Professor Maurice Iwu, a former Chairman of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is part of a team of scientists that has recorded a breakthrough in the treatment of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). But I’m afraid the world is agog at this bit of news while not fully understanding what the news is about actually. Maybe!
This team has discovered an oral botanical drug called Crofelemer, already approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of the dreaded disease.
The former INEC chairman is an acclaimed pharmacologist and tropical medicine expert; based on his antecedent especially as INEC boss, certain quarters have been asking questions about the accuracy of the claims.
The first paragraph of most news items reads “…treatment of AIDS.” However, lAkUnLeScReWs wishes to place some emphasis on the following, “However, the drug, Crofelemer is the first to be approved in the United States to treat HIV-associated diarrhoea.” The question is “AIDS and HIV-associated diarrhoea; are they the same?”
Also see the following, “‘The latest “Healthnews,’’ in a report entitled, ‘’Nigeria’s Maurice Iwu, others record breakthrough in HIV/AIDS treatment: Amazon tree-derived medicine cleared for usage in HIV patients with diarrhea,’’ .
So, maybe we should exercise some patience and revisit the news before we start acquiring new infections of HIV. *winks*