IRF is sad to hear that the veteran British AIDS dissenter Gordon Stewart died in October. He not only provided a foreword to the original edition of Joan Shenton’s Positively False, but was a frequent collaborator on her televised documentaries. Joan: I am so very sorry to hear that Gordon Stewart has died. I used to […]
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(this letter has been edited for clarity) To Joan Shenton Hello, I live in Warsaw, Poland. In 1989, I was diagnosed HIV-positive. I have had only one Western blot test done – just like many others I know – in May 1989. For roughly the first 10 years I had hardly been taking ART; a […]
Read Julia Farrington’s piece in which it is discovered that Terrence Higgins Trust have been responsible for censorship of Positive Hell in the UK.
“Dr. Andrew Herxheimer, DIPEx and Healthtalk.org co-founder and trustee sadly passed away in February 2016. A memorial meeting was held in the Friend’s Meeting House, St Giles in Oxford on 15 November 2016 to celebrate his life and work. The presentations were filmed and can be found” at this link.
‘Scotland will become the first place in the UK to routinely offer Prep to eligible patients. … [Scottish Medicine Consortium]’s decision relates to its use on a preventative basis by people who do not have the virus.’ BBC News. Had the SMC studied The Penrose Inquiry and pondered why more dried-blood-product haemophiliacs acquired HIV-positivity than those who […]
IRF is sad to report the death of Liam Scheff. Scheff’s contribution to AIDS dissent was buttressed by his sharp humour. Read his final blog post here. You can see his other content by browsing the rest of that site.
Referencing our press release, Gscene reported Positive Hell‘s award win at QWFF on their site before removing it a few days later [original link | backup]. The magazine must’ve undoubtedly received pressure. But what’s so controversial about reporting a fact, that a film won an award? 29/3/16 update: The Gscene link is now working again. It seems […]
“Evil cannot triumph over the truth and good forever. I too assembled a group of friends today here in South Africa to watch the film [Positive Hell]. I wasn’t watching it for the first time but my friends were. I’ve never seen so many adults’ emotions shifting from curiosity to anger and pain in such […]
Congratulations to Andi Reiss and Joan Shenton for winning the Special Jury Award for World Societal Impact at this year’s Queens World Film Festival. Picture of the received trophy hopefully to follow shortly. Two further screenings following the QWFF screening also went without hitch despite expected protestation. Update 22/3/17: Photo below.
Meditel and Yellow Productions have produced a short film about the censorship of Positive Hell which you can watch here. Theatregoers to the Queens World Film Festival tonight in New York will be shown both Censored and Positive Hell, with a Q&A featuring IRF’s Joan Shenton and Rethinking AIDS President David Crowe. Update 16/3/17: Press release […]