|Resveratrol-Double Edged Sword?
Aug 22, 2004
I'm an English teacher in Korea and can't access HIV treatment. My lab results from a year ago were very good and I'm not on meds. Today I read that resveratrol (the red wine ingredient that scientists say slows aging) may "flush" out HIV from its hiding points in the body. The article says this is a good thing because HIV can then be killed by meds. But what if you're not on meds? Might this activation of the virus be a bad thing? Should I avoid red wine until I get back on meds?
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
There is some test tube data indicating that this compound can enhance some of the HIV medications activity by lowering the amount of drug necessary to kill virus. This has not been investigated with all HIV medications and has not been investigated in clinical trials with people. I say enjoy a a glass of red wine.
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