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The high cost of treatment remains a big problem for Malaysians with HIV/AIDS. In conjunction with International AIDS MemorialDay today, IVY SOON reports on the vital need for price reduction programmes that would help to render HIV/AIDS a chronicmanageable disease here.
There are loads of information regarding the efficacy of Vitamin C in protecting against infections in the WHO publications, mainly in the 1950s and 1960s before the formation of the Codex Alimentarius (nutritional standard) Commission in 1963.
B>BORGHOK (Cambodia):/BIn a remote Cambodian jungle hamlet, a tribal chief chanted prayers, drew pig's blood and strung up chicken feathers to fight a mystery illness #8211; with symptoms alarmingly similar to SARS #8211; that was sweeping his community.
The fate of the V1 Immunitor, which is currently being taken by 60,000 HIV+ people in Thailand and some 5,000 abroad with some hopeful results, is in the hands of the Thai health authorities who continue to dismiss it as a potential vaccine in a land stricken with the AIDS epidemic infecting one million people. Last week, the Thai Food and Drug Administration sought to have its manufacturing and sales licence revoked, claiming V1 to be a sub-standard product and accusing its manufacturers of misleading the public.
Thai authorities want V1 banned, citing false claims by the drug manufacturer and dubious results, writes ONG JU LYNN.
B>A/B>FTER a lapse of some decades, germs and disease have again been very much on our minds, largely because of the dreadful impact of AIDS throughout the world. We have also had a reawakened consciousness that globally prevalent diseases like tuberculosis and malaria remain historic scourges.