Egypt invents an AIDS cure – don’t hold your breath

Ignorance is when you claim to have made a discovery, and when TV hosts and media figures are dazzled as they listen to you without being aware of how ignorant your statements are.

Major General Abdel-Atti said Hepatitis C is stronger than HIV because the former contains two DNA strands, unlike the latter. This claim is enough to fail a second-year medical student. Hepatitis C and HIV are both single-stranded, but HIV converts its ribonucleic acid (RNA) into double-stranded DNA.

He does not know the simplest of details about the components of the viruses that he claims to have defeated with a device that other doctors are now saying can cure all viruses, cancer, psoriasis, erectile dysfunction and diabetes.


Rudeness is repeating information that conveys ignorance, which is used to deceive naive people. Rudeness is confidently claiming you have a device that cures all diseases without presenting any scientific evidence.

Rudeness is to say the research on your device was published in scientific journals, then give us a link to a website, WASET, on which any person can publish fraudulent research, even if it is about a telephone used to contact aliens!

Even if global conferences are held to talk about cures using black magic, it is still black magic. Ignorance cannot be embellished.

Bassem Youssef

Rudeness is to tell people your device has been approved when there is a document that clearly rejects the patent because the scientific language is prosaic, and because there is no acceptable scientific evidence of the capabilities of the alleged device. We were told the device has been concealed from the world for 20 years, and it was displayed at scientific conferences. This is a lie!

Another kind of rudeness is when any attempt at scientific discussion is met with accusations that you are an enemy of the army and you want to destroy the nation. Now there is a new level of rudeness, as some are saying we must not subject the device to scientific evaluation because other countries would steal it, so we must preserve it as a military secret.

Rudeness is pushing people to testify on TV that the device cured them! Rudeness is to trade with the hopes of millions suffering from diseases, viral or bacterial. Rudeness has reached such an extent that doctors have not confronted this absurdity and ignorance. How do doctors and lecturers face their students everyday when they do not dare scream out that this device to cure AIDS and Hepatitis C is a fraud?

Rudeness is when the battalion of national media pursues anyone who dares criticize this imposter. Even a host who does not praise this discovery is still afraid of criticizing it, so he says the defect is not the invention itself but the way it was announced. No sir, even if global conferences are held to talk about cures using black magic, it is still black magic. Ignorance cannot be embellished.

This article was first published in al-Shorouk News on March 6, 2014.


Bassem Youssef is is an Egyptian doctor, satirist, and the host of El Bernameg ("The Program"), a satirical news program broadcast by a private Egyptian television station. The press has compared Youssef with American comedian Jon Stewart, whose satire program The Daily Show inspired Youssef to begin his career. Despite all controversy and legal debates it has sparked, El Bernameg has been a major success. It is constantly topping the regional YouTube charts, making Youssef's YouTube channel one of the most subscribed to in Egypt.


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