The Other Side of AIDS (2004)

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A controversial documentary look at the arguments suggesting that HIV is NOT the cause of AIDS.


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Director:

Robin Scovill

Writer:

Robin Scovill

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13 September 2012 | Shmee6000
3
| Interesting but utterly unconvincing
This is a very one-sided documentary propounding the view that HIV is not the cause of AIDS. The argument is presented chiefly through interviews, with those contributors who believe HIV is some kind of conspiracy far outnumbering those who take the conventional viewpoint. A key theme seems to be questioning what we are told and thinking for ourselves, but the overriding message I was left with is "think for yourself, as long as you agree with us".

I'm not sure if it's because we've learnt much more about HIV/AIDS since 2004, but it seems to me that a lot of the contributors to this documentary (many of whom are not medically qualified) simply don't understand what AIDS is or how it works. Having HIV does not necessarily make someone an expert on it. The very notion that HIV is harmless is undermined by the fact that the majority of HIV-positive interviewees who put forward this argument in the film have since died of AIDS.

It is fair enough to call for healthy scepticism, and by questioning received wisdom we can push our knowledge and ability to fight disease further. However, a complete denial of the overwhelming evidence that those infected with HIV tend to develop AIDS and die if left untreated, is quite frankly dangerous and will only impede the struggle to eradicate this terrible disease.

Of course, watch and decide for yourself, but personally I remain unconvinced by the muddled argument found here.

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Release Date:

10 October 2004

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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