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RIP Gordon Stewart

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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Letter from Poland

(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 […]

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Andrew Herxheimer’s memorial meeting [videos]

“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.

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NHS Scotland to fund PrEP as prophylaxis

‘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 […]

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RIP Liam Scheff

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.

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Gscene erases reporting of Positive Hell’s QWFF award

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 […]

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