Nigerian AIDS Group Head Receives Death Threats After Criticizing Reported AIDS ‘Cure’
Mohammed Farouk, head of the Nigerian AIDS Alliance, received death threats Tuesday after publicly criticizing Dr. Jeremiah Abalaka's claim to have discovered a cure for AIDS, the Washington Times reports. Farouk, a former military officer who was one of 30 people to test the "cure," told Agence France-Presse that the threats "came one after the other. They warned me against speaking out again against those claiming to have the cure for HIV/AIDS," adding that he was "not bothered by the threats," but that his wife was "worried." Abalaka's claims have been "dismissed as nonsense" by the Nigerian Health Ministry, and according to Farouk, 12 of the 30 officers who tried the "cure" last year have died of AIDS-related complications (Washington Times, 12/6).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.