AIDS

Trolling an AIDS Denialist

March 26, 2016 // 2 Comments

Edited by Peter In 2013 I started to make a series of videos critical of the AIDS denialist documentary ‘House of Numbers’ because I believed it to be a very real threat to public health. This is because among other things it encourages people to stop taking HIV medication, tells them that HIV tests don’t work, and implied that HIV can’t be transmitted through heterosexual sex. I ended up making a total of 9 videos on the subject, yet felt like I had barely scratched the surface as the [...]

AIDS Denialism………Yep That’s a Thing (Australian Skeptics National Convention 2015)

November 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

In the early days of the AIDS epidemic many bizarre and dangerous ideas were advanced regarding the origin of the disease and its cause. Since the discovery of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) these conspiracy theories, which once filled the void left by the lack of information, have all but vanished. Over the past three decades HIV has been the subject of intense scientific research which has resulted in effective treatments, rapid HIV tests, and promising cures. Yet unbelievably there [...]

My talk on AIDS Denialism at QED 2015

April 28, 2015 // 2 Comments

SkeptiCamp was a one-day conference that celebrates the fantastic work done by grass roots skeptics and activists the day before QED starts. This year, the conference adopted the Ignite presentation model of “lightning talks” where presentations were capped at ten minutes and each slide in your presentation was set to automatically advance after 20 seconds. I gave an introduction to AIDS Denialism and why more attention needs to be brought to it. Support Myles through Patreon [...]

#072 – Conversation with the Author of an AIDs Denialist Book

April 12, 2015 // 2 Comments

Myles and James sat down with Steven Ransom, author of the AIDs denying book ‘The Truth about HIV”. We explored Steven’s opinions about the existence of the Virus that is the causative agent of AIDs. Steven’s position is that the virus doesn’t exist, even when confronted by evidence. Steven is a sign of failure in the ability of scientist to tell people exactly how and why they work. An example of one such failure that has the potential to lead to the unnecessary [...]

9GAG and the AIDS Cure

July 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

9GAG recently posted an image on their Facebook page that referenced a patent for an AIDS cure. I could go into detail about how this AIDS cure is bullshit, and how the 105,047 people who liked this post are idiots but I am far too lazy. Instead I simply ran my own google searches to find patents that show how ridiculous these people [...]

9GAG and the AIDS Cure

July 2, 2014 // 16 Comments

9GAG recently posted an image on their Facebook page that referenced a patent for an AIDS cure. I could go into detail about how this AIDS cure is bullshit, and how the 105,047 people who liked this post are idiots but I am far to lazy. Instead I simply ran my own google searches to find patents that show how ridiculous these people are. Full body teleportation system – US 20060071122 A1 Adjustable divining rod device – US 3717950 A Traditional Chinese medicine for prevention and [...]