Group aims to silence claims that vitamins are better than drugs for AIDS

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 02 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1288
  1. Pat Sidley
  1. Johannesburg

    South Africa's leading AIDS activism group is back in court using its weapon of choice, the law, in its fight for the adequate provision of treatment to South Africa's five million people who are HIV positive.

    The group is suing a manufacturer of vitamins, who has fallen foul of regulators in the United Kingdom and the United States, to stop him claiming that his vitamins are more effective than antiretroviral drugs for people with AIDS. They also want him to stop claiming that antiretroviral drugs are too toxic for people with AIDS to take. …

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