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Denying AIDS : conspiracy theories, pseudoscience, and human tragedy

Author: Seth C Kalichman
Publisher: New York : Copernicus Books, ©2009.
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Traces the origins of AIDS dissidents' disclaimers during the earliest days of the epidemic and delves into the psychology and politics of the current denial movement in its various incarnations. Focuses not on the "difficult" or doubting patient, but on organized, widespread forms of denial (including the idea that HIV itself is a myth and HIV treatments are poison) and the junk science, faulty logic, conspiracy  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Seth C Kalichman
ISBN: 9780387794754 0387794751 9780387794761 038779476X
OCLC Number: 390487079
Description: xxiii, 205 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 25 cm.
Contents: HIV/AIDS denialism is alive and well --
Peter Duesberg and the origins of HIV/AIDS denialism --
AIDS pseudoscience --
Denialist journalism and conspiracy theories --
Politics of denialism --
Getting out of denial --
Epilogue : the most ironic conspiracy --
Appendix A. Timeline of HIV/AIDS denialism --
Appendix B. About the HIV/AIDS denialists.
Responsibility: Seth C. Kalichman ; foreword by Nicoli Nattrass.
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Since the discovery of HIV, there has been a concerted effort to spread misinformation about AIDS. This book exposes that effort, from its origins in the epidemic's earliest days to the psychology  Read more...

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