May 6, 2003
can you list a few types of alternative treatments for AIDS and how they help?
| Response from Dr. Young
If one truly has AIDS, the only proven medical therapies are antiretroviral medications and the prophylactic medications to prevent opportunistic infections.
Call me a orthodox, but we had plenty of attempts of so-called "alternative" medications prior to the advent of combination antiretroviral medications (prior to 1995-96) and the death rate from AIDS continued. It was only after the discovery of protease inhibitor-based combination therapies in 1995 that the quantity- and quality- of life for our community improved. -BY
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