House of Numbers

House of Numbers, a 2009 Documentary by Brent Leung (IMDB) takes on the most controversial human rights and human health issue of the last fifty years. Asking the un-askable, questioning the un-questionable, Mr. Leung uncovers the mass of information about HIV testing and the AIDS diagnosis that is daily suppressed by government and media, and hidden from public view.

  • “We can be exposed to HIV many times without being chronically infected. Our immune system will get rid of the virus within a few weeks, if you have a good immune system.”

– Luc Montagnier, 2008 Nobel Laureate for Discovery of HIV, in the documentary “House of Numbers,” 2009

INTERVIEWEES IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE: Mark Conlan, Dr. John P. Moore, Dr. Donald P. Francis, Dr. Hans R. Gelderblom, Eleni Papadopulos, MSc; Dr. Robert Gallo, Street Interview England, Street Interview Australia, Dr. Kary Mullis, Dr. James Chin, Dr. Peter H. Duesberg, Dr. Reinhard Kurth, Dr. Niel T. Constantine (voice over in testing), Dr. Harold Jaffe, Celia Farber, Neville Hodgkinson, and Dr. Luc Montagnier.

See the movie, and decide for yourself if AIDS medicine is sane medicine.

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20 thoughts on “House of Numbers

  1. FILM REVIEW: ‘House of Numbers’
    By – March 24, 2009 4:23 PM

    By Andrew W. Griffin
    Red Dirt Report, editor

    OKLAHOMA CITY — What really is AIDS? What really is HIV? Are the two one in the same thing? And how many people really have the disease? Those are some of the questions raised in a new documentary, called House of Numbers, that is shaking the foundations of HIV/AIDS research.

    Directed by documentary filmmaker Brent Leung, House of Numbers, currently on the film festival circuit and expected to appear at the deadCENTER film festival in Oklahoma City in June, features interviews with some of the world’s premiere HIV and AIDS researchers as well as victims and their families.

    Apparently, testing for AIDS is not as reliable in the Third World, as Leung goes to Johannesburg, South Africa and gets an AIDS test. The tests, the nurse tells Leung, are not foolproof. And as Leung travels to Australia, Europe and other corners of the globe, it’s clear that the accepted orthodoxy is not always correct and in fact may be faulty and actually hurting and killing people.

    Sure, there is an epidemic of HIV and AIDS in the world, but are those numbers being inflated as it appears?

    House of Numbers leaves a lot of unanswered questions, particularly with a subject as scary as AIDS. But with a sane and questioning documentary like House of Numbers, perhaps the scientific world will embrace a paradigm shift and look at HIV/AIDS in a whole new way.

  2. “We can be exposed to HIV many times without being chronically infected. Our immune system will get rid of the virus within a few weeks, if you have a good immune system.”

    – Luc Montagnier, 2008 Nobel Laureate for Discovery of HIV, in the documentary “House of Numbers,” 2009

  3. That quote goes completely against the official line on HIV/AIDS.

    It should be posted everywhere on the internet.

  4. This makes so much sense.
    An analogy will be the flu caused by influenza virus. You are exposed to those air-borne pathogens repeatedly, but people that have healthy immune system dont get affected, and if your immunity is down, then you get the flu! Therefore, exposure does NOT equate to chronic infection. The same principle apparently works for HPV too!

  5. The tell tale sign that something is awry is to watch Gallo’s segment on the trailer. “Lying through one’s teeth” comes to mind. Couple that with Montagnier, Well, that’s just kind of disastrous for the AIDS orthodoxy, don’t you think?

  6. Movie Review-House of Numbers

    What is AIDS? Are you sure?

    By ARIENNE HOLLAND • The Tennessean • April 14, 2009

    Do you know the difference between HIV and AIDS? Do you know how many people are infected worldwide? Do you know whether you can trust an HIV test?

    How do you know?

    Filmmaker Brent W. Leung — born in 1980, just before the earliest outbreaks of the disease — wanted answers. “You might say I am member of the first HIV/AIDS generation. I’ve never known a world without it,” he introduces himself in his documentary, House of Numbers.

    Leung’s candid interviews with the HIV/AIDS experts who discovered, named, tested, counted and treated the disease reveal more dissent than agreement about the epidemic.

    As Leung’s journey takes him across the globe — New York, Shanghai, London, Paris, Australia, Germany, South Africa, Switzerland — he only finds more questions.

    Does HIV even exist? That’s debatable.

    If it exists, does it cause AIDS? That’s debatable.
    Is there a definitive way to diagnose AIDS? That’s debatable.

    Can you test positive in one country, and negative in another? That’s clear: yes.

    In a train station in Johannesburg, South Africa, Leung takes his own rapid-screening HIV test. The result — well, you’ll have to find out. But can he believe it?

    Rapid-screening tests, which test only for antibodies to HIV, are used in most developing countries, while more advanced Western medical testing uses both a screening test and a confirmatory test to eliminate false positives.
    But even in Western countries, Leung interviews several individuals tested again and again, each time with a different outcome.

    In the end, Leung wonders: Are HIV/AIDS statistics overinflated by poor testing and poor diagnosis? If so, are the billions of dollars spent on AIDS research and drugs useful, when more money spent fighting poverty would boost immunity more quickly?

    Watching the debate between scientists, statisticians, politicians, advocates, and of course, sufferers will challenge any viewer’s existing beliefs about HIV/AIDS. And regardless, there is still no cure.

    But one of the most poignant, revealing moments of House of Numbers is Leung’s interview with a South African woman.
    “A lot of people here is very sick and is very dying,” she said.

    “What kind of sickness do you see around here?” Leung asks.

    “It’s HIV/AIDS,” she explains.

    “What is AIDS?” Leung asks.

    With frustration, and a shrug of the shoulders, she exclaims, “We don’t know. We don’t know!”

  7. Letter to the Editor, (Bay Windows GLBT journal), regarding their article “Crazy House” about the documentary “House of Numbers” screened Tuesday, April 21 2009, Boston Indie Film Festival.

    From Liam Scheff to associate editor Ethan Jacobs (, and “letters to the editor” (

    Hi Ethan Jacobs,

    The Tuesday night screening of “House of Numbers” turned into a ‘Crazy House’ indeed! But you’ve reversed the scenario in your reporting.

    Not that it will matter to you, but I, one of the individuals who sat ‘uninvited’ at the table with the ‘experts’, would have loved to have had a discussion with AIDS expert and never-say-die pharmaceutical advocate Dr. Kuritzkes, and whoever else about the film.

    You wrote that people in the audience wanted to ‘silence’ your expert, but the reality was that those of us in the film, who were invited from far and wide to the festival were also told, as was Mr. Leung, the director, that we were all to be on a bi-partisan panel – a panel open to the ‘establishment,’ and its critics (those you cleverly call ‘denialists,’ without regard to their humanity, actual politics or points of view).

    We were told that we were to be part of an open discussion about some the controversial statements revealed in the film, by notable AIDS experts like Luc Montagnier, 2008 Nobel Prize winner for ‘discovering HIV,’ who said some absolutely wild-eyed things, like:

    “We can be exposed to HIV many times without being clinically infected [correction – “chronically infected”]. Our immune system will get rid of the virus within a few weeks, if you have a good immune system.”

    He then talked about how Africans who are helped out of poverty (fed and given clean water, etc) can ‘clear’ the virus.

    Dr. Nancy Padian was also in the film, talking about her study in which 175 heterosexual mixed (HIV pos/HIV neg) couples failed to transmit HIV to each other over a 6 year period of vaginal and anal sex, with and without condoms. She said that HIV was one of the hardest viruses to transmit, and added that ‘everybody knows that.’

    So, when your ‘expert’ arrived on the scene to ‘debunk’ the movie – a film that had been accepted to a festival – we who were in the film, thought we were going to be part of an open discussion. After all, this would have been the same consideration shown to your ‘expert,’ who was also in the film.

    But he was given center stage, the rest were excluded and, to use your word, ‘silenced.’ The room was shut down, Kuritzkes began a lecture-cum-soliloquy, and wouldn’t pause or break for questions, until forced to by the moderator.

    I’m sure you left those details out for some good reason. But the questions raised by the film remain: What the devil is Luc Montagnier talking about? What does Nancy Padian mean by ‘HIV is hard to transmit?’

    And finally,

    Is the AIDS industry honest? Is it even slightly honest? And are you in the bag for all things AIDS?

    I think based on your ‘report,’ we know the answers to at least some of these questions.

    Best regards,

    Liam Scheff
    investigative journalist

  8. Letter to the Editor, Bay Windows from Mario C

    Dear Ethan Jacobs/Bay Windows:

    It’s amazing how one can spot the chicken shit, spineless reporters. Way to be. There is of course, always the chance that you really do have some doubts about this HIV=AIDS hypothesis, but you know for sure that expressing these doubts may cost you your job. If that is the case, I will say I completely understand.

    However, at some point a rational human being has to ask themselves what is worth standing up for? I always thought “truth” was a pretty damn good suggestion.

    If, though, you are indeed just a mindless drone spouting off the rhetoric that is basically pre-approved and diluted for you, such that your only function is to basically act as a megaphone for the industry facists, well then…this is just ng my part in voicing my disdain and vexation for such pathetic behavior.

    A truly poorly-articulated story, as well as a propaganda piece. Congrats. You hear that?

    That’s George Orwell rolling in his grave.

    Mario C

  9. Thanks, Liam, for posting all this. It’s just the most incredible thing.

    One detail you may not know about. Kuritzkes was seated right behind me, bragging before the film about how “after the Harper’s article” they had to hold that little helpful-hints session for the lapdog journalists at the Toronto conference in 2006. Just so no more dangerous reporting would get out there. He even proudly dropped John Moore’s name.

    And then he went and took his seat at the table with a straight face after being introduced “in the name of free speech.”

    Next time, I hope Mr. Leung gets an assurance in writing, along with a cop on duty to make sure WE get to throw people out for disorderly conduct.

  10. I wasn’t there, but judging from the thread at Bay Windows, the AIDS orthodoxy is pretty frightened right now.

    I mean, John Moore shows up at a gay newspaper’s website? Doesn’t this guy have a lot of important work to do? Shows you how scared they are that John took time out of his day to comment.

    It also shows how threatening this movie must be to them. They don’t like it when people receive information that hasn’t been officially sanctioned from the AIDS industry. How many people were at these screenings? In the hundreds, maybe? The response from the orthodoxy seems quite overblown, that is, unless there’s something they don’t want people to know. Or worse yet, they don’t like people thinking for themselves. Bad. Very bad.

  11. Dan,
    Just the trailer is threatening to them. Even the very idea, mere mention, that we the dissidents, i.e. “denialists”, stand behind it, well, that’s just not to be tolerated. They obviously don’t want people to question their dogma out of fear of the unknown.

    From my recollection, the 275 seat Nashville theater was sold out twice, with Boston as reported; 75.

  12. I just read Liam Scheff’s letter in Bay Windows. Wow! They actually published it! That’s something! The major media (like The New York Times etc) and with few exceptions, gay media (like Bay Windows, The Advocate etc.) have consistently suppressed or even ignored AIDS dissent. There may be a glimmer of hope here. Is it possible that those claimed to be infected with an unfindable retrovirus may be coming to their senses? That the drugs ostensibly claimed to “treat” allegedly infected individuals are really intended to kill them? Any investigation into the facts would lead to that observation.

  13. Note that Nobel Prize winner and possibly the world’s foremost expert on the subject Luc Montagnier has not (as of May 19, 2009) signed the letter from scientists who protest the way their story was presented in the movie House of Numbers. Montagnier seems to know something Gallo and his accomplices do not…

  14. I am pleased that a film of this type was FINALLY made. As many people may note, Dr. Peter Duesberg reached many of the findings presented in this film back in the early 90’s and they are well articulated in his book: “Inventing the AIDS Virus.” While disclosure is always a good thing, I am not sure it will stop the Goverment/Big Pharma Industrial Complex. My obserevation over the last decade is that most people have long ago taken the “Blue Pill,” and they get up in the morning and believe what they want to believe, as Morpheus would say.

    Perhaps some young researchers are willing to listen to the facts and blow the cover on the entire AIDS theory, but they are facing a Tsumami of a backlash. It’s all so pathetic. I do thank the film makers. Perhaps with the video format we can awaken a few more!

  15. I am so excited about this new documentary. I have been researching the whole HIV and AIDS debacle for years. If I hadn’t read what I have read then being given a positive diagnosis would have killed me. The truth has set me free and I hope and pray that it will set many more free and that in turn the lies, the deceit and the mass murder of so many who did not need to die is exposed for all the world to see. I hope to see the day when the AIDS institution and drug companies are trialled and sentenced for the misinformation, breeding of fear and for ruining so many lives through poisonous and toxic drug cocktails. Where is the virus? Where is it? How could the whole world have the wool pulled over their eyes? Can anyone tell me…. Is this movie coming to Australia soon?

  16. Hi Anton,

    I don’t know anything about the schedule, except what’s posted on the webpage:

    I do have a section going with quotes from the filmed interviewees, etc, here:

    It’s a corrupt industry, to be sure; as corrupt as most today, well…probably worse than most… they keep it hidden behind a wall of press releases and ‘newspeak,’ but it’s there to be seen, if you want to look. Most people probably don’t really want to, of course!



  17. This documentary may be well known to this crowd but out in the bulk of the world this has been kept very quite. Wikipedia, for one, quelches this story with a vengence.

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