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What was the Continuum Magazine About?

HIV is a type of virus. It may cause AIDS after you’ve been infected for several years and a weakened immune system. Not everyone infected with HIV develops AIDS. However, if you do not receive antiretroviral therapy, the infection will progress to AIDS in 10 to 15 years. Do you know what Continuum Magazine is about? 

Continuum is a magazine that tried to prove that HIV or AIDS is a hoax. Ironically, the magazine ceased publication after all of its founding members died due to HIV complications.

The Denial of Continuum

Jody Wells founded the Continuum magazine in December 1992 in London, United Kingdom. Continuum was a magazine published by the same-named activist group that denied the existence of HIV/AIDS.

Continuum is a unique forum for those in the scientific community challenging the orthodoxy and those whose lives have in some way been touched by the hypothesis

Continuum Magazine

The magazine, which favored pseudoscientific content, addressed issues such as HIV/AIDS, AIDS denial, alternative medicine, and LGBT-related topics. It was published from December 1992 to February 2001 and ceased publication due to the editors’ deaths from AIDS-defining clinical conditions.

Continuum promoted the notion that AIDS was a hoax and had nothing to do with HIV. Wells believed that the fear of AIDS stemmed from homophobia rather than science.

Even though it had no peer review and promoted and advertised alternative therapies such as urinotherapy, Continuum claimed to be a scientific journal for those who had alternative theories about HIV/AIDS. AIDS denialists frequently cite the journal’s articles as a source of scientific information.

Continuum began as a newsletter encouraging those affected to take charge of their own care and treatment. Anomalies in the conventional view continue to emerge as we look deeper.

Continuum Magazine

In the January/February 1996 issue, the magazine offered £1,000 to the first person who could find a scientific study demonstrating the isolation of HIV, even though it had been isolated in 1983 by Luc Montagnier and Françoise Barré-Sinoussi for which they received a Nobel Prize, and then confirmed by Robert Gallo in 1984, demonstrating that a retrovirus they had isolated, called HTLV-III in the belief that the virus was related to Gallo’s leukemia viruses. Peter Duesberg attempted to claim the prize and wrote an article for the magazine’s July/August 1996 issue, but the award was rejected because certain conditions were not met. (Source: Alt Heal)

The Irony of the Firm’s Denial

Jody Wells, the magazine’s founder and editor-in-chief, died on August 26, 1995, at the age of 48, from Pneumocystis pneumonia, an AIDS-defining clinical condition.

Huw Christie Williams served as editor-in-chief following the death of Jody Wells until shortly before his death on 17 August 2001, at the age of 41, from Kaposi’s sarcoma, an AIDS-defining clinical condition.

In the magazine’s most recent issue, Michael Baumgartner served as acting editor. Baumgartner served as editor for what would ultimately be the magazine’s final publication before its closure at the request of Huw Christie Williams before his death. (Source: The Vintage News

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