Category Archives: Thabo Mbeki

  1. The crazy things they say: politicians and HIV

    Via PlusNews. Political commitment is key to the success of HIV programmes and African leaders have been at the forefront of the fight against HIV on the continent, but politicians also have the power to harm HIV/AIDS campaigns. Uganda’s recently appointed health minister, Christine Ondoa, has been berated by AIDS activists for comments she allegedly made in Read More >>

    Africa, Christine Ondoa, education, HIV/AIDS policy, politicians, prevention, South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, Treatment, Uganda
  2. AIDS denial: A lethal delusion

    The effects of AIDS denialism in Africa are no joke, however. In 2000, as the movement was rapidly losing all credibility, South African president Thabo Mbeki asked some of the leading denialists to sit on an advisory council to guide his response to the epidemic. On their advice he did everything in his power to resist ART Read More >>

    Africa, AIDS denialism, HIV transmission, Peter Duesberg, research, South Africa, Thabo Mbeki