Another coming of Abalaka and fresh controversy over cure for HIV, hepatitis B, C
Until now, there is no cure for Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) and hepatitis C and hepatitis B viruses. Indeed, HIV was discovered around 1983 by French researchers at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, led by Dr. Luc Montagnier and others.
The Americans were the first to announce at a press Conference on Monday April 23, 1984 that their researcher Robert Gallo had isolated the virus that causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).Besides, the Anti Retro Viral (ARV) drugs that have been proven beyond reasonable doubt to reduce the viral load to a level that the infection cannot be transmitted and extend the lives of persons living with the virus (PLWV), there is not yet any effective vaccine for the disease.
Also, although the ARV is provided at little or not cost to PLWV at treatment centres nationwide, it comes at a great cost to the Federal Government and international donors who subsidise the drugs. Unfortunately, there is no cure for HIV/AIDS, but a combination of ARV drugs, approved and recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has been used to prevent new infections, especially in mother to child transmission. The drugs have also been shown to effectively reduce the virus to near-zero levels, thereby making it hard to be transmitted. The WHO now recommends the drugs for all HIV positive persons to stop new infections. But the WHO insists the drugs are not cures.
There also vaccines underdevelopment, but none has shown enough promise to be deployed for mass therapeutic or preventive uses.The drugs have also been linked to various unpleasant side effects including cancer.Consequently, there is increased demand for an effective and safe HIV vaccine that cannot just treat but prevent the infection. This situation has led to claims and counter-claims on cures for HIV.
Why all these claims? Is a cure for HIV possible? What are the procedures for presenting cure findings? What is the federal government doing to address the issue?Nigeria has one of the highest burdens of HIV in the world and second only to South Africa on the continent. According to National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), there are about 2.8 million Nigerians living with HIV and only about 1.2 million are on the free treatment programme of the federal government.
Little wonder, from Dr. Jeremiah Abalaka with his controversial vaccine for HIV, in 1999, Dr. Paul Olisa Ojeih in 2000, Prof. Isaiah Ibeh of University of Benin, Edo State, in 2013, and Prof. Maduike Ezeibe, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Abia State, there have been harvests of unverified cure claims.However, the most interesting thing is the manner in which the claimants present their findings and the harsh reaction of government agencies to these claims.
Unfortunately, no headway has been made despite these myriads of claims of possible cures for HIV. The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) under the leadership of its past Director General, Dr. Paul Orhii, made efforts set up a national committee made up of professors of medicine to verify the cure claims. Unfortunately, the committee could not do much due to lack of funds.
NAFDAC had in September 2011 arrested the Managing Director of Winners Medical Diagnostics and Research Institute, Dr. Jacob Abdullahi, for dealing in expired medicines claimed to be cure for HIV.Also, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) and the Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) have called for clinical trials to test the efficacy of these HIV cure claims.
Meanwhile, professor of Veterinary Medicine and Clinical Virology at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Abia State, Maduike Ezeibe, one of the HIV cure claimant, was shouted down by NACA and the Nigeria Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) for allegedly not following laid down procedures before going public with his findings.
But the Federal Government could not shutdown Abalaka despite a ban on his vaccine. The judiciary, after 16 years of suits, had in 2015 come up to support Abalaka’s efforts and berate the Nigerian government for their “irresponsible manner” it handled his discovery. A Federal High Court in Makurdi had ruled against the ban on the controversial HIV vaccine developed by Abalaka. The judge ruled that the Federal Government was wrong to have banned Mr. Abalaka’s vaccine.
Also, despite criticisms, Abalaka’s work has for the first time been published in credible scientific journals, Vaccine and New Scientist, and received rare editorial comments. Recently, Abalaka resurfaced in a WhatsApp and YouTube video with fresh claims on HIV cure.
Abalaka’s fresh claims
Abalaka, in the new video, said: “…They are deceivers, they are not interested in cure for HIV because of their anti retroviral drug. Toxic drug that you must take under prescription by doctors and once they put you on it, you must take it for life.“The average cost of treatment for a year is $20,000, which must be taken for a year. $20,000 dollar is N7.2 million treatment every year that is what is got from the Nigerian government from any person put on anti retroviral drug.
For a few kobos literally you can get cured with my treatment.
“To make matters worse, few years back a young man went to Gwagwalada specialist hospital now called University of Abuja Teaching Hospital to donate blood for his friend who was sick, when he was screened they found out he has Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and then educated him that there is no cure. They told him, ‘you must be very careful; you cannot give your blood to anyone and be careful of how you have sex. You must have condom.’ The young man with the mother came to me crying. The mother was aware I have this vaccine, I said, ‘why are you crying, forget about them, just sign the consent form and I will treat your son but before I do it, I will take your blood and send it to the same hospital for confirmation.’
“I took the sample there, confirmed and started treatment everyday. After the first week I reduced it, then five weeks later another blood test was conducted and I discovered no more anti body against HCV. The young man left here jubilating and telling people along the road why he was jubilating. All these are made available to the government but the present government ignored it.
“Some months back too, a foreigner came to me for treatment for both HIV and HCV. I started treating, this foreigner was diagnosed from his country, submitted all his results to me. Within one week of treatment his HCV had gone, no more HCV in his blood. He was on anti retroviral drug, I asked him to stop it to see if the virus will bounce back, after eleven days of stopping the drug, no HIV showed in his blood. The young man had to travel back but I wish he had to stay back to clear his anti bodies.
“Ladies and gentlemen all this are made available to the government, all people of goodwill who know me approached the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government of 16 years still nothing. Now they have approached All Progressives Congress (APC) government, am sorry to say, they are the same, Nigerians not interested in any scientific discovery.
“All they think is that Dr. Abalaka is a masquerade maker who is using witchcraft. I am using scientific thinking and reasoning approach.“I must express my gratitude to all those who has been struggling with me but am ashamed of the Nigerian government at all levels and tiers. When my work was published, I spent thousands of naira, made copies and sent to the judiciary, legislature both at the state, local government and federal levels. The Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDA) and commissioners of health but none of them has done anything.
“The last National Assembly under a medical doctor called Bukola Saraki, who claimed to be a doctor, he knows about this vaccines but for four years he was not interested. All he is interested in is how to make money, that is what all of them are doing,“They are making stupendous amounts of money from foreign grants whereas the money they would have got from supporting a research with a useful output would have been mine. It could have earned Nigeria billions of dollars every month because my treatment is effective against three dreaded and dreadful viruses. My treatment prevents and cures HIV, hepatitis C virus and hepatitis V virus but the Nigeria government is not interested.
“The people who elected them, it is now up to them to join me put pressure on them about the stupidity, cruelty shown to Nigerians who elected them.”
Abalaka, had in 2015, said he would only release his vaccine recipe to the Nigerian government under negotiated agreement.Abalaka said he never claimed his vaccine could cure AIDS.
“The point must be made clear again and again that I do not claim and I have never claimed to have discovered cure or prevention for AIDS,” he said. “I have only developed safe and effective vaccines for the prevention and treatment of HIV, the causative agent of AIDS.”Abalaka said he is prepared to move on after 16 years of legal hurdles although he feels pained that millions of people should have benefitted from his discovery. He said his attempt at finding a way forward in fighting the HIV pandemic came after attending a WHO-sponsored workshop in 1974 in Geneva.
The WHO workshop formed a solid foundation of the conception of his innovation for safe and effective HIV vaccines.He recommended that a national or state emergency vaccination programme for HIV control be created. He said the agency must be completely independent directly under the presidency or a state governor. He said the Nigerian government in collaboration with private sector contributors should also fund the agency.
However, a specialist medical microbiologist and immunologist, Dr. Abiodun Osiyemi, has requested an urgent action by NAFDAC, the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH), and the Federal Government of Nigeria. Osiyemi who has worked with the Immunology Unit, British Medical Research Council, The Gambia under the leadership of Prof Hilton Whittle, was part of the first team to conduct studies on the Chemokinetics and Chemodynamics of Abalaka’s HIV Vaccine, AZT and 3TC on HIV 1 and HIV2.
Osiyemi said the HIV Vaccine (“Triple Cure Viral Vaccine”) by Dr. Abalaka is a scam and not a cure. “This claim about the action of the vaccine is false and purely propaganda. The Federal Government, Federal Ministry of Health and NAFDAC must stop the mortalities being caused by the spurious vaccine now,” he said.
Abalaka told The Guardian
“I am a scientist, a medical doctor and a surgeon. Are you, as a journalist not shocked that an expert declared on September 26, 2019 that he investigated a vaccine by engaging the developer on Channels TV in 2000? And based on the one hour Channels TV engagement he vomited all the nonsense ascribed to him in that article? With due respect, if that article was written by the purported author, it is clear that he and I are light years apart. What efforts has he made about producing HIV vaccines and what are the results he obtained?
“I challenge you to arrange a forum for the said expert called Dr. Abiodun Osiyemi to confront me. I will expose his lies to the whole world. All he said about my vaccines are the figment of his evil imagination. What an expert!“I admit I am an ignoramus compared to him but I have developed safe and effective vaccines against HIV, HBV and HCV. What has the expert called Dr. Abiodun Osiyemi produced? “Who will deliver us from this type of expert that just concocts and manufactures lies that even the devil cannot think about? Shaking my head vigorously.
“I confirm the video is bona fide. It is my video clip. I stand by all I said in that video.“The two-page document I give to enquirers about my innovative and successful vaccination therapy against HBV, HCV and HIV.“Am ready for criticism and critics provided they are objective and scientific
“The Vaccine Journal Editorial accompanying the published report of my work said, inter alia: ‘In any case these data are remarkable as they fly in the face of current concepts of immunology.’“All the scientists including gravitational scientists in the United States (US) held that nothing made of iron could ever fly derided two brothers, Ogilvie and Wilbur Wright who were bicycle repairers. But the latter proved them wrong.
“Ditto for the great French Scientist, a non-doctor called Louis Pasteur. Viruses were not known in his days. Yet, against the fury of medical doctors of his day’s who threatened to kill him if the poor boy mauled by a rabid dog that he was treating died, went ahead with his innovative approach, treated the boy and ended up successfully. Pasteur had the consent of the boy’s father for his innovative treatment, and that was for Pasteur.
“Ditto for Edward Jenner and smallpox.
No body makes any new scientific discovery by following the current thinking or concepts of his days.“Dr. Abiodun Osiyemi, with all due respect, is an immunologist, microbiologist etc. far more learned than me.“However there must be thousands worldwide who are as learned or more learned than him in his fields, many more with better facilities for research than he
“HIV was discovered in 1984, since then, the entire medical scientific world has mobilised the huge arsenal of genetic engineering, recombinant technology, viral cultures etc. to develop HIV vaccines. After more than 35 years during which they have spent trillions of US$ worldwide, consistent failure has been the result so far.
“In fact, they tell us that they are not any nearer to success of getting HIV vaccines now than they were 35 years ago.“Just as the Wright brothers and the first aero plane, they cannot come to terms with the fact that a non entity, a surgeon in a country called Nigeria, a country yet to start thinking of how to try to start educating all its citizens, a country thriving on fetishes, charms, cultism, religious bigotry etc. has single handed developed safe and effective vaccines that cure and prevent HIV, HBV and HCV
“Human pride, ego and jealousy have taken over. “They must pull that Surgeon down by all means. That they have done for 20 years assisted wholeheartedly by the Nigerian Federal Government and other Nigerians like Dr. Abiodun Osiyemi. “The crucial issue is that for 35 years they have all failed. They have blocked their brains. The have not been able to open up the envelope of their understanding and reasoning.
“Instead of mourning over their collective failure worldwide for more than 35 years, they now concentrate the thinking and energies into you pulling down the person who has succeeded single handedly, using all sorts of mischief, falsehood, fabrications and the like.“Because they failed to develop HIV vaccines, they turned their efforts on antiretroviral (ARV) drugs and struck an economic goldmine. They are ready to deal with any who discovers HIV vaccines because that will dry up their money-spinning factory of antiretroviral drugs
“Yet Anti Retroviral Therapy (ART) and Highly Active Anti Retroviral Therapy (HAART) are very costly, toxic need close medical monitoring and above all, ARTs do not cure HIV infection. “Nigeria and other developing countries are spending huge sums annually on ARTs, using public funds. But our leaders and dishonest experts who are doing nothing to produce HIV vaccines are so daft that all their brains can do is to pull down their own citizen who has, single-handedly, developed safe and effective vaccines against the HIV, HBV and HCV. Nigerians, are the worst enemies of the country called Nigeria!
On April 30, 2019, and as previously arranged, a 30 year-old male American citizen flew into Nigeria seeking my treatment. He came with his laboratory results from the US. His result dated April 17, 2019 from the US showed that his “HCV RNA SER/PLAS, PCR” was “2592 iu/ml”. He was not on any drug combination treatment for his HCV, according to him.
On registering with me on April 30, 2019, his blood samples were taken for basic tests before treatment began. I started treating him on the same day. After seven days of daily treatment with my vaccinations, he had another laboratory test done on May 7, 2019.
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