Right now they will say anything so that the US wont bomb them back to the stone age. Dumb bastards.
The herbal-based medication, called IMOD, serves to control the AIDS virus and increases the body's immunity," Baqeri Lankarani was quoted as saying by the official news agency IRNA.
i dont see any where in that post that says its a cure it pretty much just says its a way to control it and help prevent it im pretty sure we have a pill that does what is being described allready not 100% sure though
Iran claims found herbal cure for AIDS; Ahmadinejad vows Islamic Republic's nuclear rights 'will be established' on Feb. 11
On the same day that Iranian scientists claimed that they have discovered a herbal cure for AIDS, President Ahmadinejad vowed that on February 11 the Islamic Republic's nuclear rights "will be established."
"The drug named 'IMOD' is completely effective and safe with no proved side effects," Iran's Minister of Health, Treatment and Medical Training Kamran Bagheri Lankarani said, according to Fars News Agency, which bills itself as independent, but the BBC describes as "affiliated" to Iran's judiciary.
The herbal medicine produced, "after seven long years of arduous work," by Iranian scientists "strengthens [the] immunity system of the patients against HIV and provides a more qualitative life for the affected population," the article continues.
UPI reports that the "state-controlled IRNA news agency quoted an unidentified ministry employee as saying, 'The research studies to find out a formula to cure AIDS was initiated during the tenure of two former health ministers and have led to useful results.'"
Former Minister of Health and Medical Education Dr. Mohammad Farhadi said the chemical and herbal treatment appeared effective on other immune disorders as well.
"The theory was to determine whether or not it is possible to boost the immunity system of the body," former Minister of Health and Medical Education Dr. Mohammad Farhadi said in the IRNA report, according to UPI. "Some 60 projects were initiated to attain the result."
"The herbal-based medication, called IMOD, serves to control the AIDS virus and increases the body's immunity," Baqeri Lankarani was quoted as saying by the official news agency IRNA.
"It is not a medication to kill the virus, it rather can be used besides other anti-retroviral drugs," Baqeri Lankarani said on state radio.
The drug, made after five years of research, has been tested on 200 patients, IRNA said, adding that it is considered the fifth generation of medications helping control the HIV/AIDS virus.
"This is a substance good for both AIDS patients and those who carry the virus without showing the symptoms," the director of the project, Mohammad Farhadi, told state television.
Farhadi said the medication will now be tested on some 3,000 to 5,000 Iranian patients in the next year to monitor its efficacy.
Health Minister Baqeri Lankarani said that the number of HIV/AIDS cases in Iran stands at around 14,000 while 1,700 people have died of the disease.
Last June, Iranian officials warned about the rapid spread of HIV/AIDS infections in the country due to a surge in intravenous drug usage.
"If no action is taken against the spread of this disease as quickly as possible, the number of those infected will reach 100,000 by the end of the next Iranian year (March 200," said Iran's deputy health minister, Moayed Alavian.
Iran is believed to have at least two million regular drug users -- and possibly as many as 3.5 million. Alavian said addiction is growing by around eight percent a year.
Intravenous drug use is believed to be the main cause of HIV/AIDS infection at 62.3 percent, followed by "unknown causes" at 27.9 percent and sexual contact at 7.4 percent.
According to another Fars article, "Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that his administration is going to publicize the country's remarkable progresses and achievements within the coming days."
If this is real, it's huge. LIEK XBOX HUEG.
AmySue;3529414Right now they will say anything so that the US wont bomb them back to the stone age. Dumb bastards.
Aids is not a death sentence, theres plenty of people who live and die of natural causes living with aids and hiv, there are plenty of ways to medically treat it.
personally, i dont think its that big of a deal... i know iran would not be the one to come up with such a thing.
Although it is unlikely that they would be the ones to come up with it it is possible. I think that they need to show what they have to other agencies for confemation. There is a possibility that Iran would do this as a pulicity stunt... It may just be badly out of taste.
AIDS has been beat huh? guess those biowarfare weenies better get back to work then. Round 2 should be interesting.
AIDS cannot be "beat" by an herbal medication. For that to work, the herb would have to be able to regenerate the T-Cells it infects. Even if it could do that, I would then have to eradicate the DNA that has been retrotranscribed into these cells (which would kill the cell). Now you may say, "Well why not inhibit the reverse transcriptase that allows the RNA of the virus to make in into the DNA of the host." That's a great idea except that this stategy (this is the way that some of the current HIV drugs work) only works in 'naive' cells that have not been exposed to the virus previously, so it could not CURE HIV/AIDS. I know your next question is; "Well let's give it to at risk people proactively then." Well that is, in theory, a good idea except for on thing; Retroviruses are notoriously prone to making mistakes which end up generating resistant strains. This is the reason that current retroviral therapy is a multi-drug cocktail, yet still fails at some point. Long story, short -- Iran is just saying anything they can right now. Idiots...
Adeptus Moderatus We purge with chain and bolter
22nd May 2005
I must admit, it sounds really strange that a plant has the cure for aids, not to menytion that it is Iran who discovered this cure...I wouldn't get your hopes up guys, Iran is just trying to save it's onw *ss, not that this will be helping...
I didn't make it!
It's utter bullshit that is designed to get people on their side because they know the U.S. is getting more and more pissed off with them. Just read that story. On the same day they announce this "cure" they also happen to announce the fact they will establish their nuclear "rights."