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The Drug-AIDS Hypothesis
 Duesberg Peter, Rasnick David
  (Moye J, Rich KC, Kalish LA, Sheon AR, Diaz C, Cooper ER, Pitt J, Handelsman E, for the Women and Infants Transmission Study Group. Natural history of somatic growth in infants born to women infected by human immunodeficiency virus. The Journal of Pediatrics 1996; 128: 58-67, Aylward EH, Butz AM, Hutton N, Joyner ML, Vogelhut JW. Cognitive and motor development in infants at risk for human immunodeficiency virus. AJDC 1992; 146: 218-222, Blanche S, Mayaux M-J, Rouzioux C, Teglas J-P, Firtion G, Monpoux F, Ciraru-Vigneron N, Meier F, Tricoire J, Courpotin C, Vilmer E, Griscelli C, Delfraissy J-F, The French Pediatric HIV Infection Study Group. Relation of the Course of HIV Infection in Children to the Severity of the Disease in their Mothers at Delivery. The New England Journal of Medicine 1994; 330: 308-312) The manipulation of grouping drug-using with non-drug using HIV-positives credits the diseases of drug users to non-drug users within the same study group of HIV-positive people. For example, HIV-positive babies who either shared recreational drugs with their mothers or received AZT from their doctors are grouped with babies who neither received drugs from their mothers nor AZT, and the diseases of the HIV-positive "group" as a whole are then compared to those of HIV-free babies. But mothers of HIV-free babies typically have not used cocaine, nor are HIV-free babies ever treated with AZT.
  Continuum Feb./March 19971997