We May Reach a Cure for AIDS: A Research in Need of Funds [Archives:1999/31/Health]

August 2 1999

By Dr. Fareed Mohammed Saeed, Ph. D. ENT Specialist

I have a reasonably wide experience in the filed of ENT. My doctoral thesis is entitled “Plan Immunomodular in the Treatment of Vasomotor Rhinitis.” I participated in a scientific seminar on ENT held in Dusseldorf, Germany. During the seminar and in recognition of the contribution made by my Ph. D. work, I was awarded the title of inventor. I have devised a new method for treating vas. rhinitis through stimulating the immune system by using plant X, which is available in Yemen.
During my research on viruses that infect the upper respiratory system, I reached very important information and conclusions. these viruses were RS, A, and B. My findings were recognized by the Virus Research Institutes in St. Petersburg. I also studied the following:
1- The effects of plant X in stimulating the lymphocytes rosette in vivo and in vitro.
2- the anti-viral action of plant X.
3- the effects of plant X on bacterial activity.
4- Plant X belongs to a species of drugs called adaptogen.
5- Using plant X as a cure for an efficient vasomotor rhinitis among patients with immuno deficiency.
6- The normalization of immunological indices shown by using a preparation made from plant X.
there are many scientifically important possibilities regarding the potential effects of plant X when used with particular concentration in treating the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
The following points should be considered:
1- This preparation is theoretically capable of re-building the immune system, limiting the virus attack, and increasing the T-lymphocytes helper cells which are targeted by the virus.
2- The decrease in bacterial infections caused by the immuno deficiency, as the preparation has an anti-bacterial activity.
3- it may have an effect on the transcriptase enzyme, stopping the multiplication of the virus.

It is well known that the virus adheres to the T-lymphocyte membrance. Within a short time, the virus crosses through without its outer wall. It then swims naked in the cytoplasm of the host cell. The virus at this stage has the form of a single RNA strand accompanying the reverse transcritase enzyme. Under the effect of this enzyme, the virus becomes a double-stranded DNA-the main molecule of life. The newly created DNA enters the nucleus of the infected T-lymphocyte. It combines with its chromosome; thus, directing it to intensively produce the AIDS virus. This takes over completely destroys the lymphocyte releasing proviruses that attack other T-lymphocytes and macrophages. When the T-lymphocytes are used up, a serious deficiency in the immune system against opportunistic infections takes place.

Concluding from above, hypotheses can be made and tested by a series of in-vivo and in-vitro experiments. Laboratory and clinical experiments can also be used to verify the hypotheses.
This was the program I executed in coordination with the Virus Research Institute and the herbal Drugs laboratories in St. Petersburg. Both institutions expressed deep interest in the subject, bearing in mind that the raw material for this cure is widely available in Yemen.
Since we are still ignorant of the answers for many important scientific questions, we can make assumptions and test them with serious scientific research. A cure for the AIDS epidemic could be within our grasp. If found, such a cure could save humanity a lot of suffering and misery. The researcher needs technical and financial assistance from international organizations. Serious scientific research in the AIDS epidemic is a concern for all humanity. Yemen could be raised in status if the cure is found by one of its sons.