March 13, 2007

The Strange Names of AIDS Denialists

I was reading in Michael Specter's article in this week's New Yorker, that one of the prominent Australian AIDS Denialists' names is Eleni Papadopulos-Eleopulos. It seems hard to get taken seriously as a credible "medical physicist" with a name like Dr Papadopulos-Eleopulos. South Africa's Health Minister - notorious for refusing to accept that H.I.V. causes AIDS & advocating garlic as a cure, & currently too sick to do her job - is appropriately named Manto Tshabalala-Msimang. And of course, the most famous AIDS Denialist is the German Doctor Peter Duesberg, whose name, if you pronounce it with a bit of a German accent, sounds like a devise used in vaginal irrigation.


wordnerd said...

Wait, you mean garlic DOESN'T cure AIDS?!

Bryan said...

Duesberg. Duesberg. Duuuuuuuesssss(h)berg. Oh ha ha ha ha!

Peter Duesberg said...