Bad Evidence Watch

Well, most men have bound their eyes with one or another handkerchief, and attached themselves to some one of these communities of opinion. This conformity makes them not false in a few particulars, authors of a few lies, but false in all particulars. Their every truth is not quite true. Their two is not the real two, their four not the real four; so that every word they say chagrins us, and we know not where to begin to set them right. —Ralph Waldo Emerson

I know not where to begin

Unhealthy substance-use behaviors, including a heavy alcohol intake, illicit drug use, and cigarette smoking, are engaged in by many HIV-positive individuals, often as a way to manage their disease-related symptoms.

I had no idea that HIV causes cigarette smoking as a form of self-medication.

How stupid and pathetic do these researchers think HIV+ drug users are?

Published in a scholarly journal. This makes my head hurt.