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  • HIV Research Fraud Highlights Scramble for Federal Science Grant Money

    In the most brazen case of medical research fraud since the 1974 "patchwork mouse" scandal, scientist Dong-Pyou Han has admitted to faking an HIV vaccine experiment to gain federal funding.

    24 September 2014 | Healthline
  • Has Jacob Zuma hurt the fight against AIDS more than Thabo Mbeki?

    Has South African president Jacob Zuma set back the the fight against HIV/AIDS more than his predecessor? Opposition leader Helen Zille believes so but the evidence shows otherwise.

    23 September 2014 | Africa Check
  • Egypt's Military Regime Still Pushing Bogus HIV, Hepatitis "Cure"

    The so-called 'miracle' device originally made media headlines in February when it was slammed for its tenuous grasp of the science surrounding both life-threatening diseases.

    09 July 2014 | Poz magazine news
  • Researcher Admits to HIV Vaccine Fraud

    United States prosecutors have filed charges against a researcher who admitted to fraudulently reporting data while conducting research for a HIV vaccine. Dong-Pyou Han, a former laboratory manager at Iowa State University, admitted to putting human antibodies into samples of rabbit’s blood to create the illusion that an experimental vaccine was potentially effective. After millions in grants from the National Institutes of Health and years of work, another laboratory discovered irregularities that showed the results were false.

    26 June 2014 | Guardian Liberty Voice
  • Media Cooks Up Claim That Soy Sauce Treats, Even Cures HIV

    Numerous media outlets have erroneously reported that soy sauce contains an ingredient that treats or even may cure HIV.

    15 May 2014 | AIDSMeds
  • Killing With Kindness - How HIV Denialism Murders Women

    Today, Friday 25 April, on the 30th anniversary of the isolation of HIV, the School of Oriental and African Studies is screening a film by a German director that denies HIV is the cause of AIDS and that, instead, HIV treatments probably are.

    25 April 2014 | Huffington Post
  • You're Not Alone: Medical Conspiracies Believed By Many

    About half of American adults believe in at least one medical conspiracy theory, but some conspiracy theories have much more traction than others, a survey shows. Three times as many people believe U.S. regulators prevent people from getting natural cures as believe that a U.S. spy agency infected African Americans with HIV.

    19 March 2014 | Reuters
  • Egypt claims miracle cure for HIV and Hepatitis

    Almost certainly a political miracle rather than a medical one, Egypt's claim to have an instant cure for HIV and Hepatitis shows the lengths the coup leaders will go for legitimacy.

    27 February 2014 | The Commentator
  • Stories Claim Marijuana Fights HIV and Should be Tested in Patients - Extrapolating From Small Animal Trial

    Competent medical reporters know better than to raise hopes regarding any disease following a single trial in animals. And yet, a couple of news outlets ran with headlines declaring that pot fights AIDS, and suggested that the lack of enthusiasm in the medical community was all due to the illicit nature of the drug.

    19 February 2014 | Knight Science Journalism Tracker
  • HIV Denial and “Just Asking Questions”

    The “just asking questions” maneuver is familiar to many skeptics. The idea is to feign neutrality, to insulate oneself from accountability or being held to answer for any specific position, but meanwhile to sow doubt about a scientific claim by raising (dubious) questions.

    18 February 2014 | Science-Based Medicine
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