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jan 1, 2005 - Nelson Mandela announced that his son had died of AIDS

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Nelson Mandela announced that his eldest son Makgatho had died of AIDS, aged 54.
Publication of death certificate data from South Africa reveals that the total number of reported deaths had increased by 57% between 1997 and 2002. Among those aged 25-49 years, the rise was 116% in the same six year period. Based on an analysis of a sample of death certificates, the South African Medical Research Council estimats that nearly two-thirds of deaths related to HIV had been misclassified (wrongly attributed to other causes) during 2000-2001.
Skepticism about the cause of AIDS is still thriving in South Africa. The Democratic Alliance gives a list of the country's twelve most influential "AIDS dissidents" (people who question the theory that HIV causes AIDS), whom it said had an "ongoing and bizarrely powerful" influence on national HIV/AIDS policy.

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jan 1, 2005
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~ 19 years ago

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