The process may be painful, and at times even deadly, but denialism actually can be defeated. It happened last week South Africa, which was once the world’s unrivaled capitol of AIDS Denialism. In a speech that sent AIDS jubilant activists into the streets to celebrate, President Jacob Zuma said: “We must accept that we need to work harder, and with renewed focus, to implement the strategy that we have developed together … knowledge will help us to confront denialism and the stigma attached to the epidemic.” Read more »
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Michael Specter has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1998.
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