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Science, Conspiracy Theory, and the South African AIDS Policy Tragedy

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/9780231149136.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter critiques South African President Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki's skepticism of HIV science and his move to halt the distribution antiretroviral drugs in South Africa. When Mbeki became the ... More


Costa Rica

Jessica Salas Martínez and Ignacio Salom Echeverria

in The HIV Pandemic: Local and Global Implications

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199237401
eISBN:
9780191723957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237401.003.0030
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews Costa Rica's response to its HIV epidemic. The country's most important achievement in dealing with the epidemic thus far has been ensuring access to affordable antiretroviral ... More


How to Win Friends and Influence Enemies

Nitsan Chorev

in The World Health Organization between North and South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450655
eISBN:
9780801463921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450655.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines how the World Health Organization (WHO), under the leadership of Director-General Gro Harlem Brundtland, was able to overcome the most pressing financial difficulties and regain ... More


The Conspiratorial Move against HIV Science and its Consequences

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/9780231149136.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This introductory chapter focuses on the different conspiracy theories about acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Most people do not believe conspiracy theories about AIDS. But suspicions that ... 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


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