Beware! No herbal medicine cures HIV/AIDS - Ghana AIDS Commission

This comes on the back of claims by some persons within the traditional and religious circles that they have found a cure for the disease.

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Dr. Angela El-Adas, Director General of the Ghana AIDS Commission, has said that the country is yet to find a cure for the deadly HIV and AIDS.

Her comments come on the back of claims by some persons within the traditional and religious circles that they have found a cure for the disease.

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But Dr El-Adas said claims by such health professionals could not be substantiated in the research institutions in the country, adding, “We are yet to find any cure for the disease”.

play Dr. Angela El-Adas


Dr. El-Adas made this known while responding to a question during the interactive session of the Western Regional Dissemination of the National HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan 2016-2020 in Takoradi.

She explained that scientists are currently finding it difficult to produce a vaccine or a complete cure for the disease because the HIV and AIDS virus was a retrovirus, which changed form at any given time.

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Over the years, several people, including some health professionals have claimed to have found a cure for HIV/AIDS, a disease which can be passed on to another person through several means such as sexual intercourse and blood transfusion.

However, many of the treatments have subsequently turned out to be untrue and misleading.

Dr. Roland Sowah, Western Regional HIV /AIDS Coordinator, mentioned that numerous attempts to follow up on such herbalists who claimed to have a cure for the epidemic at Noguchi, Mampong and other research facilities had not been successful.

He, therefore, advised such herbalists to stop taking advantage of the innocence and desperation of victims to make money.

Bekoe, 21 left his home in Accra on August 10, got on his bike and started a four-month adventure, biking across all ten regions of Ghana.

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