challenged medical science to prove wrong his theory that the human immunodeficiency virus Type-1(HlV-1) is a monkey-human hybrid that was created after more than 320,000 Africans were injected between 1957 and 1959 with lots of experimental live oral polio vaccines contaminated with different monkey viruses. The vaccines, said Urnovitz, may have contained live simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) or they were present environmentally as an opportunistic infection. The central core of his theory of the origins of HIV-1 rests on the thesis that, in a certain number of African vaccine recipients, SIV recombined with their own normal genes to create a monkey-human hybrid now known as HIV-1. Simultaneously he forwarded the theory that early "inactivated" Salk vaccines given to some 98 million Americans were also contaminated with monkey viruses and may be one reason why there has been an explosion of cancer, new infectious agents and other new immune and neurological disorders among the baby boomers born between 1941 and 1961.

Epidemic Diseases Linked To Early Polio Vaccines

Although Dr. Urnovitz pointed to early experimental live oral polio vaccine trials in the Congo as the possible origin of HIV-1, the infection which can in some individuals lead to the deadly AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome), he also pointed to inactivated Salk vaccine lots contaminated with monkey viruses and given to children in the U.S. between 1955 and 1961 as possibly having set this generation up for immune and neurological disorders after they were exposed to opportunistic infections and environmental toxins as adults. He pointed to the sudden emergence of Human T-Cell Leukemia, epidemic Kaposi's sarcoma, Burkitt's Lymphoma, herpes (HHV-6, HHV-7, HHV-8), Epstein-Barr, cytomegalovirus, and chronic fatigue syndrome and other disorders following early polio vaccine campaigns in the U.S. and around the world.

Building his case step by step and supporting it with evidence from 30 years of published literature as well as original research data, Urnovitz made his compelling argument to AIDS patients, physicians and medical researchers at the Houston AIDS conference, arguing that the proof his theory is highly plausible lies in the high tech world of microbiology not in the more speculative world of epidemiology.

What's In a Name?

Urnovitz pointed out that endogenous retroviruses (ERVs), which are also called retrotransposons or "jumping genes," are normal genes found in rodents, cows, birds, and monkeys and, after the polio vaccine campaigns of the 1950's and 1960's, were identified in humans in the early 1980's. One of the key characteristics of jumping genes is that they can easily recombine with fragments of other viruses, both human and animal, and form new hybrid viruses called chimeras. This, maintains Urnovitz, is what he believes happened after monkey viruses were introduced into humans in Africa via experimental live oral polio vaccines: the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), which is identical in genetic structure to HIV-2, came into contact with a human endogenous retrovirus (HERV) that had an HIV-1 envelope and the two viruses swapped envelopes to produce a genetic hybrid that causes the HIV-1 infection that can lead to full blown AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) and death.

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