Reply to "AIDS turns 20"

In the September 2001 issue of GQ, there is an article titled 'The AIDS Deniers'. It reports of a group that has splintered off of ACT UP in San Francisco and claims that HIV/AIDS doesn't exist.

Absolutely ironic in that the original purpose of ACT UP was to bring attention to the crisis during the somnombulant Reagan Bush years.

Basing their arguments on the now debunked theories of Berkeley biologist Peter Duesberg, the deniers claim that the illness and death is caused by amyl nitrate and other illegitimate drug use. And even more far fetched, that the current drug cocktail regimine for AIDS is the cause. Yes, they are dangerous and unpleasant, but still the lesser of two evils, considering the alternative.

In addition, they engage in unethical tactics such as going to AIDS functions and mixing their pamphlets in with legitmate materials and they even dumped used cat litter (nuclear waste to people with compromised immune systems) on the director of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. These are not nice people.

Please don't fall victim to this false propaganda.
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