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The AIDS Remedy Fund Foundation (ARF) is a non-profit organisation. Its goal is to perform research into the treatment of HIV infection and AIDS. Along with this, other poverty-related diseases are also involved, such as malaria and TB. In this way, the foundation wishes to make a contribution to evidence-based public health interventions through making inexpensive homeopathic remedies available to government, individuals and private business.
The foundation has successfully undertaken a pilot study of the effectiveness of the drug Iquilai to combat the effects of HIV/Aids within an HIV-infected population in Kenya. The most significant result of this pilot is that more than 90% of the patients showed improvement in their health.
Jan Scholten is one of the world's foremost researchers and writers in the field of homeopathy. He is the inventor of Iquilai. He studied chemistry, philosophy and medicine in The Netherlands at the University of Utrecht. After graduation in 1983 he pursued training in acupuncture and homeopathic practice, which he has maintained since 1985. In 1988 he founded the “Homeopathic Doctors’ Centre in Utrecht.
In 1993 Scholten published his first book: "Homeopathy and Minerals", which signaled a breakthrough in homeopathy. The classification of homeopathic medicines brought about greater insights and allowed more accurate prognoses of the effects of treatments. The book has been translated into twelve languages.
The discoveries of classifications of minerals was continued and made applicable to the entire periodic system; the results of that research were published by Scholten in 1996 in his second book: "Homeopathy and the Elements". This has become a standard reference in homeopathy, and has been translated into six languages. Jan Scholten has held seminars in most of the European countries, as well as in Israel, India, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
His latest book "Secret Lanthanides" (2005) "will be evaluated by future generations as being the most significant contribution since Hahnemann."
Leo van Gelder graduated from the Free University of Amsterdam in 1980 as a generalist. He subsequently pursued training as a General Practitioner, also at the Free University of Amsterdam. After a period of employment as a practicing physician, van Gelder completed supplementary training in the fields of homeopathy, acupuncture and neural therapy. He has been active as a consulting homeopathic doctor in his private practice in Amsterdam for over 25 years. His affinity with Africa and health issues there is evident from many study trips to the Continent - including visits to Ghana and Kenya - where he was involved in teaching projects for student homeopaths; these were organized by Homeopaths without Borders Netherland, of which he was the co-founder (in 1991) and chairman.