Rethinking AIDS Appoints Joan Shenton to Board
SAN FRANCISCO (Rethinking AIDS), October 20, 2010 - United Kingdom media personality Joan Shenton has been appointed to the board of directors of Rethinking AIDS, a scientific non-profit that challenges conventional theories of AIDS causation and treatment.
Shenton is founder and administrator of the registered charity and NGO, Immunity Resource Foundation. She is the author of Positively False: Exposing the myths around HIV and AIDS. She is an award winning television producer whose company Meditel Productions has specialized in science and medical programs.
In 1987 Shenton produced the first documentary challenging the science behind the HIV/ AIDS hypothesis: AIDS-The Unheard Voices (Dispatches Ch4) which won the Royal Television Society Award for Journalism. There followed three further Dispatches documentaries on the subject, The AIDS Catch, AZT-Cause for Concern and AIDS and Africa. Sky News has broadcast Diary of an AIDS Dissident, AIDS Dissidents in Europe and AZT Babies. In 2000, she was granted an interview by the South African president Thabo Mbeki broadcast by M-Net South Africa - Search for Solutions-The Great AIDS Debate.
David Crowe, President of Rethinking AIDS, said, "Censorship of the discussion of problems with the HIV=AIDS dogma has been critical to keeping this bankrupt theory alive. We are very pleased to have one of the bravest and resilient journalists on our board. Joan Shenton is a woman who has refused to be silenced despite more than twenty years of pressure against her and we are very pleased to be more closely associated with her."
Shenton is currently compiling 15 years of archive material on the AIDS debate for the Immunity Resource Foundation website. http://www.immunity.org.uk/index.html
President, Rethinking AIDS
Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Mountain time zone)
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Public Relations Chairperson
*Rethinking AIDS board member.
Rethinking AIDS: The Group for the Scientific Reappraisal of the HIV/AIDS Hypothesis ("RA" or "the Group") was formed in 1991 to express the concerns of a growing number of renowned scientists and medical doctors about HIV research and the resulting human rights abuses. In 1995, by a letter published in Science, the Group called for a thorough reappraisal of the existing evidence for and against the HIV/AIDS hypothesis and recommended that critical epidemiological studies be undertaken.
Among RA's founders and key members are University of Toronto professor emeritus and former cancer researcher Dr. Etienne de Harven; Harvard microbiologist Dr. Charles Thomas; 1993 Nobel laureate for chemistry Dr. Kary Mullis; Nature/Biotechnology co-founder Dr. Harvey Bialy; University of California at Berkeley molecular biologist Dr. Peter Duesberg and the late Yale mathematician Dr. Serge Lang, both members of the National Academy of Sciences; physicist Eleni Papadopulos-Eleopulos of the Royal Perth Hospital in Australia; and Glasgow University professor emeritus of public health and World Health Organization consultant Dr. Gordon Stewart.