Acupuncture And Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Chinese Acupuncture

... What Is Acupuncture? Why Do People With HIV Use Acupuncture? How Is Acupuncture Used? What Are the Risks and Side Effects? How Do We Know It Works? For More Information What Is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is a healing technique used
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Is Acupuncture treatment can increase CD4

Hello, I am Hiv + after one year treatment my CD4 increased from 40 to 220. I am under kivexa and stocrin. Is Accupunture treatment can help to increase CD4 . I read so many papers about it. I would like to have the views of a scientificThank you
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Acupuncture has been used to treat various HIV-related conditions (pain associated with peripheral neuropathy, for instance), with varying Read more »

Vitamin Research in HIV- anything exciting now?

NelsonI have been reading your emails about supplements and HIV and you seem to be concerned that the research has slowed down. My question is: what is being studied right now, if any?ThanksTony
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...Deficiency and Effects of Vitamin D Supplementation for Nausea in HIV, I guess I was... Read more »


hi doc,is there any thing you can tell me about niropithy and acupuncture..if it helps..ty
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...deficiencies and drugs. The first step in managing is finding the cause and removing it/treating it.There are some anacdotes of acupuncture helping HIV neuropathy. However, a randomised trial done by the CPCRA (part of the NIH, US government)... Read more »

Ocupational Exposure

I am an acupuncture student in the US. When removing a needle from a patient (inserted by another student) several drops of blood soaked through the cotton ball and onto my thumb (very aptypical for such bleeding to occur), which had a hangnail. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Acupuncture Stud.,Your HIV risk is essentially nonexistent. I agree PEP would not be warranted. If you are worried, get an HIV test in three Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Program Trains Ugandan Health Care Workers to Administer Acupuncture to People Living With HIV/AIDS, Boston Globe Reports

... The Boston Globe on Monday examined the Brookline, Mass.-based Pan-African Acupuncture Project , a not-for-profit group that trains Ugandan health care workers to administer acupuncture to people living with HIV/AIDSRead more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa Minister Says World Cup May Increase HIV/AIDS

...World Cup -- June 11-July 11, 2010 -- the nation's health minister has warned that the huge event could further the spread of HIV/AIDS. Speaking before the national AIDS council, Aaron Motsoaledi said, "2010 is going to come with good things but... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

World Cup Campaign to Build Centers to Provide HIV/AIDS Education, Other Services to At-Risk African Youth

...Hope centers in Africa -- part of a 2010 World Cup campaign called "20 Centers for 2010" aimed at reducing the prevalence of HIV/AIDS, poverty and crime in local communities -- the AP/ reports. The center under construction in South... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS and HIV Warning to South Africa World Cup Fans

...behavior. According to Avert, an AIDS charity based in Horsham, West Sussex, an estimated 5.7 million people were living with HIV and AIDS in South Africa in 2009 -- more than in any other country. In addition, the London-based Terrence Higgins... Read more »