Paper denying HIV–AIDS link secures publication

@article{Corbyn2012PaperDH,
  title={Paper denying HIV–AIDS link secures publication},
  author={Z{\"o}e Corbyn},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2012}
}
  • Zöe Corbyn
  • Published 5 January 2012
  • Political Science
  • Nature
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Estimating the lost benefits of antiretroviral drug use in South Africa.
TLDR
Using modeling, this work compared the number of persons who received ARVs for treatment and prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission between 2000 and 2005 with an alternative of what was reasonably feasible in the country during that period.