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AIDS Conspiracy Theories Prevent Proper Care

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AIDS Conspiracy Theories Prevent Proper Care

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AIDS Conspiracy Theories Prevent Proper Care

AIDS Conspiracy Theories Prevent Proper Care

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The Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome recently reported that 53 percent of African Americans surveyed believe a cure for AIDS is being withheld. Another study found that nearly half of those polled think HIV is a man-made virus and 15 percent see AIDS as a form of genocide. Commentator Joe Davidson says these attitudes are hindering the fight against the disease.