Bad statistics from HIV/AIDS “skeptic” Peter Duesberg debunked

Mark over at Good Math, Bad Math just posted a lovely fisking of a claim by Peter Duesberg that “all positive teenagers would have had to achieve an absurd 1000 contacts with a positive partner, or an even more absurd 250,000 sexual contacts with random Americans to acquire HIV by sexual transmission.” He even gets in some jibes at one of Duesberg’s defenders on this point.

It’s utter poppycock, of course, and Mark does an excellent job of treating this silliness with all the respect that it deserves. It’s well worth a read.