Claus Koehnlein MD was a specialist in internal medicine in the Department of Oncology, University of Kiel, Germany between 1983 -1993 before opening his private practice. Although some of his current HIV patients were diagnosed as HIV positive as early as 1985, those who refused HIV drugs are alive and healthy today.
In 2008, filmmaker Brent Leung interviewed Dr. Koehnline for his award-winning documentary House of Numbers (2009), which exposes the corruption that permeates the multi-billion dollar “AIDS Industry” i.e. drugmakers, government regulators, universities and it’s practitioners. In this extended video his interview, Dr. Koehnline discusses the history of HIV, his patients, diagnosis and treatment of HIV and how his HIV patients continue to live without deadly HIV drugs.
Dr. Koehnline was interviewed because of his 2006 essay in which he reported:
I saw my first AIDS patient in 1990 when I was part of the oncology unit at Kiel University. The patient was a strong, 35 year old man and he was suffering from a lymphoma. Because of a pos. EBV-test, he was said to suffer from Burkitt-Lymphoma. At that time our hospital started HIV antibody testing. The test happened to to be positive in this patient, and instantly the diagnosis changed from EBV related lymphoma to HIV-induced lymphoma and the patient was an AIDS patient from that moment on. I learned that he needed another treatment because AZT was tested in a controlled trial, and shown to be effective. Indeed the lymphoma disappeared, along with the patient, two years later. He died of PCP under bone marrow suppression.
At that time I did not know there was a controversy about the causation of AIDS. My criticism was only on an epidemiological basis. I said something like, “for me that’s not a new epidemic, it’s just an epidemic of testing, and consequently giving old diseases a new name. I didn’t get many new friends with that idea.
A few months later, a 28 years old female was admitted to the hospital almost dying, breathless with fluid in the pleura. She had been on holiday in Sri Lanka and came back with high fever and severe headache, and because of that she was admitted at the Institute for Tropical Diseases in Hamburg. There she got lots of antibiotics because of the unknown fever. She deteriorated and was put on cortisone under the suggestion of some autoimmune disease. She recovered for some weeks and then deteriorated again and was admitted to our hospital because my chief at that time was a highly estimated Lupus erythematodes specialist. The woman was almost dying had lost a lot of weight and you could easily call her an AIDS patient.
We started a whole bunch of diagnostic procedures and found nothing, not even HIV. But after a while we got a result from an Institute where we had sent some bone marrow of the patient and they found Histoplasma capsulatum in the bone marrow. We were excited – a treatable disease. We placed the patient on intravenous antimycotics and she recovered completely.
We repeated the discussion of several months previous. That’s an AIDS patient, I said. It’s an AIDS defining condition. It’s not, said the other side. She is HIV negative, so she cannot have AIDS because AIDS is caused by HIV. At that moment I had a certain epiphany as I realized fully the insidiousness of the tautological definition.
HIV- antibody positive plus one of 27 old diseases (histoplasmosis, tuberculosis, lymphoma, cervical cancer etc…) is the new disease AIDS. But the same disease without HIV is simply the old condition.
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