The politics of AIDS and Ozone

by Thomas Levy, MD


(Ed. Note:  This fine writer has many great books on nutrition and health.  His new book on Vitamin C is an absolute must.   He deserves the Pulitzer Prize in our humble estimation. See our Bibliography or go to his site.)

from "Extraordinary Science", Jul-Sep 1994

Possibly one of the best therapies ever discovered for AIDS, other infectious diseases, and most degenerative, or chronic, illnesses (including cancer) is oxygen therapy, especially in the form of properly used ozone therapy.  The main "drawbacks" in any form of ozone therapy are its simplicity and its minimal cost.  The medical industry relies on therapies that are costly and require substantial expertise in their administration.  Anything that comes along that appears clinically effective while remaining inexpensive is viewed skeptically, at best.  The systematic and ongoing efforts at spreading disinformation and propaganda seem to know no bounds. 

In the Federal Register of 2/13/76, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) asserted that "Ozone is a toxic gas with no known medical uses."(1)


When ozone is formed from ordinary air exposed to electrical discharge or ultraviolet light, other toxic gasses, such as nitrogen oxides, are formed as well.  Ozone therapies use ozone generated from pure, medical-grade oxygen.  The toxicity question, then, is a potential point of misunderstanding.  However, stating ozone has no known medical uses is nothing short of sheer lunacy.


Ozone has been used successfully on scores of diseases in Europe, especially Germany, for over 50 years.  Over 6,000 articles on the medical usage's of ozone are in the world literature.  Nearly every disease process responds favorably to any therapy that effectively increases cellular oxygen content.  Furthermore, the safety profile of proper ozone administration is virtually unparalleled.  I had the opportunity to witness multiple intravenous ozone treatments in the office of Dr. Horst Kief in West Germany.  It is a very simple, very safe procedure.  In a survey of German ozone therapists, 5,579,238 ozone treatments on 384,775 patients demonstrated a side effect rate of only 0.0007%, and the side effects were uniformly minor and not even remotely life-threatening.  On the other hand, over a million patients are hospitalized annually in the US. due to side effects of prescription medication, and over 100,000 of such individuals die from such drug usage.  If one person in the U.S. dies even indirectly from the usage of a vitamin product or an herbal concoction, the FDA quickly moves to outlaw accessibility to such a product, but they remain strangely blinded to the carnage wrought annually by our pharmaceutical industry.  Dr. Hans Nieper, an ozone-using doctor in Hanover, Germany, reports that in his medical practice on colon cancer he sees an interesting assemblage of American VIP's:


You wouldn't believe how many officials or relatives or      acquaintances of FDA officials come to see me as patients in Hanover.  You wouldn't believe directors of the American Medical Association, or American Cancer Association, or the presidents of      orthodox cancer institutes.  That's the fact. (2)


Very, very gradually mainstream American researchers are "testing the ozone waters."  In 1991, a main journal for the American Society of Hematology, Blood, published an article demonstrating that ozone treatment inactivated human retroviruses (including HIV) in human body fluids and blood product preparations.  The researchers concluded that:


"Ozone has potent anti-HIV-1 activity in cell culture media and      factor VIII preparations.  Although the exact mechanism by which ozone mediates its effect remains unclear at this time, it is readily apparent that ozone may be of use in rendering factor V III and possibly other blood products, both proteinaceous and    cellular, free of HIV-1 and other infectious agents."(3)


Ed McCabe, an independent investigative journalist, has probably donemore that anyone else in promoting the many wonders of ozone therapy.  Undoubtedly, not being a physician has significantly hampered his effectiveness in educating the public and especially the health professionals.  Scientists are especially notorious for rejecting any concept that does not arise from one of their own.  Mr. McCabe, who authored an excellent book entitled Oxygen Therapies: A New Way of Approaching Disease, has made additional efforts to reach our political power brokers with the news on ozone.  In 1992, he arranged a meeting of Iowa Congressman Bedell and Senator Tom Harkin with two doctors who had each converted an HIV-positive patient to HIV-negative status with ozone therapy.


To their credit, these politicians were very impressed, and Senator Harkin then arranged a subsequent meeting with Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Moskowitz of the National Institute of Health (NIH).  About 30 people, including other doctors and legislative aides, were in attendance.  Extensive documentation was presented by the physicians on two of their own cases of advanced clinical AIDS that had shown complete clinical resolution of the disease, as well as normalization of the appropriate laboratory test, including Western Blot/Elisa (a check on HIV antibody) and PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction, testing more directly for the presence of actual virus).  The official responses made to Mr. McCabe and his associates included the following:

We see no reason to pursue this. Referring to the recovered patients, it was added:They are obviously so healthy that they must not have had the disease.


It was finally concluded with:

We won't look at this treatment unless you have the patients PCR tested twice before treatment proving the presence of the HIV virus, stored blood from when they were positive, two PCR tests during treatment, and two PCR tests after ozone treatment proving the absence of the virus. (4)

 Of course, no financial support was offered from the mammoth NIH research budget to facilitate the additional suggested work.  Such "follow-up" research projects are common ploys to both delay acceptance and implementation of any conclusions made and to eventually bankrupt the finances of the renegade researchers.

 Also, for those who may be wondering how to receive ozone therapy, it must be clearly stated that such a therapy is still unapproved in the U.S., and doctors who persist in using it anyway have uniformly suffered sever consequences, including bogus arrests, false imprisonment's, loss of licensees to practice medicine, and numerous other forms of suppression and harassment from the multiple agencies of the government that magically transform into modern-day Gestapo's whenever needed.

Selected doctors have had their non-mainstream medical offices raidedin SWAT team style, with guns and rifles drawn on them and their employees, while the offices are ransacked and records are taken. 

Commonly, controversial equipment is also destroyed on the spot or "permanently confiscated."  With the recent passage of NAFTA (North America Free Trade Agreement), the Mexican government has now allowed similar U.S. agency commando raid tactics on alternative medical facilities on Mexican soil.  A motivated patient will likely have to completely abandon North America (Canada reasonably apes the medical policies of the U.S.) in order to obtain treatments that are beyond the domain of the guardians in Washington, D.C.





1.  McCabe, E, O3 Vs. AIDS-The Abbreviated History and Suppression of Ozone Therapy in the United States as of August 1993, 1993, page 28.

 2.  ibid.

3.  Well, K.H., et all, "Inactivation of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 by Ozone In Vitro" Blood, Vol. 78, No. 7, October 1, 1991: pp. 1882-1890.

4.  Reference #1, pp. 24-25

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