You realize that the people who are HIV positive DO need to continue popping pills at a steady rate to prevent AIDS, right?
You realize the advent of effective therapies that we got through science is the reason that we are all not dropping dead from AIDS since we have been able to arrest the propagation of the virus in humans with effective treatment, right?
You realize that there were scientific skeptics (with good scientific credentials) in the 90s who didnt believe that HIV caused AIDS, and got a lot of nutjobs to believe that the 'consensus' that HIV causes AIDS was not really a consensus, or not true, or in doubt, and that science basically kicked that concepts ass, much like it is doing with climate science deniers now, right?
The 'sliver' of the scientific world you think is working apparently is the sliver of folks who are telling you what you want to hear. Thats not really how science works, you know.