Mbeki legacy polish ruined by more HIV/Aids twaddle

08 March 2016 - 02:47 By The Times Editorial

I never said HIV does not cause Aids," former president Thabo Mbeki announced yesterday."This false accusation was made by people who benefited from trumpeting the slogan 'HIV causes Aids' as though this was a religious edict. What I said is that 'a virus cannot cause a syndrome'."The nation was fleetingly transported back to 2002 yesterday as Mbeki sought to defend his role in the shameful debacle that deprived hundreds of thousands of HIV-positive people of potentially life-saving treatment.

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