The state news services don’t have their stories straight yet — Fars says it’s a cure that took seven years to develop, IRNA says it merely halts the spread of the disease and took four or five years — but they’ll iron it out. How ’bout a round of applause for Khomeinist pharma, huh?

“The medicine is produced from herbs using nano technology,” he said.

“The herbal medicine effectively controls the spread of the AIDS virus in the blood system and increases a person’s immunity,” he said while addressing a ceremony to honor great achievements of young Iranian scientists.

The medicine, called IMOD, was invented by 15 research centers after four to five years of work. It has been tested on 200 volunteer patients.

You know why they wanted to find a cure, I’ll bet? To keep gays alive long enough to hang them.


Exit question: On a scale of 1 to 10, how ironic would it be if the Islamic Republic made a medical breakthrough that would surely unleash a tidal wave of promiscuity in the west?