HIV: Blame the Government
Cook, Margaret, New Statesman (1996)
Chris Smith, Labour's former culture secretary, had no sooner revealed that he is HIV-positive than the attack dogs were out in force--with Mary Kenny thundering in the Times that the condition "is linked with personal responsibility". Tell that to African Americans. Almost half of them believe the HIV virus is man-made, according to an Oregon University study, and many believe it is being spread within their community by the government. Some fear a form of genocide, while others believe they are being used as guinea pigs, yet denied proper treatment.
Ridiculous? Perhaps not, given what has happened before. In Tuskegee, Alabama, from 1932 to 1972, 400 African Americans …
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Publication information: Article title: HIV: Blame the Government. Contributors: Cook, Margaret - Author. Magazine title: New Statesman (1996). Volume: 134. Issue: 4726 Publication date: February 7, 2005. Page number: 11. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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