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Egypt presidential advisor: Army health devices for virus C & AIDS must comply with int'l standards
The Egyptian armed forces announce reaching a breakthrough in diagnosis and cure of Hepatitis C and HIV infections; presidential advisor tells local newspaper no scientific basis for devices
Ahram Online , Tuesday 25 Feb 2014
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Physician and Major General Ibrahim Abdel Atti with "C-Fast" device
Still photo from short documentary was shown in the armed forces press conference on State TV of Physician and Major General Ibrahim Abdel Atti with "C-Fast" device

Devices invented by the armed forces to diagnose and treat Hepatitis C and HIV should be tested by the international scientific community, the scientific advisor to Interim President Adly Mansour said.

"The presidency affirms that scientific institutions should comply with international standards before announcing the results of their research," Said Heggy said in a statement published via Facebook on Sunday.

On Tuesday, Al-Watan newspaper quoted Heggy saying the devices are unconvincing and appear to have no clear scientific basis.

Heggy, who is currently on a visit to the US, told Al-Watan has papers proving the devices are ineffective and he will present them to the president when he returns to Egypt next week.

On Saturday, the Egyptian armed forces announced in a press conference that its engineering department had invented devices to diagnosis and HIV and Hepatitis C: “The armed forces have achieved a scientific breakthrough by inventing devices to diagnose and treat Hepatitis C and HIV without taking a blood sample from the patient that gets immediate results at a low cost," said army spokesperson Colonel Ahmed Ali.

Ali claimed the new devices can treat Hepatitis C at 10 percent of the cost of other methods with a success rate of more than 90 percent. 

The armed forces have also invented a device called C-Fast to diagnosis Hepatitis C, HIV, and H1N1 virus. According to Ali, it scored a 90 percent success rate in trials at an armed forces hospital. 

Physician and Major-General Ibrahim Abdel-Atti, the man behind the reported scientific breakthroughs, said the HIV and Hepatitis C treatments had a 100 percent success rate.

"I started working on this project 22 years ago," Abdel-Atti said. "It started secretly in the military intelligence but now we are announcing it to the whole world."

The devices to diagnose Hepatitis C and HIV using electromagnetic waves are called C-Fast and I-Fast, while the device to treat HIV and Hepatitis C as well psoriasis is called Complete Cure Device (CCD). The CC device will supposedly be used publicly in Egypt by June 2014.

A short documentary played at the press conference on Saturday shows the C-Fast device being tested in Pakistan and India.

The documentary also shows a patient who claims to have been totally cured of AIDS by the device.

Major General Abdullah Taher, the head of the army's engineering authority, told Al-Ahram Arabic news website that the devices would not be exported abroad in order to protect them from "the mafia" of big pharmaceutical companies and nations that control the pharmaceutical industry. 

A medical source told Ahram Online that the diagnosis and infection control devices have been approved since 2012, but the treatment device is still being evaluated by the health ministry.

In 2011, the defence ministry filed a patent with the World Intellectual Property Organization on the C-Fast device to diagnose Hepatitis C. 

Egypt continues to rank as one of the highest countries in the world Hepatitis C infections. The number of patients had reached 8 million in 2008, according to health ministry figures, or nearly 10 percent of the population. In some parts of Upper Egypt and the Nile Delta infection rates reach 20 percent.





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lisa
30-10-2014 10:25am
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hiv cure is out
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cn
27-02-2014 07:49pm
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lies
Sisi the dictator should be arrested immediately
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Aladdin, egypt
26-02-2014 06:39pm
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Nonsense
this shows how rotten our thinking became. Anynone can say or do what he/she wants. There is no respect to rules, science and engineering principles. More than half of population are ignorant and none productive. we need to control the population explosion ASAP or we trash Egypt to oblivious. Tahya Misr.
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Joseph adup
26-02-2014 05:56pm
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Good moves,
This is would explain to the western countries that civilization started in africa
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mahmoud eltaher
26-02-2014 01:04pm
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hatred and grudge
It's easy , that reminds me with the great Egyptian's breakthrough during War 1973 and how they destroyed Bar Lev Line (the so called Miracle).. I could not see logical analysis in the above article and below comments except for hatred and grudge. Gents let's wait and see then you can comment, as I know El Sisi does not need any kind of propaganda as he will win the elections from the first round as many of Egyptians know. It's only one year and the device will show its results then you can cry.
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sal
26-02-2014 10:52am
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Mohamed Is this the same egyptian army that did forced virginity tests on girls during the revolution? Same army that released recording of morsi talking with alqaeda after june 30 revolution? Dont believe everything the government tells you. This CFast is just army propaganda for general sisi before the presedential vote. Wake up.
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roy
27-02-2014 06:43pm
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have a break
Neither congratulations nor condolence.Time will display the details.
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Montuherkhopshef
26-02-2014 09:17am
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Army testing device
As the only real Egyptian here I would like to know what these test were.
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ali
26-02-2014 07:40am
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why
So how many people cure at your Test .i think if ur success thete is some hiv Cure should u have released this people
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Hani
26-02-2014 12:06am
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Don't be so gulible...
The so called fake explosives detector was made by the white man... Just because one british man is a fraud means all the british are frauds. Meaning, just because the device looks the same, doesnt mean its a fraud. Wait and lets all see.
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Peter Robinson
25-02-2014 05:02pm
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FRAUD
I don't know about the CCD (Complete Cure Device) but the C-FAST and I-FAST are frauds based on the same idea as the fake explosives detectors e.g. ADE651 and GT200 i.e. just a fancy dowsing rod that can not and does not detect anything. Beware this fraud!
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Sam Enslow
26-02-2014 07:07pm
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Stages of Testing
Generally testing for new therapys is done in stages, usually three. This can take several years. I have attempted to find any discussion on how this machine works to no avail. It is dangerous to say a devise can cure either Hep. C or HIV/AIDS without proper tesring because it tends to make people less careful in avioding behaviors that can cause the disease. Usually such "cures" are only announced after testing although statements like "positive early results" etc. may be announced - with a warning that more testing must be done.
Farhan
26-02-2014 07:26am
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Whole Egyptian army is fraud
They are just fooling people.
TONY
25-02-2014 10:37pm
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Shut up
typical western jealousy when some other country in the east invents something they burn inside they can't take it can they. They can't take the fact they are not the ones that invented it shame.
Mohamed
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army will never give announce for a fake news
we don't know who u are but from ur name I can tell u r not egyption. Egypt army will not tell this news without testing the device 1000 times before announced

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