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detoxification cleanse
      #15040 - 01/24/01 12:23 AM

I'm off all antivirals for at least 6 weeks, under my doc's advice (have failed all combinations, with CD4 1 and VL 587,0000). I will be starting a combo of herbs, either Resist or Composition A to see whether that can kick my CD4 back to life and suppress VL, but want to do a cleanse/detox first.
Any methods recommended that would allow me to continue prophylaxic meds? Thanks

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Re: detoxification cleanse new
      #15043 - 01/24/01 12:38 AM

Hi PrinceAlbert,
I'm sorry the combinations you've tried so far haven't worked for you. Take your 6-week break & keep on trying. My daughter has been + 17 years and taking various anti-HIV meds since 1989--back in those days it was only AZT or ddI at a time. She's had "drug holidays" from anti-HIV meds, but NEVER stopped the prophylactic antibiotics. Just keep on taking those. Best of luck to you! (Will you feel better if I tell you she went for quite a few years without any T4 cells (the old name for CD4) at all?)

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Re: detoxification cleanse new
      #15080 - 01/24/01 08:17 PM

I know that there are several on the market at health food stores, however the fact that they haven't really been studied in connection with medications can be a problem. I've also read that some can be dangerous. This is not to say I don't believe in herbal remedies and cleasners but I do believe we must be careful with them. Also for the most part employees in those stores can't really give concise answers either.

Might I suggest nature's best detox/cleanser. Water and plenty of it. It's safe and effective. Nothing will flush out the body like it and as far as I know there aren't any problems with medication and water.

Enjoy your 'holiday' and good luck with the herbals! Hope you feel better.


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      #15137 - 01/27/01 01:04 AM

Thanks. I'm still on prophylactic meds, of course, and am looking into herbal combinations, under a couple specialists' recommendations.

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