Most important, Mr. Baker is utterly wrong to see the pharmaceutical industry as the cause of the trouble; rather, it's the government itself that is the center of the problem. I believe that Ronald Reagan said something like: government is not the solution, government is the problem. It is tragic that his Secretary of HHS did not take these words to heart.
The mention of Ryan White reminds me: did nobody but me think it paradoxical that nobody blamed the government for stigmatizing this young man as carrying a deadly and contagious disease, while a local school board was vociferously blamed for believing it?
You are quite right. The government is most certainly at the center of the AIDS fraud. But secondarily, many key players in the pharmaceutical industry played along, cashed in, used their power and influence to add to the hysteria and squelch debate, conducted fraudulent drug trials, and concocted AIDS chemotherapy drugs that continue to maim and kill the poor unsuspecting souls who take them.