“There is no proof that HIV causes AIDS”: AIDS denialism beliefs among people living with HIV/AIDS

  title={“There is no proof that HIV causes AIDS”: AIDS denialism beliefs among people living with HIV/AIDS},
  author={Seth C. Kalichman and Lisa A. Eaton and Chauncey Cherry},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Medicine},
AIDS denialists offer false hope to people living with HIV/AIDS by claiming that HIV is harmless and that AIDS can be cured with natural remedies. The current study examined the prevalence of AIDS denialism beliefs and their association to health-related outcomes among people living with HIV/AIDS. Confidential surveys and unannounced pill counts were collected from a convenience sample of 266 men and 77 women living with HIV/AIDS that was predominantly middle-aged and African American. One in… CONTINUE READING
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