Armenicum - a drug invented by Armenian scientist to treat AIDS

Armenicum is an anti-HIV therapy currently being studied in Armenia and other countries from the former Soviet Union. The product is supposed to have been developed as part of an anti-germ/chemical warfare inoculation for Soviet troops.

Armenicum is an anti-viral, anti-bacterial and immune- stimulating drug which fights HIV and a number of associated diseases. Treatment by Armenicum is considered to be a monotherapy not including other anti-HIV drugs in treatment complex.

The drug “Armenicum” isn’t a mechanical mixture of starting ingredients determined in the finished product of their synthesis, but a compound multicomponent complex of dextrin (mixture of mono-, oligo-, polysaccharides) and polyvinyl alcohol with the molecules of iodine, iodide anions, sodium, potassium and lithium cations and chloride anions, being in dynamic balance state which is changed depending on pH and concentration (dilution) of the drug solution.

Total quantity of iodide anion at definite concentrations and pH of the solution differs from the quantity of iodide anion formed in the result of potassium iodide dissociation.

Besides, iodide anion is being formed in the result of molecular iodine hydrolysis and thereafter it forms complexes

Armenicum completely remedies all virus diseases, in particular, hepatitis C. Many wonder if Armenicum cures cancer? Unfortunately, it does not, but Armenian scientists are making some research in this direction as well.

How things started
In the late 1980’s, a group of Armenian medical researchers and scientists in YEREVAN City engaged themselves in AIDS-related studies. Happily, their work was eventually crowned with success. They created a preparation, named Armenicum, removing HIV virus from human blood and restoring man’s immune system. Doubtless, before being officially announced, the preparation had undergone a series of laboratory tests. Initially, it was applied on animals only, but afterwards one of the group members applied the drug on himself. It was only in the autumn of 1998 that the drug started to be applied in Armenia. The discovery of the drug was announced worldwide in February 1999, after which Armenian clinics started to receive AIDS patients from abroad. 130 people are said to have been cured of AIDS to date. All of these people are under supervision now and regularly undergo medical examinations. The results obtained so far have been re-assuring, with no virus found in any case.

The Armenicum project, named after the medication of the same name,  was launched by a team headed by Dr. Levon Gevorkyan, an honorary doctor of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences.

World Health Organization (WHO) members states display considerable interest to Armenicum - Armenian drug for treatment of AIDS, as said by Vahan Poghosyan, Head of Organization of Medical Aid Department of RA Healthcare Ministry on press conference. In his words, the drug was officially presented to the international community during the 57 conference of WHO held in 16-23 May in Switzerland, mentioning that the participants displayed active interest to the drug and they expect reactions in the nearest future.

He also informed that since 1 April 2004 Armenicum is included in the state order on principle co-financing by the RA Government. He also said that testing of the drug for treatment of tuberculosis for strengthening of human immune system continue, however the survey is in development stage and it is early to speak on concrete results.

On 10 December 1999 clinic for treatment of AIDS opened in Yerevan.
The treatment is being done by Armenicum developed by eth Armenian scientists. Today already five countries purchase Armenicum.

Gevorkyan and his colleagues aimed to design a powerful stimulator to one’s immune system, as well as a drug capable of fighting viral and bacterial infections.

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Armenicum as AIDS panacea

A drug developed by Armenian scientists looks like justifying hopes pinned on it. 300 patient have so far been treated with it at Yerevan’s Armenicum clinic. “All those treated are still alive and none of them have had complaints over the period of clinical tests,” David Aslanyan, Armenicum’s spokesman is quoted as saying. One course of treatment is a week-long, and each patient is supposed to take 3 such courses. The cost of treatment is estimated at about $1,000. According to RIA Novosti, the Armenicum medical centre, located in the Republic of Armenia’s capital city, is operating mainly thanks to private investments. At present, negotiations are being held with countries willing to register the drug. The centre’s officials say the medical business transnationals try to block the advancement of the drug - $600bn is spent annually on the treatment of AIDS patients.

The key components of Armenicum are iodine, high and low molecular weight carbohydrates (polysaccharides), and lithium.

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Armenicum is considered the best medicine against AIDs. One week ago it was massively tested in India, Armenian defense minister Serj Sargssian said adding that the number of people using the medicine totals to several dozen thousands in India.

The minister noted that tests are over in Russia which passed under the supervision of Russian Health Ministry. He voiced his hope that by September Russia will also register the medicine. He said the leading specialists in medical science prove the role and significance of Armenicum.

Armenicum has been officially registered with the Armenian Health Ministry and allowed for use in Armenian hospitals.

What is Armenicum and is it safe?

Armenicum is a new composite medication with promising antiviral, antibacterial and immunomodulating properties. Armenicum is composed of substances, which were successfully used in medicine for decades for the treatment of broad spectrum of diseases. However, Armenicum is created in such a way that these substances act more effectively in combination and acquire new important curative properties.
The key components of Armenicum are iodine, high and low molecular weight carbohydrates (polysaccharides), and lithium.

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Revision date: June 20, 2011
Last revised: by Jorge P. Ribeiro, MD