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International AIDS Conference Reports Index
9-14 July 2000 Durban South Africa
Global Manifesto    Treatment for all, Now !
Durban, South Africa, 9 July 2000



Reports of [moribund] Barcelona AIDS Conference



Big Pharma puts block on cheap drug imports
Nick Mathiason on poor countries' ongoing struggle to obtain generic pharmaceuticals
 The Observer  August 3, 2003

We urge you to pledge your support for swift and deliberate action to address the unique medical needs of HIV-infected children as we accelerate care and treatment around the world.  The special treatment needs of children are often overlooked. Children need medications formulated for their use and medical equipment made for their growing bodies. Health care providers also need training on how to treat younger patients. With sustained and appropriate care, children's chances for long-term survival and a productive adulthood improve dramatically.   see website

And Knowing It Could Save Your Life

AIDS Denialists undermine efforts to teach safer sexual behaviors needed for reducing the spread of HIV; discourage people from seeking useful treatment available from their doctors; and serve to confuse people about important medical matters which affect lives in the most profound way.

AIDS Denialists: How to Respond

Answering the AIDS Denialists:
CD4 (T-Cell) Counts, and Viral Load

News and Views on AIDS Causality from AIDS Activists and Educators

The HIV-AIDS Connection
National Institutes of Health website
with many links

This is the definitive National Institutes of Health article debunking the myths that the AIDS denialists perpetuate

Science ~ Vol 266 - December 1994
evaluating the claims of AIDS denialists

South African TAC's resource;

AIDS Denialism
Sensationalist Hype of Celia Farber, an official member of a group of so-called AIDS denialists who believe AIDS is caused by drugs not HIV.
A highly misleading and extremely biased article is stirring controversy in the AIDS community. Published in the March issue of the American "lad" magazine, Gear, it claims that the "cocktail" of anti-HIV medications currently in use is killing more people than it helps. The story has also been picked up - -and expanded on -- by this week's New York Press and on an ABC News Web site.

more distortions, errors and fabrications by Celia Farber's AIDS DENIALISM in the March 2006 Harper's Magazine


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HIV on white blood cell, 1993 photo: Carl Tandatnic/Collection National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Recognition all began in the summer of 1981

"In a few short releases from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, USA, the American authorities informed the populace that a new, mysterious disease had been discovered in the heavily populated cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. Up to one hundred people, the vast majority of them younger homosexual or bisexual men had come down with several, difficult-to-explain symptoms during the past year. In the government publication Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, it was reported that the patients had been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, a specific type of pneumonia and several other uncommon diseases. The actual course of the disease was described as long and drawn out: the patients lost a great deal of weight, became weak and in most cases were afflicted with long-term fever and difficult-to-treat infections. The prognosis was not positive, since few patients seemed to improve at all and a great number of patients had died, despite the fact that they were treated with what were otherwise effective medicines. The new cases were therefore both bewildering and ominous at the same time. Something serious was obviously happening.

These short entries in this American medical magazine are now seen as the formal starting point of what became one of the most tragic and comprehensive epidemics of the late 1900s and modern times: the AIDS epidemic."

David Torsén, Ph.D. student, Department of the History of Science and Ideas, Uppsala University, Sweden.   
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