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The AIDS conspiracy : science fights back

Author: Nicoli Nattrass
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Examines conspiracy theories surrounding HIV and AIDS, focusing on two main widely believed falsehoods--that America manufactured AIDS to be a biological weapon and the belief that HIV is harmless and the true cause of AIDS are antiretroviral drugs.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicoli Nattrass
ISBN: 9780231149129 0231149123 9780231520256 0231520255 9781868145621 186814562X 9780231149136 0231149131
OCLC Number: 730413677
Description: viii, 225 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The conspiratorial move against HIV science and its consequences --
AIDS origin conspiracy theories in the United States and South Africa --
Who believes AIDS conspiracy theories and why leadership matters --
Science, politics, and credibility : David Gilbert fights AIDS conspiracy beliefs in US prisons --
Science, conspiracy theory, and the South African AIDS policy tragedy --
Hero scientists, cultropreneurs, living icons, and praise-singers : AIDS denialism as community --
Defending the imprimatur of science : Duesberg and the medical hypotheses saga --
The conspiratorial move and the struggle for evidence-based medicine.
Responsibility: Nicoli Nattrass.


Since the early days of the AIDS epidemic, many bizarre and dangerous hypotheses have been advanced as to the origins of the disease.  Read more...
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In this important book, Nattrass...deftly examines widespread misconceptions about the origin, transmission, and health effects of AIDS. Publishers Weekly A remarkably well argued case against Read more...

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