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I Can Cure People of HIV, Claims Gambian President

I Can Cure People of HIV, Claims Gambian President

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has again stirred controversy for claiming that he has a “natural cure” for HIV and that he has now successfully treated over 68 patients.

Reports Reuters:

“Who am I to expect that everybody would praise me,” Jammeh said in a state television broadcast on Sunday evening, announcing that 68 patients had been cured and discharged from a treatment centre.

“Just as the Prophet Mohammed prevailed and established Islam (…)I also prevailed to cure HIV/AIDS to the point that 68 are being discharged today,” he said.

Jammeh went on to say that he has “cured” a seventh batch of patients using his so-called herbal remedy. Even more worryingly, Jammeh reportedly said during the Sunday broadcast that he now wants to offer his “natural medicine,” the nature of which has not been disclosed, in all the country’s hospitals.

The exact ingredients of the medicine is shrouded in mystery but it is described by CNN in a 2007 article as “a murky brown concoction of seven herbs and spices” that was “served out of a bottle that once contained pancake syrup.”

Pink News reports that, shortly after announcing the supposed treatment a few years ago, “Gambians lined up to be ‘cured’ by Jammeh, who treated patients by rubbing a mysterious herbal paste into their ribcages and then instructing them to swallow a bitter yellow drink, followed by two bananas.”

Jammeh, who has no formal medical training whatsoever, bills the concoction as a complement to Western medicine, but organizations like the World Health Organization and the United Nations have aired their concerns that Jammeh is endangering patients with unfounded claims about a HIV cure that simply does not exist, and that, even more worryingly, there is nothing “complimentary” about the medicine when it requires that patients cease antiretroviral therapy.

What’s more, it appears those who have tried to challenge Jammeh’s “cure” have been silenced.

Again, from the 2007 CNN article:

One critic was Fadzai Gwaradzimba, the U.N. envoy to Gambia. She was abruptly kicked out of the country after saying on February 9 that patients should continue their normal treatment and that Jammeh’s concoction be “assessed by an international team of experts.”

“The U.N. system encourages all patients currently receiving anti-retroviral treatment to continue to comply with their recommended treatment regimens while the efficacy of the new treatment is being assessed,” she said. (Read full statement)

The U.N. Development Program stands by the envoy’s remarks. The World Health Organization has also been critical of Jammeh’s treatment.

Accusations of human rights abuses have dogged Jammeh since he came to power following a military coup in 1994. He once called for the beheading of gay people, a call he would later retract, and has been heavily criticized for his use of firing squads to execute death-row inmates.

There currently exists no known prescription cure for HIV/AIDS, and while one man has effectively been cured following a bone marrow transplant, research is ongoing as to the exact reasons why his HIV symptoms were eradicated and how to make the results reproducible for other HIV/AIDS patients.

 

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2:10PM PDT on Mar 29, 2014

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11:47PM PDT on Mar 25, 2014

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2:59PM PST on Jan 16, 2014

i am RODA by name, i want to tell the whole world how i got my hiv cured, i live in Manchester united kingdom, presently i am working as a teacher in an high school, i was once a stripper in a club and i got affected with HIV due to the nature of my job, in February 2nd 2009, This is not design to convince you but its just a personal health experience.
I never taught doctor LAWCY could ever get my HIV-AIDS cured with his healing herb spell, i have been spending so much buying my drugs for the past three years now and taking several medication but no relieve, until one day i was just browsing on the internet when i came across a great post of MARIAN, who explained to me how a great dr called PAPA LAWCY helped her, by curing her from HIV, i thought as much and i quicklly contacted him, and he gave to me the assurance that he is going to help me with his herbs, he told me to buy the herbs which he will use for the preparation of my medicine which i did, he prepared the medicine and told me how i am going to take them which i did, just three days later i went to the hospital to give the final test and the doctor confirm that i am now negative, i am so happy that GOD sent DR LAWCY to help me out of my problems, if you are out there passing through this kind of problem, you can also contact him on DRLAWCYSPELLHOME@GMAIL.COM.com , and i pray that he will help you also.
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11:13PM PST on Feb 16, 2013

can someone explain this statement, published on the website of the FDA?

http://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/SafetyAvailability/TissueSafety/ucm095983.pdf

Page 6, the right side, under the heading

Sensitivity and Specificity
At present, there is no recognized standard for establishing the presence or absence of
antibodies to HIV-1 and HIV-2 in human blood.

Thanks.

6:11PM PST on Jan 15, 2013

that's crazy talk.

6:06PM PST on Jan 15, 2013

As sick as he is i believe he for sure can ure HIV.I from a counry neighbur to Gambia snd i have watched a documentary condacted by one of my country chanel where one of the best and respected singer in my country was interviewing him in wolof,a dialect both my country and Gambia speak.The patients who have been cured were also interviewed and they even showed what they looked like when they were HIV positive.I dislike how he rules his country,and not to be rude,but Westerners seem like they gain too much from patients with HIV and don't wanna let that go,kinda greedy.Anyway i a from West Africa,and i live to New York i am blessed to be healthy,but i just wish people would for once trust that African cures can be very efective.I in fact have seen lots of people going back to Africa to get cured whenever sick.There also is an old guy in my country who can treat lots of deases diabeties included and he was appearing a lot on our national TV.

3:55PM PST on Nov 21, 2012

I wonder if these herbs and spices used in the concoction has anti-viral properties? But to claim a cure for something that will lie dormant in their system for years to come until something destroys or weakens their immune system is complete cockamamie. A virus will stay in ones system for the rest of their lives once infected. It can be prevented from spreading to the next generation, as proven with recent pills and tests. If he did anything it was not cure, it was beat it back into submission and a dormant stage. There may even be people out there that have an natural immunity that will stop it from even entering their system to begin with.

Sorry if I sound cynical, but anyone with knowledge of viruses will know that they stay in your system, unless there is a recent study out there that says otherwise. But we can prevent the spread of it to future generation, and in hopefully generations to come, it will be nothing more then a page in a medical/history book like the black plague outbreaks in Europe (there was 2) and the one in America

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