Gambia's president says he can cure AIDS

Wed, 21 Feb 2007 03:44 AM EST

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Lamin Ceesay, awaits his herbal HIV treatment by Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh, at Serrekunda Hospital in Banjul, Gambia, Friday, Feb. 16, 2007. Surrounded by bodyguards, the president of Gambia pulls on a pair of surgical gloves and approaches the patient's bedside. From inside his billowing white robe, he pulls out a plastic container holding a green herbal paste, a key ingredient in what he is billing as a cure for AIDS. (AP/Photo Candace Feit)From the pockets of his billowing white robe, Gambia’s president pulls out a plastic container, closes his eyes in prayer and rubs a green herbal paste onto the rib cage of the patient — a concoction he claims is a cure for AIDS.


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