Scientific Scandal: Miracle Cure for HIV and Hepatitis C by Egypt Army a Hoax
By Johnlee Varghese | February 27, 2014 2:37 AM EST
The international community was stunned after news reports from Egypt claimed a major breakthrough in treating HIV-AIDS and Hepatitis C virus. However, it has now emerged that the news that gave hope to thousands might, in fact, be false.
Two days ago, the Egyptian media were abuzz with news on a miraculous device that offered complete cure from HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C virus. A CCTV Africa report, claimed that the device was developed by the Egyptian army.
The news stories depicted the machine as a breakthrough, and a real miracle that can completely cure patients of both diseases, giving hope to 18 million Egyptians with Hepatitis C and tens of thousands with HIV. The report stated the miracle device took barely a minute to detect the disease, and can cure patients within 16 hours.
The reports stated that the device to cure Hepatitis C is called "C Fast" and the HIV curing machine is called "I Fast". They worked on the principle of a bomb-detecting device and used electromagnetic waves emanated by the viruses to spot the disease.
As per WHO, three to four million people are infected with the Hepatitis C virus every year, while there are over 34 million people living with the HIV virus. The miracle cure for HIV and Hepatitis C gave much hope to millions but it is slowly turning out to be a mere propaganda work.
Since the military overthrew the Mohamed Morsi government, Egypt has been facing severe political instability. At present, interim President Adly Mansour is running the administration.
Essam Heggy, the Advisor to the Egyptian President, denounced the reports of the miracle cure for AIDS/HIV and Hepatitis C as a "scientific scandal for Egypt". Egyptian daily Al-Ahram quoted Essam saying he has papers proving the devices are ineffective and he will present them to the President when he returns to Egypt next week.
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
- Typhoon Rammasun Claims 18 Lives in China, Incurs $4.32B Losses (PHOTOS)
- Kate Middleton's Pregnancy Hearsays: Possible Evidence Revealed [PHOTOS]
- Malaysia Airlines MH17: Vital Black Boxes Finally Land in Hands of Malaysian Authorities, Rebels Announce Ceasefire (PHOTOS/VIDEOS)
- Selena Gomez Turns 22 Today, Celebrates Early without Justin Bieber: Top 12 Interesting Facts About the Singer [SEE PHOTOS]
Join the Conversation
- The Great Australian Sex Census Decodes Sex Technology Habits of Australians
- AFL Player in Coma After Being Knocked It and Slipping Into A Cardiac Arrest
- Paris Hilton Quits Junk Food: A High Fat Diet Could Destroy Your Sense of Smell, Study
- Dwayne Johnson Talks About Overcoming Depression
- Use of Hormonal Contraceptions Lead to Increased Risk of Gestational Diabetes in Women: Study Says
- Motorola Moto G Vs. Xiaomi Mi3 – Low in Price, High -level Features
- Google Nexus 8 Release Date Soon Along with 2 More HTC Android Tablets – Reports
- Sony PlayStation 4 Outsells a Resurgent Xbox One in June
- Killer Xiaomi Mi4 at $369 Likely to Come With 5.0-Inch Display, Snapdragon 801 Processor, 3GB RAM and More
- NVIDIA Shield Gaming Tablet with Tegra K1 SoC Reported to be Released on July 29
- BlackBerry Passport Video Leak, Release Date, Five Fresh Features to Anticipate [Watch YouTube Clip] --Reports
- Iphone 6 Release Date Fast -Approaching, Reuse and Recycle Program Now in Australia