Just for completeness sake, I was worried that some of you might have missed this absolute corker of a 15 page article in Harper’s (circ: 230,000) by AIDS-denialist Celia Farber, in which all kinds of entertaining claims get an airing. AIDS is actually a “chemical syndrome, caused by accumulated toxins from heavy drug use,” “many cases of AIDS are the consequence of heavy drug use, both recreational (poppers, cocaine, methamphetamines, etc.) and medical (AZT, etc.)”; “HIV is a harmless passenger virus that infects a small percentage of the population and is spread primarily from mother to child, though at a relatively low rate”; “75 percent of AIDS cases in the West can be attributed to drug toxicity. If toxic AIDS therapies were discontinued…thousands of lives could be saved virtually overnight.”
It’s the usual nonsense, but it’s fairly unusual to see it played out so uncritically, and in such a mainstream forum.
The original article is here:
And best of all is the spectacular rebuttal by Prof Gallo (let’s just call him Mr. AIDS) et al is to be found over 36 pages of joy here:
And a rebuttal to the rebuttal is here:
More African AIDS action here: