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AIDS Denialism Thrives on the Edge of the Net

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The New Scientist has an interesting article about the amount of AIDS-HIV denialism that is present on the internet and who the people are that support this perspective.

"It is tempting to dismiss the so-called AIDS denialism movement out of hand, but it has a strong internet presence, with a plethora of websites and blogs that can mislead the unwary. While the movement has lately suffered some significant blows to its credibility, it has in the recent past wielded extraordinary influence, especially in southern Africa, the centre of the world's AIDS epidemic. "Denialism has been relegated to the fringes of the internet, but it isn't of no consequence," says John Moore, an immunologist at Weill Cornell Medical College, Ithaca, New York, and one of the world's foremost AIDS researchers. "It can still cost the lives of unsuspecting people."

"The origins of the AIDS denialism movement can be traced back to 1987, four years after the discovery of HIV."

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