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Acupuncture And Hiv

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Chinese Acupuncture

Some practitioners use small beads or tiny needles held in place with adhesive to keep pressure on an acupuncture point for a few days. What Are the Risks and Side Effects? Some people feel slight pain, numbness or tingling when acupuncture needles are inserted. Be certain that the acupuncturist uses sterile, disposable needles. In rare cases, people will feel dizzy or nauseated during acupuncture. There may be a drop of blood when a needle...
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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 outcomes. However, there are no solid scientific studies proving (or even suggesting) that acupuncture... 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
Neuropathy, pains in the feet may be caused by HIV, diabetes, alcohol, vitamin 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.... Read more »

Acupuncture needles

Dear sirs,I am wondering if HIV transmission by accupuntre needles is possible. I had some treatment on my elbow and back and even though I have been told that disposal needles were used the human mind (and google) is giving me some sleepless...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Probably not. Solid bore needles like those used in acupuncture are not very good at transmitting HIV - as opposed to hollow needles used for blood draws or injecting.Risk of hepatitis B or C would be much greater than HIV.DW... Read more »

Acupuncture question and Donation from Saudi Arabia please answer I am very worried

Dear DR. Bob,Hello from the desert of Saudi Arabia, and Thank you for your noticeable efforts. My story is quite unique and I did not read a similar one to it.My story starts like this, I keep suffering from migraines all the time, and I read at a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Saudi Arabian Guy,I agree with your doctor: E. Histolytica amoebiasis is a common gastrointestinal illness often caused by ingesting contaminated food. People, HIV-positive or negative, can acquire this bug. It is not a specific symptom of... Read more »
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Acupuncture and HIV

Posted by Anonymous
HI. I'm looking for people who may be interested in participating in a research about acupuncture and HIV. I'm interested in interviewing people (in CA) about their experiences in acupuncture treatment for HIV, and to know what they thought about... Read more »

Acupuncture for HIV

Posted by ChineseMed, 3 Replies
A doctorate student is interviewing people who use acupuncture for HIV. I'm interested in hearing about experiences and how you think acupuncture has or has not been helpful. $20 per 1.5 hour interview. If you are interested, contact me at... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
CDC reported one case of this.... i was wondering if anyone knew anything about it or have any information because this scares me and maybe that needle freak is right ? Read more »

is that true?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I heard that one can get infected by accupancture needles,is that true??????? Read more »