Community responses to mainstream US magazine supporting HIV denialists
12 April 2006. Related: Other news.
The March 2006 issue of influential and respected US-based Harpers Magazine contained an article titled Out of Control, AIDS and the Corruption of Medical Science by the well-known AIDS denialist, Celia Farber. The article essentially repeats that extensively repeats UC Berkeley virologist Peter Duesbergs discredited theory that HIV does not cause AIDS. Harpers is (or was) a serious magazine read by intelligent people, so its of significant concern that they published such an article.
A broad community supported website promptly collected and published online a useful collection of articles presenting the scientific evidence that HIV is the cause of AIDS, and that benefits of antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) outweigh the risks. The website was created by people engaged in the worldwide struggle against HIV/AIDS and is an excellent resource.
This website presents the scientific evidence that HIV is the cause of AIDS http://www.aidstruth.org
Links include original Harpers article and media response (from The Nation, Salon, New York Times, The Advocate and others):
Harper’s Publishes AIDS Denialist
Contributing to genocide
The New York Times
HIV Denialism in Harper’s Faulted
Harper’s magazine publishes controversial AIDS story
Evidence HIV Causes AIDS
The Science of HIV/AIDS
The Relationship Between HIV and AIDS
How HIV Causes AIDS (Koch’s Postulates etc)
HAART decreases mortality
Facts, resources and links
AIDS Denialists: How to Respond