Of course, there are diseases of which people die.
I object to a legal approach when settling questions of science or scientific behavior.
There exist thousands of Americans who have AIDS-defining diseases but are HIV negative.
Questions have also arisen about AIDS being transmitted to hemophiliacs via blood transfusions.
Of course, screening for HIV did essentially eliminate the transmission of this virus by transfusions.
Originally, in the early eighties, the drug hypothesis was among the first which occurred to scientists.
Questions have arisen about the policing of science. Who is responsible for the policing? My answer is: all of us.
Aside from all that, we recall that antibodies to malaria and other diseases prevalent in Africa show up as HIV-positive on tests.
What standards are upheld by the scientific community affect the community internally, and also affect its relations with society at large, including Congress.
Roughly speaking, this hypothesis asks whether drug use causes some of the diseases officially associated with AIDS, such as immunodeficiency and Kaposi's sarcoma.