Archive for January 28th, 2008

Ugandans Turn to Lizard Blood for AIDS

Desperate HIV/AIDS patients in northwestern Uganda have resorted to an unlikely therapy: by injecting themselves with blood from an uncommon type of lizard.Natives believe that the reptile, identified by scientists as Varanus albigularis albigularis (white-throated monitor lizard) and locally known as Lepe, provides a panacea for HIV virus.A recent HIV/AIDS Stake Holders’ Meeting in the Yumbe district have presented various video testimonies from some people living with the chronic disease who c…