A Nigerian professor has announced the development of a new drug that can cure HIV and AIDS. The herbal drug had reportedly undergone series of successful tests in Nigeria and in the US.
"We are talking about the latest discovery of an oral drug made from plants extraction in Nigeria for the possible cure of the pandemic, HIV and AIDS virus," says Prof. Isaiah Ibeh of the University of Benin and head of the School of Basic Medical Sciences of the university.
Research on the project started in 2010 and led to the development of ``Deconcotion X (DX)–Liquid or Bioclean 11 for the cure of HIV and AIDS, Prof. Ibeh said.
A newspaper headline with the story in which a Nigerian proffesor announced the development of a new drug that can cure HIV and AIDS.
Ibeh said the drug has performed well based on preliminary results from five latest patients administered with the drugs. “Our findings is that up to seven months three of them were siro negative while two were still faintly positive,’’ he explained.
But as many Nigerians hail the announcement, some have expressed reservations.
"I am deeply troubled by this report,” Olusegun wrote in a comment online. “This professor of all people should know that you don’t announce a major breakthrough in medicine on the pages of a newspaper."
Explaining further, he wrote: “This type of news is first announced through either a medical journal or a science journal after a peer review has been properly conducted and a major validation is gotten...I happen to live in the USA and I work in the healthcare sector, I have not been able to confirm from any of my colleagues that such a test was actually conducted.
Claims of cure for HIV/AIDS have generated controversies in the past. Over ten years ago, Nigerian medical practitinoner Dr. Agbalaka came under scrutiny over his claim of an AIDS cure.