HERVs (Human Endogenous Retroviruses) are confounding factors in HIV/AIDS research that cannot be ignored. They account for the presence of retroviral nucleoside sequences in the plasma of AIDS patients, erroneously interpreted as HIV ?
This is an excellent talk by Etienne De Harven.
It turns out that, according to this scientist, "HIV is not an exogenous, infectious virus", and that researchers were confounded by the presence of endogenous human retroviruses (particles that are routinely present in human tissues and that have functions in the human metabolism).
This should really be enough to turn the whole Aids paradigm on its head, to recognize that we DO NOT HAVE an infectious viral cause for Aids.
It is time to start prevention by adjustment of life style choices, and to start curing Aids by standard medical practice. No more anti-retroviral drugs, standard treatment of any actual illness, no medication of anyone who isn't actually sick.