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Egyptian military claims to have invented 'an astonishing, miraculous scientific invention' that cures AIDS, hepatitis and other viruses and are about to unveil it (but it isn't QUITE ready yet)

FILE - This file image made from undated video broadcast on Egyptian State Television on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 shows a device that the Egyptian army claims will detect and cure AIDS and Hepatitis. Egyptís military said Saturday, June 28, 2014 that devices it earlier claimed it invented to detect and cure AIDS and hepatitis C need six more months of testing. The army had earlier promised to reveal the technology to the public this coming Monday after making what experts dismissed as an outlandish claim last February. (AP Photo, File)

  • Egyptian army announced in February they had developed a gun-like device that could detect and cure AIDS and Hepatitis 
  • Due to be launched Monday
  • Military staged a press conference Saturday saying they need an extra six months of testing
  • Have not elaborated on how the device works but says it doesn't need blood samples
  • The claims caused uproar among scientists

Egypt’s military said Saturday that devices it claimed it invented to detect and cure AIDS and hepatitis C need six more months of testing.

The army had earlier promised to reveal the technology to the public this coming Monday after making what experts dismissed as an outlandish claim last February.

At a news conference then, the head of the army’s Engineering Agency said the military had produced an 'astonishing, miraculous scientific invention' that could detect AIDS, hepatitis and other viruses without taking blood samples and also purify the blood of those suffering from the diseases.

The claim caused uproar among scientists and the public, with many pointing out that it had not been properly verified. 

Still six months away apparently: A device the Egyptian army claims will detect and cure AIDS and Hepatitis - seen here on Egyptian State Television on February 25 - needs more testing, the army said Saturday

Still six months away apparently: A device the Egyptian army claims will detect and cure AIDS and Hepatitis - seen here on Egyptian State Television on February 25 - needs more testing, the army said Saturday

It was also lampooned in a famous satirical program that has now been taken off the air.

The claim hit a sensitive nerve in Egypt, where Hepatitis C is an epidemic. 

Some studies estimate that up to 10 percent of 86 million Egyptians have it, making it the country with the highest prevalence in the world.

In a press conference held in a military hospital in Cairo Saturday, a military doctor said the devices needed further tests before they could be released to the public.

'Scientific integrity mandates that I delay the start of the public release until the experimentation period is over, to allow for a follow up with patients already using it,' Egypt’s state news agency MENA quoted Maj. Gen. Gamal el-Serafy, director of the Armed Forces Medical Department, as saying.

El-Serafy said doctors had already started testing one of the machines, the so-called 'Complete Cure Device', on 80 Hepatitis C patients who were also being treated with medication.

Saturday’s news conference notably dropped any mention of the devices as a cure for AIDS, only referring to hepatitis.

The army had earlier promised to reveal the technology to the public this coming Monday after making what experts dismissed as an outlandish claim last February. They have not elaborated on how the device works

The original claim in February raised concerns that the military’s offer of seemingly inconceivable future devices would draw Egypt back into a pattern of broken promises by successive rulers who would frequently announce grand initiatives that failed to meet expectations.

Generals working on the project and pro-military media adopted a defensive stance over the matter, insisting that the invention would be released to the public and that any criticism of it was part of a foreign plot to rob Egypt of a major scientific victory.

El-Serafy said the armed forces will set up a medical center to treat the viruses in the Suez Canal province of Ismailiya to carry out the tests and declare results.

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Comment by rashid rourk on June 30, 2014 at 10:13pm

I remember years ago watching the show "Like It Is" with Gil Noble when he interviewed a doctor who said to have a cure for cancer and aids, but his life was threatened and was called crazy.  Like Evolution and Cee Gee stated there's no money in the cure, only in the disease.

Comment by evolution on June 30, 2014 at 4:46pm

A few years ago some scientist did a study on groups of people coming from South America and the Caribbean. They found those of us before we enter America are healthier than the healthiest American but, after four to five years our bodies get weaker and we become more unhealthy.

Comment by GospelPan on June 30, 2014 at 11:14am

@Cee Cee....so true.

Comment by Cee Gee on June 30, 2014 at 9:57am

Don't think for a minute that there isn't a cure to many of these dreadful diseases....it's better to keep people on drugs and medications....that's how big pharma remain in operation.  If people are being cured, then they can't make money.  Think about it, thousands of years ago, there were no hospitals or doctors.  The Most High created us and our bodies have natural ways of curing itself...but our bodies have been tainted with medical drugs (immunizations) and have compromised our immune systems.

Comment by evolution on June 30, 2014 at 8:41am

As cruel as it may sound, these so called scientist don’t want a cure because, it would dry up all their resources for grants and funding. Since the outing of AIDS in the early 80s billions of dollars have been collected for research on finding a cure which I believe they have. Why cure a disease when you can make billions upon billions of dollars off it?

Comment by Bombahdrop on June 29, 2014 at 11:41pm
Instead of these scientist causing an uproar over a cure or possible Cure, shouldn't they be ecstatic over this breakthrough. If they have a problem with this its because they Dont want to eradicate this disease. On top of that they haven't come up with smack since this s*** hit in the early 80s. Only thing they've done is become corrupt, greedy, while putting a bandaid on the issue. This disease needs to eradicate its been long enough now. People Dont need to be dying like this. Sure they may live longer with the medications that's only if you take them, what about if you Dont. I rather be homeless for a while then to live like that. Help stop the spread of Aids by giving those sick the cure.
Comment by GospelPan on June 29, 2014 at 3:35pm
It's possible that they are using some kind of audio device that emits a frequency to destroy the cell of a particular type of virus; kind of like a singer who sings at a high pitch to break a glass.
Comment by mr1stroke on June 29, 2014 at 3:24pm

yea if they dont hurry up the white men will say they did it, at least with social media we are getting the news livestream, all they have is money, they go around buy invention and claim credit 

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