Tag Archive for HIV

Foreskins used for witchcraft in Zimbabwe?

This is the weirdest excuse for banning circumcision I’ve ever heard. The foreskins can be used in witchcraft to make charms. A senator in Zimbabwe wants the government to outlaw the circumcision of children until the age of 18 so that they could make their own decisions concerning the procedure. She is using a unique…

Dowsing for hepatitis NOW cures AIDS too!

Somedays, it actually does amaze me what seemingly sane people will think is real. The fake bomb detector/drug detector/dowsing devices are now claimed to cure AIDS and hepatitis C. It’s creating an international embarrassment for Egypt. Egyptian army’s AIDS-cure claim gets harsh criticism – CNN.com. Egypt’s army claims it has invented a cure for AIDS…

Pentecostal pastors pushing prayer

Pentecostal preachers are apparently pushing the power of prayer and miracles over conventional medicine in England. BBC News – HIV patients told by Pentecostal pastors ‘to rely on God’. Medical staff told the BBC a minority of pastors in England were endangering young church members by putting them under pressure to stop medication. The Children’s…

Widow cleansing superstition leads to spread of HIV

This is a story about the devaluing of women, the hold that superstition has on uneducated women and the serious consequences it causes. What’s the harm in superstition, right? Right… Lawyer fights ‘widow cleansing’ tradition in Malawi – CNN.com. One such custom, prevalent in the southern tip of the landlocked country, is “widow cleansing,” a…

Swiss healer accused of infecting clients HIV via acupuncture (UPDATE)

I’m not what sure “unlicensed” has to do with it. ‘Healer’ infects with HIV – UPI.com. A music teacher and unlicensed acupuncturist in Switzerland was charged on allegations of intentionally infecting 16 people with HIV between 2001 and 2005. A five-judge panel at Bern-Mitelland regional court indicted Maurice Goeller, 53, who does not himself have…

Baby cured of HIV

Should we get excited or wait with hopeful optimism? In Medical First, a Baby With H.I.V. Is Called Cured. Doctors announced on Sunday that a baby had been cured of an H.I.V. infection for the first time, a startling development that could change how infected newborns are treated and sharply reduce the number of children…

Swiss acupuncture healer charged with infecting people with HIV

Swiss “healer” accused of intentionally infecting 16 people with HIV using acupuncture needles. An unlicensed acupuncturist in Switzerland has been accused of intentionally infecting 16 people with the HIV virus for over a decade, authorities announced Thursday. The unidentified man was indicted by a five-judge panel in Bern-Mitelland regional court on charges of intentionally spreading…

U.K. church claims olive oil drink is miracle cure for cancer, HIV and diabetes

Manchester Evening News conducts an investigation to get the attention of the trading standards organization. Revealed: Gorton church sells olive oil and blackcurrant squash as miracle ‘cure’ for cancer and HIV. A church has been slammed for ‘exploiting’ the vulnerable by selling blackcurrant squash and olive oil which it claims can cure cancer. The Victorious…

Homeopaths’ gleeful gushing PR for Nobel Prize winning speaker

Nobel Prize Winner to Address CAM Medical Conference in Virginia Dr. Luc Montagnier to Discuss Groundbreaking Research That May Lead to Novel Treatments of Diseases like Autism, Alzheimer’s and More Dr. Luc Montagnier, winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in medicine for his discovery of HIV, will be presenting groundbreaking scientific findings and their implications…