Patients abandon AIDS drug after TV show

Concar, David
July 1991
New Scientist;7/13/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1777, p13
Reports on the results of a survey indicating that many HIV-positive viewers may have stopped taking zidovudine after watching the television documentary 'The AIDS Catch,' which claimed that HIV was not the cause of AIDS. Criticisms concerning the program's portrayal of zidovudine; Patients' responses to the survey demonstrating the need for great caution in deciding whether or not this kind of television program should be made.


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