Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Reply to Noble: Recreational drugs can cause 'HIV' positivity 28 July 2004
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Christopher J Noble,
postdoc
Australia

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Reply to Noble: Recreational drugs can cause 'HIV' positivity

In response to my request for evidence to support his hypothesis Alexander Russell wrote:

My evidence ('reference') is covertly inferred in thousands of scientific papers that make reference to recreational drug-use and 'HIV' positivity. If you deconstruct these texts you will see that 'HIV' positivity is merely a marker for recreational drug-use and/or Malaria,TB, and disease conditions relating to malnutrition and poverty.

Unfortunately my Magic Denialist Decoder Ring seems to have been lost in the mail along with the pair of Magic Denialist Spectacles (these instantly become opaque whenever an EM of HIV is in the vicinity).

Alexander Russell enlightens us with these words of wisdom: Association is not proof of causation.

What Alexander Russell really means is that the association of HIV with AIDS is not proof of causation but that the association of drig use with HIV infection and AIDS is proof.

Deconstruction of the literature then can be seen to mean: I will ignore all evidence that conflicts with my hypothesis and will jump on all evidence no matter how tenuous that can be made to support it.

Competing interests: None declared