In June 1999 Thabo Mbeki became president. And so began one of the most destructive episodes in our recent history ‘ AIDS denialism. Mbeki questioned the very existence of a sexually-transmitted virus that caused AIDS.
Welcome to CAPETOWN ‘ the seat of a government that for many years confused it’s people about the best ways for treating HIV. Vitamins, olive oil, lemon and beetroot, and a number of traditional therapies were promoted over scientifically proven life-prolonging anti-retroviral treatment.