Comment: befree: Rath a front for drug firms?

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befree: Rath a front for drug firms?

I'm all for natural ways to cure disease but I am opposed to drug companies gaining control over vitamins and then having the WHO regulate them. That concerns me about Rath

Dr. Rath has being taken to court in South Africa by the Treatment Action Campaign for illegal activities which the TAC claim include: The Treatment Action Campaign is a South African grassroots pressure group which was founded by Zackie Achmat, an HIV-positive activist who refused anti-retroviral treatment (ARVs) until they were universally available. ... making false claims about medicines, including that vitamins (which he sells) reverse the course of AIDS and that antiretroviral drugs make AIDS worse; distributing medicines (since 2005), unregistered for the treatment of HIV, with the purpose of treating people with HIV and in doing so persuading them not to seek the services of the public health system conducting an experiment (since 2005) on humans without the authorisation of the Medicines Control Council of South Africa

On March 3, 2006, a South African court ordered Rath to stop publishing statements claiming that the Treatment Action Campaign was a front for drug firms. (Reuters)

The Red Ribbon is a symbol for solidarity with HIV-positive people and those living with AIDS. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS or Aids) is a collection of symptoms and infections in humans resulting from the specific damage to the immune system caused by infection with... Antiretroviral drugs are medications for the treatment of infection by retroviruses, primarily HIV. Different classes of antiretroviral drugs act at different stages of the HIV life cycle. ... Human immunodeficiency virus (commonly known as HIV, and formerly known as HTLV-III and lymphadenopathy-associated virus) is a retrovirus that primarily infects vital components of the human immune system such as CD4+ T cells, macrophages and dendritic cells. ...

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