Seeing Red: Corrupt AIDS Charities


When it comes to the AIDS debate, battle lines were drawn long ago.

Arguments around the ethical behaviour of drug companies, governments and even non-for-profit AIDS charities have split the gay community down the middle.

Critics of lethal medications prescribed to fight a mystery virus that many are told will one day make them sick and die have been chased out of the very community organisations they founded in order to support their loved ones during the peak of the “AIDS crisis”.

Those with first hand experience of the heavy handed, self-righteous behaviour of their once-loved HIV/AIDS support groups have been fighting back against a propaganda war of smear, misinformation, censorship, and commercial and charitable fraud on an international scale.

During the the late 1980’s and early 1990’s a vast number of HIV charities were set up around the UK by the families and friends of AIDS sufferers in order to provide better services for those suffering from the condition. But in recent times these organisations have been infiltrated by a small and impenetrable clique of NHS bully-boys and faceless men in suits – the representatives pharmaceutical giants who now sponsor these mammoth exercises in public charity fraud.

Around three years ago an anonymous blogger who goes by the name of “plusman” has been consistently exposing in precision detail just how this has happened to one such charity in Manchester, England named “Body Positive”.

Now it appears these big boys of the drug making world are so in bed with the likes of Body Positive they are sponsoring their everyday operations. In October 2008 the charity announced via Body Positive’s website and newsletter it was proud to be launching a “photographic competition” to celebrate GlaxoSmithKline’s 21st anniversary of providing HIV treatment. Treatments which have included the controversial AZT amongst many others which activists argue are even more toxic than the HIV virus itself. The prize for the winner of this competition?

The eventual winner was awarded £5,000 cash – although the winner must then donate the money to an “HIV charity of their choice” courtesy of GlaxoSmithKline. The lucky charity turned out to be GMFA (gay men fighting AIDS). Along with over a dozen other major drug manufacturers who all supply HIV medications to the NHS at the highest price paid by any country in the western world most of these companies also provide significant funds to the majority of the charities. So you can understand why staff are reluctant to stamp out the slightest utterance of criticism leveled at the hand which feeds them.

Despite all the lawsuits against GlaxoSmithKline and the predecessor companies it eventually swallowed up in relation to the ongoing scandal that is AZT, decades of evidence continue to mount up– and “AIDS Charities” which include Gay Men Fighting AIDS and Body Positive plus dozens of others continue to censor public discussion on the issue even from their own service users, the same people they have blindly convinced taking AZT (and still are) could save their lives which in turn leads to their death as a result of it’s deadly side affects.

Today, most HIV-positive people receiving treatment on the NHS are prescribed combination therapy of anti-retroviral drugs.

The most common mixture consists of three medications one of which is AZT and the other drugs are close relatives with similar properties. People are STILL taking these drugs despite the warning issued to doctors in 1999 by GlaxoSmithKline and which is still included in very small print on the warning leaflet which reads:


Although they may have been modified to have slower, slightly less toxic affects over the years when compared to the original formulation of AZT, these drugs themselves can and do cause AIDS. Drug companies urge the public to report any side effects as a matter of priority (via the AIDS charities) so in effect what we are seeing is the evolution of the same type of mass human guinea pig experiment that continues to be unleashed on the public, particularly on gay men. The relatives of those who die even though their loved ones had been taking HIV medications and felt perfectly healthy are told the death is AIDS related, not as a result of “advanced HIV infection”. Any attribution of blame to the possible side-effects (as the warning above describes) is dismissed.

Service users held a protest outside Body Positive North West in Manchester on 16th Jan 2009 in anger at the way the charity is run

Service users held a protest outside
Body Positive North West in Manchester
on 16th Jan 2009 in anger at the way
the charity is currently being run.
Two weeks earlier the charity began offering
a controversial instant HIV testing service.

Unfortunately the plot thickens even 15 years after AZT was introduced. Body Positive recently began offering free “one minute instant HIV testing” at a number of bars in Manchester’s Gay Village, primarily targeting gay men.

Only six months earlier over the pond in New York City half of those who took an almost identical “rapid mouth swab test” received false-positive results. Needless to say, those who manufactured and sold these instant tests for public use pocketed the money and continue to market similar “instant HIV tests” under new branding.

So why are groups like Body Positive so keen to guilt-trip the public into getting an HIV test in this dubious manner?

  • When adequate counseling is not provided to help people deal with the consequences of having an HIV test.
  • When those they target are likely to be intoxicated at the time.
  • Despite many “instant” testing procedures are riddled with failures still requires a visit in person to a fully equipped clinic in order to confirm and then reconfirm the result anyway.

By offering instant tests and counseling, this odious bunch can instantly capture new service users, when they’re at their most vulnerable, and thereby secure additional funding.” One former service user offers a valid explanation over on Plusman’s blog (Beware! Think twice before having an HIV test at Body Positive North West).

If having the infamous red AIDS ribbon an integral part of it’s corporate branding wasn’t enough for them, as an further insult to those who challenge the current HIV dogma they perpetuate and the memory of those who have died as a direct result from the toxic side effects of HIV medications, Body Positive have adopted the “Green Ribbon” (also the symbol of Rethinking AIDS Day on April 23rd) as their symbol for this new fraudulent testing service.

Body Positive aren’t alone in this dubious practice. The Lesbian and Gay Foundation regularly visit gay saunas in the North West of England offering HIV and Sexual Health testing and their London-based counterparts the Terrance Higgins Trust also offer a similar “outreach service”. Their argument is that if gay and bisexual men don’t access their services in these types of settings such as saunas and bars where men are known to meet for sex then they never will.

If you’ve had yourself a cheeky sniff of Poppers or a few Ecstasy pills and a maybe few pints earlier that evening then chances are your immune system has already taken a battering, and your mental state may also be a little wobbly to say the least. Are these really the most ethical and responsible (let alone hygienic!) places to be literally begging vulnerable people to take an HIV test?

Labour MP Harriet Harman poses for a photo opportunity at Body Positive, the target of protests by angry service users. Around the world similar protests have taken place by people seeking to raise publicawareness of similar unethical practices.

Labour MP Harriet Harman poses for a photo opportunity at Body Positive, the
target of protests by angry service users.
Similar protests against corrupt AIDS
charities and their stance on
pushing toxic treatments and ineffective testing
practices continue around the world.

Here at GayMafiaWatch, we recently exposed how the Lesbian and Gay Foundation along with their friends at the George House Trust have been colluding with the manufacturers of “Poppers” and the producers of “Bareback” porn that glorifies unsafe sex. Down at your local sauna where (somewhere between the sling, the glory hole and the sewage strewn steam room) once a month you may find the occasional “LGF Sexual Health Outreach Clinic”.

Even though their efforts are failing considering the “dramatic rise in gay men diagnosed with HIV” – often in the same areas they concentrate their work, these organisations are swamping the gay community with similar guilt inducing “testing is not a choice” propaganda yet they all fail to take into account the consequences and situational context which can have a drastic affect on the emotional well-being of the participant and even the outcome of the actual test itself.

Public health professionals and poorly-informed, under-trained volunteers are behaving like zombies, urging HIV positive people to “commence treatment as soon as possible” even if they aren’t sick despite the indisputable possibility that HIV treatments are part responsible for unnecessary-like deaths. This helps to increase the funds they receive from the Drug Companies and in turn their profit margins. Having such a powerful influence on our community is having an effect, you can see it everywhere. AIDS-related profiteering scandals, cover-ups and censorship are at the heart of the corruption that is ravaging the entire gay community, just like AIDS there’s no cure in sight, just yet.

Even if you don’t really care about asking critical questions yourself and you’re not yet convinced by the arguments you’ve read here today, it’s hard to deny that there is an active assault on the intelligence and dignity of those of us who do. People who question the current AIDS doctrine are branded as dangerous extremists, assumed to be HIV positive in denial and even threatened with the prospect of dying a painful threatened with the prospect of dying a painful death.

One vicious anti-dissident blog even appeals to members of the public for information so that it can smear those who write articles such as this one which reads:

“If you know any outstanding warrants or actual criminal reports about our infamous AIDS dissidents, please post it here! Please post the URL where you discovered the “dirt”.” (posted as AIDS Dissidents are Convicted Criminals – even though they haven’t yet any evidence explain why).

The impartiality of this particular blogger becomes shakier when you notice how the site is littered in adverts for various dating sites such as, commercial enterprises that profit from HIV directly by offering to connect positive people with other positive people. Similarly, various blogs attempting to deny the link between the use of Poppers proceed to explain their argument shortly whilst at the same time providing advertising space for the products. For the record, you won’t see any such advertising here on GayMafiaWatch.

Remember, the truth always comes out. Those concerned with finding out the truth about AIDS (rather than spending masses amounts of money and time smearing and silencing them) are convinced more research and unbiased education will ensure it does sooner rather than later.

“We do not ‘err’ because truth is difficult to see.
It is visible at a glance. – We ‘err’ because this is more comfortable.

–Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Recommended Reading
‘AIDS; The HIV myth’ – Jad Adams, Macmillan London UK, St. Martin’s Press New York USA (1989)
‘Positively False; Exposing the myths around HIV and AIDS’ – Joan Shenton, I.B. Tauris, London (1998)
‘The Origin, Persistence and Failings of HIV/AIDS Theory’ – Dr. Henry Bauer (2007)
‘Ten Lies about AIDS’ – Etienne De Harven, M.D, Trafford Publishing 2008

Useful Websites
ReThinking AIDS
The Group for the Scientific Reappraisal of the HIV/AIDS Hypothesis
Exploring Myths about the HIV Virus
Alt Heal
Global views of current criticism of International AIDS policy
Heal London
For those questioning the orthodox version of HIV/AIDS

Related articles by GayMafiaWatch
Elton John: Libel Queen
Plenty of other gay men are dropping dead, but unfortunately this talentless piano strummer known as Elton John is still standing right next to his “AIDS Foundation”. After the charity was recently critisised by a national newspaper we explore how Elton mounted and then failed miserable in his attempt to silence the truth about what’s really going on at his little enterprise set up to profit from the AIDS scam.
Inventing Homophobia, Manipulating the Media and Masonic Connections
Series of ongoing articles about the UK-based gay rights group “Stonewall”.
Blood Money
what exactly is one of Britain’s biggest, most well funded biggest gay health charities decided to throw in some free advertising for gay escort websites that promote bareback porn worshiping unsafe sex acts via their monthly magazine. – You just couldn’t make it up if you tried!


15 Responses to Seeing Red: Corrupt AIDS Charities

  1. PlusMan says:

    Thanks for the references for the campaign to end mismanagement at BPNW!
    It is frightening that a so-called “BPNW clinic” actually operates at Russell House – so we have the potential spectacle of people seeking a test visiting a supposedly ‘confidential’ space for ‘vulnerable’ people.
    This so-called charity is quick to use vulnerability and confidentiality to hide its incompetences and worse – shame they let anyone in for a test (or is there some ridiculous politically correct screening of those arriving for a test?).

  2. ACT+UP+LONDON + + + + + + says:

    Read all the posts by ACT UP LONDON to see all the EVIDENCE people living with Hiv/Aids have been denied a voice for years as the charity workers party and get rich quick on huge charity wages for failed vanity funraising events.while Crusaid used Aids Charity money to pay off and silence a Police Panel Member in 2004 Hush money yeh

  3. ACT+UP+LONDON + + + + + + says:

    Why was it.hushed.up that a.Police.Panel Member offered.their resignation to The Chief Inspector of.The Metropolitan Police.Panel.complaining.a Aids charity.hadsent.them the multiple of a Police Panel.Member.they were sitting opposite ? ? ?
    Working for a transparent aids sector
    email for

  4. ACT+UP+LONDON + + + + + + says:

    Baseline Hiv Mag on it website Myline
    12 comments for Tom Mathews “I remember when…”reveals for 2009 Crusaids staff costs £445,110 running costs £323,010 TOTAL £ 768,120-00
    Thats three times Walk for life income goingon runnig the Charity – none of thr gay men getting rich running the charity spoke up Fancy !
    ACT.UP LONDON – look for yourself 😦

  5. ACT UP LONDON says:

    Nothing in Hiv Media sbout THT destroying Crusaids HUGE gagging document in 2012 – In 2004 the rich gay boys used charity money to silence staff but they had to sign a compromise agreement that THT inherited after the charitys merged
    The gay media and gay run hiv media have been trying to keep it all hush hush from people living with Hiv/Aids

  6. ACT UP LONDON says:

    The cost of closing downbankrupt London Aids Charity UKC the Insolvency Practioner reports was
    £90,000-00 Private Eye Mag revealed the charity while clsiming it was “working towards a policy on transparency” covered up losing £150,000-00 on the 2005 Hero Awards
    All hushed up – fancy

  7. ACT UP LONDON says:

    The cost of closing downbankrupt London Aids Charity UKC the Insolvency Practioner reports was
    £90,000-00 Private Eye Mag revealed the charity while clsiming it was “working towards a policy on transparency” covered up losing £150,000-00 on the 2005 Hero Awards
    All hushed up – fancy
    ACT UP LONDON ▲▲▲▲▲

  8. ACT UP LONDON says:

    Crusaid writesfor feedback after using Charity money to payoff staff to keep quiet

    Subject: RE: Thank You Invitation to Crusaid Events
    Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2004 10:31:55 +0000

    Thank you for the email As you know I am co-chair of Crusaid as
    well as their legal adviser .I am writing this to you in the latter capacity as
    Crusaid’s solicitor . THAT WAS THE END

    Crusaid THEN Sends Letter requesting feedback AND DONATION to HIV Police Panel Member after advising them to “GET ANOTHER JOB WITH A BETTER EMPLOYER !!!!

    To: Crusaid Trustees
    After your high court injunction e-mail which as you can imagine was very distressing,followed by a letter from a Head of Department a few weels later at Crusaid about being “the lifeblood of all we do, we could not go on without you” which is very kind of you all at Crusaid I received a few weeks later a letter from the CEO of Crusaid requesting a small donation and feedback on the running of the Charity with a pre-paid envelope and the CEO in their letter to me advising me in writing that Crusaid values feedback and to use the new e-mail address could I therefore respectfully request you and the Board of Trustees’ clarify to me what sort of feedback on the running of Crusaid you and the CEO would like me to provide you with and I will then give your written request for feedback on the running of Crusaid the attention it deserves.
    From: Laurence Gilmore (
    Sent: 20 November 2006 18:26:10


    What is this about and why is he on circulation lists!!!

    Best as ever,


    Tel: 020 7355 6102
    Fax: 020 7518 9102

  9. ACT UP LONDON says:

    Crusaid threatened Police Panel Member with a High Court Injunction without hesitation, then quickly claims its long closed and they are MARVELLOUS

    Mon, 26 Mar 2007 17:52:53 +0100

    Dear XXXXXXX

    I have written to you today. We discussed this matter…. An error occurred. I dealt with it swiftly. … you are going on the walk….which is MARVELLOUS!

  10. ACT UP LONDON says:

    Where did all the money go ? ? ? ACT UP LONDON

    14 Jun 2010, 7:59pm
    “In 2008/9, it distributed £374,774 to 2,106 individuals. This was out of a total income of £1.6 million.
    The charity spends just 39.9 per cent of its total spending on charitable activities, compared to THT which spends 89.7 per cent.”

    so where does the rest of the money go?

  11. ACT UP LONDON says:


    By ALL HIV staffers are to blame….not just Mr Bitti
    Date 01/02/2008
    well i knew about mr bitti’s incompetance and personal piggy bank that was the ukc many moons ago and spent a lot of time arguing the case on ukc online forums. there was not one intervention from staff members on the subject of his huge personally organised wage rises, his cronyism in appointing friends to the board and his wastefulness of our resources. it seems the staff only spoke up when they were in trouble and when they felt their personal financial situations were in doubt. your assertion that only 3 people knew about the goings on is untrue…… i said i knew and i did not even work there!…………………………..paid staff of hiv organisations should whistleblow like there is no tomorrow about the corruption, cronyism, neglect and wastefulness of scarce hiv resources if they are truly interested in making things better………………….or is it the case that when their organisations fold they too can move onto better things like you say many ukc staff did?……………….which only proves my point that hiv pro’s are just using the disease as a ladder climbing exercise to gain personal wealth and careers they would otherwise stand no chance of getting…….no wonder the infection rates are going up and up and up!…no one is interested in reducing hiv infection or educating the parts of the gay community which seem not to care if they get infected or not….those that do care are frozen out with the complicity of paid staffers who do not want to rock the boat because they are too interested in their own careers to speak out!

  12. ACT UP LONDON says:


    Crusaids HIV staff request a Contract of employment with correct start month & removal of someone else’s AIDS Diagnosis from Staff Appraisal….to Trustees & advised to “GET ANOTHER JOB WITH A BETTER EMPLOYER” AND END UP REDUNDANT WITHOUT A JOB LIVING IN POVERTY – BUT MANAGEMENT ALL KEPT THEIR JOBS !!!!!
    Subject: Crusaid discussions
    Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2003 13:20:47 +0000
    Dear XXXXXXXX,
    Thank you for the email that Robin has forwarded to me as you have requested. I am fully aware of the issues you have raised and hope that your meeting with Robin in January will resolve these for you.
    I understand that there is an issue with the given start date on your contract of employment. I also know that you have pointed this out to Robin and that he has offered to look at and amend this for you. However you have included this in your formal complaint and under the procedures that we have in place, this must be handled in the meeting. No-one has at any point inferred or indicated as your email suggests that your job is being terminated.
    We are aware of the importance of stress in the management of the HIV virus. However when a formal complaint is lodged, we do have to follow the procedures we have in place. It is the trustees’ view that a speedy meeting according to our procedures that can resolve your concerns is the best way to deal with the current situation. I understand that Robin has made himself available to meet with you at the earliest convenient time.
    Crusaid Head of Dept Charity e-mail to HIV Police Panel Member…..
    “pendantic,uncooperative and causing stress hassle and pain to alot of people”

  13. ACT UP LONDON says:


    Posted By Rory Rory don’t you know the story?
    Date 26/01/2008
    no one is up in arms rory because those with the voice either work in other hiv agencies and are petrified they will get exposed in return by bitti et al because they all have financial skeletons in the cupboard. another reason is they ( gay hiv pro’s and gay press publishers) are all friends and another reason is the financial muscle they hold through advertising revenue which stops the gay press from geting to the bottom of all this.

    “The way to stay well is to stay well informed”

    the age of enlightenment in gay men’s sexual health is dawning

  14. ACT UP LONDON says:


    the poverty sisters
    7 Jan 2011, 9:51am
    Posted By Name and address withheld
    Date 06/03/2008
    i have just returned home from an “interesting” two-day chaps conference. on reading recent letters in the pink paper and elsewhere calling for the return of harder-hitting hiv campaigns to counter the failure of the less impactful campaigns of today to register, i felt it necessary to bring to your readers’ attention a shocking incident that took place at the event yesterday. a health writer from boyz magazine was invited by chaps to talk about why a return to hard-hitting campaigns are necessary. he had implicitly criticised modern day campaigns in a recent column, and it seemed that he was being given an opportunity to persuade the likes of the tht and gmfa to change their approach. as his speech got underway, it soon transpired that he had been invited to nottingham simply in order for the hiv hierarchy who control the flow of information around gay men’s health in the gay press – namely tht spin machines will nutland (yes, he’s back folks, pass the garlic!), rod watson, gmfa’s own spin doctor matthew hodson (yawn), and the usual useless assortment of clueless, number-crunching acedemics from sigma – to nail the poor man to the cross, hurling abuse at him from every direction and discrediting every well-thought out argument this young man dared to confront them with with lies, fabrications and double-speak. it was an orwellian nightmare come to life, a truly sickening, dehumanising sight, and one that visibly distressed a number of the 200 or so hiv professionals present to witness this poisonous tide of venom and vitriol. all i have to say of the speaker, if you happen to be reading this, is you are an oracle of truth and a true hero to our community at this time, and trust me, your arguments hit home with a sizeable element of attendees, some of whom are working behind the scenes to turf these despicable, deranged men from their cosy perches by exposing their dangerous, out of touch practises. as an hiv psychiatrist, i am all too aware of how deeply psychologically flawed gay men can and will lash out at anyone and anything that dares to shine the light of truth on their self-deluding belief systems. indeed, a fellow psychiatrist i spoke to after the lynching commented how their paranoid tirade was the projection of their fear of survival – their increasing inability to continue the same old charades and deceptions they have been spinning for over 15 years now – outwards, like a rabbit caught in the glare of the headlights. let’s hope so. it seems we are witnessing the last, desperate flailings of the dragon’s tail and the final gasps from a bunch of treacherous, incestuous, spineless gay men who know full well that the community is awakening to the fraud they have perpetuated upon us all these years. it was reassuring, also, to speak to several tht/gmfa staffmembers themselves, who joined these organisations with all good intentions and who agree in private with the speaker that things must change. mercifully, one confided to me that several are working from within these crumbling edifices to expose their abuses of power and the mismanagement of hiv prevention in order to hasten their demise, so it is a case of stay tuned – the age of enlightenment in gay men’s sexual health is dawning… more than anything else, the disgusting performances yesterday of the rabble representing tht, gmfa and sigma proved, more than anything

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