A moulting gecko clings to a twig 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. Environment officials have expressed alarm about the growing illegal collection of the reptile in the Philippines with no less than the Health department warning Friday against using geckos to help treat AIDS and asthma, saying the folkloric practice that has spawned a thriving trade of Geckos in parts of Asia may put patients at risk. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

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A moulting gecko clings to a twig 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. Environment officials have expressed alarm about the growing illegal collection of the reptile in the Philippines with no less than the Health department warning Friday against using geckos to help treat AIDS and asthma, saying the folkloric practice that has spawned a thriving trade of Geckos in parts of Asia may put patients at risk. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
A moulting gecko clings to a twig 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. Environment officials have expressed alarm about the growing illegal collection of the reptile in the Philippines with no less than the Health department warning Friday against using geckos to help treat AIDS and asthma, saying the folkloric practice that has spawned a thriving trade of Geckos in parts of Asia may put patients at risk. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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