AIDS Drug Registered by Armenia Health Agency

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The Armenian Drugs Agency officially registered Wednesday the drug "Armenicum" designed to treat AIDS–according to a report by the National television of Armenia.

Scientists–however–have been rather cautious in giving extensive information about the drug. President of the AIDS Analysis Center Lev Zorabian announced that the holding back of information is due to commercial and federal interests. It was however announced that the medication does not need to be taken over a long period of time to take effect. Studies continue in Armenia’s clinics. All 13 patients who took the drug have shown considerable improvement against the virus. Zorabian assured that all 13 patients had volunteered themselves for experimen’s from the beginning.

The news of this drug has not spread without valid skepticism.

"Usually–there are five or so indications of a vaccine or cure for AIDS every year coming from various parts of the globe," said Eddie Laurance–a medical expert for the BBC Russian Service.

Declaring that an AIDS vaccine can bring deliverance to humanity–Laurance strongly doubted that there has been found a scientifically proven AIDS vaccine yet. HIV constantly changes–he explained–which is why today there is practically no chance to find an effective cure for all of its variations.

Earlier tihs week–Armenian specialists announced some data suggesting that what had been invented was a drug–not a vaccine–and that it had been designed to cure AIDS.

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