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Claim number: 38
Claimant: Dr Boxall's
Claim date: May 10, 2011
Forum in which the claim was made: Flyer
Claim methodology: Herbal remedies
Frequency with which the claim is made by this claimant: Once off
Actual claim: Treats AIDS
Plausibility of this claim: Untested
Dr Boxall's claims that Sutherlandia Frutescans boosts immunity in people with AIDS
- Response no 78: ASASA Ruling on 2011-10-31
- Response no 65: Treatment Action Campaign Complaint to ASASA on 2011-05-20
This flyer was handed out at Wembley Square in Cape Town. The flyer makes several unsubstantiated claims:
- About Sutherlandia: "So effective, it is used as a component to boost immunity in patients with AIDS. It has been used traditionally for: Colds & Flu, Viral Diseases, Diabetes, Cancer, Immunity Boosting."