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UK investigates HIV/AIDS device cure claims

This article was originally published in Clinica

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The UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued an alert concerning a probable scam involving claims that a medical device can cure HIV/AIDS, among other conditions. The ongoing police investigation is centred around a website under the name of Savec Health Systems, claiming that the device and associated medication has been used successfully in a number of Northern Ireland clinics and can be supplied to the public, subject to an online payment. "It would be extremely doubtful that any machine of this kind would have any value in the treatment of HIV/AIDS," said MHRA policy director Shaun Gallagher. "The evidence suggests that the product does not even exist and that this is simply a scam."

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