AIDS quackery

AIDS quackery

The use of any unproven and unapproved agent, in particular herbal formulations, to manage AIDS.

Agents used
Acemannan, bitter melon and its protein extract, curcumin, glycyrrhizin, MAP-30, megadoses of vitamins, Chinese herbal formulas.
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AIDS quackery

The 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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