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In 2000, the band generated controversy through their public support of Alive & Well, an organization that denies the link between HIV and AIDS, questions the validity of HIV tests, and advises against taking medication to counter the disease. Foo Fighter bassist Nate Mendel learned of Alive & Well through What If Everything You Thought You Knew about AIDS Was Wrong?, a self-published book written by Christine Maggiore, the organization’s founder. Mendel passed the book around to the rest of the band, who supported his advocacy.

In January 2000, the band played a benefit concert for the organization, which Mendel helped to organize. The band also contributed songs to The Other Side of AIDS, a controversial documentary film by Maggiore’s husband Robin Scovill, which questions whether HIV is the cause of AIDS. The band’s position caused alarm in the medical community, as Alive & Well’s advice ran contrary to scientific knowledge about HIV and AIDS. In a 2000 interview, Mendel spoke of using Foo Fighters’ popularity to help spread the group’s message and of holding more benefits for the organization. The organization is no longer listed as one of the supported causes on Foo Fighters’ website.

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