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The Goat Doctor; Gary Davis thinks God gave him the secret formula to cure this little girl of AIDS. Now the government is giving him the chance to prove it.
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The Washington Post - Washington, D.C.
Subjects: Vaccines; Personal profiles; Physicians; Goats; Acquired immune deficiency syndrome; AIDS; Medical research
Author: Frazier, Lisa
Date: Apr 9, 2000
Start Page: F.01
Section: STYLE

"I woke up the next morning, and I knew all this stuff about the AIDS virus that I didn't know before," [Gary] Davis, a 48-year-old family physician in Tulsa, claims. "I told my wife and children, 'Did you know a goat can't contract HIV?' They thought I was crazy. I told them, no, I saw it in a dream."

A short, bespectacled man with a tawny, round face, a shaved head and a penchant for cowboy-inspired attire, Davis declares the dream guided him in 1994 when he concocted a serum, meant to neutralize the AIDS virus with the antibodies of a goat.

After Precious [Thomas] was diagnosed with AIDS, Thomas claims she tracked down Davis for a consultation in 1998, swiped some of his goat serum and injected her daughter with it.

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