Bill Maher Promotes AIDS Cure Quack [VIDEO]

Karen Ocamb reports at Frontiers:

AIDS ain’t over, and neither is the effort to find money and fame by charlatans promising a cure. Friday night, controversial libertarian Bill Maher gave a primetime spot on his HBO show Real Time with Bill Maher to an Australian doctor who claims he successfully treated HIV-positive actor Charlie Sheen through an alternative therapy.

Maher invited Samir Chachoua to the show after seeing him on a controversial segment of The Dr. Oz Show. Sheen claimed he had given up his conventional HIV medications to try Chachoua’s “Induced Remission Therapy” treatments, which he told Maher had been applauded by Cedars Sinai and the medical establishment in the mid-’90s, then “buried.” To prove his point, Chachoua, who practices in Mexico and does not have an American medical license, injected himself with Sheen’s blood on the Oz show, noting that he has been vaccinated with IRT. Maher said he thought “that’s confidence.”

Chachoua claims IRT attacks HIV and cancer at the genetic level with an extract from goat’s milk. Maher did ask Chachoua why Sheen returned to his conventional HIV treatment if he was indeed cured, but Chachoua danced away from an answer and Maher didn’t follow up.

Noted HIV/AIDS activist Peter Staley: “Shame on HBO for destroying their decades long record building AIDS awareness by letting Bill Maher claim he found the cure. You’ve spit on dozens of AIDS activists and hundreds of AIDS researchers who are working hard towards that goal.”

Gay City News reporter Duncan Osbourne has some details about a lawsuit filed against this quack:

David Nieto was diagnosed with lung cancer in April of 2006 and it appears to have metastasized at that point. Nieto was contacted by Chachoua and colleagues in May. He paid $603,000 Chachoua for “Induced Remission Therapy,” which obviously didn’t work.

In August of 2006, Nieto signed a contract that obligated him to pay $6.5 million for “Omega Therapy,” which was supposedly some sort of individualized therapy that was developed in China. The contract also required Nieto to pay $15 million for future research into “Omega Therapy.” Nieto received his first “Omega Therapy” treatment in August 2006.

Nieto traveled to Michigan on October 16, 2006 for further “Omega Therapy” treatment by one of Chachoua’s co-defendants. Nieto died on October 17, 2006. The estate is claiming that the defendants took advantage of a very sick man and that the purported therapies contributed to his death.

And more from Peter Staley:

The $10 million case that “Doctor” Sam Chachoua claims he won from L.A.’s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center was another lie he told to Bill Maher. The court immediately reduced the “breach of contract” damages to $11,250 (in 2001). Cedars then successfully sued for recovery of their own court costs, in excess of that amount, and Chachoua started missing court dates after that. His own lawyer quit the case at that point. Cedars never paid him a dime.

  • bkmn

    Maher has moments of great insight and the rest of the time he is more like Glenn Beck.

    • another_steve

      Thank you. I for one find his shtick very irritating.

      He’s an acquired taste, for sure.

      • Dan Robinson

        Getting to be more of a disaquired taste for me. I liked Religulous, but I like anything that pokes at religion. Since then he keeps going off in crazy directions. He doesn’t seem as skeptical as I thought he was.

        • vorpal

          I found Religulous a bit hard to watch. I can’t remember it in much detail, but I found he seemed to constantly cut people off and make straw men of their admittedly stupid arguments, which was unnecessary.

          Honestly, it seemed like an exercise in Maher wanting to hear his own voice.

          • jmax

            Never been a fan – he believes he is smarter than his audience and enjoys treating them with contempt.

          • Goodboy

            Not his audience but he does have an ego for sure.

          • another_steve

            “Honestly, it seemed like an exercise in Maher wanting to hear his own voice.”

            You know who personifies that? Chris Matthews of MSNBC.

            I like his politics, but watching him “interview” someone is painful. Many of his guests know his shtick and just keep talking through his frequent interruptions.

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            Agree with your take on Chris M. HE cant shut up.

            I used to really like him, but he became annoying and then when he said the word SOCIALIST 217561 times in one broadcast a few weeks ago, he and my DVR parted ways.

          • another_steve

            In recent months I’ve detected a subtle “embrace” by him, if you will, of positions I certainly wouldn’t embrace. Or wouldn’t expect any progressive to embrace. For example (and as I hear you suggesting) — the American disdain of “Socialism.” That evil, wicked, ungodly thing called “Socialism.”

            Maybe I’m being hyper-sensitive, but my perception is that he’s been veering a bit to the weird side.

          • I did watch Maher for a while; early on having people of multiple opinions on worked then he just irritated the hell out of me. I expect him to become as funny as Denis Miller or Victoria Jackson pretty soon.

      • Joe knows who I am.

        I don’t remember needing to acquire a taste for Jon Stewart though.

    • vorpal

      I am losing more and more respect for Maher. He is a great comedian but his views seem to be getting a bit wonkier and wonkier. I loathe Islam as much as I loathe Christianity, but his demonization of all Muslims and demands that they apologize for Islamic extremists really rubs me the wrong way.

      • another_steve

        “…but his demonization of all Muslims and demands that they apologize for Islamic extremists really rubs me the wrong way.”

        Me too, vorpal.

        That’s a bad thing to do. Just like it’s a bad thing to demonize all Christians and demand that they apologize for Pat Robertson and Franklin Graham.

        • vorpal

          I do admit I like to make jokes about Christians, but despite the fact that I disagree strongly with their beliefs, most of the Christians I know are pretty decent people. And yeah, I certainly don’t sit around expecting them to apologize for WBC, Pat Robertson, and Franklin Graham.

          • Heh,heh – “I can see all of Jerusalem from up here”

      • Joseph Miceli

        Notice how no Christian ever gets up and apologizes for Christian terrorists. Why should Muslims have to own their crazies when Christians won’t recognize their own?
        Yeah, Bill is great when he’s hammering conservatives, but then he’ll turn around and tour with Ann Coulter. Bill is a comedian who found a vein to mind. He is NOT Jon Stewart.

        • vorpal

          Christians just say, “ERMAGERD NOT REYYUL CHRISTSTAIN!!!”

          But when Muslims attempt the same thing, they’re called disingenuous liars and receive a lot of blithering about how Islam is not actually a religion but a political ideology. WTF?

          Next time a right wing trash heap makes a comment about Floyd Corkins II, the guy who went to perform a shooting at the FRC and was thwarted, I am going to respond:
          “ERMARGURURRDD NOT A REAL HOMOSECKSHUAL!”

          • Joseph Miceli

            I love how you do that in the kitty voice.

      • Goodboy

        I don’t think he’s asked them to apologies. Just acknowledge it and all the other issues in their religion.

        Bills no supporter of Christianity or Islam.

        • vorpal

          I understand what you’re saying, but as someone who has met a number of right-wing anti-gay Christian bigots online who have asked me to acknowledge that NAMBLA is something which gay men should acknowledge and something we do not speak out against, I’m inclined to disagree with his assessment.

          • Goodboy

            Nambla hasn’t existed for years and anyone who thinks there’s a connection is both incorrect and unbelievably stupid. Hello. Gay men love other gay men. Not little boys. Not a tough concept.

            I see his point. Tired of the racist name calling for pointing out what should be common sense. These extremists have more support then you think. I don’t see a bit outcry for monstrosities like gay men being publicly executed by either the state or Isis.

          • vorpal

            Oh, I couldn’t agree more with your first paragraph, and I like to tell these ass-hats that while most pedophiles are indeed men, the majority of them identify as heterosexual and have relationships with adult women, regardless of the sex of the children they abuse. Since I am neither attracted to children nor adult women, indeed their attractions have zero overlap with mine, and if anyone should be apologizing for them, it should be straight men.

            I have two Muslim friends that are women, and they never had the slightest problem with my husband and I being gay and married, and we frequently get together with one (the other is back in Canada, so we no longer see her often) and she is one of my closest pals here in Chile. She strongly opposes fundamentalist Islam, but I don’t expect her to apologize for the stupidity and hateful evil of others.

          • Goodboy

            It’s not just a small amount of Muslims that think that way though. Stuff like only 57% of Muslims worldwide disapprove of al-Qaeda.

            http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/pages/articles/opinion-polls.aspx

          • vorpal

            She lives her life by example, showing that Islam does not need to be expressed in a radical fashion, just like my dad lives his life in a way that shows that someone can move towards a Calvinist upbringing to become a liberal Christian.

            I still think both religions (and almost all religions, for that matter) are idiocy, but every person is an individual, and by the mere virtue that they do not live their lives in an extremist way, they are doing far more than simply talking ever could to demonstrate that there is a voice of sanity and acceptance in the umbrella of their belief systems.

          • Goodboy

            Leading by example is nice but good smart people believing in bronze age fairy tales also gives legitimacy to the lunatics.

          • vorpal

            You won’t hear much argument from me on those points.
            My Muslim friend back in Canada was doing her PhD in math when I was.
            My Muslim friend here has a PhD in astronomy.
            My dad has a PhD in medical physics.
            The fact that such well-educated people can believe in ancient mythological nonsense speaks to the serious power of childhood indoctrination, I believe.

            And yet, supposedly, we gay people are the ones that recruit??!

  • geoffalnutt

    I guess I thought Maher was smarter than that. Wrong.

    • Bill

      He sometimes has a moment or 2 of brilliance, but is mostly ruled by his ego.

      When he becomes aware of the latest criticism regarding Dr. Quack, get ready for the ENTIRE lgbt community to be in Maher’s sights. Be prepared for ‘Pink Mafia’ jokes and criticism of lgbt people.

      Do NOT expect that he will think about this at all and come to the conclusion that he should address it and present a different , SANE medical perspective.

      • Mickey Bitsko

        I suspect that his occasional moments of intelligence are due to his writing staff.

      • Mark Lewis

        I’m going to repost my simplistic troll-road or whatever-y’all-call-it-comment:

        Agreed. I already have to turn a blind eye to his opinion that gay men are a nuisance. EDIT: That doesn’t stop the self hating from watching his show; I used to be like that. NOT ANYMORE.

        What part of the world should we blow up?

        Bill: West Hollywood.

        What’s the most PC way to refer to gay men?

        Bill: Queers. I’m almost 9000 years old and am a firm believer in human rights.. even for disgusting queers.

        Why don’t we ever criticize Israel?

        Bill: I’m a Jewish athiest and hate all religion except for Judaism, because Judaism is part and parcel with some of my family members and I wouldn’t want to offend them; they’re /blood/.

        Why do you keep touching Andy Cohen’s body after you make offensive jokes like that political-stick-man on the other side of him?

        Bill: … … … We like touching arms… CAMARADERIE CAMARADERIE. Nohomo. *slurp* nohomo. (exaggeration)

        NUFF SAID. Thank you John Oliver for providing me with something to watch that doesn’t make me want to put a fist through the screen sometimes.

        I’m sensitive. Shoot me.

        • FAEN

          Bill and his family are Catholic until he became an atheist. They’ve never been Jewish.

          • Mark Lewis

            Bill Maher is jewish. ROFL MA-HER. THat isn’t EVEN EUROPEAN!!! It’s middle eastern DUH!!!

          • Mark Lewis

            ydy’on Euro? Dwi ddim yn MEDDWL RETARD.

          • Mark Lewis

            BS His last name is Maher

          • Mark Lewis

            That’s a hebraic transliteration. Bill Maher is not french, nor is he spanish.

    • Mikey

      Maher is a fervent anti-vaccer.
      Case closed.

      • Mark Lewis

        Ugh; what an idiot.

      • Survey Programmer

        Maher is also rabidly pro-circumcision. So much for his critical thinking skills and any concern about individual rights, esp. those in vulnerable populations like children.

        • Mark Lewis

          Anyone that supports circumcision and has problems with female genital mutilation is a hypocrite.

          • Sorry but that is pure BS – the equivalent would be penalectomy NOT circumcision. Don’t exaggerate in support of your argument; if that is the only argument you have – give it up.

          • Mark Lewis

            I’m giving it up because I’ve never heard that term before and it’s making me shudder a bit.

          • Interestingly, there is evidence that circumcised penii seem to be somewhat protected from HIV/AIDS.

          • Eric in Oakland

            Not that you don’t have a point, but some botched circumcisions do result in penalectomy.

          • I do not want to get REAL gross but there is a mohel in New York who finishes off by sucking the blood from the baby’s penis – he has herpes and has killed a couple children by infecting them.

            I am willing to be corrected by anyone who more up to day information – the last I heard there was no way to stop him from performing the bris.

            Did i MENTION ‘OH ICK!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d3e85e1f53e00301b336f437fbae9f71f9577867110974937f07c76e36849d21.gif

          • radiofreerome

            From the Castration Dance:

            “The mohel made a slip and now I’m a goil!”

          • Mark Lewis

            My argument is basically in both cases: You are removing something from the human experience that the human themselves who are directly affected should have to right to experience. They should leave it alone. It was an old practice to make the population more docile.

            It’s similar, not the same degree as to what would happen with a woman, obviously, but you’re still butchering organs either way. I think they should be left alone, and the only reason for a circumcision should be to remove something that is potentially damaging regardless of the sexual proclivity of said person like balanitis or balanoposthitis . In this day and age we can be corrective; we don’t have to be blindly preventative in this context anymore.

            So I guess I’ve reanalyzed and stand corrected: circumsision for corrective purposes only (much like how I believe that plastic surgery should be reparative or reconstructive and not performed for pure cosmetic reasons when there is nothing “unconventional” enough to cause emotional distress for someone who feels out of place for they way that they were born or because of an injury.) Clitorectomy would only be appropriate to save a life from Vulvar cancer or another terminal condition if all other solutions are exhausted.

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        • catherinecc

          Never trust anyone over 30… Apparently it gets worse as people age.

      • FAEN

        I’ve heard him say just the opposite and get pissed at parents who don’t vaccinate their kids.

    • Gerry Fisher

      Very disappointing. Especially since there’s been some remarkable, legitimate progress in the past year or two.

  • Phil2u

    What? How disappointing….

  • Wynter Marie Starr

    I’m a big believer of traditional herbal remedies combined with Western medicine and common sense. I’m not a fan of quacks out to make a quick buck on the backs of desperate people. I don’t know how this man sleeps at night.

    • another_steve

      WMS — Are you aware of any peer-reviewed medical research done outside the herbal remedy industry that has concluded that ANY herbal remedies are medically, scientifically, effective?

      • j.martindale

        I saw people die believing this nonsense. We have medicine that works. If you want to try potions, do it in conjunction with best medical practices.

        • safari2bongaloo

          Like Steve Jobs who decided to treat his actually curable form of pancreatic cancer (apparently there is one) with alternative medicine before realizing his mistake too late.

          • Joseph Miceli

            Chemo is scary and painful…but if I get cancer I’m getting chemo, not some extract of a white lily picked at moon rise from the mountains of Brazil.
            Sometimes nothing works, but real science has the best chance.

          • Todd20036

            Yup. Catch it early an chemo will do the job. Or surgery

          • Todd20036

            I think he went on an all fruit diet. Wonder how that worked out….

        • Todd20036

          I use potions all the time… In video games

      • Xuuths

        Well, those that actually work, become part of “Western medicine”.

        • another_steve

          And I don’t doubt that some herbs have beneficial medical effects. After all, humankind has been consuming them and rubbing their oils on since the beginning of time.

          What I want to know is whether they’ve been shown to cure disease.

          “Shown,” via non-herbal remedy industry scientific medical peer-reviewed research.

          • Aspirin comes to mind immediately – willow bark tea was the basis for research that lead to aspirin.

        • Acronym Jim

          It’s like the old saw correctly states: alternative medicine that has been proven to work is called medicine.

      • Joseph Miceli

        There is plenty of information beyond the anecdotal that many herbal remedies work. These remedies are in fact the BASIS of our modern pharmacological treatments. Many of the compounds found in herbal remedies are…when purified …what you are paying Eli Lilly for. Willow bark tea is an herbal remedy. It is also “Aspirin.”
        I realize that wasn’t what you were really asking, but your question was flawed. There is not a lot of oversight by the FDA of “herbal remedies” like this jerk on Bill Maher’s show and the entire herbal remedy market is rife with snake oil and abuse. The FDA tends to stay out of the supplement wars and the herbal remedy market until something awful happens to someone. Then the hammer comes down and everyone screams “fascism!”

      • bkmn

        I have pretty much stopped buying prepared capsules and tablets of herbal compounds, especially after the NY AG findings that many supplements don’t contain any of the advertised main components and often contain ingredients that aren’t on the label. Whoever forces that industry into better oversight is a winner in my books.

        • another_steve

          Research has also shown that mega-doses of vitamins (C, D, etc.) and minerals are not only unwarranted but can have toxic side effects.

          I have low bone density and for a while was taking mega-doses of calcium. My endocrinologist told me to stop that. That in the first place I was pissing most of it out, and that too much of it absorbed by the body can actually have bad unintended effects.

          • bkmn

            And the largest and longest medical study thus far showed that people that take daily multivitamins died earlier.

          • Todd20036

            I once overdosed on vitamin A as a kid. I ate so many carrots my skin turned orange. No joke

          • marshlc

            That used to happen to me every summer. My mom would pull the baby carrots when they were about the size of your little finger, and keep them in a bowl of cold water in the fridge. Man, they were good.

          • Cherry

            Dr Sheldon Cooper called that expensive urine

        • Todd20036

          Many if the herbal diet pills contain not-so-herbal amphetamines. That’s how they “burn fat”

      • David Walker

        I’m not, another-steve. Just experience for which, no doubt, there are many other explanations likely. My maternal grandmother (you referred to your’s as your “bubbie”) grew up Mennonite in the wilds of eastern Lancaster County, PA. She was, for want of a better word, a healer. It’s also known as “white magic.” As I was growing up, cars were frequently in front of her house. Her “practice” embarrassed the fuck out of my mother; I thought it was pretty cool. She had two gardens…one for her beloved flowers and one for a wide range of herbs. She called what she did “trying” and always made it clear that if what she did didn’t work, the town’s MD was the next stop. She loved the doctor and he reluctantly respected her.

        She was pre-HIV. She DID tell some people she wasn’t able to help them, to seek the doctor’s care. I doubt that she ever misrepresented herself intentionally. On the other hand, she had a huge following.

        And she NEVER charged for her help.

        • Joe in PA

          wow, cool story. In our part of PA we have legend called Mountain Mary. Sort of the same:

          http://www2.readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=165072

          • David Walker

            Believe it or don’t, I’ve heard about Mountain Mary. Theoretically, I have inherited Grandmom’s pow-wow abilities. Supposedly, the power jumps from one sex to the other, skipping a generation. Ta daaa! I’ve never bothered to learn about it, but when Hubs was seriously Wiccan the leader of his coven was Silver Ravenwolf. A prolific author, she wrote a book about the healing arts. She befriended an old guy in her area to pump him for information. She described what his “trying” room looked like and gave his explanations for each element. She described my grandmother’s parlor perfectly. And I knew enough other older Mennonites that I knew her room was unique. I did see her stop bleeding from a serious cut. Who knows?

        • hiker_sf

          Hildegard of Bingen documented the healing herbs she used in the 12th century. Some are still used today.

        • Acronym Jim

          Frankly, the other non-traditional healer I’d absolutely trust to be effective is Granny Weatherwax. And even she acknowledges that most of what she does is just advanced headology.

          • Mark Lewis

            And a bit of modern chiropracty.

        • another_steve

          David, my bubbie had a very old — centuries old — remedy for what ails ya that she brought to the States with her, from Lithuania.

          A good shot of whiskey before dinner.

          In my family, everyone — including the older teenagers — took a good shot of whiskey before dinner.

          • David Walker

            a_s…Mennonites aren’t supposed to drink alcohol. These guys were a tad rebellious. Pop always had a whiskey bottle handy. I don’t know if she shared it with any of her “patients,” but it was a remedy she swore by for colds. Pop thought it was a dead waste of good whiskey, but she’d pour a cup, set a match to it so the alcohol would burn off, smother the fire with the saucer, let it cool a bit, and let me drink it. Knocked me right out, and, of course, that helped the cure. Clearly a med all good bubbies understood.

          • another_steve

            lol. Love that, David.

            My maternal grandfather used to make his own, in the kitchen of his Brooklyn NY apartment. He kept a big jug on the kitchen counter, filled it with fruit — figs, plums, grapes, whatever was available in the stores — added some kind of alcohol (the family was always afraid to ask him what kind of alcohol it was), and just let it sit there and ferment.

            It was something-awful-strong. I once took a sip, and my mouth burned for two days.

          • David Walker

            We’re about the same age, so my guess is that he honed his skills during prohibition and refined them during the depression.

          • another_steve

            Excellent point.

            Necessity, the Mother of Invention.

          • Acronym Jim

            Even as kids, my sister and I would get hot toddies lovingly prepared by our mother as a treatment for colds and the flu.

          • jmax

            My grandmother was a Methodist minister’s daughter and would not allow alcohol in her house – except for a bottle of “medicinal” brandy that she would whip out at the first sign of a sniffle. Warmed it up with some honey and off you would go to dreamland. Not a cure, but it made being sick a lot more fun 🙂

          • another_steve

            Oh yeah. “Medicinal brandy.”

            The world’s oldest cure-all.

          • Adam King

            I find that a shaker of manhattans cures about anything. (The trick is to add an extra maraschino.)

          • TuuxKabin

            Yes. The fiber helps.

          • don’t forget the exercise you get from tying the stem in a knot with your tongue.

          • TuuxKabin

            A wise bubbie!

          • marshlc

            When my dad was a kid, everyone including the small children got a shot of schnapps every morning before chores. I don’t know if this was an old folk custom, or my grandfather’s alcoholism….

          • another_steve

            Oh no no, hon… it’s a long long tradition.

            Jews are particularly up on it, but the Italians are very good at it too. They know.

            In NYC I had a favorite Italian restaurant. The owners worked the kitchen. This was the real thing, not the chain places so prevalent today. Before every meal, customers got a complimentary shot of Vermouth. All of them.

            I was old-looking for my age. I think I was drinking their Vermouth beginning at age 14 or something.

          • marshlc

            I’m talking about five year olds.

          • radiofreerome

            Can your bubie find someone who can make a golem? We’ll need several if Cruz or Trump becomes president.

          • another_steve

            Jews have the Evil Eye. It’s genetic.

            A powerful balabusta can knock you down just by staring at you.

          • Everyone seems to think that the body is always on the verge of getting sick; the truth is the body heals itself in most instances. Most herbal treatments just take advantage of the body’s healing itself.

            This does not imply I believe that the body can heal cancer or any other serious illness, just that it takes good care of itself.

        • JB

          You’ve perfectly described my paternal grandmother who lived in the swampy forestlands of northern Louisiana in the area of the last confirmed sighting of the Ivory Billed Woodpecker. She was known in the area as a healer and she too had her precious medicine garden which I vividly remember as a child. To spend time in this garden was akin to being on another planet … of towering canopies of color and texture above my head while hummingbirds flitted through curiously buzzing
          my face. Giant grasshoppers kaleidoscopic in color and pattern were feed for the jays and shrikes and water moccasins that would wander through from the nearby lake. It was a fabulous place for a kid to hang out with the added benefit of learning about medicinal plants , the history and folklore behind each of them. And like your grandmother , she never charged for her services and potions.

          • David Walker

            Thanks, JB. Lovely memories. Thank you for sharing.

      • Hue-Man

        Biopiracy is a foundation of Big Pharma. Many of the cases are from India, including the attempted patent of turmeric.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bioprospecting

        • JB

          Derived from Red Rice Yeast , Lovastatin became the patented, prescription drug ‘Mevacor’ for Merck & Co.

        • another_steve

          Questionable imo whether the use of a naturally-occurring substance by someone who’s not the original “discoverer” of it (including its use by a corporation) constitutes “piracy.” I mean, the original discoverer didn’t “create it.” Didn’t “put it there.”

          But I’m not a lawyer and I assume there’s a shitload of case law on point, so whatever…

        • Mark Lewis

          LOL

      • Wynter Marie Starr

        I haven’t looked, but that’s why I stipulated along with Western medicine. For minor things, herbal medicines are good. Think insect bites (providing you aren’t allergic), menstrual cramps, minor headaches, colds, etc, common sense and herbals that you grow can help. Obviously, if you have AIDS, cancer, Hep C, etc, you want a doctor with a medical degree and/or a hospital. I’ve done a bit of studying on the subject for two of my degrees and for overall health, nature does provide. It’s what kept us as a species healthy for the most part. Let’s remember that foxglove and willow bark were used for years before we figured out how they worked.

        As far as the herbal industry goes, I grow my own herbs as if I don’t know their methods I would be uncomfortable using them. I also believe in vaccines and yearly checkups, so I’m not totally off the rails.

        • another_steve

          “…and for overall health, nature does provide.”

          Nature provides, yes — but imo nature doesn’t intend for us to live much past our child birthing/rearing ages. After our offspring are able to fend for their selves and we’re past the birthing/rearing stage, we’re more or less superfluous from a biological perspective.

          That’s why we get cancers and all manner of life-ending maladies (forms that aren’t the result of bad eating habits, smoking, etc.). It’s nature’s way of saying “Okay, you’re no longer needed and are only taking up room. NEXT!!”

          That’s also why there’s no “natural” cure to cancer and its kin. Nothing you can pick up in the woods or grow in a garden to cure stuff like that.

          (All of the above, of course, in my opinion. 🙂

      • JB

        You might look into the history of Red Yeast Rice and it’s use .

        • JVB

          I use it to keep my cholesterol levels in check. With the blessing of my Dr. I went off of the prescription med for it because it was starting to make me hurt all over. I found out about red yeast rice and artichoke leaf. I’ve been on it for over 5 years now and my Dr. is pleased with my results.

      • CottonBlimp

        Weed’s pretty great, if that counts.

    • camel54

      I use herb teas etc. regularly. I find they, combined with good food, keep me well and happy. Still in fantastic condition at 61 with no health problems at all. But I certainly wouldn’t try to treat anything serious with them. They help you stay well, I find, especially if you grow or find them yourself.

      • marshlc

        Correlation does not imply causation. Good chance you’d be well and happy anyway.

        • camel54

          Maybe so. But I like my herb tea!

          • marshlc

            Yeah, I do too.

      • Wynter Marie Starr

        Yes, for overall well being and to keep healthy. It’s why I stipulated combined with Western medicine. I personally believe the cures for many things will be found in nature, the Rain Forest in particular. Many medicines now considered just medicine were found in just that manner; aspirin and digitalis are two of the best known.

      • another_steve

        No question in my mind that certain foods can have beneficial effects on health and sense of well-being. I started eating more tuna fish (just because I like it for lunch) and I’ve noticed that since doing so my facial skin has become smoother and less patchy in color.

        Maybe it’s the natural oils in the fish. Or maybe it’s just coincidence. I don’t know.

    • JT

      There is a Frontline episode just out on supplements and how they can contain anything, and often do. The industry is unregulated. Alarming.

      http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/supplements-and-safety/

      • Wynter Marie Starr

        I agree, but I grow my own herbs so I know exactly what is going into whatever teas I might make. Supplements are quite different than your own herbals.

    • BrandySpears

      You’re against quackery in one breath while promoting quackery in the next.

      There is no such thing as “Western medicine”. There is ONLY medicine.

      • Wynter Marie Starr

        No, Brandy, there is also Eastern medicine. If you read what I said, herbal medicines for minor things are helpful and always have been. Where do you think aspirin comes from? Eastern medicine may not be respected in the West, but it’s how billions of people live.

        • BrandySpears

          A lot of people live by voodoo, too.
          You know what they call “Eastern medicine” that has been scientifically proven to work? Medicine.

          • Wynter Marie Starr

            I don’t know of any Western doctors who will extol the virtues of acupuncture. You may not care to recognize the differences and that is your choice. Enjoy the rest of your day.

            BTW, Voodoo is considered a religion by those that practice it. It’s no different in essence that any other religion and has nothing to do with the topic at hand.

          • another_steve

            Acupuncture is a fascinating subject in and of itself, WMS. As you suggest, Western medicine generally frowns upon, or outright dismisses, it — yet the USA’s major federally-run health care insurance program, Medicare, covers it as an allowable and acceptable treatment in certain situations.

            Fascinating, because if you delve into the pseudo-science behind Acupuncture (as well as other Eastern forms of alternative medicine) you learn that much of it is predicated on the notion that there’s a sort of magical energy in the body that can be physically manipulated by the adept. Moved around, from here to there.

            Really really interesting.

            And to my way of thinking (and I suspect this may be why the Medicare Program covers it), even if Acupuncture works only thanks to the Placebo Effect, what difference does that make?

            I mean, if it gives people relief from whatever it is that ails them, who the fuck cares whether it’s the Placebo Effect or not.

          • Wynter Marie Starr

            Well, I don’t use it, but who am I to tell others that it doesn’t work. And I do know people who swear it worked for them. I was referring only to certain herbs, such as bay leaf tea to soothe upset stomaches or colic in babies. I know generations of women who have used this on their infants. Aspirin comes from willow bark and most pharma companies have scientists out scouring the Rain Forest for plant material and listening to the indigenous peoples about how they use certain plants. Using antibiotics for every little thing has caused more damage than drinking herbal teas have.

            I fully understand the basis of Eastern medicine as opposed to Western medicine, but every doctor will tell you they’ve seen things that they can’t explain. I love science, but I also love culture and believe there is much to be learned from those some might consider primitive. It really is a bias that we don’t always listen to such people. Keeping our minds open even to that which we don’t agree with or understand seems a better way. I was brought up in usual circumstances and immersed within Japanese culture. So, I sometimes see things from two different perspectives.

            That being said, for serious illness, such as AIDs, I would want to see the testing, the studies, etc. Taking any sort of home grown herb or an OTC supplement is not going to cure that. Although, it is possible the cure is waiting in the Rain Forest or elsewhere in plants that we have not studied or discovered.

  • WebSlinger

    In an episode of The Dr. Oz Show taped in late 2015 and aired January 12, 2016, Charlie Sheen said he had been receiving alternative treatment for HIV in Mexico from Dr. Chachoua, stating “I’ve [sic] been off my meds for about a week now”; according to his manager, however, after the episode was taped he (Charlie Sheen) resumed taking his medications.

    http://i2.wp.com/radaronline.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/charlie-sheen-HIV-doctor-claims-cured-entire-countries-goat-milk.jpg?resize=540%2C400

  • Albert Ross

    Maher is a smarmy schmuck. Always has been.

  • The Sentinel

    Maher has always been an asshole of epic proportions who shows open disdain for his audience. There isn’t a single episode of REAL TIME that he doesn’t drop some lame homophobic “joke”, some more obvious than others, but it is always there. Its always disappointing to hear family and friends praise him for his liberalism. He’s a twat.

    • Lakeview Bob

      I’ve complained about his homophobia here in the past. He makes wisecracks about all groups and all subjects but rarely does a week go by that he doesn’t crack some lame gay joke. To him this is the ultimate insult. If you complain to him he gets angry.

      He does not understand gay culture. It has always irritated me when he comments on gays doing the silly joke on each other by teabagging each other (placing the scrotum on another guys face). He does not understand that gay men are not offended by this. Fuck, it is foreplay. Teabagging is when straight men do it to each other. The reactions are always humorous. I suspect his staff can not correct him without an immediate attack back.

    • Fyva Prold

      “What’s difference between Bill Maher and Bill O’Reily?”
      “Bill Maher knows he’s an asshole”

      • Lakeview Bob

        Good distinction.

  • vorpal

    It cures HIV and cancer, but will it blend?

    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      It can slice, dice and julienne.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GniNeqSX5U

      • Acronym Jim

        Brought to you by Ronco.

      • vorpal

        Does it offer classes? Those are all skills I’d like my husband to learn.

        His idea of cooking is to take every available ingredient in the house, throw into a large pot, and then boil the hell out of it until it is a uniform sludge, which would probably be enough for for 40 people if it was remotely edible.

        I love him dearly, but when I see he is making one of his “slurries” (as I call them), I hide in my den with the door locked.

  • shellback

    I suspect the “cure” is as effective as prayer.

    • Joe knows who I am.

      A quack’s a quack.

  • Octavio

    I was wondering why this wasn’t the focus of the usual Bill Maher attention fluffing that follows his Friday evenings broadcast. Yesterday it was about politics as usual.

    • Joe in PA

      so, not a fan? 😉

      • Octavio

        Whoops. Is my snarl showing? I appreciate Maher is an iconoclast, but there are others who pull it off so much better.

        • Joe in PA

          lil bit. 🙂

  • bambinoitaliano

    Bill Maher has a blind spot when it comes to Western medicine. He has this paranoia of vaccines and inoculation. He is highly suspicious of medical science research that he goes off on a tangent thinking that a cure all of natural ingredient exist. This segment will damaged his political stands like those sky fairy believers that he constantly chided.

    • Joseph Miceli

      You are exactly right! It is like he transferred the suspension of disbelief necessary for religious thought to another category: non-traditional medicine. His thoughts on medical treatment resemble religion in their magical thinking and lack of critical review more than anything else.

    • Adam King

      He’s full of wacky superstitions about food, too.

  • SFHarry

    It’s interesting that Maher so confidently sees right through religious charlatans but is completely blinded by medical ones.

    • skeptical_inquirer

      We need to stand against all woo, not just religious or political woo.

    • CottonBlimp

      He’s just your typical California liberal, sadly. They’re very stupid over here.

      • SFHarry

        You are replying to a California liberal. You don’t sound all that aware yourself.

        • CottonBlimp

          Hollywood liberal might be more accurate. SFers might be alright, but the people I know are ridiculous.

          This is the national home of measles, after all.

          • SFHarry

            You seem to be justifying your bad stereotyping with more bad stereotyping.

          • CottonBlimp

            Um, yeah, statistical data about the commonality of beliefs like “I don’t need to vaccinate my children!” is a bit more than a stereotype.

            Culturally it just seems there’s a big problem here in that popular liberalism seems to be drawn towards woo and mysticism rather than rationality.

    • Gerry Fisher

      *seriously*!

  • Dan Robinson

    I hate this shit. My best friend was diagnosed with cancer and he’s determined to treat it with CBD oil or “Rick Simpson oil”.

    • Oh! To throw away a chance of a cure for a quack medicine show elixir is so sad. And once folks have made up their minds about these quack ‘cures’ there is no shaking them from their belief either.

  • Michael Rush

    If you close your eyes and picture Jesus you can cross the highway without getting hurt !!!

    • Jimmie Z
      • 2karmanot

        Yep, that works every time: https://youtu.be/lJGz9VKTk7c

        • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

          Interesting vision of rapture. I’m sure most of the Christianists would find that orgasmic.

      • Michael Rush

        Well it looks like this also works when you use Grindr .

        • Acronym Jim

          Never underestimate the power of the boner.

          • David Walker

            Words to live by.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Spread the word brother !

      • Michael Rush

        Let’s try it with Kim Davis first .

  • Natty Enquirer

    Maher is a contrarian more than anything. It makes him vulnerable to the woo fads that blow through Hollywood.

  • Silver Badger

    It should be a simple enough matter to see if the claims or true.

  • Boy Elvis

    I was hoping Maher would get this guy up against the wall, Amazing Randi style, but as Natty says below, he had shown a certain susceptibility to woo. He’s been a bit too buddy-buddy with the anti-vax crowd in the past, too.

    I hate it, because I don’t want to see desperate HIV patients dying over quack remedies, and also because Maher has frequently been a powerful voice against the GOP and organized religion. I hate when he undercuts his credibility like this.

    Let’s see how he responds to this backlash.

    • Acronym Jim

      The irony of anti-vax Maher promoting a quack vaccine.

    • Goodboy

      He never does that with guests. Not even ones he despises.

  • Acronym Jim

    If someone is claiming that their treatment shows improvement “immediately” or “within the first minute,” let your bullshit meter be your guide.
    If someone is claiming that medical research centers have never developed one effective treatment or cure, let you bullshit meter be your guide.
    If someone is claiming that they have “cured countries” of illnesses, let your bullshit meter be your guide.

    Frankly, I had to tap my bullshit meter three-quarters of the way through the interview to make sure it wasn’t stuck in the red. It turns out it was working perfectly.

    • Joe in PA

      but but…he cured an entire COUNTRY. A country no one has heard of, but still. /s

    • Goodboy

      Easy enough to verify. Show detailed before/after stats of their health. Independently done of coarse.

  • Joe in PA

    The whole fucking thing is so sad (and angering). From the idol worshipping of $$ grubbing Oprah, who spawned the likes of Dr (you should pardon the expression) Phil to the WHORE Dr Oz. Beyond disgusting. I for one can NOT believe Maher is part of this…and I sure would like to know the $$ angle of his. Maher is not stupid and this is like a late night infomercial for a slicer/dicer. What the fuck?

    • LonelyLiberal

      This.

      But Maher seems to have considerable weakness for the woo community. It doesn’t have to be money, and in this case I doubt it is.

      • Joe in PA

        Ok, I’m feeling a little stupid…what is the “woo community”? Sorry.

        • Acronym Jim

          Quacks and charlatans.

        • LonelyLiberal

          What AJ said. Just picture somebody dressed like a trippy ghost standing in the corner of a room quietly moaning, “WOOOO!”

          (Then expecting you to pay for the exorcism, preferably in small, unmarked bills)

          • Joe in PA

            thanks…not enough coffee today. 🙂

    • zhera

      Bill Maher, supposedly a straight ally, is a libertarian and he used to date Ann Coulter. It is pretty clear that his morals and priorities are lacking, if not completely non-existent.

      • jomicur

        He never mentions anything at all positive about the LGBT community without immediately following it up with a sniggering joke about hairdressers or interior designers or flower arranging or some such. Some ally.

        • I pretty much hate him. He is a gold star ass.

        • Goodboy

          Well, he is a comedian after all.

          • jomicur

            Yeah, and the only way a comedian could possibly get laughs is by making nasty comments about minorities while claiming to support them. Got it.

          • Goodboy

            I wouldn’t go so far as nasty. Yeah, it gets him laughs but it’s not mean spirited. Lisa Lampenelli does a much worst shtick by calling people fags and cocksuckers and is loved for it by LGBT’s.

      • He isn’t an ally, he’s a bandwagon rider trying to keep his flagging show afloat.

      • ColdCountry

        I don’t know about his morals and priorities, but hie taste is certainly lacking, if not completely non-existent.

  • sdnative1958

    Our brother James Randi needs to take on this quack doctor just like he did with Dr. Oz.

    • Joe in PA

      I have to admit, I wasn’t familiar with James Randi…there is a documentary about his life that looks interesting:

      http://anhonestliar.com/wp/

      I’m all for debunking and exposing liars! Thanks.

      • Very interesting documentary, I bet you’ll love it. We need more James Randi in our country to be an answer to all the anti-science blathering.

        • marshlc

          He’s been fighting the good fight for a long time now. One of my heroes.

        • Joe in PA

          thanks, I just put it in my Netflix queue!

    • another_steve

      Dr. Oz is still raking in the TV bucks. What’s with that?

      He may also have homophobic tendencies. From Wiki:

      “An episode of The Dr. Oz Show that aired on November 28, 2012, was devoted to the “reparative therapy”. Advocates of this practice view homosexuality as an illness or mental health problem that can be “cured”, even though homosexuality does not appear in any of the current medical diagnostic manuals for illness or mental health conditions, such as DSM-5.

      On the contrary, in response to “reparative therapy” advocacy, several mainstream medical and psychological organizations formed the “Just the Facts Coalition”, and published a booklet explicitly opposing “reparative therapy” because, in the medical opinion of these organizations, homosexuality is not an illness. Thus, this episode of Dr. Oz presented information in direct conflict with the opinions of the American Psychological Association, American Psychiatric Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, and others.

      The broadcast featured a representative of NARTH (The National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality), Julie Hamilton, PhD. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) advocacy groups strongly condemned Oz for allowing anyone who defended reparative therapy to appear on his program. Oz wrote on his blog that he “felt they needed to include all parties [in a discussion]” but agreed with established medical consensus that the data does not support any positive results. The statements by Oz seemed to do little to appease members of the LGBT community.”

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mehmet_Oz

      • jomicur

        So if OZ had a segment that mentioned geography in some way would he feel the need to have a spokesman for the Flat Earth Society too?

        • another_steve

          Lol. Great question.

          Here in the states, PBS has a tendency of giving “equal time” to bigoted and ignorant monsters too. Very disappointing, since PBS is just about the only place on American TV that viewers can get anything even remotely resembling real news. “Real news” as opposed to stuff meant to hook you so you’ll keep watching through the next cornflakes or Cialis commercial.

          So, if on PBS’s nightly “News Hour,” they have a segment on, say, marriage equality, odds are they’ll have Pat Robertson or his moral equivalent on the panel too.

          That’s apparently PBS’s idea of the “intellectually honest” way to proceed. 😉

      • “Dr.” Oz also doesn’t believe that children know their own gender, and is very anti-transgender.

      • JVB

        It’s funny his daughter Daphne Oz is on “The Chew” with one of the biggest Mary’s ever and I don’t mean Mario Batali or the bald guy. 🙂

  • Brian in Valdosta

    I am certainly in support of using investigative journalism and media outlets to shed light on various topics, no matter how far-fetched or out of the ordinary they seem to the general public.

    However. It seems that Maher is not engaging in any kind of investigation here. He seems to be giving this bloke a bit of a free rein as he talks about his “cures”.

    Where is the hard-hitting Bill Maher that I’ve seen so many times before?

  • hiker_sf

    Why this guy looks like a quack and yeah, Maher should have pushed harder, we also need to acknowledge that there are interesting treatments for various diseases and Big Pharma will do anything to smear those treatments.

    Here is one “old” treatment:

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3278644/

    • Hue-Man

      And another ancient remedy?

      “Clay from Kisameet Bay, B.C., used by B.C. First Nations for centuries for its healing properties could be a new weapon in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, says new research from the University of British Columbia.

      The research, published today in the American Society for Microbiology’s mBio journal, recommends the rare mineral clay be studied as a treatment for serious infections caused by the so-called ESKAPE pathogens — a who’s-who of bugs that cause the majority of U.S. hospital infections and “escape” the effects of antibacterial drugs.”

      http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/antibiotic-resistant-bacteria-clay-1.3421198

  • Acronym Jim

    Somewhere, J-Lo must have given an involuntary moue of disgust at the very moment the “doctor” made that “joke” about her.

  • j.martindale

    This is pretty repulsive. But if you want to see something REALLY repulsive, take a look at what the Republican Presidential candidates plan to do to end the AIDS epidemic:
    http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/lot-reagan-not-one-gop-candidate-replies-survey

    • That is horrifying! If any of those GOP’ers attain the Presidency we know what will be on their hit list.
      1. end all AIDS research and grants to help low income AIDS patients
      2. close Planned Parenthoods
      3. repeal ACA
      and quite possibly close the post offices

      • Goodboy

        Every day i hate these hypocritical fucks more and more.

      • William

        The USPS was required to by Congress to sock away all the money to fund their pension system 70+ years into the future. The only reason for doing this is that when Postal Service is privatized, there will be a huge golden egg waiting for the lucky corporate looters.

        • Exactly! Which is why the Post Office has been battling to stay out of the red for years. I hope that we have a strong enough president who can squash that raid. Best hope for our Post Office is to have the amount of GOP folks out of the halls of congress for the next hundred years.

  • JaniceInToronto

    Maher should have stuck to comedy.

  • Acronym Jim

    “Immediate improvement,” if any, was probably just a short-lived Pavlovian response by Sheen to having a needle shoved in his arm again.

  • Mickey Bitsko

    Quacks gotta quack.

    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      That quack is as much a contrarian as that quack:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtN1YnoL46Q

      • vorpal

        Love this song :-). Was just listening to it and its second and third parts the other day :-).

  • jomicur

    Few comedians are any brighter than they need to be. Maher is a case in point. (Yes, he has some smart writers, but that’s not at all the same thing.)

  • KP

    Who does the guest booking on his show? Its usually one or two low energy “liberals” (but mostly conserv-a-dems) and a murderers row of loudmouthed conservative/racist/GOPteaparty crackpots. And yes Mill Maher is his own biggest fan.

  • Todd20036

    If you think I’m going to stop taking Complera which gives me no side effects, keeps my virus totally suppressed, and is covered by my insurance so I can gave my HIV “cured” by some cult preacher, then I have a business venture for you that is guaranteed to work because trump is in on it too

  • JT

    Maher needs to go back and redo his science courses at Cornell.

  • Depending on any TV celebrity for medical advice is a shitty idea.

  • D. J.

    If the “Dr.’s” patients were CURED of the other diseases, why did they relapse when UCLA/Cedars withdrew treatment? What BS.
    Charlie isn’t the most mentally stable of individuals to begin with and Mahr has pointed that out in past shows.

  • StSean

    is this the guy who claimed to have cured charlie sheen of HIV?

  • EqualityForAll

    I have to wonder how much Maher was paid for this obvious endorsement. That’s about as filthy a money transaction as I have ever witnessed.

  • JVB

    He fell just like Dennis Miller. Dennis Miller used to be funny and then came out as a right wing asshole. Maher is no different in his actions.

  • WaltHawkNYC

    While I often disagree with Bill Maher on any number of topics, I do enjoy watching his show. During this particular interview, Maher never once, as Peter Staley insinuates, claimed to have “found the cure” for AIDS. That’s dishonest. I had never heard of Chachoua prior to this interview, and he seemed shady from the onset. Regardless, Maher seemed to view the segment as an opportunity to make unfunny jokes about Charlie Sheen. That’s about all I got out of it.

  • motordog

    Fine…let’s just wait and see exactly how well Mr. Sheen does, now that he’s all ‘cured’. For that matter, does this quack have a list of actually ‘cured’ patients that would be so grateful to step up and be tested? Would Bill Maher be willing to get an injection of infected blood? If he’s so sure this cure is reliable, it should be a simple request, no? Why, “think of the lives they’ll save”…

  • most people think Maher is liberal. Fact is he is a staunch libertarian. Big difference.

  • Ogre Magi

    He is friends with Ann Coulter. Good judgement ain’t exactly Maher’s strong suit

  • Tom000

    I watched that show and it made me physically sick. It was so obvious this guy was a quack and Maher never challenged anything he said.

  • terrence

    bill maher isnt a libertarian, hes a Democrat.

    dont dump this steaming pile of shit on our door now that you dont agree with him.

  • chasmader

    Every one of my friends who went the alternative medicine route to treat their HIV is now dead.

  • patrick

    Yeah, BM is one of those loud-mouthed, sometimes misinformed, entertainers – but one from the Left. Yet we’re not trying to elect our blowhard as President of the United States. Lol.

  • wds

    Everytime – EVERYTIME, I think I might start watching and/or following Bill Maher, he does something incredibly stupid such as this. I Sadly, HBO’s stance on AIDS – prevention, treatment, cure – just went out the window. I stopped watching or following Maher sometime ago…He’s beyond any labels other than Idiot, Self-Important and, have I mentioned Idiot?

  • Jmdintpa

    ive always suspected bill maher and ann coulter were fucking

  • Ron

    When Maher had “Politically Incorrect,” on ABC He said, on an episode, “AIDS Activists have lied about the threat of AIDS to straight people!” Meaning activists exagerated the threat and did so purposely! As a wise person once said, “The difference between Rush Limbaugh listeners and Bill Maher listeners? Bill Maher listeners KNOW he’s an asshole!”

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  • Shut Up and Joke

    The mistake is to book this guy in the first place. Same as when he books Ann Coulter. Some potential guests are simply beyond the pale and in such bad taste that even HBO should say no.

  • NiceOldFoe

    Maher has a history of supporting HIV/AIDS Denial. He wrote a positive blurb for Christine Maggiore’s book What If Everything You Knew About AIDS Was Wrong? It should be noted that Maggiore died of AIDS in 2008, just a couple of years after her 3 year old daughter, Eliza Jane died of AIDS.

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  • splendiferous2

    Maher is as delusional as the quack. HBO should find something new and better than Maher, providing a quack a format to cause people to stop taking their meds and thereby become resistant to the meds, to give its audience. Maher needs a psychiatric exam. He is not an ornament to HBO anymore. He’s dangerous, and that is not an overstatement. He should have Tony Fauci on to discredit everything that loon was allowed to say by Maher and undue the damage.

  • splendiferous2

    Maher is delusional and incompetent. Only someone with depraved indifference, delusional disorder, and pig ignorance could attempt to get people off their HIV meds and take arthritic goat’s milk from Mexico for the cure. To my knowledge neither he nor HBO has issued a mea culpa. HBO is dragged down. I won’t be watching the Maher series vice on cancer because it will likely be as based in goat milk mystification. The FCC should investigate Maher and HBO for putting life=threatening lies on TV about medical care, and then doing nothing about it. Sounds like corporate sociopathy has found itself a home at HBO, and as for Maher, he’s just a delusional angry old man who believes that arthritic Mexican goat’s milk cures AIDS. Again, where is the FCC? People who follow Maher’s advice put their lives and their drug therapy at risk for total resistance. Why hasn’t Maher made a statement. Why the news blackout from him? He’s a coward who’s afraid patients will stop taking therapy, worsen, and then sue Maher and HBO for depraved indifference in providing quackery as a cure for AIDS. Maher’s silence = death. And pure moral cowardice.

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  • Lawrance Illuminati

    Mkeep Am on managing the drugs i usually purchase from

    rs felicia morgan, i live in Texas (USA).

    [READ MY STORY. ON HOW I GOT MY AIDS CURED].

    Truthfully, i was tested HIV + positive last 3 years. I

    the health care agency to keep me healthy and

    stressful, i tried all i can too make this disease

    leave me alone, but unfortunately, it keep on eating

    up my life, this is what i caused myself, for allowing

    my fiance make sex to me unsecured without

    protection, although i never knew he is HIV positive.

    So last few 4 days i came in contact with a lively article

    on the internet on how this Powerful Herbal Healer get

    her well and healed. So as a patient i knew this will

    took my life 1 day, and i need to live with other friends

    and relatives too. So i copied out the Dr ujiagbe the

    traditional healer’s email id:

    drujiagbeherbalhome@gmail.com and I mailed

    him immediately, in a little while he mail me back

    that i was welcome to his temple home wereby all

    what i seek for are granted. I was please at that time.

    And i continue with him, he took some few details

    from me and told me that he shall get back to me as

    soon as he is through with my work. I was very happy

    as heard that from him. So Yesterday, as i was just

    coming from my friends house, Dr ujiagbe called me to

    go for checkup in the hospital and see his marvelous

    work that it is now HIV negative, i was very glad to

    hear that from him, so i quickly rush down to the

    nearest hospital to found out, only to hear from my

    hospital doctor called jose that i am now

    HIV NEGATIVE. I jump up at him with the test note, he

    ask me how does it happen and i reside to him all i

    went through with Dr ujiagbe. I am now glad, so i am a

    gentle type of person that need to share this

    testimonies to everyone who seek for healing,

    because once you get calm and quiet, so the disease

    get to finish your life off. So i will advice you contact

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