According to mayoclinic.org, "AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) is a chronic, potentially life-threatening condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)," and also "there's no cure for HIV/AIDS, but there are medications that can dramatically slow disease progression." This essentially represents the mainstream medical and media viewpoint of the AIDS/HIV crisis. However, just because this is the established medical opinion in regards to the nature of HIV, this does not itself necessarily make it right.
The father of those that oppose the conventional HIV theory, that HIV causes AIDS, is Dr. Peter Duesberg, of UC Berkeley. Once highly respected by his colleagues and the recipient of numerous public funding grants and awards, he is now virtually a man alone in his lab, without any funding from government agencies because his HIV theory does not correlate with the conventional theory in regards to HIV. This, in of itself, is a reason to want to learn and listen from this man, because "going with the flow" is the easiest thing to do in the world, as the refuse and debris of life simply go with the flow, but a man that is willing to be vilified and ostracized by his contemporaries is a man worthy of the consideration of our respect.
Dr. Duesberg is the author of the seminal book "Inventing the AIDS Crisis", in which he challenges conventional wisdom by asking if HIV really does cause AIDS, why is it that a significant portion of AIDS victims are not HIV positive? Also, if being HIV-positive is the necessary precursor for getting AIDS, why is it that there are so many people that are HIV-positive that have not and will not ever develop AIDS despite not taking any antiretroviral drugs? Both of these questions blow absolute holes through the prevailing theory which essentially repackages old diseases such as Kaposi's sarcoma, tuberculosis, leukemia, and pneumonia, into AIDS. In other words, if you are diagnosed as having Kaposi's sarcoma, and you are also HIV-positive, than that means by the new medical establishment rules that you are not dying from Kaposi's sarcoma, but from AIDS.
Further to Dr. Duesberg's points, HIV is by medical definition, a virus, in which the billions of dollars that have been spent throughout our medical establishment and research laboratories have been ineffective and unable to create a working vaccine for this virus. This would strongly imply that HIV is not, in fact, a virus, and that the search for a HIV vaccine, is a search in futility, and a colossal waste of time, research, and money. For all the critics of Dr. Duesberg, it is as simple as this, create the vaccine, which will eradicate AIDS, and you will save millions of lives and put Dr. Duesberg's theory into the trash bin of history.
Finally, why hasn't the HIV/AIDS crisis become a true global epidemic such as the "black plague" pandemic of the 14th century? It should be, after all there isn't a cure for HIV/AIDS and according to the medical establishment HIV can be transmitted through bodily fluids, blood transfusions, sexual contact, injection drug usage, breast feeding, and occupational exposure. Behind the scenes there are reasons for why certain theories are supported and why others are suppressed, rightly or wrongly, and every day that the vaccine for HIV is undiscovered is another day that proves the point that the medical establishment has it all so wrong.