Re "A Mother's Denial, a Daughter's Death," Sept. 24
Christine Maggiore needs look no further than her own mirror for the cause of her daughter's death. Maggiore's arrogance and denial are incomprehensible. How dare she question why less fortunate children survive and hers had to die. Eliza Jane didn't have to die. Maggoire had access to medical care that the less fortunate do not.
She arrogantly chose to ignore HIV treatment and has the nerve to question why "children with far less -- impatient, distracted parents, a small apartment on a busy street, extended day care, Oscar Mayer Lunchables -- will happily stay?" These children live, Ms. Maggiore, because unlike you, their parents do not suffer from an overabundance of hubris.
Maggiore's incredible work challenging assumptions about HIV was dismissed as nothing more than claiming HIV doesn't cause AIDS. Much of her work is about questioning the science that leads to an HIV diagnosis to unnecessarily label people as ill. HIV tests do not identify the existence of the virus called HIV; the tests only detect the presence of antibodies assumed to be in the bloodstream in response to the virus.