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Praise for Positive Hell from South Africa

“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 […]

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Short film: ‘Censored’ on YouTube and showing tonight at QWFF

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 […]

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New marketing target for PrEP: African-American women

According to the CDC, African American women make up 62 percent of women diagnosed with HIV in the U.S. White women account for 18 percent, with Latinas at 14 percent. McCray says the CDC is planning in the upcoming months to produce campaigns targeted at Black women that educate them on their risk and how […]

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NEJM: Call for longer-term studies on ARV toxicity

A recent letter in the NEJM by Janet M. Wojcicki, Ph.D., M.P.H. features the paragraph: Studies have shown cardiac risks associated with in utero exposure to zidovudine3 and poor growth outcomes at 5 years of age with exposure to nevirapine or zidovudine.4 However, few studies focus on longer-term outcomes in sub-Saharan African populations, and most […]

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Case of HIV ‘infection’ following PrEP

In a new article in The New England Journal of Medicine, a case has been described of a man acquiring HIV-positivity after administration of PrEP with evidence negating infection prior to medication. If studied deeply this will surely exonerate the NHS’s decision not to fund PrEP.

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Further screening of Behind the Fear

News Brief “BEHIND THE FEAR– The Hidden Story of HIV” will be shown Wednesday January 11 at the Davis Senior Center Valente Room at 7pm, 646 A St in Davis. Does HIV really cause AIDS or is this a dogma based on false assumptions? The science behind the dissident position is narrated by Ed Asner. […]

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