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HIVMA opposes The Gambia's unproven AIDS remedy

Leading HIV experts are alarmed that the government of The Gambia is encouraging citizens living with HIV to stop taking antiretroviral medications in order to try an unproven herbal remedy. The HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) calls on President Yahya Jammeh to cease his unproven claims that the treatment "cures" AIDS.

Earlier this year, President Jammeh began applying his treatment to a handful of patients who had been doing well on antiretroviral therapy but stopped taking the drugs in order to qualify to receive his "cure."

HIVMA joins its colleagues in the International AIDS Society and the Society for AIDS in Africa in expressing great concern regarding this practice. "There currently is no cure for HIV/AIDS," said HIVMA Chair Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD. "President Jammeh is giving people false hope, while at the same time making them stop treatment that has been demonstrated to save lives."

"Any treatment that claims to alleviate this devastating disease must be subjected to rigorous scientific scrutiny," he added. "A growing body of evidence from Africa shows the lifesaving effects of antiretroviral medicines for people living with HIV/AIDS. On the other hand, the remedy President Jammeh is promoting is untested. It is highly unethical to stop a proven therapy to try an unproven one. We are extremely concerned that President Jammeh would recklessly experiment with his peoples lives."

"We support the tireless efforts of African scientists, clinicians, and community health workers providing antiretroviral treatment to communities that are so deeply affected by this disease." Dr. Kuritzkes added. "We urge the government of the Gambia to support their efforts as well."

Dr. Kuritzkes concluded, "People around the world living with HIV/AIDS deserve safe, effective, and affordable treatment, regardless of the source. If President Jammehs remedy is as effective as he claims, it will stand up to examination. In the
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Contact: Steve Baragona
sbaragona@idsociety.org
703-299-0412
Infectious Diseases Society of America
30-Apr-2007


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