YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The results of a medical exams of Nikolay Kolesnikov–the AIDS patient who took a course of treatment with Armenicum–are positive said Dr. Levon Mkhitarian–who examined Kolesnikov and his wife Marina at the Armenicum clinic.
The initial analysis – the examination and determination of the number of CD-cells – is already complete. The results of the examination show that the patient’s state of health is good. Kolesnikov’s state has been stable for a year and a half after he took a course of treatment. Before the treatment–his CD-cell count was 420–and now it is 763. He had furunculosis–weakness and other symptoms. Mkhitarian said that Kolesnikov does not need an additional course of treatment now. The state of most of the 192 patients treated with Armenicum are good and stable. But final results can be summed up only after the clinical tests of the preparation. The terms of the test are determined by the period of at least two years passed since last selected patient was taken to the clinic.
Kolesnikov himself said he feels like a healthy man now. His most serious concern is losing his job.
Kolesnikov said he gas heard the rumors about his death many times; the first time he heard it from foreigners who were in the Armenicum clinic with him. They showed Kolesnikov information on his supposed death on the Internet–with such headlines as "Kolesnikov is dead". Kolesnikov thinks that the rumors are spread by those defending the interests of their countries: "Big money is circulated around AIDS," he said. He also pointed out that none of the Russian medical specialists dealing with the AIDS cure have met with him after his treatment with Armenicum–though they expressed negative opinions of the preparation in the press. The only treatment Kolesnikov took after he knew he was ill with AIDS was with Armenicum. "In Moscow–a one-month course of treatment costs $1,000," he said.
His wife Marina was also infected with AIDS by Nikolay. But unlike Nikolay–she did not manifest specific symptoms. She also took a course of treatment–and both think that they can have children. "We are waiting for the doctor to say that we can," Marina said.