Gambian hospital to treat AIDS only with herbs

Aids patients in Gambia to be treated with herbal treatments despite concerns.
Gambia to open hospital to treat Aids patients with herbal medicine – Telegraph.

Aids patients in a new hospital in Gambia will treated with herbal mediciden [sic] despite medical concerns the treatment is dangerous.

President Yahya Jammeh said in 2007 he had found a remedy of boiled herbs to cure Aids.

The World Health Organisation and the United Nations have said Mr Jammeh’s HIV/Aids treatment is alarming mainly because patients are required to cease their anti-retroviral drugs, making them more prone to infection.

Mr Jammeh said in October that 68 HIV/Aids patients undergoing his herbal remedy had been cured and discharged, the seventh batch since the treatments began five years ago.

Sickening. This is not “complementary” treatment. It states that it is INSTEAD of retroviral medicine. The WHO and United Nations have rightfully criticized the practice. That’s not enough.

17 million people have died since the AIDS epidemic began in the 1970s, more that 3.3 million of those children.

AIDS denialism ran rampant in Africa which contributed to the poor response to the epidemic.


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  2 comments for “Gambian hospital to treat AIDS only with herbs

  1. Phil
    January 4, 2013 at 2:24 AM

    Criminal. The head of the hospital should be jailed for malpractice.

  2. Peter Robinson
    January 4, 2013 at 3:43 AM

    Seems it may be the President of Gambia who is primarily responsible for peddling this bs. Appears he is a complete nutcase who has said that he is prepared to rule for 1 billion years if allah wills it! A megalomaniac fruitcake! Gambia has a thriving tourist industry and while would not wish to see people who work menial jobs suffering, perhaps anyone considering going there may think twice if they knew more about the country.

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