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