“As disastrous as the spread of HIV is, the insights that the AIDS epidemic provides into the causes of cancer may ultimately lead to new and successful approaches to cancer prevention.”

--European Journal of Cancer,





Why AIDS Was Invented



By Jerry Leonard

In the quest to find coveted vaccines against cancer, researchers injected human subjects with an array of dangerous viruses and cancer-causing agents. For example:


·       In the 1950s researchers injected humans with transplanted human cancer cells to see if human tumors were “transmissible.” They were.([1])


·       In the 1960s, researchers moved on from human “tumor transplants” to injecting people with experimental monkey cancer and tumor viruses to see if animal viruses were capable of crossing the species barrier to cause human tumors. They were.([2])


·       In the 1970s, researchers mixed these same monkey sarcoma viruses with newly cultured monkey immunosuppressive viruses and grew the mixtures in human cell cultures.([3])


·       In the early 1980s, doctors detected the beginning of an epidemic of rare sarcomas in human populations that had suddenly become infected with a mysterious immunosuppressive virus. ([4]) This virus was eventually traced to a monkey immunosuppressive virus similar to those that had been grown in human cell cultures just prior to the epidemic.


Could the AIDS/cancer epidemic that suddenly started in the 1980s be the logical culmination of this series of human experiments in which increasingly sophisticated viruses were injected into immunosuppressed human subjects to induce cancer for vaccine research? Was this epidemic the result of decades of successful animal experiments with similar viruses being systematically replicated in humans?


My e-book, Why AIDS Was Invented, reveals why I believe HIV was indeed engineered from monkey AIDS viruses which were modified in the late 1970s to cross the species barrier and unleashed to create a long-sought “model infection” of cancer in humans; specifically, one that researchers predict will result in long-awaited human cancer vaccines—the very purpose for which immunosuppressive viruses were created and tested by cancer researchers years before AIDS broke out in human populations.



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“. . . scientists saw in the tragedy of the AIDS epidemic an extraordinary opportunity to study the interplay of viruses, an impaired immune system and the development of cancer. In a way, AIDS research was an extension of the war on cancer that the Government declared in 1971.”

--Lawrence K. Altman, New York Times, 1998.







[1] C. M. Southam, “Homotransplantation of Human Cell Lines,” Bull. N.Y. Acad. Med., vol. 34, no. 6, June 1958, pp. 416-23.

[2] F. Jensen, H. Koprowski, J. S. Pagano, J. Ponten, R. G. Ravdin, “Autologous and Homologous Implantation of Human Cells Transformed In Vitro by Simian Virus 40,” Journal of the National Cancer Institute, vol. 32, no. 4, April 1964,  pp. 922-937.

[3] H. Ogura, T. Tanaka, M. Ocho, To Kuwata, T. Oda, “Detection of Mason-Pfizer Monkey Virus Infection by Syncytia Formation of Human Cells Doubly Transformed by Rous Sarcoma Virus and Simian Virus 40,”  Archives of Virology, vol. 57, 1978, pp. 195-198.

[4] Researchers have estimated that more than 30% of AIDS victims develop cancer. Lawrence K. Altman, “Surviving With AIDS Is One Problem, Cancer Is Yet Another,” New York Times, 5/6/97.