August 15, 2008
for Public Affairs (Media)
Case No. NCI 08-069, FOIA Case No. 35119
To the United States:
I, Boyd Ed Graves, do hereby formally appeal the July 17, 2008 final agency decision that no documents exist for the requested Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, seeking the ‘return ‘ of progress reports #14 and 15 (1977 and 1978) of the U.S. Special Virus Cancer Program (1962 – 1978).
The progress reports were in the archives of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as is evidenced by a May 15, 2000 letter from Dr. Victoria Cargill, Medical Officer for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of AIDS Research.
In her letter, Dr. Cargill confirms the existence of the U.S. Special Virus program and that three progress reports were located in the archives of the NCI. Upon subsequent communication, it was determined that progress reports #14 and !5 were among the three progress reports.
Equally true, there is a sufficient paper and correspondence trial between NCI officials and petitioner, specifically addressing progress reports #14 and 15. These documents were in the archives of the United States, they have been illegally removed and FOIA law compels and enjoins the NCI to replace the missing progress reports.
Much of the communication with the NCI has been through and with the Deputy Director, Dr. Alan Rabson. According to a cursory review of the available progress reports, Dr. Rabson was a member of the “Developmental Committee” of the U.S. Special Virus program. See, page 12, progress report #8 (1971) , U.S. Special Virus program. Dr. Rabson has a personal vested interest in “hiding” the missing progress reports, because he was intimately involved in the development of HIV/AIDS.
The missing progress reports are significant for a number of reasons. First, any review of the 15 progress reports will solve and end HIV/AIDS. Second, if we are serious about solving and ending HIV/AIDS, then a review should be conducted of the experiments and contracts of the “ETIOLOGY AREA” of the National Cancer Institute. Third, progress report # 14, identifies the work of developer, Dr. Peter Duesberg, who has never explained his role in the secret, federal program. And Fourth, progress report #15 provides the entire budget for the program. The U.S. Congress appropriated $550 million dollars to make AIDS.
This federal program sought to determine if animal cancers (like visna virus) could grow in certain human host cells. We now know that visna virus is the AIDS Task Force), it was concluded HIV/AIDS had evolved from visna virus. of HIV/AIDS. See, Science, Vol. 227, pp. 173 – 7, January 1985. According to the United States, see page 39, progress report #8, visna virus had not Yet been associated with human disease as late as 1971, but by July 18, 1983 (
The United States should be compelled to replace the missing progress reports and forced to explain and investigate this secret, federal virus development program that persisted in the United States from 1962 through 1978.
The American people and the people of the world have a right to know the truth about the true U.S. origin of the greatest scourge in human history. By compelling the United States to return the documents to the archives, that history will be preserved for all to see and view.