AIDS Denialism

AIDS Denialism

A term referring to the assertion by non-scientists that HIV-1 doesn’t cause AIDS, and may even be a harmless “passenger” virus with no pathogenic potential.
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Rather than report in-depth on the violence, threats, stalking, breaking of restraining orders, and, yes, terrorism (bomb threats are terrorism last time I checked), you instead go with some "he said, she said" drivel that panders to AIDS denialism and criticizes AIDS prevention.
In this important book she addresses the background factors that contributed to the dark AIDS denialism period in SAs healthcare history.
Furthermore, the biography challenges post-1994 Aids denialism and the myths around it.
Her sacking captured in microcosm everything which disturbed the grassroots about the Mbeki presidency: its casual imperiousness, its disdain for the opinions of the membership, its explicit preference for AIDS denialism at the expense of decisive action, and its selective application of government 'rules' to discipline some ministers but not others with the so-called FOT - 'Friends of Thabo' -enjoying much greater licence.
For instance, Epstein confers that AIDS denialism in South Africa is in part a defensive strategy against centuries of racist stereotypes about Africa and African sexual practices.
As Mark Heywood observes, Mbeki's Aids denialism can be gleaned from the fact that he questioned rather than affirmed the link between HIV and Aids .
The opening chapters introduce the roots of AIDS denialism by tracing its links to three major sources: the normalization of democratic discourse--i.
The AIDS denialism of a few nutty activists in San Francisco is one thing.
Under the South African presidency of Thabo Mbeki, AIDS denialism (the view that HIV is not the cause of AIDS) led to delayed implementation of ART and resulted in thousands of deaths.
There are a host of conspiracy theories evolving around AIDS and HIV: this book identifies four symbolically powerful figures involved in AIDS denialism, and offers an intriguing survey of how pro-science advocates have fought back by using research and political credibility to resist false AIDS myths.
Reminiscing on the AIDS denialism days of Mbeki and Tshabalala-Msimang, he said that he sat through numerous presentations of 'quack' cures by now-infamous denialists such as Dr David Rasnick, Dr Peter Duesberg and Dr Matthias Rath and his Foundation, not to mention the Presidential Advisory Panel that submitted a highly contentious report to President Mbeki in March 2001.
More lives were lost due to the pervasiveness of AIDS denialism at that time.
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