By Curtis Cost
Black AIDS organizations, as well as some Black Clergy, Black politicians and Black sports figures have beenencouraging African Americans to take HIV tests and to take HIV/AIDS drugs. Inmaking these recommendations it is clear that these individuals and groups havefailed to research the debate over the validity of the HIV tests and whether HIVis really the cause of AIDS.
On the other hand, doctors, scientists and researchers for years have been challenging the HIV/AIDShypothesis. Few in the Black community have heard their objections. Thefollowing is a brief summary of the controversy: