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You Can Use Alternative Medicines to Treat or Cure HIV

You Can Use Alternative Medicines to Treat or Cure HIV

Ozone, coconut milk, vitamin C, yoga, homeopathy: These are just a few of the things that some "expert" or another has claimed can cure HIV. But they can't make HIV go away.

Robert Frascino, M.D., puts it best in his blog post debunking alternative medicines: "Simply put, alternative medicine (taking an alternate treatment in place of combination antiretroviral treatment -- as opposed to complementary therapies taken alongside antiretrovirals, and under the supervision of an HIV physician specialist) uses therapies that are unproven, usually anecdotal, frequently deceptive and often downright dangerous." Be careful whenever claims seem too good to be true!

Warren Tong is the senior science editor for and Follow Warren on Twitter: @WarrenAtTheBody.

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