Peter DuesbergPeter Duesberg (born December 2, 1936 in Germany). A controversial United States scientist viewed as fringe by the established scientific community as a result of controversial claims. His most controversials claims are:
- disputing the importance of oncogenes in cancers (1983).
- claiming that HIV does not cause AIDS (1988) Duesberg hypothesis.
- proposing aneuploidy hypothesis of cancer (1997).
He isolated the first carcinogenic gene from a virus at the age of 33, at 36 earned tenure at the University of California, Berkeley, and at 49 was invited to the National Academy of Sciences. His controversial hypotheses have caused withdrawal of financial support. He has been forced to fund his research from charitable contributions and to move to Germany.
At the 2000 Mbeki AIDS conference, it was announced that the HIV theory would at last get proper epidemiological testing by a panel of three or four—Helene Gayle, director of the National Center of HIV/AIDS prevention at the CDC; dissenter Harvey Bialy; and Malegapuru Makgoba, head of South Africa's Medical Research Council. Orthodox and dissenter reporting disagree on whether Duesberg was included.
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