Use of oral aloe vera juice & spirulina
Jul 13, 1998
I have recently decided to try alternative treatments for my hiv infection before I try any current prescription drug therapy. I understand that once I start on anti-viral drugs, I will become dependent and will HAVE to stay on them the rest of my life and wish to try something (anything!) else first. I am in the borderline area (of t-cell and viral load counts) that is suggested to beginning the drug therapies.
I was recently told about aloe vear juice (oral ingestion-not topical) and spirulina. I am unable to locate any information reguarding these two substances from the NIH or of any personal experiences from any hiv infected individuals.
What is your advice? Do you consider them safe or harmful for HIV infected individuals?
Also, do you know of any internet sites to locate use of these substances in hiv individuals. The only internet sites I find are of the promotional type and I am more interested in personal opinions and experiences.
Response from Dr. Murphy
Someone is feeding you a big line of BS. Sounds like you are not ready for antiviral treatment. When you are ready to commit to taking lots of drugs for many many years, and prolonging your life and improving your damaged immune system, then start antiviral therapy.
Good luck. Try not to waste your money or delude yourself. We don't have all the answers, but one thing for sure, the stuff you are talking about is junk.
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