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January 24, 2013

Gambian President Makes HIV New Year's Resolution

Yahya Jammeh, president of the West African nation of Gambia, declared in a New Year’s address to his country that he intends to build a hospital by 2015 with 1,111 beds to treat people with HIV/AIDS using his secret herbal remedy, Time reports. He has claimed previously the boiled herbs cure the virus. His goal is to treat 10,000 people with HIV/AIDS every six months. People with the virus must stop taking their antiretroviral medications when they begin the herbal treatment. Advocates have expressed concern that his herbal drugs have no proven healing powers.

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