Alive & Well AIDS Alternatives is a 501(c) non-profit organization of AIDS dissidents (people who do not believe that HIV is the cause of AIDS). The organization's stated mission is to "present information that raises questions about the accuracy of HIV tests, the safety and effectiveness of AIDS drug treatments, and the validity of most common assumptions about HIV and AIDS."http://www.aliveandwell.org/ Alive & Well AIDS Alternatives official Web page, accessed 8 Sept 2006. The organization's founder, Christine Maggiore, estimated in 2005 that the organization had assisted about 50 HIV-positive mothers in plotting legal strategies to avoid having their children tested or treated for HIV.">http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/la-me-eliza24sep24,0,4062292.story A Mother's Denial, A Daughter's Death, L.A.