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  • Deadly Quackery

    06/03/2006 10:13:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 45 replies · 2,309+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 4, 2006 | JOHN MOORE and NICOLI NATTRASS
    H.I.V. causes AIDS. This is not a controversial claim but an established fact, based on more than 20 years of solid science. It is as certain as the descent of humans from apes and the falling of dropped objects to the ground. So why reiterate the obvious? Because lately, a bizarre theory has gained ground — one that claims that H.I.V. is harmless, and that the antiretroviral drugs that curb the growth of the virus cause rather than treat AIDS. Such talk sounds to most of us like quackery, but the theory has emerged as a genuine menace to public...
  • A Mother's Denial, a Daughter's Death

    09/25/2005 12:42:56 AM PDT · by newzjunkey · 30 replies · 1,691+ views
    The Los Angeles Times (via Yahoo) ^ | Sat Sep 24, 7:55 AM ET | Charles Ornstein and Daniel Costello
    Christine Maggiore was in prime form, engaging and articulate, when she explained to a Phoenix radio host in late March why she didn't believe HIV caused AIDS. The HIV-positive mother of two laid out matter-of-factly why, even while pregnant, she hadn't taken HIV medications, and why she had never tested her children for the virus. "Our children have excellent records of health," Maggiore said on the Air America program when asked about 7-year-old Charlie and 3-year-old Eliza Jane Scovill. "They've never had respiratory problems, flus, intractable colds, ear infections, nothing. So, our choices, however radical they may seem, are extremely...