The Arms Deal and AIDS pseudoscience

Unanswered questions about the relationships between BAE, Fana Hlongwane and HIVEX By Nathan Geffen

An article published at Quackdown!

"HIVEX is a company that promotes a Russian device that it claims "uses electro magnetism to target specific proteins in the HIV virus with the aim of disabling the virus and rendering it ineffective, so that cells stop dying and the immune system can regenerate." They make their claims on various websites, including a company Facebook page. They were also featured earlier this year in a TimesLive video puff piece, but that was taken down after the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) complained to the editor that the journalist who ran the story had obviously been duped."

"Besides promoting an untested AIDS treatment, HIVEX has also been implicated in the multi-billion rand arms deal scandal. Fana Hlongwane is the notorious former defence ministry advisor who has been a central figure in the arms deal. He is currently in the headlines because evidence has surfaced that British arms manufacturer BAE channelled R24 million to him. Hlongwane was a director of HIVEX until at least 2005." 

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