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Hero Scientists, Cultropreneurs, Living Icons, and Praise-Singers: AIDS Denialism as Community

Nicoli Nattrass

in The AIDS Conspiracy: Science Fights Back

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149136
eISBN:
9780231520256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149136.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter explores the different aspects of AIDS denialism—the idea that HIV science is wrong and that alternative healing modalities can cure AIDS. Christine Maggiore, the late HIV-positive ... More


The AIDS Conspiracy: Science Fights Back

Nicoli Nattrass

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149136
eISBN:
9780231520256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149136.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Since the early days of the AIDS epidemic, many bizarre and dangerous hypotheses have been advanced to explain the origins of the disease. This book explores the social and political factors ... More


A State in Denial

Claire Laurier Decoteau

in Ancestors and Antiretrovirals: The Bio-Politics of HIV/AIDS in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226064451
eISBN:
9780226064628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226064628.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter deconstructs former President Thabo Mbeki’s ‘AIDS denialism,’ and argues it can be understood as both a means of resolving the postcolonial paradox, and as a new construction of ... More


Defending the Imprimatur of Science: Duesberg and the Medical Hypotheses Saga

Nicoli Nattrass

in The AIDS Conspiracy: Science Fights Back

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149136
eISBN:
9780231520256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149136.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter considers how the scientific community responded to Peter Duesberg's AIDS denialism. Particular attention is paid to the action taken against the journal Medical Hypotheses for ... More


The Conspiratorial Move and the Struggle for Evidence-Based Medicine

Nicoli Nattrass

in The AIDS Conspiracy: Science Fights Back

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149136
eISBN:
9780231520256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149136.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter concludes the book by drawing parallels between the AIDS denialist movement and the anti-vaccination movement—another example of organized opposition to medical science which employs the ... More


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