Rebecca Culshaw

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Rebecca Culshaw

Rebecca V. Culshaw is a Canadian mathematician. She obtained her Ph.D. from Dalhousie University in 2002, with emphases in mathematical biology and optimal control theory.

Culshaw studied mathematical models of the immunological aspects of HIV infection for ten years. She has authored or co-authored five papers and given seven conference talks based on such models. She is currently an assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Texas at Tyler and has served as a member of the Board of Advisors of the Journal of Biological Systems.

In March 2006, Culshaw published an article on, "Why I Quit HIV", in which she described her reasons for quitting HIV research and her disillusionment over the politics governing AIDS science (Culshaw 2006a).


  • "After ten years involved in the academic side of HIV research, as well as in the academic world at large, I truly believe that the blame for the universal, unconditional, faith-based acceptance of such a flawed theory falls squarely on the shoulders of those among us who have actively endorsed a completely unproven hypothesis in the interests of furthering our careers. Of course, hypotheses in science deserve to be studied, but no hypothesis should be accepted as fact before it is proven, particularly one whose blind acceptance has such dire consequences." (Culshaw 2006a)
  • "I am often asked, 'How could medicine have made such a big mistake? How could so many people be wrong?' I believe the answer lies in the disintegration of scientific standards that has resulted, in large part, from the changing expectations of academic scientists... It is clear to me that the pressure to obtain big government grants and to publish as many papers as possible is not necessarily helping the advancement of science. Rather, academics (and in particular, young ones) are pressured to choose projects that can be completed quickly and easily, so as to increase their publication list as fast as possible. As a result, quality suffers." (Culshaw 2006b)
  • "To understand the sociological motivations behind the HIV/AIDS paradigm, one must understand the racism and homophobia that have persisted in western societies for centuries... To understand the inherent prejudice behind the very definition of 'AIDS', one needs only to consider the official party line: 'AIDS' infected humans when Africans consumed or did strange things with monkeys, and it has been spread throughout the world by gay men and sexually promiscuous, prostitute-visiting black Africans." (Culshaw 2006c)
  • "When all is said and done, the only support we have for any role HIV may play in AIDS is an epidemiological correlation. Worse, it is a correlation between manifestations of a particular clinical syndrome and the results of an antibody test that has never been standardized, never been verified against true viral isolation, and which is not even approved for diagnosis of HIV infection... When all is stripped away, as we slowly begin to understand just how uncertain the foundations of the entire HIV/AIDS industry are, all we are left with is nothing." (Culshaw 2006d)
  • "It's way past time for the world, that's us, as well as the politicians and chronically misled talk-show hosts, to wake up to reality – the notion of a sexually-transmitted retrovirus causing an epidemic of immune deficiency in Africa is a racist construct. It has no basis in reality, and is causing a medical disaster in the call for the mass administration of 'antiretrovirals' to the Third World – a form of iatrogenic genocide masquerading as philanthropy." (Culshaw 2006e)

Documents and external links


Science Sold Out

Science Sold Out, a book expanding on her two Lew Rockwell articles, was published by North Atlantic Books in January 2007.

UPDATE (22 March 2007): Science Sold Out is in its second printing, after only two months. Amazon still has some, however.



External links


  1. Culshaw, Rebecca, 2006a. "Why I Quit HIV",, 3 March 2006.
  2. Ibid.
  3. Culshaw, Rebecca, 2006b. "Why I Quit HIV: The Aftermath",, 21 March 2006.
  4. Culshaw, Rebecca, 2006c. "On AIDS and My Native Africa", "You Bet Your Life", 21 September 2006.
  5. Culshaw, Rebecca, 2006d. "Dear Dr. Culshaw", "You Bet Your Life", 20 October 2006.
  6. Culshaw, Rebecca, 2006e. "What is PEM, and How Does It Concern HIV, AIDS and Africa?", "You Bet Your Life", 17 November 2006.

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