Doctors in Cairo demand army say what happened to AIDS cure

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Posted: Feb 03, 2015 10:54 AM

CAIRO (AP) — Some two dozen demonstrators have gathered at the Doctors' Association in the Egyptian capital demanding that the army release information about a promised cure for AIDS and hepatitis it has delayed since last year.

The military's engineering wing made the widely ridiculed claim that it had invented devices that could detect and cure the diseases, but last summer said it needed until the end of December to carry out further tests before releasing them to the public.

Last month, prosecutors ordered an investigation into the devices, after a lawyer filed a complaint against the inventors, who include a now-retired army chief engineer and another military officer. The complaint accused the inventors of misleading the public.