Interview in French (with English subtitles) of Professor Luc Montagnier, Nobel Prize for medicine in 2008, on the importance of detecting infections which may be at the root of chronic illness.
Pr Montagnier on Lyme Disease, Autism and chronic infections.
'Chronic illnesses are not only illnesses of elderly people'
'So it is an illness that has to be taken very seriously'
'I don't want to compare it to AIDS but it's almost like AIDS, in fact this bacteria is a close relative to the Syphilis spirochete, they are in the same family, of course Syphilis is a lot rarer these days but it has now been replaced by Lyme Disease which is not sexually transmitted but through tick bites or from mother to child and there are probably other means of transmission that we are not aware of.'
He calls for a changes in the way the public, doctors and politicians think about chronic illness and the benefits of changes which although initially costly will in the long term reduce health care costs for such illnesses as Alzheimer's, cancer and AIDS.
A further interview conducted following the first but in English and with slightly different conversation.