Herbalist arrested for misleading public over HIV cure

Man Jose Kayima

National Drug Authority (NDA) has confirmed that Dr David Ssali was arrested on charges of possession of classified unregistered medicine, illegal promotion of medicine and carrying out a business of a clinician without a license.

According to NDA, Spokesperson Abiaz Rwamwiri the herbalist was arrested after gathering information about him

“This man has been for sometime using social media particularly TikTok illegally to promote drugs and making misleading treatment and cure claims, including curing HIV/AIDS using onions. This contravenes the NDA act and other health policies.”

“He was found operating illegally in a very shabby environment. He was also found promoting and selling over 20 unlicensed product.” Said Rwamwiri as quoted by Daily Monitor

Ssali said that a certain individual in China from Uganda one time called him in need of help and he directed him to use onions to cure HIV.

According to Ssali when the individual went for testing after taking onions, he tested positive. Arrest details are yet to be revealed.

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