sources which include the research of Carrigan & Knox
, Robert Gallo
, Peter Duesburg
, Eleni Papadopulos-Eleopulos
, Joseph Sonnabend
, and Koichi Yamanishi
. The principle research evaluated is theproduct of the endeavors of Carrigan & Knox. The two subject areas of researchinvolve the link between HHV-6 and immunosuppression in bone marrow transfer candidates and the presence of high levels of HHV-6 in the lymph tissues of AIDS patients. The focus of this research is to identify the killing potential of HHV-6 which can be seen to attack leukocytes which are the guardians of theadaptive immune system. The argument is then proposed that since HIV is notobserved to directly kill leukocytes it cannot be the main cause of AIDS, in whichthe immune system is under severe attack leading to the onslaught of opportunistic infection. The flaw within this argument is that HHV-6 is present inapprox 90% of North Americans (Nichols, Macleans p76) and in turn could be
Donald Carrigan & Konstance Knox. Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Identify HHV-6in lymphocytes of HIV infected people as well as HHV-6 immunosuppression of bone marrow transplantindividuals. Research also includes Multiple Sclerosis. Started own laboratory after lack of sufficientfunding and termination of employment at Medical College.
Robert Gallo (NCI division of NIH) Co-discoverer of HIV and has represented HHV-6 as a possible co-factor for HIV infection in research following the announcement of HIV as viral agent in AIDS.
Urnovitz is a medical researcher involved in the role of endogenous viruses. Endogenous means that thevirus comes from within the human genome and is already existent in the human genetic sequence. He believes that HHV-6 is involved in chronic disease development and gene rearrangement in geneticsequence causing disease.
Peter Duesburg is a faculty member of the University of California, Berkeley. He has written Inventingthe AIDS virus a 711 page work in which he argues that HIV was a rushed conclusion and that HIVviolates Koch’s postulates and is not a significant factor in AIDS but that “Toxic Hits” play a crucial role inimmunosuppression.
Is an Australian researcher who also contends the link between HIV an AIDS? Questions the veryexistence of HIV stating that stressors cause genetic sequences to produce fragments that have beencharacterized as HIV.
Sonnabend believes that HIV was a rushed one cause decision and that the medical establishment needs torealize that AIDS is a disease which is a constituted of many causes which needs to produce a broadeningof the focus of AIDS research.
John Martin provides the basis for the link between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and HHV-6.
This Japanese OBGYN provided the principle investigation of HHV-6 and its relationship with Roseola.This research shows that the babies with roseola which proves to be fatal have significantly high levels of HHV-6 virus in the body.