ARE YOU NEW HERE? NOT LOGGED IN? PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO REGISTER FOR AN ACCOUNT AND LOGIN TO REMOVE THIS WINDOW
Welcome to PatsFans.com. Do you have an account? If not - please take a moment to register for our forum and experience a much smoother experience with fewer ads, along with no longer having to see this notification window. Also learn about how you can receive a free Patriots T-Shirt from the Patriots Official ProShop by CLICKING HERE. Please enjoy your stay here, and Go Pats!
Dr. Robert Gallo, the "Father of Human Retrovirology", the most-often cited
scientist of the 1980s, America's premier AIDS researcher, is at the
center of some of the strangest coincidences that surround the AIDS
epidemic. He was announcing discovery of the first-known human
retrovirus (HTLV) almost simultaneously with the outbreak of AIDS, also
destined to be revealed as a retrovirus (HIV).
What kind of man is Robert Gallo? What are his politics? His attitudes
toward gays? Would he tolerate unsafe experiments on human subjects?
Might he have been doing secret work for the DOD or CIA?
In a sense, this last question is difficult to answer, because our
has adopted a policy that the identities of scientists doing secret research
will be kept from the public. In another sense, the question is simple
to answer. By Gallo's own characterization, "all the most important
virus people" in the country were in his lab. It would not be
characteristic of our government to settle for second-best. It
would have had nowhere else to go, for virtually any secret research
that it may have conducted.
Gallo's right-wing politics, as well as his lack of ethics, are made
clear in a remark to David Gillespie, Gallo's second-in-command.
Gillespie remarked what a bad President that Richard Nixon had
been, thinking that the ends justified the means. Gallo responded,
"Nixon did exactly the right thing. It's unfortunate that he was
Of his attitude toward gays, Gallo is defensive:
"Later, it would be suggested that the research establishment,
myself included, had been slow to show interest in the disease
because it seemed to affect primarily the homosexual population.
Such thinking shows a failure to understand how scientists choose
what to work on. Scientists are drawn to problems that seem capable
of solution given the present state of knowledge." 
RECEIVE A FREE PATS T-SHIRT AND SAVE 15% OFF WHEN YOU BUY FROM THE OFFICIAL PROSHOP!
Free T-Shirt & Save 15% Off!
Like Our Site? Please help support our site and server costs by DONATING TO PATSFANS.COM and receive a FREE PATRIOTS T-SHIRT and SAVE 15% off EVERY purchase you make from PatriotsProShop.com. You'll also receive added benefits to your account including Removing All Ads During Your Experience Here At Our Forum.
NEEDED YEARLY SITE DONATIONS: 345 | CURRENT # OF SUBSCRIBED SUPPORTERS: 98