Friday, May 05, 2006
Harper’s Magazine is not known for shunning controversy. But, an article in the March issue ignited a blaze of condemnation when it gave an uncritical platform to HIV skeptics, who contend that drugs cause AIDS, not HIV. In response, AIDS researchers issued a flurry of rebuttals. Brooke speaks with Harper’s editor Roger Hodge about the strong reaction to the article and how journalists should proceed when discrediting hard-won scientific research.