March 20, 2017
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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) used to host a highly useful document on the evidence that HIV causes AIDS and refutations of common denialist claims. This also had important historical and scientific references that provided a lot of insight into the issue. The document was an important resource for fighting HIV/AIDS denialism on the Internet. Since September of 2016, this document was no longer available at its usual location on the NIAID website, likely due to redesign, restructuring and updating of the website that took place at the time. This was unfortunate, because the document contained a lot of useful material.
It is useful enough to be kept and not fade away in some online archiving service or non-formatted news item. Although HIV/AIDS denialism is no longer that prominent in politics and society, there are still pocket of anti-science activism that remains and, like all forms of pseudoscience, lures in the shadows and take every effort to spread and grow. Thus, Debunking Denialism has decided to reproduce the material in full below. Read more of this post