Man Claims to Have Found Cure For HIV
Drama unfolded at the Eastern Region office of the Technical Support Unit (TSU) of the Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) on Wednesday when a 32-year-old self-acclaimed herbalist, Mallam Abdul Razak Mohammed announced his cure for HIV AIDs.
This, probably would have been a major breakthrough for Ghana because (the cure) if tested, could have proven potent―dashing away the already fading hope of finding a cure.
Life however, would have drained out of the faces of some spectators while others would have had their cheeks puffed in laughter when Abdul said the mode of contracting HIV was through mosquito and dog bites, adultery and spiritual curses.
According to the Suhum based herbalist, after God had revealed to him that the HIV cure was found in the roots of a coconut tree and the stem of a tree called “Ogyama”, the revelator told him that HIV was a spiritual infection and that it only became physical when an infected person started to show signs and symptoms of the disease which became fully blown AIDS.
To justify his claims, Abdul asked that three HIV patients be brought to him so he could use his medicine on them.
So, bent on promulgating Ghana as the country to have found cure for the feared disease, the herbalist said he was ready to accept any terms and protocols provided his claim would be accepted.
The Regional Coordinator of the GAC, Ms Golda Asante, used the opportunity to school Abdul on the basic knowledge of HIV and AIDS, stressing that HIV was not a spiritual curse or contracted through mosquito and dog bites.
She said while the GAC was ready to analyse and assess every claim of cure, the Anti-retroviral (ART) was the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended drug for infected persons and, therefore, urged the public to adhere to that.