Iran Cures AIDS
Health Minister Kamran Baqeri Lankarani announces after 5 years of research, Iran now has an herbal cure for AIDS. The herb can ONLY be found in Iran.
The herbal drug called IMOD, is the result of five years of research and has been tested on 200 patients. It boosts the human body’s immunity system in a 90-day treatment course and a 2-year follow up.
"Deficiency of the body’s immune system reflects a decrease in CD4 cells that lead to appearance of AIDS symptoms," he said, adding that the new drug controls the multiplication of HIV virus and thus helps increasing the CD4 cells.
The herbs used in production of IMOD are completely Iranian native plants, he noted.
Iran is the only country in the region that provides free HIV drugs to the patients, Baqeri Lankarani said. [snip]
"I believe that the drug should be used for HIV patients whose CD4 is below 350, to prevent them from entering the severe level of AIDS," she stated. (source)
The drug has only been tested on 200 patients, but will be tested on 5,000 over the next calendar year. Iran claims to have only 14,000 cases if AIDS presently, but expects ’the number of those infected will reach 100 000 by the end of the next Iranian year (March 2008)’.
Iran is believed to have at least two million regular drug users - and possibly as many as 3.5 million ... Intravenous drug use is believed to be the main cause of HIV/Aids infection at 62.3%, followed by "unknown causes" at 27.9% and sexual contact at 7.4%. (source)
This sounds ... strange, too good to be true, like bragging before the research trials have actually be conducted