Articles tagged with: HIV

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Instagram reel promotes the baseless claim that viruses don’t exist, ignoring more than a century of science about infectious diseases

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Viruses don’t exist, terrain theory explains why diseases occur

SOURCE: Matt Roeske, Cultivate Elevate

Published: 15 Feb 2024

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False-positive HIV tests don’t imply that a person is immunodeficient, contrary to claim by Peter McCullough

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“The HIV test can turn positive after COVID-19 as well as the vaccine”; “maybe a form of immunodeficiency is there”

SOURCE: Peter McCullough, Rumble, Instagram

Published: 30 Jan 2024

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Hulda Clark’s “zapper” device is based on pseudoscience; doesn’t kill parasites or cure diseases

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A “zapper” can kill parasites, bacteria, and viruses; it cures all diseases

SOURCE: Hulda Clark, Facebook, TikTok

Published: 12 Jan 2024

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Approved COVID-19 vaccines don’t contain HIV proteins and don’t cause AIDS, contrary to claim misquoting BBC documentary

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COVID-19 vaccines contain proteins from HIV; “if you have taken the third dose, go and take a test for AIDS, then sue your government”

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 27 Dec 2023

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Kaposi’s sarcoma is an opportunistic cancer that occurs in advanced AIDS patients; it’s not caused by poppers

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Poppers are the cause of Kaposi’s sarcoma

SOURCE: Robert Willner, Facebook

Published: 07 Apr 2023

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HIV infection is the cause of AIDS; persistent HIV/AIDS denialism relies on false information and is potentially deadly

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“HIV does not cause AIDS”

SOURCE: Judy Mikovits, Instagram

Published: 18 Nov 2022

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Sperm washing to help HIV-discordant couples conceive biological children safely was reported in the 90s; not “huge medical breakthrough” in 2022

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A South African scientist made a “huge medical breakthrough” by successfully removing HIV from a sperm cell in a lab

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 31 May 2022

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Persistent myths that HIV was created by the West and that HIV medication causes HIV are both false

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“HIV was an invention created by the West”, people “took the HIV medication and got HIV”, you can “reverse HIV naturally”

SOURCE: Yahdan Yada, Facebook, Instagram

Published: 30 Apr 2022

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Stem cell transplantation isn’t a scalable treatment for HIV

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Umbilical cord stem cells can be a cure for HIV; umbilical cord blood should be collected

SOURCE: Facebook Users, Facebook

Published: 21 Feb 2022

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The COVID-19 vaccines don’t weaken the immune system and are unrelated to the HIV VB variant

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The COVID-19 vaccine “destroys the subject’s natural immune system”; HIV VB variant is a “cover up”

SOURCE: Alex Jones, Facebook, Twitter, The Alex Jones Show

Published: 11 Feb 2022

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