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Quick recap– An HIV Denier, Clark  Baker, starts a web group, the ‘HIV Innocence Project‘ to defend people accused of HIV-related crimes. Name-change to ‘HIV Innocence Group’ after the Innocent Project complained. An HIV advocate, Todd Deshong, started a different website, ‘HIV Innocent Group Truth‘ to address and expose Clarks activities. DeShongs coverage is rather innocuous– What…

HIV Deniers silence YouTube critic

YouTuber MylesPowers1985 has got an in-depth analysis of  the HIV Denier movie, ‘House Of Numbers’, going. Of the episodes I saw, it is really good. Its not the usual boring ‘person talking to a camera’ video– it is serious investigative journalism. I say ‘of the episodes I saw’ because MylesPowers1985s videos are being taken down by…

Lets say you are a professional/expert on Topic X. One day, you get a call from an Emmy winning, top day-time talk show. They want you to come on their show to talk about Topic X! “OMG!!! YAAAAAY!!!” you would surely be thinking. “A platform to educate the public about Topic X! Millions of people…

HIV-cure-woo alive and well in Africa

There are some HIV-woo ideas that I cannot believe we are still dealing with in 2012. 1. ‘Condoms dont stop HIV’ – Actually, they do.  Really, really well.  Better than any ‘prophylactic antiretroviral’ (with no side-effects).  Virus cant evolve resistance to condoms.  Virus cant swim through the tiny holes in the structure of latex.  Condoms…

Via Coffee Loving Skeptic– The laziest example of peddling snake-oil I have ever seen. Revealed: Gorton church sells olive oil and blackcurrant squash as miracle ‘cure’ for cancer and HIV M.E.N. reporter: After just 15 minutes I was offered church’s ‘miracle cure’ Pastor: We are trying to help … we aren’t hurting anyone See, normally…

There has been a ton of hilarious drama going on with the XMRV fiasco, but I havent been writing about it because I dont actually care.  I ‘cared’ about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome because it was associated with a retrovirus.  Turns out it was all a mirage– The retrovirus known as XMRV is not infecting humans,…

February 2009– Republican senators, led by a Susan Collins (R-ME) stripped Obamas stimulous package for funding to the CDC and pandemic flu preparedness: “Everybody in the room is concerned about a pandemic flu, but does it belong in this bill? Should we have 870 million dollars in this bill? No, we should not.” Stimulus bill…

Posted without comment: Anti-abortion “personhood” bill clears Oklahoma senate The bill offers no exceptions in the case of a pregnancy resulting from rape or incest and could mean some forms of contraception such as the “morning after pill” would be unavailable, she said. —– Oklahoma State Representative Gus Blackwell, whos educational and employment qualifications appear…

Im glad none of you accused me of joking or exaggerating when I told this story: A *very* common exchange I have with the general public regarding HIV-1: Person– Where did HIV-1 come from? Me– HIV-1 is related to a virus we can find in African primates, SIV. SIV crossed over from chimpanzees to the…