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Claim number: 16

Claimant: Kalahari Moshaweng Health Center

Claim date: Feb. 19, 2010

Forum in which the claim was made: Online PDF

Claim methodology: Supplements

Frequency with which the claim is made by this claimant: Frequent

Actual claim: Treats AIDS

Plausibility of this claim: Untested and implausible


Documents relevant to this claim


TAC received information that the Kalahari Moshaweng Health Center in Kuruman, Northern Cape, was providing homeopathic and naturopathic supplements to patients with TB and/or HIV under the supervision of MD Robert Moiloa. An online PDF about the health center states that the project is doing ‘detailed evaluation… of possible therapies’.

Before a clinical trial can be done it must be reviewed and approved by the Medicines Control Council (MCC). Furthermore all trials involving human participants must also be registered at a local health research ethics committee, which in turn should be registered with the National Health Research Ethics Council (NHREC). There is no indication that a clinical trial has been approved.

Until a clinical trial takes place and can prove the efficacy of the supplements, the claim that homeopathic supplements can treat HIV remains unsubstantiated.