Scientist dismisses MP’s discovery of HIV and AIDS ‘cure’
A scientist has termed claims by Magarini MP, Harry Kombe, that he has discovered a HIV cure using a reflexology therapy as dangerous.
The National Aids Control Council (NACC) Coast coordinator Julius Koome said the MP’s claims will likely interfere and disrupt HIV/AIDS fight in the county and should be countered.
“His insinuation is similar with the case in Gambia nine years ago when the then President Yahya Jahmeh claimed to cure HIV. It is well known that it disrupted treatment in Gambia for years. We are yet to get details of his revelations but this will interfere with our efforts to fight the scourge,” said Mr Koome.
He said the claims will jeopardize the lives of 20,000 persons currently on treatment in Kilifi County.
Mr Koome said the biggest challenge in HIV programing is treatment default.
Last week, Mr Kombe said he could cure a patient diagnosed with the virus that causes Aids at an early stage using reflexology therapy, which does not require any use of medicine.
“The reflexology does not only help to cure HIV and Aids virus at early stages, but also reactivates sexual organs for men,” he told Chamari residents in the county during a rally attended by Kilifi North MP Gideon Mung’aro.
He said 15-minute session of reflexology can cost between Sh200 to Sh500 while in Malindi town and beyond, they will be charging Sh2, 500.
“We (stakeholders in the health sector) should ensure the people on Antiretroviral drugs do not fall prey,” he added.