The Egypt army is claiming that they have developed an AIDS detecting device which can identify, and cure, the HIV AIDS virus in a patient without having to even analyze a blood sample. The same device can also be used to detect and cure Hepatitis C infections using the same technology, the army says.
However, Egypt has come under sharp ridicule, reports Fox News on Thursday, after Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces, unveiled the so-called “miraculous” inventions.
“The men of the armed forces have achieved a scientific leap by inventing the detecting devices,” military spokesman Col. Ahmed Mohammed Ali said.
Critics of the device say the announcement from el-Sisi is purely political, meant to garner favor among a turbulent populous who toppled Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s fifth president, in July of 2013. Morsi was removed by Field Marshal Al-Sisi, who is expected to announce he will now run for president.
The “breakthrough” is being regarded in the medical community as an outright sham and a shameless political ploy.
“I defeated AIDS with the grace of my God at the rate of 100 percent. And I defeated hepatitis C,” said yet another Egyptian official looking to take credit. Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Abdel-Atti, head of the Cancer Treatment and Screening center, went on to say: “Defeating the virus is a very easy process, but God grants wisdom to whoever he wants,” according to CNN.
Videos released by Egypt’s military show the strange devices, resembling staple guns with an antenna or old-school rabbit ear televisions, hooked up to HIV sufferers and “curing” them.
Abdel-Atti dubbed the contraption the “Complete Cure Device,” or the “C-Fast,” and said that in one simple process, blood is drawn from an infected person, “cured,” and then re-injected.
“I will take the AIDS from the patient, and I will nourish the patient on the AIDS treatment. I will give it to him like a skewer of Kofta to nourish him,” said Abdel-Atti, referring to the Middle Eastern meatball.
“What has been said is not scientifically disciplined,” said Egyptian Dr. Gamal Shiha. “There is nothing published, and there is nothing in medical conferences, and there is no single eminent professor around the project.”
A breakthrough of this magnitude would be released via the medical community, not an army commander.
According to Fox News, Professor Massimo Pinzani, a liver specialist and director of the Institute for Liver and Digestive Health at University College London, said he attended a demonstration of the C-Fast device during a recent visit to Egypt but “was not given convincing explanations about the technology.” No one was allowed to review or try the device.
“As it is at present, the device is proposed without any convincing technical and scientific basis and, until this is clearly provided, it should be regarded as a potential fraud,” Pinzani said.