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Mbeki dismisses “Durban declaration”

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 08 July 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:67
  1. Pat Sidley
  1. Johannesburg

    Over 5000 scientists from around the world have signed a declaration saying that AIDS is caused by HIV. In the journal Nature the scientists make clear that the declaration is a direct response to the debate in South Africa sparked by its president, Thabo Mbeki, about HIV and whether or not it causes AIDS. Scientists fear that the debate will raise doubts and result in …

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