Alcoholism issues? Nah, it’s AIDS…

When sober, Paul Witbooi would not be able to talk to women. But a sip of alcohol would give him courage to propose to women. Witbooi’s predicament was so known among his community that people started calling him an “old virgin”. He found solace in alcohol, which he however abused to get involved with women.

…He went to hospital in 2009 after he developed body sores that would not heal. A blood test confirmed his positive status, and Witbooi says he accepted his situation as he couldn’t change anything.

…By sharing his story Witbooi hopes to raise awareness on the abuse of alcohol and unsafe sexual activities, which in his case were the cause of HIV. He advised people to stay away from alcohol, use condoms and be faithful all the time.

Sores that won’t heal are a classic sign of alcoholism. But if you want, you can take a HIV test and have it likely rebranded as AIDS.

[Source: New Era]

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Positively False: 16th Anniversary Edition, Kindle eBook available for pre-order now.

IRF is proud to announce that the Amazon Kindle eBook edition of Joan Shenton’s Positively False: Exposing the Myths around HIV and AIDS – 16th Anniversary Edition is now available internationally for pre-order for download on 4 February 2015 via the following links.

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The book features the original 1998 text, the script of 2014 documentary Positive Hell, Peter Duesberg et al.’s withdrawn 2009 paper from Medical Hypotheses and updates and contributions from (alphabetically by surname):

Mohammed Aziz, Clark Baker, Nancy Banks, Henry H. Bauer, David Crowe, Elizabeth Ely, Celia Farber, Christian Fiala, Charles Geshekter, Roberto Giraldo, Mike Hersee, Neville Hodgkinson, Christine Johnson, Helen Lauer, John Lauritsen, Terry Michael, David Rasnick, Irina Sazonova, Liam Scheff and Manuel Garrido Sotelo.

A Kindle device is not necessary as Kindle purchases can also be read via web browser at read.amazon.com [or your local site’s suffix, e.g. .co.uk] and dedicated applications for Windows/Mac, many smartphones and tablets. Your card will not be charged by Amazon until the day of release.

The Amazon exclusive book now has a website at www.positivelyfalsebook.com

If you prefer having a printed copy, a paperback edition will be released in late January 2015.

5 February 2015 will see a dual launch event for the book with the UK premiere of the 30 minute documentary Positive Hell at London’s Frontline Club in Paddington. Signed copies of the paperback and DVDs will be available and there will be a discussion moderated by and featuring veteran AIDS dissenters. See our press release for more details: