Longtime Dissident by Rod Knoll

(Forthcoming venue; possible launch: Late 2022)

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Longtimedissident will be a VERY LIMITED substack with a SHORT series of articles (3-6 articles) pertaining to the history of the old “AIDS” dissident movement IN ADDITION to some important technical, scientific aspects that have been forgotten and how these elements might be relevant to today’s COVID dissident movement. This venue is targeted toward a small, SPECIFIC audience comprised of those who already HAVE fairly extensive knowledge of the technical, scientific issues surrounding virology, microbiology, molecular biology. The content on this venue will NOT be at an introductory or elementary level with respect to the scientific issues involved. If that is what you are seeking, please find another venue for answers to your questions. I will NOT be accepting any comments on my posts here.

Rod Knoll: the new kid on the block….NOT!


I have more than a quarter century of experience -and experiences- in the “AIDS” dissident movement. Since joining the “AIDS” dissident movement in 1995, I met most of the major American “AIDS” dissident scientists. I also met some international “AIDS” dissident scientists as well as many of my fellow veteran lay dissidents who were a part of the “AIDS” dissident movement.

My most extensive correspondence and my most significant education as a dissident was given to me by one of Dr. Stefan Lanka’s mentors, the late Eleni Papadopulos-Eleopulos, leader of the Perth Group of “AIDS” dissident researchers (1). I am just a lay person and not a fellow scientist like Eleni and her most famous student, Dr. Stefan Lanka. Despite this, I was truly blessed by the fact that Eleni P-E graciously took time to educate me as well. In fact, I was fortunate to have learned everything I could from Eleni through countless phone calls I had with her over a period of many years! I will always treasure this priceless experience and all the lessons that Eleni freely bestowed upon me while I was learning from her over the phone over all those years.

I was able to learn how to read medical scientific literature on my own before I spoke with Eleni for the first time in 1997, but Eleni really helped me to sharpen this skill. Eleni not only taught me many things, but she also taught me HOW to learn on my own. This truly was an undeniably enlightening education that Eleni so generously gave me over many years of phone conversations in addition to extensive e-mail correspondence I had with her and her Perth Group co-founder Dr. Valendar Turner.

Suffice it to say, I will be eternally grateful to Eleni Papadopulos-Eleopulos.

Starting in 1995, I began volunteering at a huge “AIDS” dissident organization in a major U.S. city for several years. The following year I became “Science Information Coordinator” for that organization. In that capacity, I created and edited “Info Packs” which were comprised of hard copies of articles on various topics surrounding the “HIV/AIDS” fraud. We would distribute these “info packs” at our local meetings, and we (I, mainly) would also ship these “info packs” to other dissident groups and individuals all over the planet. This was back in the days before this information became widely available on the internet.

I eventually started a new “AIDS” dissident organization in that same major U.S. city in the year 2000. I ran many dozens of public meetings of these dissident groups in addition to many classes of a more technical nature involving smaller groups of participants. Notably, I also helped to produce major seminars which featured many well-known scientists from the “AIDS” dissident movement such as Dr. Stefan Lanka and Dr. Kary Mullis. For several years during the late 1990s and early 2000s, I was also a proofreader for the newsletters for the oldest international “AIDS” dissident group.

One of the biggest honors I had as an “AIDS” dissident occurred when Eleni Papadopulos-Eleopulos and Dr. Val Turner of the Perth Group asked me to proofread some of their papers. My last notable public contribution I had as an “AIDS” dissident was running an internet forum that quickly became the most popular “AIDS” dissident forum on the internet for more than a decade. This lasted well into the 2010s by which time Facebook groups were becoming really popular.

Hopefully it is obvious that, when I was an active “AIDS” dissident, I was always “in it to win it”. Because of this, one of my proudest and probably most controversial contributions to the “AIDS” dissident movement was my participation in what I refer to as the “Civil War” that occurred in the international “AIDS” dissident movement. This “Civil War” took place between our faction surrounding the Perth Group and the other main faction of “AIDS” dissidents that always held power in our old “AIDS” dissident movement. This is a crucial albeit uncomfortable part of the legacy of the “AIDS” dissident movement as well as the legacy of any veteran “AIDS” dissident who participated in this “Civil War”.

Unfortunately, our efforts to fight the main opposing faction in our old “AIDS” dissident movement proved to be futile. This was because by that time sadly most of the damage was already done by that other faction. As a result, the “AIDS” dissident movement became- and remains to this day- a spectacular failure! This is a fact that needs to be acknowledged and appreciated by anyone who is a part of the current COVID dissident movement. For more information on this important piece of “AIDS” dissident history, please see the link that is at this footnote: (2) .

Suffice it to say, I think it is critical that all participants in the current COVID dissident movement take the time to learn all of this important history so that the same mistakes that were made by many of us old “AIDS” dissidents can be avoided by those who are actively participating in the current COVID dissident movement. As the saying goes, those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it! I also feel compelled to point out the tragic irony of the name I’ve chosen for this venue: “Longtime Dissident”. I realize I just spent a lot of space above bragging about my extremely lengthy history of being a dissident. However, I think it is prudent to ask is it really great that a dissident has had to do dissident actions for such a LONG TIME? Correct me if I’m wrong, but shouldn’t the goal of being a dissident be to get the job done and to get it done as quickly as possible so that we can all get on with our lives…?

I think the name “Longtime Dissident” can be a double-edged sword. I don’t wish for readers to view this venue as merely a history or recollection of events and people from our old “AIDS” dissident movement. If you are a part of the current COVID “truth” or dissident movement, I think you should view this venue as a WARNING! This crucial history of the “AIDS” dissident movement will probably color many of the things I write on this platform, but I expect I will write about other topics as well.

I hope to share a lot of insights into what happened to and during our dear old and now-deceased “AIDS” dissident movement. I will also try to show how this important history has relevance to the current situation with COVID and the newer dissident movement surrounding COVID. I may not write a lot of articles on this site, and I am not requiring anyone to subscribe to read any of the content I will post here. I will try to speak out when I feel it seems necessary.

Another warning: I tend NOT to be brief. I’ve always regarded the internet as a medium in which brevity is not needed where people will hopefully take their time to read everything that I take my time to write. If you are cool with that, I hope you will appreciate my efforts. I am well aware of the fact that brevity is said to be the soul of wit. I hope to show you that, despite my tendency to avoid being brief, I still have plenty of soul AND wit!

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I hope to start posting articles on this site soon. STAY TUNED!


Rod Knoll

October 2022

Footnotes (links open in same tab)


The Perth Group's web site is at THIS LINK (opens in same tab)


A history of the battles within the “AIDS” dissident movement is at THIS LINK (opens in same tab)


Rod Knoll
I am a long-time "AIDS" dissident since 1995, now a COVID dissident as well. I have a FORTHCOMING substack. More info. is available at: https://longtimedissident.substack.com/about