South Africa gets adviser who doubts HIV/AIDS link
Roberto Giraldo, a US-based scientist, reportedly believes that AIDS is caused by nutritional deficiencies, not HIV. He also argues that antiretroviral drugs induce rather than treat AIDS.
Tshabalala-Msimang said that she decided to invite Giraldo to advise the government following the release last month of a manual by the World Health Organisation and the Food and Agriculture Organisation recognising the relationship between infection and nutrition.
But, according to the South African Press Association, she confirmed in a radio interview on Monday (10 March), that Giraldo is simply being consulted by the government for his advice on nutrition and HIV/AIDS, and will not be appointed formally as a ministerial adviser.
Link to news story in Sunday Times (South Africa)
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Press release on manual for people living with HIV/AIDS