Jon Rappoport

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Jon Rappoport

Jon Rappoport has worked as a free-lance investigative reporter for more than 20 years. He is the author of the 1988 book AIDS Inc., one of the first to critically examine the HIV/AIDS hypothesis and the political maneuverings of the AIDS industry.


Rappoport is a graduate of Amherst College (BA, Philosophy). He lives with his wife, Dr. Laura Thompson, in San Diego.

Rappoport has written articles on politics, health, media, culture and art for LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, Village Voice, Nexus, CBS Healthwatch, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. He has hosted, produced, and written radio programs and segments in Los Angeles and Las Vegas (KPFK, KLAV). He has appeared as a guest on over 200 radio and television programs, including ABC's "Nightline", "Tony Brown's Journal" (PBS), and "Hard Copy".

For the last ten years, Rappoport has operated largely away from the mainstream because, as he puts it, "My research was not friendly to the conventional media."

A painter, Rappoport's work has been shown in galleries in Los Angeles and New York. His poetry has been published by The Massachusetts Review.


  • "My prediction is that in the next three years the definition of AIDS will continue to expand. This will increase the numbers of cases being reported, and it will convince most people we are suffering from a new plague. When the vaccines and 'curative' drugs are introduced globally, newer definitions of AIDS will be framed. When the definitions are again narrowed, it will appear that suddenly the numbers of cases, owing to the miracle of the new drugs, has diminished. Heroes will be crowned, but in fact a few will realize that the drugs were worthless all along – a few like you. " (Rappoport 1988)

Documents and external links



  1. Rappoport, Jon, 1988. Introduction to AIDS Inc..

General reference