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Mbeki appoints team to look at cause of AIDS

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7245.1291/a (Published 13 May 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1291
  1. Pat Sidley
  1. Johannesburg

    The South African president, Thabo Mbeki, last weekend hosted a meeting of more than 30 scientists for a two day discussion on HIV and AIDS—particularly on the aetiology of AIDS.

    At least half of the Presidential Advisory Panel on AIDS, as the group is now known, are scientists and doctors who have disputed the orthodox views on AIDS. Many of these do not believe HIV causes AIDS.

    The establishment of the panel has caused intense …

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