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Is there any truth to this?
Apr 6, 2001

I just saw this advertisement: I am sorry for the length but was is this all about?

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Please advise ASAP. I have not tried this, but, I do not know what to make of it.

Thanks for doing such a great job!

LBJR

Response from Dr. Young

This sound like bull-pucky to me; remember that ribosomes are important to the function of all living human cells, not just the ones infected with HIV.

I don't generally support the use of herbal supplements, unless safety and drug-drug interactions have been well documented.

Remember, too that very often the persons that sell these products derive direct financial benefit from their sale. As a physician, I don't get any compensation for writing a prescription for one medication or another.

Beware, save your money for medications that have been proven to work, or just save it up and go to Hawaii...

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