Harvey Bialy

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Harvey Bialy
Harvey Bialy is an American molecular biologist. He was one of the original signatories to the letter establishing the Group for the Scientific Reappraisal of the HIV/AIDS Hypothesis (website), the editor of its first newsletter (Reappraising AIDS, Vol. 1, No. 1 PDFsmallicon.gif), and has been a member of the South African Presidential AIDS Advisory Panel from April 2000 – 2008.


28 August 2007 edition of El Sol de Cuernavaca. Bialy is in the lower-right, Rafael Cauduro in the lower-left, and Bialy's family second from the top on the left. Click on the image above for higher resolution and more about the exposition.

Bialy was a resident scholar of the Institute of Biotechnology (IBT) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Cuernavaca between 1996 and 2006, where he also founded and directed the Virtual Library of Biotechnology for the Americas. At the beginning of 2007, he was abruptly, with neither prior discussion nor notification, unilaterally and over the protests of several senior scientists at the IBT, "disassociated" from both of his previous, long-held positions. The current director of the IBT, Carlos Arias, who made this decision, wrote that the disassociation had nothing to do with any pressures he might have received from UNAM HQ, nor to do with Bialy's growing prominence and influence as an AIDS dissident, although he did not provide any other explanation.

Bialy graduated first in his class from Bard College in 1966, and was awarded a Ph.D. in molecular biology in 1970 by the University of California at Berkeley. He is the founding scientific editor of Nature Biotechnology (part of the Nature family of publications), and edited its peer-reviewed content from 1983-1996. He has coauthored significant papers in molecular genetics – among them being the first to show that phage genes can subvert host functions (Lindahl 1970, Sironi 1971). He has also authored editorials and commentaries on contemporary issues in biotechnology in Nature Biotechnology and other leading journals.

Bialy authored Oncogenes, Aneuploidy, and AIDS, (ISBN 1556435312) a book about the scientific life of fellow molecular biologist Peter Duesberg, with special emphasis on Duesberg's aneuploidy theory of cancer and on the politics of modern science. A Spanish language translation by Roberto P. Stock, a senior investigator at the IBT, was published by the UNAM Press in 2005 (ISBN 9703225993), and contains a glowing introduction by the IBT's previous director. Bialy was also editor of the web journal, "You Bet Your Life" "YBYL".

He was the co-recipient (with Stanley Falkow of Stanford University School of Medicine) of a grant from the Charles Merill Trust to study antibiotic resistant pathogens in Nigeria in 1978. Bialy received a World Health Organization grant to study the epidemiology and genetics of antibiotic resistant enteric pathogens, also in Nigeria, in 1982. He worked as a visiting researcher or research fellow at several universities in the United States and Africa throughout the 1980s and 1990s. He was advisor to the Center for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering in Havana, Cuba from 1986-1996.

He is also an artist and poet. Since retiring from the AIDS wars on 12 May 2007, he has devoted his time to his art, of which an exposition "Telestics...The Art of the Ordinary" was presented 23-31 August 2007 at the Catedral de Cuernavaca. (Click on the image at right for more about the exposition.) The painter Rafael Cauduro admired Bialy's work and spoke in its praise for several minutes at the inauguration ceremony, which was also attended by the Minister of Culture of the State of Morelos. More of his artwork can be found at his website "bialy/s".


  • "HIV is an ordinary retrovirus. There is nothing about this virus that is unique. Everything that is discovered about HIV has an analogue in other retroviruses that are not said to cause AIDS. HIV only contains a very small piece of genetic information. There's no way it can do all these elaborate things they say it does." (Farber 1992)
  • "From both my literature review and my personal experience over most of the AIDS – so called AIDS centres in Africa, I can find absolutely no believable, persuasive evidence that Africa is in the midst of a new epidemic of infectious immunodeficiency." (Meditel 1993)
  • "The virus theory has produced nothing...a vaccine that doesn't exist; AZT, which is iatrogenic genocide; and condom use, which is common sense." (Hodgkinson 1992a)
  • "We have taken sex and equated it with death, and into that mixture we have thrown money. What an ugly stew." (Hodgkinson 1992b)
  • "AIDS is consensual death." (Bialy 1995)
  • 2006 Reformulation of the Sunday Times quotation above: "The quarter-century, 50 billion (and counting) dollar accomplishments of AIDS, Inc. are: 1. No cure / 2. No vaccine / 3. Rapid-onset iatrogenic AIDS via chemical intoxication / 4. 'Faith-based' interventions." (Bialy 2006)
  • "If you're defending a lie, you can only defend it with obfuscations and other lies. You can't defend a lie with the truth." (Obi Awadu 2006)

See also

Documents and external links


Oncogenes, Aneuploidy, and AIDS





Bialy/Moore debate

Insurgency blogging


  1. Bialy, Harvey, 1995. Back cover of Infectious AIDS, (ISBN 1556431953).
  2. Bialy, Harvey, 2006. Direct edit by Harvey Bialy, Cuernavaca, Mexico.
  3. Farber, Celia, 1992. "Fatal Distraction" Spin, June 1992.
  4. Meditel, 1993. "AIDS and Africa".
  5. Hodgkinson, Neville, 1992a. "Experts Mount Startling Challenge to AIDS Orthodoxy", Sunday Times (London), 26 April 1992.
  6. Hodgkinson, Neville, 1992b. "AIDS: Can We Be Positive?", Sunday Times (London), 26 April 1992.
  7. Lindahl G, et al, 1970. "[lambda; abortive infection of bacteria lysogenic for phage P2]" PubMed", Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 1970 Jul; 66(3): 587-94.
  8. Obi Awadu, Keidi, 2006. Interview with Harvey Bialy by Keidi Obi Awadu, 14 June 2006.
  9. Sironi G, et al, 1971. "[P2: interaction with phage lambda and with recombination-deficient bacteria]" PubMed", Virology, 1971 Nov; 46(2): 387-96.


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