|Viral Load Drop Due to Natural Medicines?
Jul 22, 2001
I was diagnosed HIV positive 10 weeks ago and appear to in in advanced stages of the disease (two CD4 tests: 239 one month ago then 173 today). I am not yet on medication though soon will be. My initial viral load was 55,000, followed by 69,000 a few weeks later. Now after 4 weeks of vitamins and natural medicines my viral load is 36,000. Is this a significant drop and if so can I attribute it to the natural medicines? Or is this level of fluctuation typical of the test? My own doctor was non-commital.
I've been taking: 840mg Licorice Root (Glycyyhiza glabra); 600mg Garlic extract; 1000mg vit C; 200 ug selenium; 268mg vit E; vit B comlete complex (b1, b2, b6, b12, Folic acid etc) and also now 200mg Bromelain enzyme.
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
That level of variability in viral load would be considered within assay variability. MH
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