that HIV Causes AIDS
recent media reports have drawn attention to South Africaís
President Thabo Mbekiís skepticism that HIV causes AIDS. The
prominent leaderís doubt has revisited a question that most
medical experts had long ago considered indisputably answered:
Does HIV causes AIDS?
evidence indicates that HIV does, in fact, cause AIDS. To
better answer questions from your patients and the general
public about scientific evidence showing that AIDS is caused
by HIV, IDSA recommends a number of resources from the
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID),
including a fact sheet titled "The
Evidence that HIV Causes AIDS" that can be viewed on
NIAID's website in Focus on the HIV-AIDS Connection.
Also see the Durban Declaration, a document signed by doctors
and scientists from around the world at the XIII International
AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. The Declaration
unambiguously states that HIV has been scientifically proven
to cause AIDS and offers references as evidence.