The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Gambian president’s claim of herbal AIDS cure is false

    It took about 2 weeks for this story to unravel. It’s true, Professor Souleymane Mboup of the University of Dakar in Senegal says, “In some samples viral load measures were below the level detectable by the tests.”


    “This is not surprising, since these patients had been treated with ARVs [antiretroviral therapy] prior to the administration of the herbal treatment. Effective antiretroviral therapy can reduce HIV viral load to below levels of detection.”

    President Yahya Jammeh (photo) says he learned of the concoction of 7 herbs and spices in a dream.

    Maybe he got confused and was really dreaming about dinner?

    The worst of it is that the supposedly cured patients were made to stop standard AIDS treatment.

    4/30/07 18:01 JR

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