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aloe vera and HIV
Jul 16, 2013

can an HIV person who is not yet on treatment use aloe vera juice as an immune booster

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for posting.

While touted by some as an immune booster, there's little compelling scientific evidence that aloe does much. A recent publication of a tiny series of patients from Nigeria who took aloe vera found no significant increase in weight or CD4 cell count (ie., p values less than 0.05).

Having said that, there's no harm in taking the aloe.

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