A church that attempts to cure HIV with industrial strength bleach is holding an event in Dublin.
The US-based Genesis II Church, which claims its MMS “miracle cure” can rid patients of HIV and AIDS – is hosting an event in Monkstown, Dublin this weekend.
According to the Irish Independent, the church’s product has been banned in both the UK and US because it was found to be “industrial-strength bleach”.
An article on the group’s website claims that at least 800 people were cured of HIV by the product on a trip to Africa.
Campaigners have warned that the group’s ‘miracle cure’ – which is advised for everything from autism to cancer – could be extremely harmful, should it gain a foothold in Ireland.
Tickets to the Dublin event cost £280/€295, with attendees learning how to make the substance, and earning the title of reverend.
Autism campaigner Fiona O’Leary said: “People are being ‘treated’ with this vile substance, both orally and through enema, consequently suffering for long periods with vomiting and diarrhoea.
“I sincerely hope that the relevant Irish authorities make themselves known at this event, as we need to protect the most vulnerable in our society from those who prey on them without mercy or moral restraint.”
The Health Products Regulatory Authority said in a statement: “Products that claim to treat medical conditions such as autism are considered to be medicines and require an authorisation prior to be placed on the market in Ireland.
“The HPRA can confirm that the product referred to as Miracle Mineral Solution is not authorised as a medicine for sale or supply in Ireland.
“Based on the information available, this product is considered to be a medicine and therefore cannot be sold or supplied in Ireland without a medicinal product authorisation.
“The HPRA advises that consumers should not take this product as its safety and efficacy has not been independently verified by a competent authority for medicines (e.g. The HPRA).
“Consumers experiencing side effects thought to be associated with MMS are advised to consult a health care professional.”