LOKSABHA PARLIAMENT



GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE

LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 4112
ANSWERED ON 25.08.2004
UNANI MEDICINE FOR AIDS
4112. SHRI PUNNULAL MOHALE RAOSAHEB PATIL DANVE

Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-
  1. whether any institution/company has submitted its claim before the Government for having discovered a Unani Medicine for AIDS;
  2. if so, the details thereof; and
  3. the steps being taken by the Government for the use of this medicine?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE (SMT. PANABAKA LAKSHMI)
  1. Yes, Sir.
  2. Managing Director, Hooton Remedies, Mumbai has sent a letter dated 5.6.2004 to National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) claiming that their Unani-Ayurvedic formulation developed for HIV/AIDS has 98% inhibition against HIV virus.
  3. The Government is examining the feasibility of testing this Claim.
HIV AIDS treatment is not complicated, knowing what drugs you are taking, how they work against HIV, and why it is so important to take them as prescribed (on time, with or without food, etc.) can really help in the fight against HIV. HIV AIDS treatment is safer, if your treatment consists of toxic free, side-effect free medications. HIV AIDS treatment becomes more comfortable, if your treatment doesn’t ask for switching on to new drug combination because of drug resistance. HIV AIDS treatment is not complicated, knowing what drugs you are taking, how they work against HIV, and why it is so important to take them as prescribed (on time, with or without food, etc.) can really help in the fight against HIV. HIV AIDS treatment is safer, if your treatment consists of toxic free, side-effect free medications. HIV AIDS treatment becomes more comfortable, if your treatment doesn’t ask for switching on to new drug combination because of drug resistance.