A database that tracks dubious medical claims.


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Claim # Claimant Claim date ↑ Forum Type Condition Plausibility Responses Description
9 Damaansa Holdings Ltd. (Faith Drops) April 1, 2010 Website Treats AIDS Untested and implausible 2
TAC lodged a consumer complaint against Damaansa Holdings’ Internet advertisements promoting “FaithTM” Drops. The advertisements (which were published at http://immune-booster.synthasite.com and www.cancercure.co.za) claim that patients with illnesses including, Malaria, AIDS, ... Read more
17 Mr. Peter Michael von Maltitz March 15, 2010 Website Cures AIDS Tests are disputed or inconclusive 1
It was brought to TAC's attention that Von Maltitz claims to have discovered a cure for HIV/AIDS. He is operating from a facility run by Catholic Welfare in Masiphumelele, Fish ... Read more
16 Kalahari Moshaweng Health Center Feb. 19, 2010 Online PDF Treats AIDS Untested and implausible 2
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 ... Read more
31 Solal Technologies (Naturally Sweet) Dec. 1, 2009 Advert in The Star Sugar has harmful effects Hyperbole 8
A Solal advert in the Star claims that too much sugar or artificial sweetners can cause cancer. This sets off a protracted battle at ASASA with the Sugar Association. Read more
2 Solal Technologies (Solal Health Shake) Oct. 1, 2009 Advert in Beeld Newspaper Improves Nutrition Untested and implausible 2
Solal placed a health shake advertisement in Beeld. Read more
33 Solal Technologies (Krill Oil) Sept. 5, 2009 Advert in Beeld Newspaper Improves Nutrition Untested 2
Solal ran an advert titled "Why Solal Technologies believes that omega 3s from krill oil are better than fish oil." Read more
7 Gogo's Traditional Medicines (GTM) (Bantam Tonic and Pisces Tonic) June 6, 2008 Advert in Sowetan Newspaper Treats AIDS Untested and implausible 2
The advertisement posted by Gogo's Traditional Medicines (GTM) was for two products: Bantam Tonic, which GTM claims increases CD4 count, and Pisces Tonic, which is said to guard against opportunistic ... Read more
12 Prof. Billy's AIDS Clinic June 6, 2008 Advert in Roodepoort Record Cures AIDS Untested and implausible 2
Prof. Billy placed an advert in the paper, stating inter alia: “Stop Suffering in Silence. There is now a cure for Aids! Call Prof Billy Kariaga Ph.D or call Sister ... Read more
11 Zeblon Gwala (Ubhejane) Dec. 6, 2007 Advert in Ilanga Newspaper Cures AIDS Untested and implausible 3
Zeblon Gwala advertised Ubhejane as an AIDS cure Read more
18 Comforter's Healing Gift Sept. 13, 2007 Informal Cures AIDS Untested and implausible 1
Comforter’s Healing Gift, a South African com produces an extract of a plant called sonneblom (not sunflower). According to Freddie Isaacs, the inventor of the treatment and a co-director of ... Read more
6 Aconite Medical Suppliers (Revivo) May 18, 2007 Website Treats AIDS Untested and implausible 0

Aconite Medical Suppliers made claims on the website www.revivotea.co.za that herbal supplement Revivo works as a treatment for HIV. A consumer complaint was lodged by Mr. Patrick Linzer to ASASA. ... Read more

20 Secomet (Ithemba Lesizwe) Oct. 1, 2006 Website Treats AIDS Tests are disputed or inconclusive 1
The Stellenbosch-based manufacturer of Secomet V claimed it lowered the viral load of HIV positive patients. However, Secomet V (marketed as “Ithemba Lesizwe” or hope of the nation) has never ... Read more
5 Rath Health Foundation Nov. 30, 2004 Advert in Mail & Guardian Treats AIDS Untested and implausible 1
Matthias Rath and Anthony Brink placed adverts in the Mail & Guardian and several other newspapers in which they claimed that vitamins reverse the course of AIDS and that antiretrovirals ... Read more