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Public warned on AIDS drug

By Vision Reporter

Added 20th April 2006 03:00 AM

THE Government has warned the public against buying an HIV/Aids drug called Khomeini because it has no therapeutic value.

THE Government has warned the public against buying an HIV/Aids drug called Khomeini because it has no therapeutic value.

By Apollo Mubiru and Cyprian Musoke
THE Government has warned the public against buying an HIV/Aids drug called Khomeini because it has no therapeutic value.
Primary health care state minister Dr. Alex Kamugisha told parliament yesterday that investigations carried out by experts in the ministry showed that Khomeini products belonging to Iranian Prof. Sheik Allagholi Elahi, could not cure Aids as claimed by the manufacturers.
He said according to the WHO, the Khomeni substance’s origin only contained olive oil, honey and minerals of varying concentration.
Kamugisha advised patients on the Khomeini products to take proper treatment, which includes ARVs.
Kawempe south MP Ssebuliba Mutumba last year asked the government to investigate the authenticity of the drug.
MPs have demanded that the promoters of the drug be arrested, prosecuted and deported.
“It took a few days to deport Blake Lambert. But how many people had he killed like this may do?” asked Emmanuel Dombo (Bunyole).
Lambert, a foreign journalist, was recently deported over his reports.
Elahi sells his drug at sh3m and claims it cures HIV in three weeks.
He has sold the drug to over 400 HIV/AIDS patients.
Kamugisha said the samples analysed did not have antibiotics, antiretrovirals and anti-TB drugs currently used in Uganda.
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Public warned on AIDS drug

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