96 Rokeby Road

Red Hook, NY  12571


June 26, 2009


The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

200 Independence Avenue, S.W.

Washington, D.C. 20201


Dear Secretary Sebelius:


Subject:            AIDS policy


As the attached presentation* and the open concerns** below indicate, there are basic questions about AIDS policy and science that deserve answers.


With this letter, I am requesting that your office provide answers to those questions and concerns.


Examples of the open questions discussed in the presentation include:


1.                  Why do criteria for a positive HIV test, unlike any other test, vary widely by geography?

2.                  Why is the PCR test approved for children, but not for adults?

3.                  Why do roughly 60% of nine-month old babies who test HIV-positive wind up negative at 18 - 24 months?

4.                  Why, given vast AIDS expenditures, has the 1985 validation of the HIV tests, clearly far from advertised accuracy, not been superseded by a more authoritative and accurate validation?

5.                  Why are HIV positive tests in various populations almost invariably ordered by race, regardless of risk group?

6.                  Why, despite widespread drug treatments, has the median age of death from AIDS remained under 45 years?

7.                  Why was standard isolation and purification of the presumed disease agent from patient blood not attempted until 1997?  Why was the disease agent that was found too large?  Why were supposed HIV proteins also detected in non-infected samples, albeit more faintly?


A key test of any scientific theory is its ability to make accurate predictions.  Yet several predictions of the HIV/AIDS theory seem to have been wrong:


·                    Expectations of a heterosexual AIDS epidemic. [1]

·                    Sexual transmission as the cause of African AIDS. [2]

·                    Use of PCR detection of a presumed HIV fragment to gauge patient illness. [3]


The three anomalies above were discovered or acknowledged by conventional researchers and officials.


An early response will be appreciated.







Frank Stoppenbach


Phone:              845 758-1726

E-mail:              frankst@attglobal.net


cc:        The Honorable Charles Schumer

            The Honorable Kirsten Gillibrand

            The Honorable Scott Murphy


* Also available at www.aidspetition.org/WhyReexamine.htm

** A copy of this letter is available at www.aidspetition.org/hhsletter.htm



[1] [UN WHO HIV/AIDS official Dr. Kevin de Cock, quoted in “Threat of world Aids pandemic among heterosexuals is over, report admits”, Jeremy Laurance, The Independent, 8 June 2008.]

[2] Gisselquist D, Rothenberg R, Potterat J, Drucker E. HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa not explained by sex or vertical transmission. Int J STD AIDS 2002;13:657–66

[3] Rodriquez B, Sethi AK, Chervu VK, et al.  Predictive value of plasma HIV RNA level on rate of CD4 T-cell decline in untreated HIV infection, JAMA 296(12):1498-506, 2006

See also Cohen J. Study says HIV blood levels don’t predict immune decline.  Science 313(5795):1868, 2006