In defence of rational AIDS activism: how the irrationality of Act Up-Paris and others is risking the health of people with HIV or at risk of HIV infection

Nathan Geffen and Gregg Gonsalves

This article describes the irrational actions of Act Up-Paris and some other organisations in recent years. We have written this because their activities are threatening the development of new treatment and prevention technologies for people with HIV. They are also undermining scientific research programmes in developing countries.

The groups we discuss here couch their anti-science agenda in progressive rhetoric. They therefore persuade some wellintentioned people and organisations unfamiliar with HIV science to support their causes.

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