Paper refuting HIV–AIDS link secures publication : Nature News & Comment

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Paper refuting HIV–AIDS link secures publication : Nature News & Comment.

My commentary:

  1. Peter Duesberg is an AIDS denialist.  I don’t mind scientists that try to press for a new theory.  It happens more often than one would think, but right now, the evidence that HIV causes AIDS is overwhelming.  He’s like the creationist of the virology world..
  2. He refutes the effectiveness of anti-retroviral drugs, without providing much evidence, but using this refutation as his “evidence”.
  3. His rebuttal of the clear cut data of the disaster in South Africa when the government accept the AIDS denialism and anti-retrovirals usage dropped has been refuted a number of times.
  4. Note that other journals turned him down.  The Italian Journal of Anatomy and Embryology is what is a called a “low impact journal.”  It means that the quality of the journal and its readership numbers are quite a bit lower than higher level journals.

Duesberg needs to go away.

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