It adds: “The earlier you work towards getting cured, the better. Please don’t sleep on this opportunity today.”
It then gives a phone number where people can supposedly get more information about the “cure”.
The page is run by Maduike Ezeibe, a professor of veterinary medicine and clinical virology at the Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture in Abia, south-eastern Nigeria.
HIV attacks the body’s white blood cells and weakens immunity against infection. It’s transmitted through body fluids such as blood, semen, vaginal fluids and breast milk.
No known cure for HIV
HIV can be controlled with antiretroviral therapy. This prevents the virus from multiplying, which allows the immune system to recover.
Both agencies say the professor did not follow scientifically acceptable methods when testing his treatment.
"There was no evidence from the publication that the authors obtained ethical clearance from an appropriate body in Nigeria to conduct this study and only ambiguous evidence that informed consent was sought from the evidently vulnerable patients,” the statement reads.
The agencies urged researchers to follow legal and scientifically acceptable methods in conducting research, and to avoid making premature claims.
They also said people living with HIV should continue taking their antiretroviral medication.
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