|Intestinal Cleanup Program
Sep 18, 2007
In the August 2006 issue of the Journal of Virology, a group of scientists of the University of California published a ground-breaking report stating that HIV infection is primarily an infection of the gastrointestinal tract. Since then, some scientist have promoted Intestinal Cleanup Programs involving Bacteria Flora, Probiotics and Prebiotics and Trace Multi-Minerals. Do these programs interfere with HAART for HIV and Chemotherapies for KS? Are such programs recommended by most HIV physicians or are there concerns about such programs one should be aware of?
| Response from Dr. Wohl
There are no data that I am aware of regarding the usefulness of these therapies or whether they can interfere with HIV or other meds. HIV does indeed travel to and concentrate in the gut as this is where there is a lot of lymph cells. It seems unlikely that probiotics and such should interact with HIV meds but this is not known for sure.
Given the limited data, caution is advised.
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