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Thailand: Pill Touted as Cure for AIDS Banned

May 5, 2003

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Thailand's government has banned the manufacture and distribution of a food supplement whose inventors had touted it as an AIDS cure. Thousands of HIV-positive Thais who cannot afford antiretrovirals have taken the pill, V-1 Immunator. Scientific studies never proved that V-1 could treat or cure AIDS. Its makers could face three years in prison and $1,000 in fines if they are convicted of making false claims.

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Adapted from:
Boston Globe
05.04.03

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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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