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The Virus, Vitamins & Vegetables: The South African HIV/AIDS Mystery

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This collection of essays by some of South Africa’s foremost HIV/AIDS writers, doctors, and activists takes readers down the rabbit hole of AIDS denialism when thousands of people died unnecessarily as their treatment became the subject of intellectual debate by politicians. Recounting the democratic, postapartheid government's questioning of the link between HIV and AIDS ...more
Paperback, 211 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Jacana Media (first published April 1st 2009)
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Oct 03, 2009 Sammie rated it liked it
Really interesting account of the denialism and charlatanism that characterized the Mbeki/Mano reign. Essays by key players and observers documenting different aspects of the failed, flawed policy of the South African government towards the HIV/AIDS crisis in the country. Especially interesting to me as I lived thru and had a front row seat for the key year of 2003 leading up to and after the national treatment policy went into effect.
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Sep 13, 2014 Recato Cristiano rated it really liked it
Still shocked. Cant believe that educated people could have been so blind in denying that HIV causes AIDS. And denying children the right to live.

I think all these guilty parties should be tried at in the Netherlands for crimes against humanity.
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