April 3, 2014

Africa's Habit of Claiming False HIV Cures

Mostafa Hussein, Worldcrunch

The Associated Press

The Egyptian military, with its recently announced Complete Cure device, is hardly the first to claim unproven cures for diseases that have ravaged millions of lives. Since the discovery of HIV/AIDS, false claims of cures have been advertised and often endorsed by governments all over the world — especially in Africa, the continent with the highest rates of infection.

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