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The Resource Positively false : exposing the myths around HIV and AIDS, Joan Shenton ; foreword by Gordon T. Stewart

Positively false : exposing the myths around HIV and AIDS, Joan Shenton ; foreword by Gordon T. Stewart

Label
Positively false : exposing the myths around HIV and AIDS
Title
Positively false
Title remainder
exposing the myths around HIV and AIDS
Statement of responsibility
Joan Shenton ; foreword by Gordon T. Stewart
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"HIV is an infection. HIV leads to AIDS. AIDS kills. This is the hypothesis. All AIDS researchers of whatever persuasion accept this as no more than a hypothesis." "Joan Shenton, a prize-winning medical journalist, was caught up in the dramatic David and Goliath battle between the AIDS orthodoxy and dissenters who have questioned the hypotheses of the orthodoxy. What startled Shenton, during her investigations for Channel 4 TV, was the shrill vehemence with which the scientific orthodoxy dismissed the work of other AIDS researchers who postulated the possibility that HIV was a harmless retro-virus, that AIDS was not an infectious condition and that, even if it were, it was not HIV which broke down a body's immune system but rather the toxic assault from drug abuse, drug 'treatments' for AIDS and, in haemophiliacs, impurities from repeated clotting factor transfusions." "In this book Shenton introduces scientists who maintain that HIV has never been isolated and that the HIV test is simply picking up proteins said to be specific to the virus, but which reside in all of us and happen to become raised when the body's immune system is compromised for other reasons. She has recorded an extra-ordinary account of the tyranny of orthodoxy imposed by some scientists and the pharmaceutical industry which, according to Shenton, has distorted and derailed the process of scientific inquiry, cost billions of misspent dollars for 'treatment' and misdirected research funding, and condemned tens of thousands of individuals with the stigma and anxiety of an HIV-positive label." "Through her attempts to investigate AIDS research Shenton paints a fascinating picture of collusion between science and commerce. Her book makes a real contribution to our understanding of the debates surrounding HIV and AIDS and raises disturbing questions about the relationship between scientific analysis, public health and commercial interest."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DNLM
Dewey number
616.97/92071
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC607.A26
LC item number
S4918 1998
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
  • 1998 D-687
  • WC 503
NLM item number
S546p 1998
Label
Positively false : exposing the myths around HIV and AIDS, Joan Shenton ; foreword by Gordon T. Stewart
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-266) and index
Control code
1613325
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
xxxiii, 277 p.
Isbn
9781860643330
Lccn
99202560
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System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm39183274
  • (OCoLC)39183274
Label
Positively false : exposing the myths around HIV and AIDS, Joan Shenton ; foreword by Gordon T. Stewart
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-266) and index
Control code
1613325
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
xxxiii, 277 p.
Isbn
9781860643330
Lccn
99202560
Other physical details
ports
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm39183274
  • (OCoLC)39183274

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