only one way to treat?
Jun 2, 2010
Can you let us know what you think of this article? Please dont say you are waiting for further study into this approach and that this has not been approved by the FDA. What do you think of the science involved with this approach in treating HIV and why is not pursed further. http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jbb/2009/934579.html
Response from Mr. Vergel
I asked around and read a lot about this therapy.
I got this from the web site :http://www.avert.org/cure-for-aids.htm
"V-1 Immunitor (or V-AIM or Immureboost) is a pink pill containing antigens taken from the pooled blood of HIV positive people. A clinic in Thailand began distributing V-1 in 2001. Demand soared when the pill's inventor, Vichai Jirathitikal, said it had eliminated HIV in two patients.70 The Thai Ministry of Public Health responded by conducting a study of those receiving V-1; the findings were not encouraging. According to a government minister, "the pill does not have any effect on the body's immune system, white blood cell count and amount of the virus in the blood". Other studies of the so-called vaccine all carried out by employees of its manufacturer do not provide convincing evidence of benefit. AIDS patients treated with V-1 typically survive for a matter of weeks, as opposed to the years achieved through antiretroviral treatment. Although the company has said that people treated with V-1 have "serodeconverted" from HIV-positive to HIV-negative, this claim is based on unreliable evidence and is not taken seriously by the scientific community. The manufacturing and sales licences for V-1 in Thailand were revoked in April 2003. Apparently undaunted, Vichai Jirathitikal and a company called Immureboost have continued to promote the product under the new name V-AIM, describing it as a therapeutic vaccine rather than a cure for AIDS.'
This product is being red flagged by the FDA and will be detained if imported into the United States due to its unproven claims.
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