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December 30, 2008

HIV Denialist Christine Maggiore Dead at 52

Christine Maggiore, a well-known HIV denialist, has died, the Los Angeles Times reports. No further details about her death have been released by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

Maggiore, 52, was the founder of Alive & Well AIDS Alternatives, a nonprofit group that questions whether HIV causes AIDS. It also targets HIV-positive mothers, like Maggiore, who don’t want to take meds while pregnant and who plan to breast-feed their babies (a known route of HIV transmission). She also was the author of an HIV denialist book, What If Everything You Thought You Knew About AIDS Was Wrong?

According to the article, Maggiore’s 3-year-old daughter died in 2005 of AIDS-related pneumonia, as determined by the county coroner. The county district attorney in 2006 decided not to file criminal charges of negligence against Maggiore and her husband for not having their two children tested for HIV.

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Demola, Lagos, 2009-01-22 00:38:40
People who were criticising this poor lady got it wrong, they did not understand the course on which Christine stood on. I have thoroughly examined her arguments. 1. Proper scientific procedures were not followed in deriving conclution about HIV/AIDS syndrome. 2. The present HIV test is faulty, no wonder so many false positive results have been reported. We should all be careful and objective when we make comments. Early or premature death has been recorded mong sevaral people who are negative.

Curtis, Honolulu, 2009-01-14 21:54:08
I am Christine's old Office Manager at Alive & Well. How dare any of you make negative comments about a dead woman whom you've NEVER MET! All of your snide remarks and idiotic dribble are disgusting. Time will tell the truth... after all for periods of history the mainstream community has held many false ideas... the world is flat, scurvy is a communicable disease, the list goes on & on. Eventually the truth was uncovered. Christine was just ahead of her time.

Michael, Columbus, Ohio, 2009-01-10 23:29:06
I'm sorry she's dead. I'm sorrier that her child is dead thru her ignorance and neglect.

DCastle, , 2009-01-09 11:47:44
It is also a known fact that her husband and son are HIV-(reported by LA and NY times and other major media outlets). So HIV is NOT a sexually tranmitted disease and is NOT transmitted through breastfeeding. POZ, please report all the facts and dont just push your agenda by concealing information to stay in business.

Mr. D, New York, 2009-01-08 01:59:56
Interestingly, the last book Christine listed as "currently reading" on her MySpace page was The Five People You Meet in Heaven. Do you think she believed that afterlife crap, too?

Atomic, Austin, TX, 2009-01-06 10:24:02
Does anyone think maybe the truth about HIV/AIDS is some where in the middle? I believe HIV exists in my blood but I am not guaranteed to get AIDS. Most of the people I know who've died of AIDS were still participating in an unhealthy lifestyle (injecting/smoking hard drugs, have unprotected sex) &/or had other diseases like Syphilis, Hepatitis, etc. I believe most HIV+ people can heal themselves through Diet, Exercise, Homeopathy, Attitude, Body Work, etc... AIDS IS a lifestyle not inevitable.

malibueast, chicago, 2009-01-06 10:12:40
just got done reading her life story on wikipedia. this woman was truly amazing in her beliefs. for as intelligent as she appeared to be she seemed to have knack for asking bus drivers for medical advice when the doctor told her something she didn't want to believe.

Eddie, Orlando, 2009-01-04 11:10:43
Someone brought this lady to my attention..but i had a very hard time believing it and so he is 'negative' but i think hes really poz too. anyways, he is a guy who likes me but he gets heated cuz i take my pills...he says its proof out there. but this was like 3 weeks ago, and i have been in personal turmoil. i really wish hiv would go away, its killing me inside, my spirit and will to live is gone. but now that this lady is dead, id like to see what he says.

Seth Kalichman, Storrs, 2009-01-04 01:08:56
Christine Maggiore was mislead by Peter Duesberg. Ultimately she promoted their pseudoscience at her own peril. Many others were harmed by her relentless promoting of false information that confused people about HIV testing and treatment. The sad story of AIDS denialism that enmeshed Christine Maggiore is told in a new book Denying AIDS Conspiracy Theories, Pseudoscience, and Human Tragedy (all Royalties donated to buy HIV medications in Africa) website

Scott, Seattle, 2009-01-03 17:40:38
Good riddence. Gregory, I urge you to seek psychiatric treatment immediately.

Aaron, los angeles, 2009-01-03 03:24:36
it's a sad loss. someone who was so passionate about her cause. it's a loss to the world to lose such a resilent soul. whether you agree or not with the way she chose to think, she had courage and a voice. she will be missed. my prayers go out to her family and friends.

Mark Edwards, Los Angeles, 2009-01-02 11:25:00
I can't say I'm saddened by her death but the fact that she let her daughter die of this terrible disease in 2005 is a crime.

gregory, las vegas, 2008-12-31 23:49:11
Ms. Maggiore tested hiv negative a year or so after testing positive, so as far as we know she was still hiv negative. please report the facts so you don't end up slandering people after they have died just to suit your agenda at - because people will start to wonder about the credibility of your reporting.

gregory, las vegas, 2008-12-31 15:04:05
poz has no love in their hearts - only fear of the invisible - when your consciousness raises then you will find the truth - until then you will all live in a hell based on your lies and you will profit from this blood economy - no love from the people at poz when so much is needed to see the light - keep taking the money from nazi drug companies and keep spreading the propaganda that will continue to kill so many because you are all refusing to ask the difficult questions - cowards.

Karl, , 2008-12-30 16:56:27
Late Breaking News! Christine Maggiore, a well-known HIV denialist, now denies that she's actually dead! Stated Ms. Maggiore, "Just because my vital signs have all stopped and my body temperature is 0, doesn't actually prove that I'm deceased."

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