Nathan Geffen, a leading activist in the TAC (Treatment Action Campaign) has recently published his book "debunking delusions - the inside story of the TAC". It is intended as a celebration of AIDS orthodoxy's final victory over AIDS denialism in South Africa, the victory of "science based medicine" over "Quack-ism". But is all well in the camp of the advocates of Antiretrovirals? Do they have any scientific basis for their allegations of ARVs being "life prolonging drugs"?

"My body is a machine"

To fully understand the mentality behind the outgoing mechanistic paradigm one should savour this introductory statement by Geffen:

"Most of us understand little about how to treat our ilnesses. we also do not know how to repair our cars when they break down...
...We depend on health providers to make us better and often have, a
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