Mchape feverBMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7006.678 (Published 09 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:678
- R Voysey,
- J Gray
A strange epidemic has been sweeping through Malawi over the past few months. People are flocking to Machinga, a small village in the south where Billy Chisupe has a cure for AIDS. Mr Chisupe had a dream. His ancestral spirits told him of the tree whose bark could be used to make mchape, a cleansing drink. This magical tree is invisible to all but Mr Chisupe. One cup of the brown infusion will cure HIV infection; three cups on consecutive days cures AIDS. The …
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