University of Benin has announced a breakthrough cure for the dreaded HIV/AIDS disease. The Dean of the institution’s School of Basic Medical Sciences, Prof. Isaiah Ibeh who disclosed this yesterday in Benin, said: “the development of a new drug that can cure HIV and AIDS.”
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In an interview, Ibeh disclosed that the herbal drug had undergone series of successful tests. “We are at the threshold of making history, in the sense that we seem to have with us something that will permanently take care of what over time seems to have defied all solutions. We are talking about the latest discovery of an oral drug made from plants extraction in Nigeria for the possible cure of the pandemic, HIV and AIDS virus,’’ Ibeh further said.
According to him, “research on the project was started in 2010 and culminated in the development of Decoction X (DX)–Liquid or Bioclean 11 for the cure of HIV and AIDS,” adding that “the existing retroviral drugs are intervention drugs for the management of AIDS but our new discovery is a possible cure.”
In answer to one question, Ibeh said researchers at the university tried to look at the product first; its toxicological analysis and discovered that it has a large safety margin.”
He said given the status of the discovery now, if animals or human beings are exposed to it, they will not suffer any serious harm at all from the exposure.
The university’s research finding he continued, “also helped us to know the quantity we can conveniently give to animals and we feel secure that nothing untoward will happen.
We have also done the bacteriological analysis on it, after which we looked at its effect on the virus and the result was quite revealing and refreshing.”
Ibeh also said that the drug had been exposed to series of medical examination both in Nigeria and in the USA, adding that the drug had performed well on patients with the HIV virus and had shown evidence of total restoration of damaged tissues.
“The result showed an increase in the body weight of the individual administered with DX. “The body weight was statistically significant when compared with the control group.”
The don said that further tests were being conducted to determine “at what point a patient will become negative after being administered the drug?” saying the verification is necessary because it is what is used to measure whether infection is still there or not. So we need to know the siro-convention time.
“But preliminary results showed that of the five latest patients orally administered with the drugs, our findings is that up to seven months, three of them were siro-negative while two were sill faintly positive.’’
Ibeh therefore appealed for support from the federal government and relevant bodies to assist the university with relevant equipment to sustain the research.