Iran on Tuesday announced plans to manufacture the oral medicine of its anti-HIV injection drug, Imod.
“Until now, Imod has been used in the country for most HIV-infected patients and its effectiveness has been confirmed,” Head of Iran’s AIDS Research Center Minoo Mohrez told FNA on Tuesday.
Noting that Imod has been tested on over 4,000 patients in Iran, she said the drug improves the patients’ immune system and increases their energy.
“Iran’s AIDS Research Center also seeks to produce the oral medicine of Imod and its production operations will start soon,” Mohrez said, expressing the hope that the oral medicine would prove as effective as its injection form.
Iranian scientists in 2007 found a safe and effective cure for the dreaded virus, AIDS. Imod made up of herbal and chemical components works to build immunity and enhance the quality of life of both AIDS and HIV-positive patients with no proven side effects.
In 2012, a senior official of Iran’s Red Crescent Society announced that HIV-infected patients in Mali have shown positive reactions to the Iran-made AIDS curing drug, Imod, in the course of their treatment.
“We have been witnessing highly positive results of Iran-made Imod drug on AIDS patients in Mali during the last two years,” Deputy of RCS for Health, Treatment and Rehabilitation Abdolreza Shahrezayee told FNA at the time.
He underlined that HIV-positive patients are being cured by Imod in RCS’s polyclinic.