"When Duesberg was recently given space in Scientific American I think the blogosphere was rightly chagrinned that they would give space to a crank whose crackpot ideas are thought to be responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands. But it seemed at the time he had been keeping his denialism on the down low, maybe appearing to have given up on his crank view that HIV does not cause AIDS. Not so anymore. He's back, and has secured publication of a paper denying HIV/AIDS in an Italian Journal.
The title, AIDS since 1984: No evidence for a new, viral epidemic - not even in Africa, seems such a denial of reality that you wonder if part of it is he can't reverse now because then he's responsible for a great many AIDS deaths, especially in South Africa. Specifically the paper is a refutation of the above linked paper discussing excess AIDS deaths likely due to rejection of anti-retroviral medications....
I can't help being personally offended by this drivel. I'm in Baltimore, with a population known to be living with HIV of 2.5%."
I'm in South Africa - a whole COUNTRY where the prevalence of HIV infection is up at 11%. I am considerably more offended - in fact, I think that if there ever comes a time when AIDS denialists are cahrged fro crimes against humanity, Duesberg should be right up there. Alongside T Mbeki Esq.