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Propaganda & Theories: What Do we Really Know About AIDS?
by Christine Maggiore
Monday Mar 19th, 2001 12:00 PM
I am profoundly disappointed with progressive, critical thinkers who stop thinking critically when it comes to AIDS. The same people who are wary of mainstream media stories and government reports accept without question all stories and reports on AIDS. The very activists who protest the agendas of multinational chemical corporations assume their typical practices and toxic products are right-on when it comes to AIDS.
From Satya magazine, current issue, NYC:
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What Do we Really Know About AIDS?
By Christine Maggiore

I am profoundly disappointed with progressive, critical thinkers who stop thinking critically when it comes to AIDS. The same people who are wary of mainstream media stories and government reports accept without question all stories and reports on AIDS. The very activists who protest the agendas of multinational chemical corporations assume their typical practices and toxic products are right-on when it comes to AIDS. On public radio, in alternative journals, and among the terribly concerned and compassionate, there\'s only one side to AIDS and little tolerance for anyone who thinks otherwise. It seems that AIDS is immune to healthy skepticism and has the unique ability to turn fervent liberals ferociously conventional and make compliant followers out of our most innovative leaders.

As a healthy HIV positive mother, I find that my decision to decline toxic pharmaceuticals for myself and my son inspires mostly criticism from people who otherwise support independent thinking, natural living, and everyone else\'s right to choose. As the director of an alternative AIDS organization, I wish that intelligent, caring people would step outside of the mainstream paradigm and consider another side of AIDS. To that end, I offer Satya readers the tip of an enormous iceberg of information.

AIDS is not a new disease. AIDS is a new name for an ever-expanding list of previously known and unrelated conditions that include yeast infections, diarrhea, tuberculosis, salmonella, certain pneumonias and cancers. These conditions are only called AIDS when a person tests HIV positive, but all of these also happen to people who test HIV negative, and all have well-known causes and treatments that are completely unrelated to HIV.

AIDS varies from country to country and year to year. In January of 1993, government AIDS officials in America declared that people who test HIV positive and have a low T cell count
by feightisenough
Tuesday Mar 20th, 2001 10:46 AM
We know this: The denialists are funded by the right wing. Who bought the building for ACT UP SF? A wealthy Republican. Who do ACT UP, Maggiore, and Alive and Well serve? The Right. Why does the Right care? They want to defund AIDS services to up the ante on their war on the poor and minority populations.
by Stay Alive
Wednesday Mar 21st, 2001 1:08 PM
We know this: The right wing is funded by the pharmaceutical companies. Who serves in Bush's cabinet? A wealthy pharmaceutical CEO. Who do organizations funded by pharmaceutical companies (like Project Inform) serve? The pahrmaceutical companies that fund them. Why do the pharmaceutical companies care? They want to make as much profit as they can off of their patented drugs, and get as much government funding as possible to help pay for them, to up the ante on their war on the poor and minority populations.

Go to http://www.opensecrets.org. There you can find who funded right wing politicians. I don't see any donations from ACT UP, Christine Maggiore, or Alive and Well, but I see millions of dollars in donations from pharmaceutical companies.

In case you don't know, several years ago, the government made it easier to get new pharmaceutical drugs on the market. As a result, many AIDS drugs have been put on the market with no long-term testing. The pharmaceutical companies fund studies to show that PWAs must take these drugs ASAP, every day, for the rest of their lives. People are getting sick and dying from side-effects of toxic pharmaceutical AIDS drugs.

My lover died of a protease inhibitor-induced heart attack. If he had heard this information, he would be alive today.

Who supports the right? It's the pharmaceutical drug pushers who call people who have died from toxic AIDS drugs "denialists." The real denialists are those who are giving free advertising to pharmaceutical companies by pushing their toxic drugs, and failing to inform people of their deadly side-effects.

Of all the HIV+ people I've known for the last decade, the only ones alive today are the ones who are not taking the pharmaceutical AIDS drugs.
by I Support Freedom of Information and Choice
Wednesday Mar 21st, 2001 1:32 PM
Why is it that whenever anyone mentions anything about the toxic dangers of AIDS drugs, people always have to go in to an angry attack mode, using words like "denialist" and bringing up unrelated subjects to try to bolster their position?

What does this article have to do with ACT UP, who funds ACT UP, or the right wing? This article is about one woman's personal experience. What is she denying? If she is still alive, is it wrong to not take the drugs? Would you support forced medication of HIV+ people, or do you believe people can make up their own mind with what drugs they decide to take? If they decide not to take the drugs, what are they denying?

What is wrong with warning people of the dangerous side-effects of AIDS drugs? How is educating others about the dangers of AIDS drugs a war on the poor and people of color? Don't you think that the pharmaceutical industry's targeting of poor communities and people of color to participate in their clinical trials for untested AIDS drugs is more of a war on the poor and people of color?
by Realist
Thursday Mar 22nd, 2001 11:47 AM
Denialists are those who deny AIDS drugs kill. Denialists are those who would rather deny sick people in Africa treatments for common illnesses, such as TB, malnutrition, etc., and take up the whole public health budget to give deadly AIDS drugs to people who are just assumed to have HIV, without having even been tested. Denialists are those who support tearing apart of families and jailing of parents who refuse to feed children toxic AIDS drugs, and who support giving deadly AZT to children.

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