Denying AIDS: Conspiracy Theories, Pseudoscience, and Human Tragedy

Seeking Stories of AIDS Denialism

Have you or someone you know been harmed by AIDS Denialism? If you, or someone you care about, have been advised to stop taking HIV meds, ignore HIV test results, purchase a 'natural' cure etc., please email me.

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Rethinking AIDS: When 99% of the world disagrees, we must be right

The AIDS Denialists are planning their World AIDS Day conference. If you are in Washington on December 1, you should drop by the Washington Court Hotel. In case you find it hard to believe that anyone in 2011 questions the existence of HIV, seeing these guys is believing.  Here is the latest announcement that Rethinking AIDS emailed to potential attendees.  Remember, this is not a joke, at least it is not meant to be a joke.

UPDATE: As discussed in comments below, the AIDS Deniers have cancelled their 2011 Rethinking AIDS conference. 
So sad. 
The reason is obvious -- 
     a clash of delusions. 
The AIDS denier camps are fighting, again. There is a battle between those who say HIV does not exist (Perthians) and those who say HIV exists but is harmless (Duesbergians).
I am not sure why they just don't have a denialist debate? What are they afraid of?  I would be happy to sponsor the debate and host it on this blog. 
Any takers?
Have a few minutes for some mindless entertainment? Visit the Rethinking AIDS page in Facebook. 

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Friday, October 14, 2011

An Open Letter to Clark Baker from Concerned Citizen

Dear Mr. Baker,

You recently wrote a letter to Dr. Kalichman requesting his expertise in HIV Criminalization Cases.  You made this request for the prosecution, even though you speciously claim to work for the defense.  Would you consider this to be an ethical request?  If you wish to be accepted as a serious, respected, criminal justice professional, a letter with such childish pandering does not bode well for your credibility.  It is not only unprofessional to taunt a man credentialed and well respected in his field, it also gives you the appearance of a bully.  It is also a waste of Dr. Kalichman’s precious time.

Strategy & Slander
First you mention the so called strategy of OMSJ.  Your stated strategy in the letter is to go over the medical and scientific evidence to be used by the prosecution and “render opinions as to whether they have sufficient evidence or not.”   That is the only truth I have ever seen you write.  You admit that what you are offering is opinion; speculation; conjecture.  How could you offer an educated opinion when you do not accept the current, accepted science of HIV?  Or when you do not have the necessary education or experience to render a valid opinion?  This obvious oversight on your part is not lost on logical, mentally stable people.
 However, the true strategy as stated at your OMSJ site is to perpetuate an agenda of “HIV Science as incoherent gibberish”.  You state that “HIV tests are worthless” and that “HIV tests are designed to do nothing more than market HIV as a disease.”   You accuse HIV Scientists, Researchers and Doctors as being “Pharma Sluts” and anyone else who disagrees with you as “meth trannies.”  How can you make these ridiculous, unsubstantiated and libelous accusations and expect to be taken seriously?

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Vaccine Hysteria Takes Hold in the USA

Vaccines not safe, say one of four Americans in new poll
Posted on October 1, 2011 by Stone Hearth News

ANN ARBOR, Mich. and WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — More than one-quarter of Americans are concerned about the value and safety of vaccines and 21.4 percent believe vaccines can cause autism, according to the Thomson Reuters-NPR Health Poll.

Thomson Reuters and NPR conduct the monthly poll to gauge attitudes and opinions on a wide range of health issues.

In the latest survey in the series, 26.6 percent of respondents expressed concern over the safety of vaccines. Households with children under the age of 18 demonstrated the greatest level of concern (30.8%). The lowest level of concern (18.5%) was found in respondents 65 years old and up.

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