Email exchange between the Perth Group and David Crowe in late October 2009


Dear David,

We would be grateful if you would read the following statement during your opening address at the forthcoming RA Conference:

"Because of irreconcilable scientific and ethical differences we wish to formally disassociate ourselves from the Rethinking AIDS Group.  Signed:  The Perth Group".

Please let us know if you will be prepared to make this announcement on our behalf.


Eleni, Val and John



Dear Val;

No, I will not read this statement at the conference. It is not true, for example, to state that differences are irreconcilable when there has been no attempt to reconcile or even to determine whether differences do actually exist.

I am still very interested in hearing your response to my questions regarding your position on the sexual acquisition of AIDS via exposure to semen.


    David Crowe