AIDS quackeryThe use of any unproven and unapproved agent, in particular herbal formulations, to manage AIDS.
Acemannan, bitter melon and its protein extract, curcumin, glycyrrhizin, MAP-30, megadoses of vitamins, Chinese herbal formulas.
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AIDS quackeryThe use of an agent, in particular herbal formulations that have been anecdotally reported to be of some benefit in treating AIDS; agents used include acemannan, bitter melon and its protein extract, curcumin, glycyrrhizin, MAP-30, megadoses of vitamins, and Chinese herbal formulas. See Acemannin, AIDS fraud, Bitter melon, CanCell, Curcumin, Glycyrrhizin, Hydrogen peroxide therapy, MAP-30, Ozone treatment. Cf AIDS fraud.
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AIDS quack·er·y(ādz kwak'ĕr-ē)
Unvalidated therapy that suggests-among other things-that HIV does not cause AIDS and that antiretroviral drugs are poison; some believers assert that HIV/AIDS results from poverty, racism, or political policy.
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