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AIDS Conspiracy Beliefs Strong Among U.S. Blacks

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AIDS Conspiracy Beliefs Strong Among U.S. Blacks

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AIDS Conspiracy Beliefs Strong Among U.S. Blacks

AIDS Conspiracy Beliefs Strong Among U.S. Blacks

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A recent poll finds that many African-Americans believe the virus that causes AIDS is man-made, and is part of a larger conspiracy to decimate black populations. More than half of those surveyed believed there is a cure for AIDS, but it is being withheld from the poor. NPR's Tony Cox speaks with Laura Bogart, a behavioral scientist for the RAND Corporation research group and a co-author of the study, and with Phill Wilson, director of the Black AIDS Institute, an HIV/AIDS policy center in Los Angeles.