HIV and AIDS: Dangerous Denialism

You’d think the link between HIV and AIDS would by now be undisputed, but there is a growing amount of web and airtime being given to erroneous denialist views. Partly this is being stoked by the controversial ‘documentary’ House of Numbers:

Sadly, these views seem to be permeating mainstream media.

Guiding questions:

1. What are some of the main points made by the film?

2. What do they argue are the causes of AIDS?

3. What effects can glossy pseudo-scientific presentations such as this have on public perception and trust of science?

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Reader:

Brilliant (free) chapter on Matthias Rath and AIDS denialism in South Africa, from BadScience.

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Here is MrT’s hero, Hans Rosling, outlining HIV/AIDS data using GapMinder:

And to restore your faith in HIV/AIDS information and the scientific process, visit AIDSTruth.org for a comprehensive breakdown of HIV/AIDS facts and stats.

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