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Judge attacks South African government's response to AIDS

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 15 July 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:131
  1. Annabel Ferriman
  1. BMJ

    The South African government came under fire at the 13th international AIDS conference in Durban this week for its flirtation with those who claim that AIDS is not caused by HIV, and for its slow response to the epidemic.

    Judge Edwin Cameron, a member of the High Court in Johannesburg, who is himself HIV positive, said that President Thabo Mbeki had created “disbelief,” “confusion,” and “consternation” by aligning himself with maverick scientists who think that the …

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