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'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Wednesday, 18 February 2004

South Africa goes into denial (again) about AIDS treatment

I did not know that "beetroot and lemons were part of the ideal diet for HIV-positive people", or were part of ANY recommended 'treatment' for HIV or AIDS, but this is apparently the view of South African Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang. She also thinks that "people on anti-retrovirals might in future be weaned from the drugs in favour of African traditional medicines".

One wonders if this represents a return to the policy of denial until recently espoused by South African President Thabo Mbeke.

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