Austil Mathebula
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7 Mar 2016
12:54 pm

Can our bodies get rid of HIV naturally? Mbeki tells all

Austil Mathebula

“South Africa has one of the severest HIV/Aids epidemics in the world."

Former President Thabo Mbeki. (File Photo by Gallo Images / The Times / Moeletsi Mabe)

Former president Thabo Mbeki has published yet another letter, this time addressing the controversy surrounding alleged Aids denialism by his government.

In the letter, Mbeki tells how Nobel Prize winner for Medicine Professor Luc Montagnier confirmed that if you have a good immune system, your body can get rid of HIV naturally.

“I think this is one way to approach, to decrease the rate of transmission, because I believe we can be exposed to HIV many times without being chronically infected, our  immune system will get rid of the virus within a few weeks, if you have a good immune system; and this is the problem also of the African people,” Montagnier allegedly said during a documentary.

“So there are many ways which are not the vaccine, the magic name, the vaccine, many ways to decrease the transmission just by simple measures of nutrition, giving antioxidants — proper antioxidants — hygiene measures, fighting the other infections. So they are not spectacular, but they could, you know, decrease very well the epidemic, to the level they are in occidental countries, western countries.”

When asked by interviewer Brent Leung if he thought that if you have a good immune system,  your body can get rid of HIV naturally, Montagnier allegedly said yes.

According to The Guardian, the Aids policies of Mbeki’s government were “directly responsible for the avoidable deaths of more than a third of a million people in the country”.

The 2008 report further stated that “South Africa has one of the severest HIV/Aids epidemics in the world. About 5.5 million people, or 18.8% of the adult population, have HIV, according to the UN. In 2005, there were about 900 deaths a day.”

Read Mbeki’s full letter below:

A Brief Commentary on the Question of HIV and AIDS.