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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More lives were lost due to the pervasiveness of AIDS denialism at that time.
Discussion includes challenges related to sustaining funding of treatment and care, the use of law and diplomacy to address HIV, the impact of stigma, intellectual property law for future treatments, medical male circumcision as a prevention strategy, global data collection, US international policies on promoting prevention and research with men who have sex with men, criminalization and bias against sex workers, the role of social movements, treatment advocacy, prevention activism, community engagement, citizen scientists and activists researchers, and AIDS denialism.
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.
Mortal Combat: AIDS Denialism and the Struggle for Antiretrovirals in South Africa.
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.
1) The notion mainstream is of course problematic on field so full of controversies, for example around AIDS denialism.
The AIDS denialism of a few nutty activists in San Francisco is one thing.
The opening chapters introduce the roots of AIDS denialism by tracing its links to three major sources: the normalization of democratic discourse--i.
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 .
Mortal combat; AIDS denialism and the stuggle for antiretrovirals in South Africa.
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