A gecko clings to a tree as it is released into the sprawling compound of the Parks and Wildlife office at suburban Quezon city east of Manila, Philippines Friday July 15, 2011. The Philippines warned Friday against using geckos to treat AIDS and impotence, saying the folkloric practice in parts of Asia may put patients at risk. Environmental officials have also expressed alarm about the growing trade in the wall-climbing lizards in the Philippines. An 11-ounce (300-gram) gecko reportedly sells for at least 50,000 pesos ($1,160). (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

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A gecko clings to a tree as it is released into the sprawling compound of the Parks and Wildlife office at suburban Quezon city east of Manila, Philippines Friday July 15, 2011.  The Philippines warned Friday against using geckos to treat AIDS and impotence, saying the folkloric practice in parts of Asia may put patients at risk. Environmental officials have also expressed alarm about the growing trade in the wall-climbing lizards in the Philippines. An 11-ounce (300-gram) gecko reportedly sells for at least 50,000 pesos ($1,160).  (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
A gecko clings to a tree as it is released into the sprawling compound of the Parks and Wildlife office at suburban Quezon city east of Manila, Philippines Friday July 15, 2011. The Philippines warned Friday against using geckos to treat AIDS and impotence, saying the folkloric practice in parts of Asia may put patients at risk. Environmental officials have also expressed alarm about the growing trade in the wall-climbing lizards in the Philippines. An 11-ounce (300-gram) gecko reportedly sells for at least 50,000 pesos ($1,160). (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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