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September 13, 2007

Scientific Response to the Academy of Science of South Africa's report on the role of nutrition in the fight against AIDS and tuberculosis

Three weeks ago the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) went public with a position paper about the role of nutrition in the fight against AIDS and tuberculosis. However, this paper did not serve the health interests of the South African people and nor did it give scientific guidance to the South African government on coping with these epidemics.

In reality, the sole purpose of this document was to serve as yet another instrument in the PR orchestra convened by the pharmaceutical cartel to play to the tune of protecting its global anti-retroviral (ARV) drug market. The timing of this PR stunt was no coincidence either. The drug cartel is faced with one of its biggest challenges yet in a Cape Town Court this autumn: the case brought about by the drug promoting South African Medical Association (SAMA) and Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) against the government of South Africa and the Dr. Rath Health Foundation.

From a science and health point of view the ASSAf report is not worth the paper it is written on. But because it is being used by some media as a means of trying to confuse people, there was an objective need to shrink this balloon of hot air. A scientific response to it has therefore been prepared by Dr. Raxit Jariwalla in cooperation with Dr. Alexandra Niedzwiecki.

Dr. Jariwalla, a leading international expert on AIDS and nutrition, is head researcher at the Dr. Rath Research Institute, a leading research institution in natural health that is headed by Dr. Niedzwiecki.

Click here to read the scientific response (English only)

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