The World Health Organisation has reaffirmed that there is “ no cure ” for HIV , insisting that people living with HIV / AIDS need to continue with anti – retroviral therapy to manage their infections.The reaffirmation by the UN health agency came after a local preacher in Zimbabwe reportedly claimed that he had received divine revelation of a herbal cure .
According to media reports , the Zimbabwean cleric had notified his congregation in the capital , Harare , on Sunday of the “ cure ” for HIV and AIDS .
He also reportedly claimed that a healing plant had been revealed to him by God , sparking a media outcry .
The nation’ s largest newspaper , the Harare Herald , reported that his claims were scientifically baseless and that the Zimbabwean Government was actively discouraging the purchase of unapproved medicines .
According to UNAIDS statistics , Zimbabwe recorded some 30 , 000 AIDS -related deaths in 2016, with well over one million people living with HIV in the same year , .
“Those desperate for a cure should not abandon their ARV therapy , ” the WHO official advised .
He explained that researchers working in the field had been advised to subject their treatments to the Zimbabwe Ministry of Health for proper clinical trials and procedures .
“Until a cure is verified , effective ARV drugs can control HIV infections and help prevent transmission , so that people with HIV , and those at substantial risk , can enjoy healthy , long and productive lives , ” Gasasira added .
( NAN )
Zamfara abduction: Police gives update on number of kidnapped students
Don Jazzy reacts as man announces plan to draw a tattoo of him on his forehead
EUROPA: Manchester United draw AC Milan in the Last 16 of the #UELdraw (Full Result)
INSIDE LIFE:. See how farmer use ‘Juju’ to collect weapons from Fulani herdsmen in Osun (Details below)
Headmistress Accidentally Sends her Naked Video to a Whatsapp Group, Threatens to Commit Suicide (Details below)
You Will Pay For The Hotel, He Will Sleep With You And Give You 2k – Nkechi Blessing Tells Fans Who Want To Snatch Her New Man
SHOCKING: Husband Caught 7 Months- Old Pregnant Wife In The Act With Another Man And Beat Her Up (Photos below)
I Found My Maid Alone Sleeping Like This, I Did This To Her (Photos below)
- Entertainment2 days ago
- Lifestyle2 days ago
“I Am 56 And Never Been Married, Life Is Passing Me By, Life Hurts”- Lady Cries Out
- Crime2 days ago
ISWAP Attacks Boko Haram Camp, Re-Abducts Nigerian Captives – Leaves Many Dead (Details below)
- Crime2 days ago
FINALLY: Identity Of ISWAP Suicide Bomber Who Killed ”Many Nigerian Soldiers” Is Out (Details below)