Fake News Flashback: AIDS Could Kill More People Than There Are People [US Gov-US Media, 1987–]

“If the spread of AIDS continues at this rate, in 1996 there could be one billion people infected; five years later, hypothetically ten billion people; however the population of the world is only five billion. Could we be facing the threat of extinction during our lifetime? Even before our children are grown?


Theresa Crenshaw, President’s AIDS Commission, 1987,


Quoted in Serious Adverse Events: An Uncensored History Of AIDS,

Celia Farber

Melville House Press/Random House 2006




CDC Figures

As of December 31, 2000, 774,467 persons had been reported with AIDS in the United States; 448,060 of these had died; 3542 persons had unknown viral status. [Ed: CDC had “vital” but I assume they meant “viral.] The number of persons living with AIDS (322,865) is the highest ever reported. Of these, 79% were men, 61% were black or Hispanic, and 41% were infected through male-to-male sex. Of the AIDS cases, approximately one third were reported during 1981–1992, 1993–1995, and 1996–2000 (Table 1).


2010: The US Government (tried to quietly) remove “HIV infection’ from the list of “communicable diseases,” that were considered…communicable. Enough to be of “public health significance.” These included, in descending order from the top: Chancroid, Gonnorrhea, Granuloma inguale, and leprosy.


These kinds of apocalyptic quotes  based on sheer hallucination were peddled all across the media, including such platforms as the Oprah Winfrey Show, TIME Magazine, and every single media outlet save for a few, that were destroyed for being “irresponsible,” which was the original weaponized  word for  today’s “fake news.”

The horror is that those who peddled this mushroom cloud, soul crushing terrorism aimed at causing all people to fear touching each other were never penalized, or corrected, or disciplined–only rewarded, while those who tried to correct the record were professionally ruined.

It was the new way to be “right.” (To be indescribably wrong.)

There’s fake news and there’s fake news.

I hope this answers any lingering questions why certain “trolls” would prefer not to say their names.

Would you want your name attached to this holocaust?


“The horror of it is every goddamn thing you look at, if you look at it through the glasses that you’ve developed through looking at this thing, seems pretty scary to me. Look at the oncogene people and I go, oh yeah, I know what they are doing. Same stuff. Oncogenes don’t have anything to do with cancer. Radiation probably doesn’t have anything to do with stopping cancer. The drugs that we use on people – all those goddamn horrible poisons – they’re no less toxic than AZT. And we are doing it to everybody. Everybody’s aunt is being radiated once a goddamn month and given drugs that are going to kill her. We’re dealing with a bunch of witch doctors. The whole medical profession – except for the people that patch you up when you get a broken leg or you have a pumbling problem – is really fucked. It’s just a bunch of people that have become socially important and very rich by thinking about the fact that they might be able to cure the diseases that actually cause people in our society to die. And they can’t do shit about it. It’s scary, that’s what it is.”

He takes a deep breath, and I realize that on the other end of the phone, Kary Mullis, Nobel laureate, pioneer of the DNA revolution, has started to cry.”


–Celia Farber, SPIN, Words From The Front

July, 1994*

[*This was the same year that Associate Editor Staci Bonner launched a Title VII lawsuit against SPIN Magazine alleging sexual favoritism, holding us up in Federal Court until 1997, when SPIN prevailed. Bob Guccione Jr. sold SPIN, and the AIDS column (in 1994) was immediately terminated, being replaced (in the same pages where the column used to hold space) by a three page advertisement for Combivir, a combination anti-HIV drum that includes AZT, which our reporting successfully exposed as lethal, following that of John Lautitsen in the New York Native, which in turn, was put out of business by an ACT UP boycott led by activist Peter Staley.]